Hi, I’m Katie and I’m a Cape Town based photographer who specialises in wedding, engagement, family, newborn and maternity photography.

 

I have always loved taking photos and when I bought my first digital SLR, you could find me with it almost all the time. I attended a close friend’s wedding in 2007, and couldn’t resist taking photographs of all the beautiful details they had so carefully planned. I fell in love with being able to preserve all the memories from such a momentous day, and I set out to learn and practice as much as I could from then onwards. That wedding changed my career goals, and my life – I met my husband that night!

 

If I’m not out shooting or sitting at my iMac editing, you’ll probably find me chasing a little black ball on a squash court, or meeting some friends for sushi.  As soon as school finishes for the day, my mom hat comes on and I spend a few hours with my son in the afternoons. I truly love having the flexibility to spend the afternoons with Mikey, and being able to meet with all my fabulous clients for random cups of coffee and cake hearing all the fabulous plans for weddings, engagement shoots and family sessions.

 


 

 

 

Have a bit of a poke around this little corner of the internet and schedule a consultation to plan your shoot!

 

 

 

 

Portfolio

Let’s talk about showing off those portraits

I love people who love photographs.  I mean, really – that’s what keeps me going.  But it makes me so sad when I hear that they have loads of photographs sitting on a DVD or USB, collecting dust in a desk drawer (or that they aren’t even sure where they are!). You saved up for that shoot, and now you don’t get to see them every day.

 

 

Then there’s also the mammoth task of finding the perfect product to showcase your portraits, finding a local supplier that makes the product that you have fallen in love with, then figuring out how to create and order it.  Wow – that’s a lot of work.  And you shouldn’t have to do it.  I’m here to help.  I have done the research for you.  I have beautiful samples for you to look at and touch (none of this ordering something on the internet and it’s just not what you expected when it arrives), and I do all the hard work of designing and ordering the perfect product for you.  I have teamed up with an amazing graphic designer to make your albums just perfect, and some amazing suppliers (most of whom don’t supply to the public) throughout the country to bring you the very very best.

 

You deserve it.

 

Albums

All your images lovingly laid out in an album that’s perfect for you.  Do you need one that is sturdy enough to withstand the kids looking at the images, or is this just a special album for your partner? We have the best options for you
 


Canvas

Perfectly rendered colours in the perfect size for your room (talk to us about creating a mockup of your images in your room!).

 
 
 

Prints and Frames

Beautifully matted prints make for a modern display option, or can be stored in a custom folio box for their protection. Classic frames or multi-image layouts custom ordered just for you.
 
 


 
 

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Blog

Blake’s newborn shoot

Posted by | June 22 | No Comments on Blake’s newborn shoot

Little Blake joined me for his newborn session early in the morning.  He was awake the entire session, but was still very well behaved.  His mom and dad decorated his room with a nautical theme, and their maternity session was shot in Kalk Bay to match.   I loved working with you all!  

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Waterkloof proposal – Ryno and Sam

Posted by | June 21 | No Comments on Waterkloof proposal – Ryno and Sam

I was booked to photograph Ryno’s proposal to Sam through the Perfect Proposal.  These are some of my favourite shoots, but I am always a little nervous beforehand.  Will they see me? Will she say yes?   The day that Ryno had planned to propose to Sam was one of the windiest Cape Town afternoons […]

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Casual Business Headshots – Amy

Posted by | June 20 | No Comments on Casual Business Headshots – Amy

Amy from Photography to Remember contacted me about a family photoshoot as well as some headshots for her website.  We decided to do both shoots on Noordhoek Beach at sunrise, and the early wake up was definitely worth it.   Amy lights up around children, and particularly her little boy, Levi, so it made my […]

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Ballet amongst the Roses – a styled shoot

Posted by | June 16 | 1 Comment on Ballet amongst the Roses – a styled shoot

One night, at around 22h00, I had this idea. A friend of mine told me she would be in Cape Town for a few weeks, and she’s a dancer.  I’ve photographed her before, and always said that if I had the chance, I’d organise another shoot with her.  I knew that this was the perfect […]

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Noordhoek Family Portraits at Sunrise

Posted by | June 16 | 1 Comment on Noordhoek Family Portraits at Sunrise

I truly love capturing precious family moments.  Your family, my family, or someone else, it really doesn’t matter.  But when a fellow photographer (and friend) contacts me to photograph her family, and she jumps on the idea of the beach at sunrise, my heart seriously skips a few beats.   Amy, thank you for getting […]

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Forest Maternity Portraits

Posted by | June 16 | No Comments on Forest Maternity Portraits

Roland and Alison approached me to photograph their little family of three before they welcomed baby number two.  We took a short walk from their home to a nearby forest, and took some portraits of them together.  Pregnancy is such a special time for the whole family, and the mommys-to-be always glow during their portrait […]

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katie@katiemayhewphotography.co.za
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