NOT YOUR AVERAGE PRETORIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
My story is the one with my wife, son and daughter... and me.
When I walk towards our bedroom, the hallway is filled with photos... and maybe some toys laying around. I glance at the photos on the wall. It's photos of us.
There's definitely some gaps between the timeline of our photos.
Everyone had a hard time the last couple of years. We aren't the exception. My wife and I lost our jobs during covid, but our perspective around 2021 is one of "HELL YEAH!!", because that's when we started our own journey.
My wife started Intiem Weddings, and I started Wouter Kleynhans Photo & Film.
We didn't have a choice to sit and sulk, and wait for something to happen. We have 2 kids (okay, in 2021 we had one, and only just found out about Klara... just before Covid came knocking).
It really was one of those moments where we laid in bed, and I turned to René and said she should start a venue for small weddings (both because of regulations, and that is something we always wanted to do), and I will study photography and photograph the weddings. The next day we started with our website, and the rest is history.
Fast forward to NOW... where I am updating my bio to a more recent version.
A version where my wife came in second as the AfriForum Entrepreneur 2022 for Intiem Weddings. A version where I've captured incredible weddings all over South Africa, with 3 UK booked weddings waiting in 2023.
A version where our kids are healthy, happy and just doing incredible.
Yes, life is tough. The last few years had moments of suckiness... but man, WHAT A JOURNEY.
Can't wait to fill our wall with more photos and memories.
Hi, I'm Wouter
Husband & Father
My wife, René, is my rock. She keeps me grounded when I get crazy dreams or when I want to book a holiday to the Kruger when we don't have the money or time.
She is the mother of our awesome son & beautiful daughter.
Retief and Klara brings colour to our day and more meaning to our lives.
I love a good red wine.
Die Hard is the best x'mas movie.
Coldplay had some awesome music.
But I do like Indie-Folksy music.
Friends & Frasier!!
Man United & Scholsy.
And Stevie the TV is my escape.
André & BIANCA
You made our special day fun and stress free, You were our guide. Our house is now full of wedding photos. I smile when I walk past our Wedding photo’s - they are very emotional which is what we wanted. They managed to capture the joy, tears and excitement we were feeling at the same time. You are the best photographer in South Africa!!
HARRY & HELéNE
Our wedding was a casual affair so it's very important that our photographer feels like a friend (rather than a stranger). The photos turned out amazing despite the weather. Our album and everything extra was personalised and perfect.