When Charl and I first met Daniel and Marnitz, we knew that we wanted no other photographers to capture our special day for us. Unfortunately another couple booked them before we could, I could hear the disappointment in Daniels voice when he phoned to tell me that they cannot do our wedding photos anymore. Fortunately (in this case), we had to postpone our wedding. As soon as I had a new date (2 years later than what we initially planned), Daniel was the first person I phoned to find out if they have the day available.
He was so thankful for us asking them once again to capture our wedding day, needless to say we booked him as soon as he said yes! The entire process was so easy which helped me a lot as I was extremely stressed out about all the other aspects of the wedding.
I am not sure who was more excited about the theme of our wedding, Daniel immediately grasped what I wanted and in all honesty I can say he managed to accomplish more than I could ever imagine.
On our wedding day, Marnitz met up with the guys and took some really awesome photographs! I take my hat off to him as I know how difficult guys can be when it comes to photos. Daniel met with me early on that morning and he just fitted right in! My family adored him from the second they met Daniel.
As I was finishing up, Daniel said that he managed to get us into the Premier Hotel to take some photos in the basement/wine cellar. Once again, I was blown away by his willingness to achieve the full effect of the 50’s theme.
We received our photos a few months later, in what I can only descried as the most stunning wooden box ever! I was expecting a small box with a memory stick in it, but once again L’Afrique went that extra mile and made it so much more special than what we expected!
I would recommend L’Afrique to anyone who wants to be treated like royalty. The amazing photos was just an added bonus to the excellent service and photographers!
Monica & Charl
26 November 2016
"There are no words except a huge "thank you" to L'Afrique photography for the stunning work they did.There are no other photographers that make you feel so special and also ensure that all beauty in every possible moment is caught in a memory for you to look back on and enjoy."
Love from Stuart and Jubi Murchie.
29 October 2016
L’Afrique Photography – The “Dream Team”,
While we were planning our wedding, we followed the usual wedding planning process of countless meetings and google searches trying to find the perfect photographer. When we came across Daniel and L’Afrique Photography, we knew that we had found exactly what we were looking for…
During our first meeting with Daniel, we decided there an then that we no longer needed to continue our search! Daniel was extremely professional and knowledgeable and gave us the feeling that we had nothing to worry about if we left our wedding photography in his very capable hands. Daniel was very open to listening to our own ideas and he was able to put forward additional ideas that worked hand in hand with what we required.
Seeing a portfolio is great…. But one always worries about what the final product of your own wedding will look like…. Well, we were able to see our own portfolio before our wedding day… the “engagement shoot”. The engagement shoot gave us the opportunity to work with Daniel before the big day and it helped ease our nerves in front of the camera. Daniel gave us some very helpful tips around how we should pose and stay relaxed and just enjoy each other’s company. When we got to see our engagement shoot pictures, we were blown away!!! They were beautiful and better than we ever expected! This definitely helped to ease the nerves around what to expect on our big day.
On the big day, L’Afriques professionalism was clear to see. Daniel an Marnitz were on time and ready for action. Even with the stress on the big day, we were made to feel super comfortable and relaxed! We were not rushed and we weren’t forced into smiling and posing the whole day. The photos were taken in a relaxed, natural environment and the outcome of the photos speak for themselves!
Every important aspect was captured beautifully and we couldn’t be happier!! The final packaging of our albums was also incredible!!! L’Afrique…. We can’t thank you enough for making sure our memories of our wedding day were captured in the most beautiful way possible!!! We can’t wait to work with you again in the near future… perhaps for our first family shoot!
Ricky and Natalie Dos Santos
02 April 2016
Dear L’Afrique Photography,
There are not many words to truly show how grateful we are for capturing the most meaningful memories on the biggest day of our lives with true professionalism and creativity. Our journey together has become more than just a photographer and his client, you are a part of our story, a part of our family.
Choosing a wedding photographer can be a daunting task but when we came across L’Afrique we knew we didn’t need to look any further. Your work speaks for itself. From the engagement shoot to the wedding day, we felt so comfortable from the second the camera turned on.
