Internationally acclaimed South African photographer, Brett Florens launched his career in 1992 while fulfilling national service obligations in the Police riot unit. Fortuitously, a photographic unit was formed to document political changes and Brett jumped at the chance to join it. With no photographic experience whatsoever, Brett had to learn how to photograph and document volatile situations. His unit evolved into a department dealing with politically motivated crimes and township violence, photography was necessary to record this important slice of South Africa’s history. Brett thrived on the opportunity and soon found himself in the thick of newsworthy events, creating images that found a ready market in newspapers and other media and having his work published around the globe. His passion for photography had begun.

 

Since then, Brett’s devotion to photography has taken him from photojournalism to a highly successful wedding, commercial, and fashion photographer. He is a Nikon Premium Ambassador and is regarded by Nikon as “one of the world’s most influential photographers”. He is also sponsored by Lowepro, Manfrotto, Adobe, Lexar, and Elinchrom. Brett has achieved numerous accolades, including the prestigious distinction of being chosen as the representative Nikon Wedding Photographer worldwide for Photokina in Germany. He has published five books on wedding photography with Amherst Media USA, “The Brett Florens Guide to Photographing Weddings”;“75 Bridal portraits” ,“One Wedding”, “A Shot in the Dark” and “DestinationDubai”. Other publications of his work include a coffee table book “Perfect Weekend” which features some of South Africa’s most famous personalities, including Bishop Desmond Tutu, FW de Klerk, Trevor Manuel, and Jonty Rhodes.  His work is also showcased in a coffee table book commissioned by Princess Charlene of Monaco, Brett has also produced seven popular tutorial DVD’s. He runs photographic workshops around the world, from South Africa, Bucharest, Dubai to Dublin, Glasgow and London, as well as an online workshop for the prestigious CreativeLive, streaming from Seattle, USA.  Brett speaks at international conventions such as the SWPP Convention in London and the WPPI in Las Vegas.

Ian founded White Motion in 2010. He drives the visual and creative side of the business. He loves challenging ideas and his vision for the company is always to push the boundaries. Married to his beautiful wife Jana and together they have 4 children.

“To have your passion stirred up inside you, to be renewed and inspired is a driving force, an oasis, an addiction.”

Ilse Moore is a South African wedding and underwater fashion, portrait and fine art photographer. Her photography has been featured in several Arts and Culture, Wedding and Fine Art magazines as well as numerous fashion and culture blogs around the world.
She was a guest photographer on the first season of Africa’s Next Top Model and has been awarded several peer awards for her work, including Wedding and Fine Art Photographer of 2018 by the Admired in Africa Awards.

Ilse began her journey in photography with a Visual Art Degree and has continued to be inspired by the world of Fine Art and continues to build a strong reputation in the genre of underwater photography as well as documetary style wedding photography, which she currently operates with her husband under the name GingerAle Photography.

UNDERWATER:

“Water has always been close to my heart, physically and symbolically. I practically grew up on the water and it is a part of my being in such a big way; it nourishes, it soothes, and is filled with beautiful mystery. Perhaps this is why I have such a great attraction to it. When I am below the surface, the real world fades away for a moment. It offers the opportunity to create a world of my own; It becomes my creative playground. I used to paint, draw and illustrate, now I do this with the images I take – I create something new and something that connects us with what we feel around us, the things that make us live and breath, feel and exist. It can be something that explores the devine connection between a mother and child, or a symbol of personal freedom and strength through suspended weightlessness. I work towards a place where our inner being can be given a voice and in some way can become reality. Water has many forms, but it is a fundamental life force.”

WEDDINGS:

“With the wedding industry today it is easy to get caught up in all the glamour and the expectations, but the things that truly matter are who you are as an individual and who you are in your relationship. It is incredibly amazing to be a part of so many life stories, something real and true, and the best part for us is to witness these things unfold on their own, unscripted.

We’re a husband and wife team who love working together and create images in a fresh but moody, creative and documentary style. Coming from a visual art background, we will always look for the potential to create beauty and meaning in our images and to tell our clients’ story in the most honest way.

Jacques is a freelance filmmaker based in Stellenbosch. After studying 3 years toward a B.comm degree, he picked up a video camera for the first time and instantly fell in love! Before he could even think about pursuing a career in the business world, he had his mind set on becoming a full time filmmaker.

 

For the next 5 years Jacques established himself as one of South Africa’s top wedding filmmakers, winning various awards for outstanding cinematography. The weddings allowed him to travel and it wasn’t long before he was overtaken by Wanderlust. His goal was clear, to see the world and earn an income at the same time.

 

2 years later this dream became a reality and today he’s living out his passion specialising in travel, tourism & adventure films. Jacques is also an educator and has hosted a variety of workshops, both locally and abroad. To find out more about what he does, check out his Instagram for regular updates.

Stella Uys completed her 3 year N-Dip Photography at Tshwane University of Technology, Cum-Laude in 2003 & has been a full-time professional photographer for the last 16 years.

A romantic at heart, frequently published South African wedding photographer, Stella Uys, is in love with the emotion and raw beauty that makes every wedding day unique. You will find images that are as light and uplifting as love itself.

Jacques-Francois du Toit has always had a passion for cinematography and pursued this art form after studying at the Tshwane University of Technology where he graduated in 2009. After obtaining his degree in Motion Picture he joined the Hauke Digital Productions team.

By working on various projects he developed his skills as a wedding cinematographer and developed a fashion inspired editing style which has been synonymous with Hauke’s brand. In 2014 he became partner and currently acts as Director as well as Brand Manager of Hauke Digital Productions.

Having filmed over 600 weddings and traveling to destinations all over the world Jacques-Francois has a seasoned understanding of what it takes to stand out in an industry which is highly competitive, over saturated and filled with clients who’s expectations keep growing every year.

He has also presented a few successful workshops in Dubai which focused on expanding your creativity and finding a unique voice through the videos that you create.