On a personal note

My name is Simone and I have been a professional wedding & lifestyle photographer since 2009.

I am a creative and a go-getter & more recently wife and mom.

We live in a small beach town in the Western Cape but I am fortunate enough to shoot weddings and families all across beautiful South Africa.

When I am not shooting or running after toddlers, I love hanging out with my family in nature catching some Vitamin Sea, or chilling on the couch with a good book or a good series (if my 2 year old isn't making us all watch the Little Mermaid again). A braai with friends & a glass of wine is heaven to me.  

I would love to tell your story

After almost 10 years in the industry and hundreds of weddings, I still get a huge thrill out of shooting a wedding & it shows in my work.

I feel that having a background in Fine Art, being in my thirties and becoming a parent has opened my eyes to what really matters in life & what is worth remembering.

My favourite weddings to photograph are the ones where the focus is on love, relationships & emotions. I LOVE couples who follow their hearts and who don't necessarily follow every wedding trend and every wedding tradition to the T.

Couples who book me are usually very laid back people who trust me fully to capture their day. I have shot a lot op people who work in a creative field themselves or who is not your typical average joe. 

For the last three years I only take 15-18 wedding bookings in per year (to really be able to give my all to every wedding I shoot) which includes intimate weddings and elopements. I shoot lifestyle and smaller events all through the year.

Please fill in the contact form or email me directly to enquire about availibility.

To enquire about my availability for weddings, lifestyle, special event & other please fill in the contact sheet on the contact page or email me directly.

Email | hello@simonefranzel.com

Phone Simone | 083 6255 012 or Kobus | 083 474 2028

I am based in Cape Town, South Africa

Would love to hear from you.

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I do not charge for air travel between Cape Town & Johannesburg

Email : hello@simonefranzel.com

 Phone : Simone  083 6255 012  or  Kobus : 083 474 2028

Office hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm