Hello and Welcome To My Blog
I'm a professional photographer based in Durban. I've been shooting weddings since 2010, generally in KZN but sometimes in other parts of the country too. On weekdays I do commercial photo shoots and build websites for companies in and around Durban as well as family shoots.
I also have a creative agency with my fiancé Ruth. We do advertising and design. You can visit us at colinandruth.com.
I didn’t get a chance to meet Jacques and Sally before their big day and we hadn’t chatted much over email either, so I had no idea what to expect. I was feeling a little bit apprehensive while I was on my way there, but when I arrived and saw Sally’s bright purple hair I just knew…VIEW IMAGES >>
I’ve been looking forward to getting this engagement shoot edited for Jacqui and Jason, we actually did it quite a while ago but my editing queue has been really backed up since the busy December season. This is a two part shoot, the first was a natural and fun daytime shoot up at Midmar Dam…VIEW IMAGES >>
Nonhlanhla & Sphe’s wedding was my last of 2014, and it was definitely one of the most festive. African weddings tend to be wonderfully laced with spontaneous dancing, singing, smiles and laughter. Nonhlanhla decided to follow tradition by getting ready at her family home in Pietermaritzburg, followed by the ceremony at St. Vincent’s Parish and…VIEW IMAGES >>
Kyle and Lauren are a fun down-to-earth couple who had a stunning wedding at Chantecler Hotel in Bothas Hill. I’ve shot there many times over the years, and I decided it was time to ditch my flash for the ceremony even though it’s one of the darkest chapels around. I’m glad I did, the ceremony pics…VIEW IMAGES >>
I loved shooting Damian & Elaine’s wedding, they were an absolute pleasure from beginning to end. They even arranged to get ready at two separate friends houses in Hillcrest because they knew that I live in the area and they didn’t want me having to drive down to Durban for Damian’s preparation then back up…VIEW IMAGES >>
This has got to be a contender for the biggest wedding of 2014. Muhammad & Rumaisa celebrated their union with 1500 guests at the Durban Exhibition Centre, which I’m guessing is one of the only venues big enough to house a celebration of this magnitude. I was told by one of the guests that there are…VIEW IMAGES >>
Those of you who follow my blog will recognise the Stoyanov family from a previous shoot I did for them on the beach, and you will also recognise André and Brigitte from their wedding and engagement shoot which I did last year. Finn is Nick and Zana’s baby, Nick was André’s best man and his mom…VIEW IMAGES >>
My second to last family shoot for the December season was for the Jacobs family on the KZN South Coast beach of Scottburgh. I felt like it was a little too early in the day to do the shoot because the sun was still out in full force, but we shot anyway and we ended…VIEW IMAGES >>
On my way back from doing the Pollard Family photo shoot in Salt Rock, I stopped at Umhlanga and met up with the De Jong family for their beach shoot. Like most of the other families, they came down from Johannesburg to KZN for Christmas. When we arrived at the beach we found it to…VIEW IMAGES >>