Welcome to Phillipe Photography
I grew up in a home where my Father taught photography in the Air Force. When he left the Air Force he then did work for Kavalier Films for films such as Kruger Miljoene and Hoor my Lied, the National Film Buro and freelanced for various newspapers. He shot film back in those days, so I still remember the darkroom and the smell of chemicals. Quite different to Lightroom that I use for postprocessing. but incidentally the principles of light and composition remains the same.
So one would have thought that I would have been a chip of the old block and that my passion would have started around the same time.
I love the emotions, the romance and all the sentiments that go along with wedding photography.
My style of shooting is unobtrusive and relaxed. My aim is to capture the celebration of the love you have for one another as honestly and as authentically as possible.
I want to create images which will make you feel something.
When I’m not shooting/sharing wedding days with incredible clients – you will find me with my family, in the kitchen (just love sharing every culinary experience with my wife) or speciality coffee bars. You may say that I’m a bit of a coffee snob……
“Making” photographs is my passion, whether it be events, portraiture or being at the right place at the right time. Equipped with almost 20 years’ corporate experience, I am able to relate to a wide range of requirements, whilst adding a touch of creativity to capture the essence of the moment.
My greatest reward is “making” moments last.
Phillipe Photography differentiates itself in terms of the understanding of client requirements and protocol whether it is engaging at Ministerial or Board level or covering an event or interview.
According to Wikipedia lifestyle photography is “a style of portrait / people photography which aims to capture and document real-life events, situations, or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday.”
This what I aim to capture:- Incorporate things that you would typically do, it’s a moment and catch that moment. This can be hanging out at home, going to your favourite coffee shop, or record stores or bookstores. It is incorporating your “real-life events” into the session.