Love Lifts   us Up



I’m Nikolai. I’m one of those rare human beings who believes wholeheartedly and unashamedly

I’m talking about that peculiar and marvellous kind of love. That right-place-right-time, happily-ever-after, meant-to-be kind of love. The kind that you grasp with both hands and never let go of. 

I haven’t always been a believer. Years ago I would take photographs of beautiful couples declaring promises to one another that just seemed so far-removed from my understanding of what love was. 

Weddings taught me to dream and to hope. They inspired me in ways I never knew possible and have taught me that, when it comes to love, anything is possible.


For  Love  Stories

I truly believe that when we find ourselves in the right place at the right time, incredible things can happen. Do we write our own stories, or is someone else orchestrating them for us? Who knows. All I know is that of all things, love gives meaning to my existence and fills my life with joy and adventure. 

This is why marriage is one of the greatest celebrations in life. When it comes to your wedding, I’m looking to capture your relationship in all of its complex, magnificent glory. I want the incredibly high-end photographs we take together to give you goosebumps every time you look at them. In short, I want you to look and feel amazing. 

I also specialise in pre-wedding shoots, or engagement shoots (depending on where you’re from in the world). This means putting on your wedding dress or a fabulous outfit that you love, having your hair and make-up done and accompanying me on a little Capetonian* adventure as we take some incredible photos ahead of your wedding the world’s most romantic city. 

Naturally, I also cover wedding day photography.



As  a professionally trained photographer  and creative visual artist, my job of telling the most beautiful love stories brings me so much fulfillment and joy.


I am hard-working, yet light-hearted. I love music, movies and most of all, my desire to create amazing images.  I love luminous light, and couples who are deeply in love and who care about creating a magical experience for their wedding day.

My love and empathy for people creates powerful visual storytelling. With the innate ability to make everyone look and feel beautiful in front of my camera, my images are often simple yet a complex blend of soul, drama, imagination and technical skill.


With the flair of a fashion photographer and the ingenuity of an artist my style can be described as vintage glamour meets contemporary fashion. 

​I not only have the ability to capture natural magic on a wedding day but i create magic of my own.

What does all of this mean for you? With over twenty years experience documenting beautiful weddings around South Africa, you can trust me to never miss those important details, candids and spontaneous moments.


You can be sure i will direct you effortlessly with a guided approach, to allow for a refined, fine art look that always displays authentic emotion.


You can be certain that i feel confident gathering large groups of people for formal family portraits as well as working collaboratively with your other vendors to style and capture all the special details you’ve planned.


And you can trust that i have endless energy to always go above and beyond, doing whatever it takes to create a magical experience  that i know our clients will love.

Whether I am shooting an engagement  session, lifestyle portrait or a boudoir beauty, I have the ability to bring out the best in any situation


I am so honoured you’re reading this and have felt a connection to my work.

I Would Love to Hear From You

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Feel free to contact me by email or phone  |   072-223-3805   |  9am-5pm mon - fri

11 kei apple road , seapoint , cape town, south africa

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