RAVES

I just want to thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for the most amazing experience and journey we’ve shared with you guys. You were both so professional, at all times, and you were so upbeat and friendly, and made us laugh all the time. We were both shy and not really the best in front of the camera, and you really made us feel so relaxed and calm and we ended up with the MOST amazing pics of our day/s. You are creative geniuses and have the most amazing eye for detail and layout. The framing of your pics and use of natural light was something to behold. I’m sure some of your pics could win us some awards! We are so lucky and grateful to have found you guys, and would work again with you in a heartbeat. Thanks again. – James and Lindsay Finnemore, Gauteng South Africa {wedding} shoot

Elaine is an incredible photographer. She has a natural talent and brings out the true beauty in everything she shoots. I love the way she sees the world. Her work is unique, exclusive, elegant, refined, complex and dramatic…she is a rare gem!! She made me feel beautiful, relaxed and completely comfortable around the camera. A huge thank you to Elaine and Steph for an unforgettable experience and stunning photographs!! 5* rating!! – Susan Emily Furu, Norway {portrait couture} shoot

Potentially the biggest fear when one generally books a wedding photographer is whether or not he/she will be able to capture the moments. To plan a wedding takes a long time but the actual event goes past so quickly, which is why it is so important to have the best wedding photographers present. They should be able to take pressure off the couple, and guide them to the best pictures.  Dust and Dreams where spot on all the time which should say a lot. They were there when we needed them and left us to enjoy the experience whilst they took images of our family, friends and the entire event. They guided us always and reassured us when nerves set in. Our favourite part was that they were more than photographers. Their presence and as mentioned guidance of the proceedings helped us relax and take photos with a smile. The ‘official’ photos were taken with such a relaxed atmosphere where they actually became part of the family for us. With Dust and Dreams Photography you not only get the best quality of photos and service but you also leave with two very special and dear friends. Their honesty, professionalism and judge of service speak for itself and we were just extremely fortunate that they did our wedding. They knew exactly what we wanted and gave us more. Truly remarkable and a blessing to have had them with us. – Marnus & Lucy Roodbol, Botswana/South Africa {wedding} shoot

My biggest fear was that my photos would not be natural and appear fake but instead Dust and Dreams took the most amazing photos anyone could imagine. My favourite part was “the whole experience” from the dressing up to the fun parts to “flirt” with the camera. You made me feel like a princess and the most beautiful woman in the world. – Ane Van der Merwe, Limpopo South Africa {ethereal and maternity} shoot

The experience was magical, from beginning to end. The shoot really made me feel like a princess – Elaine has an incredible talent for bringing out the inner beauty and character of a person, and capturing it in her images. On the day, I so enjoyed dressing up and getting to know the team, that I wasn’t even concerned about the final images. The cherry on top was that when I received the images, they were exceptionally beautiful photos. The little touches such as the way the photos were beautifully gift-wrapped really added to making it special and memorable. I would recommend Dust and Dreams Photography because it is about so much more than photography. It was the first shoot that I have felt as though the photographer has made an effort to get to know my personality, and reflect this in the photographs. This somehow results in images that are a lot more unique than the average “pretty face” pictures. Something about the entire day encouraged me to come out of my shell and enjoy my own unique beauty. At no point did I feel as though I should try and look or act a certain way, but I felt as though my unique beauty was the point of the shoot. This goes a long way to making every woman see herself in a new light, and realize that there is something special and unique in you that nobody else has or can offer in quite the same way. – Rebecca Joy Stewart, Gauteng  South Africa {portrait couture & fine art} shoot

You did not miss anything; every little detail of our special day was captured through your lens. You made a real effort to make us feel comfortable and have lots of fun at the same time. – Mr & Mrs Higgo, Limpopo South Africa {love & wedding} shoots

I was worried if I would have the right outfits, hair and make up for the sessions… and also how the photos will come out but I had so much fun and Elaine brought this calming effect to the whole shoot. With shooting at Rosemary Hill, I loved every minute of that shoot; the atmosphere and different themes of the day was so much fun! The venue, the outfits and location of each shoot was nothing like what we expected. Like I’ve said to my friends, you are one of the best photographers I’ve ever had a shoot with, you are professional, organized, have awesome ideas for different shoots, you do very good research and make anyone feel like a super model. I would want them to experience the same what I had with you. – Lize-mari Hare, Gauteng South Africa {love} shoot

You guys captured our day perfectly. Thank you SO very much! The pictures are absolutely awesome we are so happy and grateful thank you so much. You guys have been nothing but phenomenal to us, we are blessed to have found and met you and you keep on blessing us with your generosity over and over. – Hugh & Teneil Callaghan, Sandton South Africa {wedding} shoot

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