The most wonderful thing about photographs is that we are able to connect a memory to the image. Looking at a photo, we are able to revisit that specific moment but also be reminded of a time. Isn’t it wonderful to be able to revisit those precious moments?
My favourite memories and the ones I want to hold onto for eternity, are the everyday moments. For example, when I see my daughter Ellie tucking our dog into bed and hear her singing a lullaby. I have a photo of Ellie and our dog Luna together, and in the years to come, I know that when I look at it, I will FEEL their friendship and remember this special time in our lives where we were beginning to get to know our baby as a little person.
After studying photography and then spending some time abroad, I came back to SA to begin my business as a full time wedding, portrait and lifestyle photographer. It has been 8 years and I absolutely love it.
I have a husband named Mark, a beautiful daughter named Ellie and a dog named Luna. We live in Ballito, on the North Coast of KZN and enjoy a fairly relaxed lifestyle.
If I’m not shooting, editing or designing albums, I’ll be writing a blog post or planning an event for Let’s Talk Workshops. I feel passionate about helping other photographers create a business that fits into their lifestyle, and so much of my time is focussed on teaching and mentoring.
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If your shoot is indoors, like the 'at home' shoots would be, then choose a time that best suits your family. If your shoot is outdoors though, then 1 hour after sunrise or 1 hour before sunset would be best. This is when the light is at its most flattering.
A 50% deposit is due to secure your time slot. The balance will be due on the day of your shoot.
I will do my absolute best to reschedule your shoot, but if your cancellation is less than 48 hours before your time slot, a cancellation fee may be charged.
The cancellation fee for no-shows or cancellations done within 48 hours of the time slot will be liable for a cancellation fee of 50% of the shoot fee. I will do my absolute best to reschedule your shoot if cancellation is done within a reasonable time frame of the shoot date.
The only weather that might become a problem is heavy rain. If it is overcast or windy, we will still go ahead with the shoot. Gloomy weather holds its own charm and we will make the most of it. If it is pouring and we REALLY can't proceed with the shoot, we will reschedule for the next available slot.
EFT for the deposit payment and cash or EFT for the balance payment.
My favorite locations and the ones that I know will work in all weather conditions, are in Ballito. If you have opted for an 'in home' session, I'd be happy to drive to you, but travel fees will apply (for time and petrol) if the distance is greater than 50km from Ballito.
You will receive your gallery within 3 week of your shoot date.
I will upload your high res edited images into a private gallery, and you will be sent the link via email to access it. From there, you can download the photos and save them onto your computer, print them or share them.
We were only in the field for a few minutes and Derryn snapped away while I showed my baby girl the long grass and butterflies. Time goes so quickly, my baby is now a little girl and I will treasure those pictures forever.
Derryn was an absolute joy to have as a photographer. She knew how to get our little girl to smile and the shots are so beautiful and natural. We live all over the world and our time together is so special, so thank you Derryn for helping us create these precious memories
Derryn did a beautiful job photographing our wedding in 2016. We loved having her calming energy around us on our big day. In 2019 our little girl arrived, so our immediate family were all together again and it was a given that Derryn would photograph us once again. The whole family were blown away by how relaxed and easy going you made the afternoon. Thank you!
We loved our shoot with Derryn. The photo shoot was so much fun and the images capture the essence of our family and the cheeky nature of our little girls. As soon as I received our pics, I went off to get photos framed. I am so glad that I invested in a shoot.