Daniel and Marnitz, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the beautiful pictures of our wedding day.
From day one, your communication and professionalism spoke volumes. Sneak peaks came literally a few days after, and the final products / packaging were breathtaking.
We highly recommend L’Afrique Photography.
Brad & Michelle Visagie
10 October 2015
When I chose a photographer I looked for someone who could capture my one in a lifetime day in such a way that when I looked back at the pictures I could relive that special day. Daniel did more than that. The way he worked with us from the engagement shoot to the last photo of friends and family past 12 the following day was just amazing. He did not just take a photo but created a special moment in every photograph. Every scene and just speaks a thousand words that just give you that special day and feeling to relive.
Daniel is highly professional and puts your needs and want first. Do yourself the favour and go and have a look at this highly recommended photographers work.
Hendrik and Anelda van Staden
28 November 2015
I want to thank L-Afrique, Daniel, for all they have done for us ! He is a true professional! He went out of his way to make sure that everything is perfect. Thank you for everything, you captured every single moment of our special day, you were excited with us and you did it with so much passion. You made us feel like a million dollars and I am soooo grateful for that! The album and the canvasses are beautiful, a true work of art! Thank you for your super friendly and prompt assistance and for your expertise! L-Afrique is the best!!!
Riaan and Carien Coetzee
09 October 2015
L'Afrique's service was very profesional while encouraging a friendly and comfortable atmostphere during every photoshoot.
We were most impressed with L'Afrique's ability to handle unforseen change and still deliver high quality fotos
for our wedding. L'Afrique concluded their service by handing us a beautiful foto album and two cd's containing engouh fotos for
us to relive the wonderfull day for ever! We strongly recommend L'Afrique Photography for any photoshoot need.
Ronnie & Carmen Kruger.
We just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the absolutely fabulous service you provided for our wedding.
The photos are spectacular!!! You really went out of your way and where truly grateful.
Your professional service you provided where superb and it helped make our dream wedding
Love Jody and Jacolene Jacobs
Ons het in 2014 verloofde geraak en met ons soekog na ‘n venue het ons Daniel ontmoet, by die venue waar ons toe ook getroud was. Ek het verskilende fotograwe gesien, maar ek het reeds van dag een af my hart op L’afrique Photography gesit. Waar ander fotograwe my snaaks uit gekyk het, het Daniel geglimlag en gesê ons maak dit werk. Ek kon enige tyd op sy knoppie druk, selfs die dag van ons troue het hul rondgehardloop en seker gemaak als is perfek. Almal het my die heeltemal gevra wat is ons tema en my antwoord was ‘Brenda & Tolla’. Daniel en Marnitz het elke oomblik vasgevang en nog meer. Dankie vir al jul moeite en Vriendelikheid. Selfs met ons trash the dress shoot het Daniel elke aksie en spesiale oomblik op sy kamera vasgevang. Ons kon nie vir beter fotograwe gevra het nie. Hul gaan ook defnitief ons maternity en gesins fotos neem. Jul is die beste.
Brenda & Tolla Snyman
As n mens trou is dit enige vrou se droom om daai sprokies dag te kan onthou en weer na te kan kyk en alles is presies in die moment gecapture...
L Afrique het dit vir my moontlik gemaak om my sprokies dag alles in n moment te capture en dit vir my in die mooiste fotos te ontleed... Ek kon nie vir beter gevra het nie. Hulle was elke stap saam met my, my kort kort gebel om te hoor of alles in plek is en of daar iets is waarmee hulle kan help!!! Die mees amazingste mense om jou groot dag mee te deel...
Ek se dankie dat julle my groot dag n sprokies dag gemaak het en al my moments gecapture het!!!
Marius and Maryka Adriaanse.
22 August 2015
So been working together for a few years now! Still every shoot we have you impress me more and more!! Your talent and professionalism is outstanding!! I highly recommend you to anyone that would ask!! Not only are you professional, talented and know how to bring out the best in me but you are also an amazing person!! Always feel so comfortable around you!! You are the best without a doubt!! Don't know what I would do without you!!
