tephanie de Jager is a self taught photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa, but willing to travel all over the world to capture beautiful things through her lens. She has been doing photography since 2006, but founded the business in 2014. Together with her husband they gained a lot of photography experience during their University years. Stephanie has a BAccounting Honours degree from the University of Stellenbosch. She started her articles, but didn’t finish as the photography business grew so rapidly and needed her full attention. “I hate not finishing what I’ve started, but my heart and passion lies with the photography and it needs all my time, love and undivided attention.” She is friendly, talkative creative that has a great passion for people and all things pretty. “My love for photography goes back to primary school. Both my parents have a love for photography and so I always took their cameras and experimented with it. During my high school years, my dad's DSLR always accompanied me and I used to shoot school events and portraits for our school newspaper. In my matric year I was the chairman of the photography club. I even shot my first wedding in high school, helping out someone in need. My long term goal was to be a successful fashion, wedding and lifestyle photographer after finishing my studies, articles and a few years work saving up for the equipment. I am a creative and did not fit in the ‘box world’ of an accountant. My need to do photography grew bigger and bigger to a point where my short and long term goals dramatically changed. Needless to say, a few years earlier than expected, I have the best equipment for the job and wonderful clients and I cannot be more happy. I am however grateful for my studies and the wonderful business background I have acquired.”
Stephanie has an immense passion for photography, fashion, people and documenting love (whether between a husband and wife, a couple or a family). She adores working with people and connecting on a personal level. " I am beyond blessed and thankful to do what I love!"
“My style is authentic, timeless, classic, simplistic and romantic and is fashion, editorial and fine art inspired. I draw inspiration from fashion magazines, the latest trends and other artists’ work. However, as the events unfold during the day, I follow a photojournalistic approach, documenting the special moments in an artistic manner. Therefore, I pose shots for effect and artistic value, but when necessary I follow a documentary approach capturing the special unposed, natural moments artistically.”
“My husband, Shaun de Jager, is my partner in business and the best fellow shooter. Shaun is currently doing his BSc Computer Science Honnours at the University of Stellenbosch. He is a quiet observer of life and has a strong attention to detail. So, it is safe to say I do most of the talking."
Stephanie and Shaun have been together for 8 years now and are happily married since December 2014. “We are a young, vibrant, active and ambitious couple with a great love for coffee, wildlife, the outdoors, fun adventures together, last minute trips, Apple products, fine dining and photography of course. If you like these things too, there is a good chance we'd be a great fit to photograph your wedding”