Welcome to Yolandi van der Merwe photography. Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I am a newborn, maternity, children and family photographer based in the beautiful Helderberg Area. My passion is to capture the love you have for your family through my camera lense. I am looking forward to capture that precious moments that you can treasure for the rest of your life.







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About me

Hi, my name is Yolandi van der Merwe.  I am a wife to a very supportive husband and a mother to two beautiful little girls.
I am blessed to be able to do photography as a fulltime “job”.  Personally, I believe if you do what you love, it should not feel like a job.  As a mother of two; I know just how precious every minute is with your bundle(s) of joy.  How quickly time goes by and how important it is, for you, to capture every special moment and milestone.
My journey started about 4 years ago.  My first princess was born and I could not stop taking photos of her.  I wanted those perfect photos without the blurry (quick moving hands and feet) effect.  I was so frustrated in trying to get the perfect photo that I ended up paying a fortune for professional photos every 3 months… That’s when I realised my passion in life: I want to capture those special moments for other families.

Doing it at an affordable rate so that the everyday parent can afford to do all the milestone shoots.
I am still learning every day, but the photos I capture, comes straight from the heart.  I love the look on a client’s face when they see their photos for the first time, all the hard work forgotten.
I hope that you will provide me with the opportunity to capture those special moments that will last you a lifetime and bring you numerous occasions of happiness and pride.  My passion in photography is that of Maternity, Newborn, Cake-smash, and family shoots.

Looking forward to capture your memories soon.

“I am a proud member of The International Newborn Photography Association (INPA). INPA is a member-based association representing qualified, eligible and experienced newborn photographers on all levels.”