Jadie Angela Hoon
Now I sit and look back on the memories captured on beautiful photographs, tears starts forming as I realize Daniel and Marnitz captured my dream. From the first meeting we had up on till the last moments, I had no regrets in trusting L’Afrique photography with my dream day.
You took the long drive to Timamoon Hazyview, and captured our engagement shoot with no hassles and created a perfect memory. From there on it were all smiles with the Boudoir shoot where I felt so comfortable, art captured in photos.
The BIG day arrived, where again you travelled with no hassles to Tolderia Resort Lothair, even though I was stressed you managed to get the perfect smile out of me for the most beautiful photos. You captured all the details, from the little hide away tears to the big smiles. You made our guests feel so comfortable and not once where you in anyone’s way.
With every detail, email, sms and phone call you truly made our journey hassle free.
Now I sit and look back on the memories captured and decide that this won’t be the last memories L’Afrique Photography captures for us. There will be many more memories to create.
THANK YOU DANIEL AND MARNITZ FOR MAKING OUR HEARTS SMILE
Gerhard and Sonja Coetzee
14 March 2015
We would like to take this opportunity to thank L-Afrique Photography for their professional manner and spending the day with me, Pieter and our families. Their passion and love for photography really shines through.
They were absolutely our first choice Photographer’s and we are extremely blessed to have their team capture our lifetime memories.
We would definitely recommend any engaged couple to make use of L-Afrique Photography. You won’t be disappointed.
Come day or night, rain or snow, rain – which I experienced on my wedding day, L-Afrique’s team managed to captured the most beautiful moments of our special day.
Absolutely stunning work guys.
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication in getting the perfect shot in every time.
We just cannot wait to see the rest.
All the best to you and your team.
Pieter and Jelin van der Walt
28 February 2015
Someone once asked me if I believe in Love at first sight ….. Well … Off course
First I met my husband, soulmate and best friend who I knew from the beginning was the one.
Then came Daniel Lardus my photographer. One Sunday morning he was doing a shoot for a client when I met him, but talk about LUCK!!
He showed me a few pictures and I just knew I had to have him…..For my wedding off course.
I was a wedding planner for a venue in Pretoria East at that time and I worked with a few photographers day in and day out but there was just something about him.
Im very peculiar on what type of photos I want, how long I wanted to spend on photos and I want to be able to choose how, when and were ( making life difficult for him ) but he really didn’t mind at all.
He is such an amazing photographer making you feel comfortable and being so professional at the same time I would recommend him to any bride as stress and being uncomfortable is one of the last things you need on the day … seeing as there is enough already.
His work is really something special, something different as he does every shoot according to who and what you are and want.
Brides take my word I would recommend him any time to anyone. Not only having met an amazing photographer but now also having a lifelong friend. Remember that photos last you a lifetime showing and telling your children and grandchildren about your special day. You can never go back and change it so make the right choice from the beginning.
Gerrit & Charlotte Ellerman
09 February 2013
L'Afrique Photography is baie profesioneel, en lewer puik diens!.
Hulle doen baie meer moeite en loop die eksta myl.
My spesiale dag se omblike sal altyd gekoester word danksy aan die opwinding en goeie diens wat ek ontvang het.
Ek het al saam baie fotograwe gewerk wat stres veroorsaak, en bruide op stres as tyd dalk knap raak, en program laat hardloop met klaar maak proses en hulle tyd raak min vir fotos neem. Ek het die rustigheid en kalmte ervaar, en mooi oomblike was vasgevang in kort tyd. Geen oomblik van stres sal ooit ervaar word met die puik diens nie. Ek was baie beindruk oor hoe goeie diens ek gekry het, en tyd was nie 'n probleem nie. Behulpsaamheid na my troue was baie goed, uit pad uit gegaan om my gelukkig te hou, met al my onmoontlike versoeke. Dit word opreg waardeer.
Baie dankie L'Afique photography!!!
Jacques and Madeleine Moller
27 September 2014
Dear dream team 🙂
That is your new name because you both have made my dreams come true with your images you took on Saturday.
