Hi there, my name is Samantha Brauteseth and I work as a wedding photographer in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I draw inspiration from everything around me, and I find weddings incredibly inspiring - the beautiful mixture of love, commitment, flowers, dancing and beauty. More than I love photography, I love people. I love capturing the relationships and personalities of the people I photograph, as well as the atmosphere of their special days. I have specialised in documentary photography, and this, along with my love of beauty and romance, atmosphere and emotion, inspires the way I approach a wedding. Due to this my style of wedding photography is a mix between documentary and romance! I love beautiful things and colours that fit together, and I love texture and nature and soft dreamy lighting. I am captivated by natural light and the way it illuminates things, the way shadows fall and sunlight shapes objects.
I have completed my BTech in Photography at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Cum laude) and currently lecture in photography at NMMU. I’ve photographed over 50 weddings in the Port Elizabeth and surrounding areas, including George, Tarkastad, Transkei, Kenton on Sea, Cape St Francis and several other small towns.
My own wedding day was one of the most beautiful days of my life, and along with our own memories and impressions of the day, my husband and I cherish our our own visual reminders – our stunning photographs. I always have this in my mind at each wedding I capture, and it’s my aim to catch the small moments of intimacy as well as the lovely settings and décor. I put my heart into each wedding photo I take, and I put all my creative experience into the editing. I trust that the results that you’ll see on my site are detailed, beautiful celebrations of some of the couples I’m privileged enough to photograph.
Thanks for taking the time to look through some of my photos, and I trust you’ll enjoy them as much as I do. If you looking for wedding photography in Port Elizabeth, feel free to send me a message and I’l get back to you as soon as possible.
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Besides wedding photography I work in the fields of lifestyle, editorial and fine-art photography. I have worked for several developments such as Royalston, Crossways and Sardinia Bay Golf Estate. Other publications and websites featuring my work include: Runners World, Ideas, 200 Eastern Cape Artists, Fresh Milk: Friendship, Family, Love and Laughter, Photocomment, PIX, Image and Text and Sony World Photography Organisation. For more of my commercial work please view it here. To see more of my personal work please view Light & Beauty.