About Me

This is me. I am Charl van der Merwe

Nice to meet you!

To sum me up in a few words, well…  lets start with; Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer, coffee addict, chocoholic, certified social media geek and traveler of    the world (well, I am still getting there). I am in my twenties and the youngest brother of three. I grew up in a small town called Dendron in Limpopo about 70km north of Polokwane! I am privileged enough to still call this home! I am a lover of nature and definitely a dog person! 
When I’m not behind the camera or editing, you can find me either enjoying a weekend away with friends and family or just enjoying a laid- back weekend at home. I started documenting weddings of friends and family members to build up my portfolio at a very young age. I obviously didn’t know much then.



I love being able to share in the love of two individuals and I feel blessed to get to work with such wonderful people each day! 



While I put my heart and soul into my work, I also strive to maintain a professional atmosphere for clients as well as their families. Continuing my education as a photographer is something I value greatly, so I make it a point to attend regular workshops and conferences within the photo community to better myself and my brand. In 2013, I started my own business and have never looked back! I started off with a few short course or two at the Open Window Institute in Centurion and afterwards attended a few wedding workshops. I once read that a brand is not just a logo, business card or a website but a experience and after this decided to give attention.

I have always believed in simplicity. Rather than only documenting all of the big events, I try to capture the small details and special moments that make the day truly memorable. My goal is to make all the emotions and memories of your special day come alive when you browse through the images. I love meeting different couples and seeing the unique ways their personalities come to life in front of the lens. I am always open to new ideas and will go out of my way to make your photo shoot just as one-of-a-kind as you are.


“Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Make the moment perfect”

images of me by Zonnebloem Photography