I don't know how to thank you enough but I will definitely tell many people about you and how awesome you both are. We can't wait to get the rest of our images, just let me know where and when and we will be there in a flash to pick it up lol.
I look forward to using you both again maybe for a baby shoot someday lol one day in the future.
Take care and chat soon.
On our big day 23 August 2014
Working with l’Afrique photography wasn’t just about someone taking photos’
Of our Wedding day, it was about capturing every moment exactly how it happened.
Everything you see was the essence of truth, family, friends and love.
From the moment L’Afrique arrived at the venue. I was at ease. They never made me feel
Uncomfortable our out of place which some photographers can do. They went the
Extra mile as far as to get met coffee or food whenever I needed it which I felt was so nice.
Every moment of our wedding day was photographed, from the groomsmen and groom getting ready to the guest stones with personalized messages were captured.
They were no longer just our wedding service providers they became our friends and we are very happy to say a part of our little family now
To this day our friends and family still talk about our wedding and our photo’s with fondness and smiles which confirms to us that we made the right choice in using l’Afrique photography
Thank you so much and we look forward to having you capture more of our wonderful moments in life!
Love Clinton and Samantha Samantha Fernandes
23 August 2014
We made use of L’Afrique Photography when we got married on the 4 th of May 2014. We received excellent service and great pictures. Everything regarding the photography went smoothly and we had no worries.
Lardus has a non-intrusive way of taking the pictures which makes for great pictures and memories. I would recommend him 100% to anyone who wants their fairy-tale wedding immortalized.
The albums we received was of good quality and exactly what we wanted.
Gerhardus and Jacqi Kachelhoffer
4 Mei 2014
L’Afrique fotografie is deur ‘n vriendin aan ons uit gewys en na ‘n vlugtige konsultasie met die fotograaf,
Daniel Lardus het ons besluit om van hul dienste gebruik te maak.
L’Afrique fotografie het ons in alle moontlike opsigte bygestaan met die troureëlings, nie net met die foto’s nie. Ons het die mooiste en uniekste verlowings-en troufoto’s te danke aan Lardus se kreatiewe vermoë en passie vir fotografie en mense. Ons het te alle tye op ons gemak gevoel en my man het selfs die fotosessies geniet. Ons is dankbaar vir die ongelooflike pad wat ons saam met L’Afrique fotografie gestap het en vir die nuwe vriendskap wat ons gemaak het.
NIEL AND NADINE OLIVIER
19 APRIL 2014
L’Afrique Photography, Thank you so much for everything you did on our wedding day – you worked so hard all day and night, and made having our photos taken an absolute
pleasure!! You made us feel extremely comfortable, as if we had known you for a lifetime. The photos are absolutely amazing! You have captured the feel of our day so perfectly – we couldn’t be happier with the results!! You have been truly amazing throughout the whole process from start to finish- faultless! L’Afrique Photographer’s relaxed and creative style allowed us to have a lot of fun. Daniel and Marnus were more than just photographers on our special day, from a personal assistant to a friend and I would certainly recommend them to everyone. Thank you so much!
QUINTIN AND ANTOINETTE BARKHUIZEN (05 APRIL 2014)
We first came across L’Afrique photography at the wedding of mutual friends of ours. We were very impressed with how their photos came out once we saw the sneak-peek a few days later.
After we decided on our wedding date and the task of finding a photographer, we got Daniel’s details from our friends and set up a meeting. From the get-go, he was very professional and friendly, and impressed us with the quality of previous wedding photos that he had done.
Both my husband and I aren’t very fond of posing in front of cameras but Daniel made us feel so at ease with our pre-wedding shoot that we had a lot of fun at the end of the day. On the wedding day itself, Daniel and Marnitz showed up bright and early to get photos of the venue being set up as well as of the bride and groom getting ready for the big day. They captured so many beautiful moments during the ceremony and reception and really helped to make our day extra special.
We have since recommended them to various friends and acquaintances for all kinds of functions as we know that they capture those moments that make any occasion extra special to enable you to cherish those moment forever.
