Hi there! I’m Dena. A South African-Irish soul who loves LOVE and loves to capture it! Let’s dive into my journey, my passion for life and the art of natural documentary wedding photography.
A South African heart with an Irish soul
From Botswana’s landscapes to Dublin’s vibrant streets, here’s a mosaic of my life’s adventures and the simple pleasures that light up my days.
I’m Dena. I’m a South African lady who has lived in Ireland for 17 years and just love it! I’m married to an Irish man, John, and have a beautiful little boy, Elliot.
My journey in photography began during my time at Rhodes University. From the bustling streets of Dublin, working for The Dubliner magazine, to capturing portraits on Daydream Island in Australia, every experience has been a lesson in connecting deeply with my subjects. It’s not just about the click of the camera, but the stories, emotions, and memories that unfold in front of it.
Love is the essence of life, and capturing it is my passion
When John and I tied the knot, we prioritised love, laughter, music, and the company of those dear to us. This philosophy reflects in the weddings I photograph. It’s about cherishing genuine moments, celebrating love, and creating memories with the ones who mean the world to you.
I’m inspired by raw, candid emotions – I want to portray all the magical moments that happen on your day in a fun, relaxed manner. My approach is friendly, relaxed and unobtrusive. I’m there when you need me and blend into the crowd when you don’t! If this approach resonates with you, I can’t wait to chat with you and get to know you better.
This year I was given the privilege to shoot a Nikkah and Mehndi wedding! I have just fallen in love with this wedding! I met Sultan and Marium last year. Sultan was arranging a surprise proposal shoot with me. He…
A country house wedding is becoming a popular choice amongst couples in Ireland. Many couples whose tastes lean towards the farm-like, shabby chic look are spoilt for choice with fabulous venues popping up. Jack and Caitriona gave me the rare…
What to expect from a wedding at The Merrion Hotel The Merrion Hotel does weddings with class and sophistication. If you’re looking for beauty, elegance and incredible attention to detail, you’ve found your place at The Merrion Hotel. You have…
Now that you’ve journeyed through my story, are you curious about the magic I weave with my lens? Dive deeper, explore the artistry, and discover the passion behind every photograph. There’s so much more I’d love to share with you. Ready for the next chapter?