behind the lens



I am Shanay – a hopeless romantic and a young, vibrant photographer and filmmaker, based in Pretoria, South Africa. My approach to documenting weddings is spontaneous, unposed, warm and romantic. If you would like to hear more, let’s meet up for coffee – I would love to get to know you!


kind words

Shanay, you were one of the most amazing creatives to work with, with so much heart and passion! Thank you for making my wedding day so special. You truly do inspire.

Simoné Loubser

The best photographers are super nice people and that's not a coincidence. Great photographers genuinely like people, and people can feel that. That's what makes people feel comfortable. It is important to have fun and laugh to get people comfortable. - Sergio. Dankie vir 'n ongelooflike fotosessie! Dit was soveel pret! Dankie dat jy my en Xander se persoonlikhede en liefde vir mekaar so intens kon vasvang. Jy is so talentvol...en geseënd met 'n sprankelende persoonlikheid. Jou 'dedication' en kreatiwiteit is sigbaar in elke foto. Dit was 'n absolute voorreg om saam met jou te kon werk. Baie liefde, Nadia & Zander.

Nadia Boshoff

"Most beautiful girl with a heart of gold. She made us feel so comfortable and made it so fun. The pictures are unbelievable. She has so much talent and she is going to go places. Thank you Shanay xx."

Mercia Venter

Thank you so much for the most beautiful gift of capturing our love in a photograph. We are so in love with our pictures. You were an absolute star throughout the whole experience. We had so much fun in front of your camera. You were so easy to talk to and be around. We will definitely be seeing you again for another anniversary shoot next year."

Micaela Strijdom

I’ve struggled for so long to find the correct words to describe my experience. She is unlike any other - her photos and personality are exquisite. She is a true artist and the love she has for her work and clients makes it a dream to work with her. The photos she took of me and my (then) fiancé were just beyond anything we could have imagined.

Melissa Smith

"Kind heart, fierce mind, brave spirit. Shanay, dankie vir die onvergeetlike fotosessie. Dankie vir al die lag, die impulsiewe avontuur en die manier waarop jy my en Stefan se liefde vasgevang het. Jou werk is werklik 'n Godgegewe talent. Hou aan om Hom te verheerlik deur jou werk en om ander in jou warm hart in te nooi! Dis beautiful!"

Carmen Seesink

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