FRED AND CARINA DUNCKER (15 FEBRUARY 2014)
Lardus was recommended to us by the Venue we chose for our wedding.
The wedding planner at the venue gave us his business card and suggested we arrange to meet him, he was also the photographer at her wedding.
After we met with him there was no doubt that we found our photographer.
Before the wedding day Lardus kept in contact with us on a regular basis and arranged a meeting with us, discussing the theme of the wedding the type of feeling we have in mind for the big day.
On the day he was such a pleasure to work with. He arrived bright and early to take photos of the bride and groom getting ready. Also paying a great deal of
Attention to detail with the photos he took of the venue, the décor etc. I remember asking Lardus that I want him to Capture moments. I don’t want too much posed photos and he managed to get the most amazing photographs without us even being aware of his presence. Many of our guest complimented us on the photographer being so friendly and professional.
Our first day on our Honeymoon two days after the wedding Lardus had already sent us a sneak peak of our photos and I absolutely fell inlove with the photos and couldn’t wait to see the final album. We received our final album and everything that came along in the package in less than 3 months. Which in my opinion is a job well done.
In the process of creating the final album – Lardus made sure that we approved the final print. And there was no need to change a thing. The Final Album was absolutely beautiful and captured the story of our beautiful day perfectly.
We would highly recommend Lardus to anyone who is looking for a wedding photographer. He really listens to the couples ideas and needs, worked tirelessly on the day of the wedding and ensured us with a wedding Album to treasure.
Thank you Lardus.
MANDOLEIGH AND WILLEM SWANEPOEL. (4 OCTOBER 2013)
Dear Daniel L Meyer
I would like to take this opportunity to express my utmost gratitude towards the L-Afrique Photography team.
Throughout the two photo shoots leading up to our special day we experienced a team who were passionate about capturing the perfect moment, encapsulating it so that it would be forever frozen in time for us to admire in years to come.
This gave me the confidence in entrusting this special team with the insurmountable task of ensuring that every memory from that special day would be seized with creativity.
L-Afrique superseded our expectation by producing an artistic compilation of priceless memories which still inspire us.
Thank you L-Afrique for your professionalism and always going the extra mile.
We will always remember the things that seemed small like getting flowers for the engagement shoot, the blue bubble-gum milkshake at our "Trash the Wedding dress" shoot and especially for the champagne at the Boudoir shoot.
They say a picture says a thousand words. In the case of priceless moments, pictures mean more than just words.
I would recommend L-Afrique to anyone who is not just looking for a photographer but for a team who are passionate about excellence in capturing your special moments.
Cameron and Serina Coopen 23 March 2013
WE AS JEAN BARE SKIN CARE GROUP IS USING L-AFRIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR MOST OF OUR PROMOTIONAL WORK
DANIEL-LARDUS HAS THE CAPACITY TO CAPTURE THE THOUGHTS AND FEELING WE WANTED TO PROJECT WITH EVERY TASK
HE GIVES A GREAT DEAL AND THOUGHT TO DETAIL AND CREATIVETY WHEN PLANNING THE LAY-OUT OF EVERY PROJECT
HE KEPT CONTACT ON A REGULAR BASIS IN THE PLANNING AS WELL AS IN THE EXECUTION STADIUMS OF THE PROJECT
DANIEL-LARDUS IS PUNCTUAL IN HIS TIME SCHEDULE AND SHOWED THAT HE CAN WORK AND DELIVERED RESULTS IN SHORT TIME PERIODS WHILE STILL DELIVER WORD OF HIGH STANDARDS
ALTHOUGH YOUNG IN BUSINESS HE SHOW AN AMAISING KNOWLEDGE AND CREATIVE TALENT OF HOW TO PUT EVERYTHING TOGETHER TO OBTAIN THE BEST RESULT TO MEET THE COMMISSIONED REQUIREMENTS
HE HAS A VERY CREATIVE STYLE AND HIS FINAL PRODUCTS ARE ALWAYS OF OUTSTANDING QUALITY.