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.

WEDDING QUESTIONS Let's answer some common questions couples have when planning their weddings. My twin sister is getting married [...]

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 [...]


  • Would you be offended if I shared photos of Rosanna& Sebastian all day long? 🔥🔥🔥 these two were amazing in front of the camera. @ohhappydaydbn @fairmontzimbali @the.minerals
  • This is my absolute favorite location for family shoots. The sun goes down behind the hill and shines through the sea haze, creating a dreamy backdrop for special family moments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I don’t usually take family bookings over the weekend but I have a few free weekends coming up in Feb and March. Pop me a message if you would like some photographs with your family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#familyphotos #familyportraits #portraitphotography #durbanphotographer #kznphotographer #familymoments #captureyourfamily #derrynschmidtphotography
  • Rosanna spent a year dreaming about her wedding while looking at photos of other brides. Now she gets to enjoy years of her own wedding photos and memories. Dress @caseyjeanne
  • You + Me = forever
  • I’m finishing off the edits for @zanna_farah and Seb’s spectacular #Zimbali wedding and I can’t wait to begin sharing more. Joelene and her team from @ohhappydaydbn pulled off yet another amazing event. Zanna’s dress was created by @casey_jeanne
  • Happy anniversary to these special friends of mine ❤️ #virginiaairport #durbanwedding #kznwedding
  • “Tell your daughters how you love your body. Tell them how to love theirs.
Tell them to be proud of every bit of themselves - from their tiger stripes to the soft flesh of their thighs, whether there is a little of them or a lot, whether freckles cover their face or not, whether their curves are plentiful or slim, whether their hair is thick, curly, straight, long or short.
Tell them how they inherited their ancestors’ souls in their smiles, that their eyes carry countries that breathed life into history, that the swing of their hips does not determine their destiny.
Tell them never to listen when bodies are critiqued. Tell them every woman’s body is beautiful because every woman’s soul is unique.” Nikita Gill
  • HAPPY CELEBRATIONS EVERYONE! Whatever and wherever you celebrate this time of year - I hope that you are having a special time with loved ones. I’m on leave until the 3rd Jan, so here’s wishing you a happy new year and a rip roaring start to 2019 🎉🎉🎉
  • - a look at my top 9 posts in celebration of a good year. Thank you to everyone who has invited me to photograph them and their families. It’s been a great honor.
This officially marks the beginning of my leave. I’m heading to CT with my family tomorrow. It’s the first time we are taking Ellie on an airplane and the first proper family holiday for us. I’m beyond excited! .
I’ll be back at work on the 3rd and will reply to emails and respond to messages then.
I wish you all a wonderful time with your loved ones this festive season. Don’t forget to take photos of the special times ;)