“Your photographs will provide evidence that you lived, that you mattered, that you loved and were loved”
– Cat Hepple
– Cat Hepple
MEET THE LADY BEHIND THE LENS
I wish I could tell you some magical story from when I was two and found an enchanted camera in my granddad’s garage that shoots rainbows and grants wishes or how I was born with my film camera in my hand but that is not my story. I am a small town girl from Secunda Mpumalanga who didn’t discover my passion for photography until much later in my life, my high school sweetheart of 10 years saw my devotion to photography and bought me my first Game special camera.
Everything in my life changed for the better after that. Long story short, 5 years later I am now married to my husband Hannes, we have a sassy 5-year-old golden child and together we share our home with our 5 dogs, 2 love birds, and our cat Capri. We fill our days planting in the garden, burning food and sleeping late.
I have an impressive mug collection but hate coffee, I’m a loyal apple user and have an unhealthy obsession with succulents. Oh, and I have pink hair. I love me some fresh flowers and there is rarely a time when my house is not filled with some colorful flowers, the local plant nursery is my favorite hangout of all time and if I weren’t a photographer with a family I would be a part of the Sea Shepherd conservation society.
But on a serious note in the 5 years that I’ve been a professional photographer, I have found my style, work ethic and I am finally living my dream of being a wedding and lifestyle photographer. I am self-taught and from working hard and believing in my dream I now get to call my passion my full-time job. I can’t wait to meet you and be part of your special story, thanks for stopping by.
I've seen some pretty amazing photography, but your work DEFINITELY takes the cake!
This lady is one of the few photographers that I know that makes a photo session worth while. She is extremely friendly, professional and very bubbly which makes the shoot quite easy. Her photos are defined and beautiful! She is full of surprises and keeps her shoots interesting! One talented lady with a bright future! Keep up the excellent work.
Velani was there at a special time for me, the birth of my son. Even though we called at 10 pm to let her know that things were happening she was there with a huge smile on her face and without complaints. She was super supportive of me and yet still remained professional through the entire process.We, unfortunately, had to have an emergency Caesarian at 4 am but Velani was there snapping away capturing this special time in my life. The images she captured of my husband and I and our son are priceless. The moment that I got to carry him for the first time is captured forever thanks to her.Thank you Velani for being apart of my story and capturing it for me to reminisce in my old age.
Velani has a talent for capturing the magic of a moment. She creates the most amazing photos that speak to the heart. Photography is her passion, not her job.
I would recommend Velani any day. Thank you for the most beautiful photos ever!!! We were truly blessed with the best. You have such a special talent and it grows every year.
We found Velani to be very professional and made us all feel at ease. She did an awesome job as our wedding photographer (twice). She ended up feeling more like a family member than our photographer. We would definitely recommend her.
I hired Velani Venter for my wedding photography. It was the first time she was shooting for a wedding over 400 guests and handled it perfectly. Her bubbly personality makes the eventually tiresome, continuous smiling all the more fun and exciting. Her professionalism and engagement pre and post the function is outstanding. Be sure to hire her to have a lifetime of memories captured in the best of ways! Thank you Velani, it was lovely working with you.
Velani, well what a pretty photographer with an outstanding talent! Performs magic with her camera and photos and it is so much fun. I would suggest her for anything weddings, engagement, newborns you name it and she will transform it into a piece of art! Perfect!!