getting married in cape town
is always a good idea!  

Get ready: Cape Town and its surroundings are easily one of the most versatile areas in the world to have your elopement wedding.  From sandy beaches and rugged mountain tops, to gorgeous vineyards and everything in between.

Cape town elopement wedding photographer


SO! You’ve decided you want to elope in Cape Town…

By going for an elopement in Cape Town, you’ve opened up a whole new world to yourselves, because now…

you’re about to rewrite the script of what your dream experience will feel like

you can create an authentic celebration that is all about the two of you

you’ve officially kissed stress and big-wedding politics goodbye

you’ve realised your wedding can actually be an adventure

Cape Town is your oyster! You can go anywhere!

Right now you might be thinking: “Yes to all that, but… now what!?”
No worries, you’ve ended up exactly where you need to be.

Well done friend, for making this decision! Whether it was a brave move or a no-brainer, I’m so glad you’ve chosen an intimate, meaningful experience over a drama bonanza.

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I document people’s experience of wild, intimate love. Or better yet, I help them create their true elopement adventure. Your wedding experience matters to me. I deeply care about your dreams so I’ve made it my mission to help you translate those into an elopement that is most true to who you are. Wherever in the world that may be. 

From the vastness of Africa to ancient little towns in Mexico or somewhere on a deserted Icelandic beach. We will figure it out together and have the best time while doing so. My friends joke when they describe my so called ‘job title’ by saying that I am not only an elopement photographer, but also a glorified travel agent, wedding planner and professional third wheel that means business but doesn’t take herself too seriously either. I like to keep this whole concept simple by just calling it ‘Lotty’. You don't have to stress about figuring out all the elopement schematics yourself - I'm here to help you!

I am passionate about nature and have a heart that beats the loudest for conservation. Sharing these wild spaces with my couples, is where it all comes together for me. I’ll show you my favourite places in the entire world, but I’m even more curious about yours.

Great to see you here! My name is lotty and i am a cape town elopement wedding photographer. Feel welcome!


Meet Lotty

I want you to feel the wind on your faces again, even to remember what the ocean mist or red dirt road smelt like that day. Landscapes, therefore, take up a very important part of my work. When you see the photos, I want you to remember absolutely everything.

What I want for you, is to be able to relive the entire experience when you see the images later on

I create documentaries

I tell stories In a way that makes sure you will remember this forever

My approach to 'wedding photography' is perhaps a little less ‘traditional’ compared to what a lot of other photographers consider to be ‘the norm’. I used to be a documentary journalist and photographer, for magazines in The Netherlands where I’m originally from. That’s how I ended up in Africa. My eyes and brain, still work in the same way as they always have: I tell stories. I capture real moments and emotions. Real people. The big-big things, but also the little-big things that you might have missed, but I didn’t.

“Most incredible privilege having such a true talent document my special day! Her end product blew us away.

She fits right into every situation and makes a person with a camera feel normal to have around. She is an amazing people’s person and makes everyone her feel comfortable, like you have been friends for years. Her photos capture an experience, we loved the organic nature of documentation.

We could not have asked for a better photographer.”


“We had our elopement in South Africa. The first contact with Lotty was directly spot on! Lotty thinks along and is a very open and enthusiastic person! The shoot during the wedding was perfect, we felt very natural and comfortable.

Every time we view the pictures we still can't believe it, how did you manage to do it?! You were the perfect person for our elopement, and we are grateful that you were there on our day! So don’t hesitate to hire Lotty, she gives you something that is priceless!”


“I couldn’t recommend Lotty enough. Not only were the final photographs incredible, she curated the most perfect elopement for my wife and I.

Lotty’s first email alone was enough to know that she was the photographer for us but we just loved how personal and bespoke the whole process was.

She brought experience, knowledge, empathy and a whole lot of fun to the table and we feel very lucky to have had that. If everyone’s experience was like ours, I imagine she has a hell of a lot of new best friends.”

Lou + Dan, UK
South Africa elopement

“The person behind the camera is filled with grit and her eyes light up at the mention of an adventure. The subsequent photos are beautiful and wonderfully captures the moment and all its details.

We are forever grateful for her go-with-the-flow attitude and enabling us to have our day on our terms. Big thumbs up, you won't regret it.”

Marliet + Cornel, South Africa
South Africa hiking elopement

“We had an elopement session with Lotty and we will treasure the epic photos and epic experience forever.

She planned the whole damn thing - all we had to do was show up with our hiking gear. Our experience spanned over two days; hiking up, shooting at sunset, sleeping on the mountain and shooting again at sunrise in the most incredible location.

The photos perfectly capture who we are as a couple and are my favourite photos of us ever, and Lotty made it effortless.”


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Testimonials from around the world

Google Reviews

What if your environment expects you to ‘marry in a certain way’, but you just feel so strongly that this isn’t for you? Marie and Daniel from Germany decided to elope in South Africa and have a wild wedding with just the two of them. Oh and two rhinos of course...

Intimate Ocean Wedding, South Africa

What is the perfect combination between my work as an elopement wedding photographer and my BIG-5 guiding qualification? Exactly: a safari elopement. This wild wedding experience was one for the books, too.

Safari elopement wedding, South Africa

Meeting Marloes and Sebastien in Cape Town South Africa, two Dutchies like myself, was the perfect example of what I love about adventure elopements. Everything fell into place. We hiked up Chapman’s Peak on a beautiful summer day in Cape Town. Have a look at this most breathtaking adventurous elopement.

Coastal Cape Town Elopement

There are various ways to get married in the South African Drakensberg Mountains. You can hike yourself to the top, but when you ditch an expensive wedding venue, hiring a helicopter in South Africa can be within your budget. So that's exactly what Rebecca & Chris decided to do. Spot the snow! 

helicopter elopement, south africa

This hiking-elopement in South Africa, is perfect proof of the fact that a wedding doesn’t have to be traditional or big to be incredible. On the contrary! Let Moira and Constant inspire you to follow your gut and go with it.

Hiking Elopement in South Africa

Intimate elopements across south africa

Elopement Stories

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The Cape Town area is a perfect and oh-so-versatile location for an adventurous elopement wedding. With both ocean and mountains close, Lou and Dan had plenty of options to choose from. Their pick? Mountains! 

Hiking elopement, cape town

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