Sometimes the love story of a couple or the way that a family shoot makes me feel needs to be expressed in more than pictures.  Sometimes it is important to explain certain aspects of a shoot to potential clients in more than a simple FAQ post.  For such times these blog articles will fill the gap.

THE PURPOSEFUL PHOTOGRAPHER In 2018 I hosted my first photography workshop for professional wedding photographers. Everyone who attended had a good sense of how to use [...]

ME AND MY FAMILY A little glimpse into my life and my family. When I shoot a wedding, I get to spend the entire [...]

MY BRANDING EXPERIENCE They say that change is as good as a holiday, and a change for my brand has given me renewed energy and excitement [...]

LEARNING FROM LUKE One of the most memorable families that I have photographed this year is most definitely The Roberts family. I cried a bit when [...]


  • Oh backlighting - you make me so happy!! @mikawilding @bradleywilding @orchardsweddingvenue
  • Mika’s Gran was such a hoot!! She propositioned every man at the wedding for a dance. I’m sure she succeeded because every time I walked past her, she was dancing with a different person... who was not her husband 🤣
@mikawilding @bradleywilding @orchardsweddingvenue
  • A wedding portrait, right here in my back garden... The Dolphin Coast
  • Mika & Brad end their magical day with a hug under the fairy lit tree. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#weddingphotography #orchards #midlandswedding #kznwedding #durbanwedding #saweddingphotography #thepurposefulphotographer @mikawilding @bradleywilding @orchardsweddingvenue @blendmakeupandhair
  • Mika and Bradley made their wedding vows at the beautiful Orchards in the KZN Midlands. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The wind pumped for most the day but died down completely in the afternoon, allowing us to head outside and catch the last little rays of sunshine.
  • First dance cuddles for Kate and Rowan ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
On Friday I had the privilege of shooting their intimate home wedding in Salt Rock. It was a relaxed affair and just perfect for this couple and their closest friends and family.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thank you for inviting me and making me feel so comfortable!

#ballitowedding #saltrockwedding #kznwedding #nightshot #firstdance #nightdance #nikon #nikonsa #southafricanwedding #kznwedding #weddingphotography #derrynschmidtphotography
  • They recently became spouses and they’re about to become parents. 🥰 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
At the risk of sounding COMPLETELY lame by admitting that I know the songs to High School Musical, these lyrics came to mind...
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It’s the start of something new, it feels so right to be here with you.”
I’ve posted a slideshow of photos from Kristen and Scott’s shoot on my Facebook page if you’re keen to see more. ❤️
  • My darling niece and nephews. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m one of 5 kids, but we have no cousins. None whatsoever. I’m so happy for Ellie that she gets to grow up with her cousins. She has 5 already with 2 more on the way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She loves them all dearly and speaks to Corey (the middle one in this pic) on her imaginary phone every day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Cousins are a true gift ❤️
  • Ellie is at such a cute age. My Gosh, I could just gobble her up!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🧜🏼‍♀️ She has asked us to call her Mermaid
❄️ She sings songs from Frozen all day long with her own lyrics “Let’s goes, let’s goes...”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💅🏼 She loves make up and nail polish and brushing my hair. She says ‘nice Barbie hair Mommy’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is SUCH a fun age and I love her more then I thought possible. Before I know it, she’s going to be a teenager - and I’ll look back at this picture and wonder where time went. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Love you my little girl ❤️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thank you for the photo @ccrossler