About Me


20 questions

What is your full name?

Chris is what most people call me, but being from a real Afrikaans backround, my parents went the full Monty…Gustav Hermanus Christoffel. I know, I’m blessed.

How old are you?

40.

Are you married?

Oh yes.

Do you have children?

Two.

How did you get into photography?

I bought an old film camera on my travels through Europe, and with a physics backround got adept at using it to manipulate light quite quickly. That was it. I was hooked.

What is your favourite subject matter (to shoot)?

People.

What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

Kuiering around a kitchen table and Coffee.

What do you consider your biggest find?

My wife.

What’s your favourite piece of clothing?

My slops.

What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?

Road tripping through Northern America, rock climbing all the best crags, surfing the best breaks and hanging with my family while doing it.

Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?

Right now? Probably the guys from Hungry Music.

What’s your favourite genre of book or movie?

Fantasy/Science Fiction.


Skills


Courses and tutorials completed

Trained and fully competent in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Completed One Light Workshop by Zack Arias.

Completed Glamour Photography by Sue Bryce.

Lighting in layers by The Strobist.

Wedding and family photography veteran.


Experience

Weddings

I have shot and delivered more than 30 weddings over the past 5 years. The importance of an experienced photographer at your wedding cannot be overstated. When all is said and done, your memories visualised in your photos.

Family shoots

I have shot numerous family outings, both on location or at family events. Probably my favourite ‘category’ to photograph.

Engagements

Although not a popular as they used to be, engagement shoots or e-sessions is a great way to get to know your future wedding photographer, or just sample a photographer’s work at a fraction of the wedding cost.

Events

I have shot several events from corporate, school functions to music events.