About


International wedding photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. 11 years of professional photography experience. 7 years wedding photography experience. 40 weddings as primary shooter, 150+ weddings as second shooter & 500+ events as primary photographer. BESPOKE | FINE ART | REPORTAGE | DESTINATION | CINEMATIC | ORIGINAL | PROFESSIONAL

Hi! My name is John Henry. I was born in Cape Town but grew up in Canada, so I have a strange accent. My whole family is Afrikaans but I am English. I’m an English Boer. Weird right? Anyways, I specialize in a candid/reportage style of wedding photography. I want you to have the most amazing day of your life, remain calm and enjoy every minute of your wedding. Just take in everything that is happening, be present in the moment and stay relaxed.

Gavin Casey has been my mentor and introduced me into the wedding industry. I’ve been fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to work for and learn from an AMAZING photographer and person.

Before I had met Gavin, I was shooting high-profile events, intimate portraiture and the odd wedding here and there. We have shot some of the most beautiful weddings in South Africa. What I’ve learned from Gavin has elevated my work far beyond what I could have achieved on my own. Gavin is brilliant and still the most down-to-earth guy. Maybe just has a problem playing the same music over and over(lol).

If my objective was to shoot weddings, to the best of my ability, then the plan was to begin by shooting in the most challenging environments. I can honestly say that I have shot in some of the world’s most challenging environments.

After being immersed into the photographic industry for over 11 years, involved with arts & culture for over 22 years, having shot over 700+ commissioned jobs, I’ve been privileged to work with some of the most talented creatives in the world.
— JH
Gavin Casey.  www.gavincasey.co.za

Gavin Casey.

www.gavincasey.co.za

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My journey with photography started 14 years ago(2003) when my Art Teacher(Spies venter) began giving our art class photography lessons.
Photography has since become my passion and I am a hard worker.

To me, photography is the ultimate form of realism. Unless you’re one of those very gifted people that’s able to replicate and convey light and details EXACTLY the way you see it in front of you, in an efficient manner, in this day and age..

The photographic medium is a much better use of time compared to sitting and drawing something for weeks.

My goal in this profession is to create timeless moments as realistically and accurate to real-life as possible and do so in a calm, discreet, professional and realistic manner.

The majority of the images that you can expect to receive would be the more candid & natural moments. If you’re looking for conveyer-belt type imagery then I am probably not the photographer that you’re looking to hire.
— JH
The Concerned Photographer produces images in which genuine human feeling predominates over commercial cynicism or disinterested formalism.
— Magnum Photos