I am Zaneta Van Zyl, a doggy mumma and lover of many things – my veggie garden, nature, the ocean, adventure, family, travelling and the art of photography. Based and born in Margaret River, Western Australia, I will travel anywhere in the world to capture your special day. I can offer photography, videography or both with the addition of a trusted filmmaker. We will work as a team collaboratively to capture your memories in a natural, fun and creative manner.
Guiding you into beautiful light and spaces, I endeavour to capture each couple’s unique story whilst you simply enjoy the moment. My style is non-invasive, and I won’t ask for any fake or staged looking moments – the most important thing is you have fun, feel relaxed and stress-free leading up to and on the day of your wedding.
5 words on your style/approach
Storytelling, romantic, natural, minimalistic, spontaneous.
A little on your process
My goal is for you to feel comfortable, confident and natural on your wedding day, without any stress. Prior to the big day I meet up with every couple (via skype or in person), so we can get to know each other, and I can understand how to tell your unique story in the best way.
I will assist you leading up to the day to organise the location and timing of shoots so the most appealing light is shining onto you. In my experience, a pre-wedding engagement photo shoot helps to loosen you up so you’re relaxed and confident in front of the camera on your wedding day.
I want my clients to consider me as a friend; the last thing you want is to feel like a stranger is following you around all day! On the day, I’ll mostly be in the background capturing the raw, honest and candid moments without getting in the way of you or your guests. After the ceremony, we’ll venture into beautiful spaces depending on what is nearby and the weather and light conditions that day. Any direction I’ll give you will be minimal, the most important thing is for you to be yourselves and have fun. I shoot mostly in digital, however analogue photography and super 8mm film is also available if this fits your style.
Areas of service and policy on travel
My work is mostly based in the Margaret River region, Western Australia. However I do travel interstate and overseas for weddings. I love to travel. Exploring new places awakens my creativity even more so depending on the circumstance I can provide discounts for international wedding.