Description

Life is full of unexpected magic . . . everywhere i look there is something that fills me with joy!

God has given us the sun to paint our world with warmth and splendour and I will forever be grateful for my place in it.

Taking pictures has always been a favourite activity for me.
The passion became a part time occupation.

Having been in the “home making” industry for many years in picture framing, photography has now given me a platform to express my ideas and freedom to creating memories that will last for eternity.

I`M A PHOTOGRAPHER WORKING WITH NATURAL LIGHT.

In these times we find ourselves, most of the media is portrayed as perfection, whether it is the way we look or what we want to achieve. My goal as a photographer is to celebrate “us” the way we are . . . in real life with real light. Natural and beautiful in surroundings where we can celebrate all that God has given us.

How do I make a booking?
You can say hello at hello@desireehartslief.co.za or chat on the contact form provided on this site (say hello) or you can view my page on Facebook.

How much time do you need for photos?
We usually work on a 90 minute photo shoot excluding travelling time.Expect it to carry over to two hours with setting up and styling of the location.Every shoot has it`s own story and we will communicate prior to the booked date on what we will expect from you.

What can I do to ensure that I get beautiful photos?
You are unique . . . be yourself! We will do the rest.

Do you offer Storybook Albums?
Yes. A contemporary A4 and A3 Hard Cover 20 spreads. The price will vary according to the number of pages.

Do you use lighting equipment?
We work mainly with available light but do use flash when absolutely necessary as a fill in light source. Also reflectors are used to bounce off sunlight as additional fill in light.

MY BAG:
Cameras:FUDJI TX II (backup)
Canon 5D MARK III
Lenses:

60mm 2.8 macro (great for detail)
35mm Sigma Art Lens (my favourite for those untamed moments)
50mm 1.4 (my favourite for decor/events)
85mm 1.2 (my favourite lens for portraits)
Lensbaby Composer pro Edge 80mm (love it)
Lighting:

Canon 430 EX III-RT speedlight
Gary Fong diffuser
California Sunbounce reflector
Extras:

Manfrotto tripod
Adobe Lightroom

Contact

Opening Hours

monday 9:00 am 5:00 pm
tuesday 9:00 am 5:00 pm
wednesday 9:00 am 5:00 pm
thursday 9:00 am 5:00 pm
friday 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Closed now
saturday Closed Closed
sunday Closed Closed