About

Photo credit: Daniella Schmahl (my daughter)

My love for photography started when I was in primary school.  My late mother gave me my first camera and the seed was planted…  It was a little point and shoot Kodak. I photographed everyone and everything that was dear to me.  I used all my pocket money to buy and develop the film.

I always thought of photography as a passion and a hobby.  It was only in 2005, after I realised that the legal field was not for me, that I decided to study photography.  In 2007 I opened my studio and the rest is, as they say, history.  I have never looked back.

Photography allows me to meet people from different walks of life and share their world for a brief moment.  My bubbly personality helps create a relaxing and friendly environment in which memories can be captured forever.

To do what I love makes me feel incredibly fortunate. My daughter reminds me every day to see the world with amazement and it’s a privilege to be able to share the way I see it through my work.

If you have a project you would like to discuss, please feel free to contact me.

Marelize

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