Hi there, I am Warren. I am a professional full time wedding & portrait photographer currently based in Pretoria, South Africa.
I am not your typical, traditional wedding photographer, or at least I do not see myself that way. The best way I can describe my style of wedding photography is "photo-journalistic, natural, candid, fly on the wall" you know... Not those types of photos that are fake, posed or look naturally awkward or a little "weird".
I have been a full time wedding photographer since 2016 when I quit my job to join this crazy but exciting industry, traveling all over the country, wherever my clients require me to capture their wedding day.
Other Than Work
Away from weddings and portraits, I love travelling and seeing new places. I was very fortunate to be able to visit Iceland in 2018 with friends. We went around Autumn and yes, I was lucky enough to see the northern lights. I would love to go back again and see it all again. The fact that you could drive in the northern parts of Iceland and not see another car for about 30 minutes was amazing. It is just such a quiet and peaceful place to be in nature surrounded by glaciers and massive mountains and hundreds of waterfalls. If you ever have the chance you have to go!!! Trust me!
I am also a huge animal lover, I try do a fundraiser every year just before winter to raise money for animal shelters to buy blankets and food. I feel like I am a real South African, because there is nothing better than a braai with friends and a little golden nectar to keep you hydrated. I still enjoy going to live music concerts with friends when I have availability, I actually used to take photos at the now gone (RIP) Arcade Empire and then at Park Acoustics, which is always a good excuse for a Sunday funday. Just being outside or around my people is good for the soul.
Something different to wedding & portrait photography is my love of watching & photographing surfing. Unfortunately up in Gauteng that is not really an option, although if you know where to look you will find some wind surfers but not the type I am looking for ;-). I try go down to JBay for the annual Corona Open Jbay in July and photograph the surfers. Its a really chilled event, no entrance fees, just a bunch of surf fans chilling on the beach in the middle of winter with hoodies and beanies watching the surfers battle it out.
This might not seem like a huge surprise but Cape Town is my favourite city in SA and whenever I get the chance to go down for work, I always try stay a little longer and make a holiday out of it. I also love doing Landscape/Seascape photos. This is something I am also looking to grow into and better my skills. As a photographer or "creative", there is just so much on offer in the cape area to keep me inspired and busy. I would love to call Cape Town my home in the next year or 2.
So that is me in a nutshell, I hope that gives you a little insight into me as a person and my journey thus far as a photographer. Photography is part of my DNA, a camera is never far away even if its just the phone in my pocket.