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.
There’s nothing quite like driving along the N2 to the sunrise engagement shoot, and looking out the car window to see a completely clear sky. It’s times like that when I have to celebrate with a hearty fist pump because I know we’re going to have the best light. I met Bronwyn and Ty on…VIEW IMAGES >>
A couple of weeks before Brett and Tyla were coming on holiday to Umhlanga, Brett mailed me saying that he was planning to propose to Tyla and that he’d like me to capture the moment. Of course it meant that I would have to hide out and shoot it without Tyla knowing, as if I was…VIEW IMAGES >>
There are some families who are quite shy and reserved, during the photo shoot I really have to encourage them to let loose a bit and have some fun. The Goodes family didn’t need any coaxing at all, they were laughing, smiling, playing around and having so much fun right from the beginning. They came to stay…VIEW IMAGES >>
The AstraZeneca corporate event was held at the Elangeni Hotel over 3 days. Medical professionals came from all over the world to the conference which subject was Asthma, they covered everything from the entire history of asthma and the previous cures through to the modern approaches to curing it. It was very dark inside the main hall…VIEW IMAGES >>
Fernanda and her family came with their children down to Umhlanga for the December holidays, they decided it was very important to have a family shoot while they were here! It was quite windy as Umhlanga beach often is so we started at the top of the stairs where there is a good view of the lighthouse…VIEW IMAGES >>
Mike and Lauren had a stunning wedding at Shalwyn in the Tala Valley near Mid Illovo. It’s such a beautiful venue complete with picturesque landscape and a nursery, my intention was to take full advantage of all the photographic opportunities but unfortunately the rain prevented us from going down to the little dam. I would…VIEW IMAGES >>
I loved shooting Tyronne and Jo-Anne’s stunning wedding at Maroupi, it always makes such a difference when the couple are really amped for great photos and have a fun bridal party around them. It just makes my job so much easier. I also did Tyronne and Jo-Anne’s engagement shoot on the beach which you can…VIEW IMAGES >>
There is a well known wedding venue / B&B in the Nottingham Road area called The Windmills, well they have rebranded and changed it’s name to Brahman Hills. They’ve also added a new larger reception venue, more rooms and a spa. All of this of course meant that they needed new photos for their website,…VIEW IMAGES >>
I was a bit hesitant about agreeing to travel so far up the coast just for a family shoot, Princes Grant is over 100kms from where I’m based in Hillcrest. Since it was December time and I was so fully booked up with photo shoots and weddings, I decided it would be a good idea to…VIEW IMAGES >>