WE ARE CAROLYN & UYS

Creative wedding photographers based in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.

ABOUT US

Some background about who we are and why we do what we do. 

Carolyn

CAROLYN

My photography as a professional began in the filming industry and has continued through my work in the media and advertising arena. It’s been an interesting and exciting journey of versatility, providing me the platform to create visual art for more than 10 years now while covering various projects and 100+ weddings. Some of my clients include Fundi, The Sunday Times, AAF, and Jack Russel.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

Johannesburg.

WHY PHOTOGRAPHY CAROLYN?

There is something quite stately about capturing an image which in a wink may be gone forever. Knowing that a hundred years from now having outlived us, it will tell a story which will still evoke memories and emotions in others. While all around us things may evolve and fade, we look to images to remind us. These are the memories I love to create for others. Creating images allows me to express visually those emotions I sometimes find difficult to voice.

WHY DOES SUPERMAN WEAR HIS UNDIES OVER HIS TROUSERS?

It’s not his undies. It’s his jolly jumper he’s been wearing since he was but a wee lad.

WHAT CAN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?

I can’t live a valuable life without faith and the people in my life. (I’d like to think there will always be coffee and ice-cream around).

WHAT ARE YOU EXPLORING AT THE MOMENT?

Apart from new additions to my equipment, various lenses and ways to keep the edge on my shoots? A reliable doggy parlor.

WHY DO THEY CALL IT BEAUTY SLEEP WHEN YOU WAKE UP LOOKING LIKE A TROLL?

Les femmes ont toujours l’air magnifique, même dans les moments éveillés

WHAT INSPIRES YOU CREATIVELY?

I’m inspired by unique splendour, by challenges, by the flight of a bumble bee, by the freedom and privilege of freezing a moment in time…life.

WHAT WAS YOUR BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY MEMORY?

I can honestly say that I have walked away from every single wedding with something pleasantly memorable and valuable. I have made great acquaintances and dear friends throughout the years.

WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO PHOTOGRAPHING WEDDINGS?

Preparing everything possible and being prepared for anything unexpected and extraordinary.  

YOUR BEST TRAVEL DESTINATION?

Paris, France. From the boulevards to the baguettes to the interesting people sipping something on sidewalk cafes.

H.

HANNES

I have been a photographer for just over 7 years and have in this period photographed more than 200 weddings. My foray into the world of wedding photography happened by pure chance. My industrial portfolio features brands such as Mylan, Schneider, Joe Public, Ford Foundation, Novo Nordisk and Remax Elite.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

The Mother City – Cape Town.

WHY PHOTOGRAPHY HANNES?

Photography is a challenging and competitive industry to succeed in, which means you have to learn and adjust all the time. You are forced to be in touch how life as we know is changing. You sort of need the metabolism for it. The best of all for me is that I’ve met many interesting and influential people who still inspire me today. People who have adjusted how I look at the world. For me that’s awesome.

IF CHEESE GETS ITS PICTURE TAKEN WHAT DOES IT SAY?

Cucumber Pie!

WHAT CAN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?

Reading and learning. Travel. 

WHAT ARE YOU EXPLORING AT THE MOMENT?

Everything finance.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU CREATIVELY?

To keep an open mind.

HOW MANY ROADS MUST A MAN WALK DOWN BEFORE HE ADMITS HE IS LOST?

Mmmmmmmmmm.

WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE A COUPLE WITH PLANS TO GET MARRIED?

Keep it simple.

WHAT WAS YOUR BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY MEMORY?

There are just too many to list here, but for me is making someone’s dream come true or ending up at a place where you have never been before. The satisfaction of a hard day’s work is gives me a lot of pleasure. 

WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO PHOTOGRAPHING WEDDINGS?

Prepare as well as I can.   

YOUR BEST TRAVEL DESTINATION?

Shanghai.

PC or MAC?

MAC for editing. PC or Android for everything else.