There's nothing worse than being stuck with a photographer you absolutely cannot stand, right? On this page, you'll find out more about who I am.
An elopement is an intimate experience, so it's important that you book somebody that is your kind of person.
Adventure, lights me up.
When everybody goes left - go right!
When people say “Girl, you can’t live in Africa” - I go.
I care about adventure, I care about nature.
And, I care about you.
Truly experiencing a place together, matters to me.
Wherever in the world that may be.
When you look at your photographs, I want you to remember the feelings, the sun on your faces, the wind, even the rain.
The laughs and the tears.
All of it.
Dog mom to Kiwi + Sweep
Loves to scuba dive
Born in The Netherlands
Started a leather brand for conservation as a passion project, called PANGO & LINN.
Qualified BIG-5 safari guide with FGASA, South Africa
Fluent in three languages and OK in two more
Not short for 'Charlotte'
Most talkative introvert you'll ever meet
One of my favourite animals is a 'pangolin'. Google that!
Adventure is what I do, it’s who I am. The outdoors is and always will be my first love. Fresh air, freedom, dreams without limits. They all come together in my passion for photographing elopements, intimate destination weddings. Mountain peaks, rough coastlines or African savannah plains where the big herds roam – I will never be able to decide between either of them.
It was a bit of a happy accident. Africa is my home continent, but I work all across the world.
I will meet you and your love in places that will be ingrained into your soul and memory forever.
As you might have gathered by now - I’m a photographer of people in love. Especially those people who don’t follow the herd, but find their own way. I am based in the South African bushveld since 2013, after my editor-in-chief sent me to Africa to create a documentary about horseback safaris.
Well, that became a very long story because his reporter is still in Africa… Whoops. I did return to my Dutch desk, but handed in my resignation a few months later and hurried back into the dust as fast as I possibly could.
No posing, life is not a catwalk show nor a dress rehearsal. It’s raw, it’s intimate, it’s wild, it’s intense, it’s here. Years of making documentaries for magazines as a journalist and photographer has taught me how to capture the essence of an experience. The core of someone’s story, deep feelings, a place - or, ideally… everything all at once.
ARE YOU READY TO ESCAPE THE ORDINARY with me?
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I only take on a small amount of elopements per year, because I want to give every single couple, every adventure, a piece of who I am.
So wherever you want to go, we’ll discover and explore with boundless enthusiasm. Whether it’s a new destination you always wanted to go to, or your favourite place on earth that has special meaning to you. Think of me as your own personal chameleon - changing my colours to adapt to your vision, but always staying true to who I am and to what I do.
That is what a real documentary will give you.
It makes you feel and relive it all.
I have been a published documentary maker since 2010.
It’s what I do. It’s what I love. It’s what I care about.
Your personal chameleon
During Marliet + Cornel's hiking elopement in the Drakensberg mountains
well, isn't that the truth :)
I still can't believe the adventures I get to experience as your professional third wheel. Thank you!
Helicopter elopements never get old. Especially not in Namibia.
Group photo after Lou + Dan's elopement in Franschhoek, South Africa
Cloudland Canyon with Brooke + Jonathan, USA
Floating over the Namib desert in a hot air balloon before Christine + James' elopement
Michelle + Rustin's Cappadocia elopement was a dream!
Horseback safaris for the win, here with unicorn Tamboti
Boiling in the desert with Danielle + Noah
To travel the world is to live they say...
Are you here as a photographer wanting to get into elopements and destination weddings? But you keep getting stuck on Struggle Mountain? I've got the map you need!
Once you've decided that you are eloping, you don't just need a photographer. You need a dedicated wing woman! Let me tell you what you can expect.
for great couples
“Lotty you are, FREAKING TALENTED!!!! The details and things your eyes and fingers capture, it’s a very special thing.”
Maria + Swain, South africa
Kommetjie, South Africa intimate wedding
“Thank you so much Lotty!!! The photos are so gorgeous, we really love them so much! They tell a story of an adventure into the wild, it’s exactly what we wanted. So glad we decided to go on this adventure together with you!”
Valmond + Rachel, Singapore
Marie + Daniel, Germany
South Africa Elopement
“Ahh love it! Thank you so much Lotty! You did a great job. We just showed them to my grandmother and she is absolutely sure that we could be in a magazine with these photos. She even had some tears in her eyes. This all means so much to me, thank you!!!”
“OMG!!!! You are amazing!!!! I can’t believe what I’m seeing!!!! You’ve totally outdone yourself, we’re dumbfounded, thank you so so much!”
Nadia + Mano, South Africa
Mozambique intimate wedding
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This is what it feels like to escape the ordinary