Copyright © Herman Pieters Photography.
Garden Route Photographer, Western Cape, South Africa



During 2003 I captured my first wedding in the heart of the Garden Route – in George. This happened after I entered the creative field of photography as a picture editor in 2002. The experience that I gained while editing other photographers’ work, has been an indespensible part of why I am where I am today.

I now capture and edit my own weddings, which average on 3000 actualisations per wedding, whereafter I select around 1000 of the best to edit.

Educational background

Many people ask me where I studied photography. I never did.

My background involved in-job training, assisting and learning from others on the web. I actually completed studies Media & Desktop Publishing (graphic design, website design, layout, art), BA Communication Science and Search Marketing (Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram). This has landed me a job as a Senior Communicator for a District Municipality.

My job in Government involves strategy and policy development, photography, social media and media liaison. I am also the chairperson of the Garden Route District Communicators’ Forum which is constituted of George-, Knysna-, Mossel Bay-, Hessequa-, Kannaland-, Oudtshoorn and Bitou Municipalities, SAPS, SANParks and CapeNature.


A wedding day is one of the most important events of a couple’s life. It is a symbol of commitment and forms part of the foundation of love between two people. Wedding photographs should be timeless, capturing the essence of a celebration while telling a story, without words for years to come.

I understand that weddings should be taken and prepared with the utmost care to ensure that each photograph represents what a couple envisiones.

My style of photography is edgy, witty, creative, clean-cut and fresh.

Over my years as a wedding photographer, I have captured weddings at the following venues:

• Le Cannonier Hotel

South Africa
• George Fancourt
• Oubaai
• Fancourt
• Trinity Gate
• Herold’s Bay Eco Resort
• De Vette Mossel
• La Rosa Blu / Rosenhof
• Oppiplaas
• Bygracealone
• Tramonto
• Forest Hall
• Uitsig
• Colnera Estate
• Hoekwil Private Venue
• Idille
• Benguela
• Ichibi
• Salinas
• Palms Wilderness
• Pine Lake Marina
• Belvidere Manor
• Pezula
• Surval Boutique Olive Estate
• CP Nel Museum
• La Plume, Volmoed
• Mossel Nyaru Game Lodge
• Botlierskop
• Diaz Hotel
• De Vette Mossel
• Mofam River Lodge
• Botrivier Houwhoek Inn and more…

Most of my recent work is displayed on my Facebook page here.

Take your time to browse through my website – I hope that you like what I have done.