Wow!! Because some memories need to be captured …


The stunning Ms C recently competed in her first ever International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB) Miss SA Xtreme Beach Bikini competition and finished 6th out of 30 ladies!! If an achievement with all the dedication and hard work involved does not deserved to be captured in an image, I don’t know what does!! I mean, wow, just look … C you look amazing. It was a pleasure to be able to work with you in the studio, the images are gorgeous and you are absolutely beautiful. Well done!!





Proud member of SA Professional Photographers


Are qualifications important? What about recognition by professional bodies? Ever heard the phrase “don’t confuse qualifications with clever”? Yep, but did you ever go to a doctor who didn’t have a medical degree? A dentist? How about the lawyer who helped you buy your house – did they go to law school?


Was it the qualification that made you trust them? No, of course it wasn’t. But it does help to work out whether or not these people are the real deal, or if they just opened an office somewhere and decided to give it a shot. Same with photographers. While qualifications don’t mean much on their own, they do prove that the person has been in business for a while and can work to a professional standard.

When I was based in the UK I was a member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) and I continue to be a member of the Master of Photographers Association (MPA). For both I had to prove that I could work to the required standard by submitting a portfolio of images. To be a Master Photographer this went further and I had to show that I was making my income from photography, and I actually had to attend a live judging of my images. I was delighted when the panel not only unanimously passed me but the head judge said he would have no hesitation in having me substitute for him if he couldn’t shoot a wedding. I don’t just photograph weddings, but that was the category I decided to be assessed on. (Did you ever ask yourself what would happen if your wedding photographer got sick? Are they a member of an association where they can call on the services of a reliable replacement?)

I am delighted to say that my recent application to SA Professional Photographers was successful. Does it make me a better photographer? No! But it does mean that if someone is trying to tell the difference between me and some guy with a camera, they at least have somewhere to start. I am listed in the Kwa-Zulu Natal secion of SAPP and would love to hear from you.



You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching …


“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”

The beautiful Erin, in the studio recently.



Calling all engaged couples – Win a Wedding!


Are you engaged to be married but haven’t set the date yet? Want to get married before October 2016? Would you like to start married life with money in the bank, because you didn’t have to spend it on a wedding? Then you absolutely must go to the Rain Farm Game and Lodge Bridal Fair on Sunday 4th October. Why? Because one lucky engaged couple will WIN A WEDDING!

Yes, absolutely, too good to be true hey? No, we can vouch for it because we are the sponsors of the wedding photography package!! The winning couple will get the Sandra Keddie Photography Signature Package*, which includes –

  • A one-hour Bridal Boudoir shoot
  • Unlimited wedding day photography
    • Bridal preparations
    • Groom and groomsmen getting ready
    • Reception decorations
    • Reportage of guests
    • Ceremony
    • Family and Group shots
    • Creative Couple shoot
    • Reception photos
  • A one-hour next day creative shoot
  • A password protected on-line gallery to view, share and order your wedding photography prints and images

To win you must be at Rain Farm for the draw at 3pm on Sunday 4th October.

As well as this fantastic photography prize Rain Farm Game and Lodge are offering the lucky couple:
• A wedding for up to 50 guests to the value of R550.00 per person, any additional guests to be charged at a rate of R500.00 per person.
• All inclusive extras that are mentioned in the ‘Rain Farm Game & Lodge Wedding Package’
• Use of the chapel at Rain Farm (R1200.00)
• Optional addition of red carpet in the chapel (value of R500.00)
• Game viewer & rangers for a photo-shoot game drive, including a bottle of champagne (value of R1200.00)

All aspects of the wedding are available for sponsorship. This is a fantastic opportunity for a lucky couple at a stunning venue. I really think that all engaged couples should go to the Rain Farm Game and Lodge Bridal fair on Sunday 4th October 2015. Better yet, book your wedding photography with me, then go to Rain Farm!!



* as per the terms and conditions as agreed with Rain Farm Game and Lodge. The wedding prize must be taken within twelve months of winning.

Business Portraits

You never get aEdna065_010615_LowRes second chance to make a first impression, hey? And everything today is super fast with online everything. So if you have a presence on the web – and if you are in business in the 21st century who doesn’t? – then you need to stand out. Now, I know some people like to stand out with a logo, or a brand if you are lucky. Some people choose to stand out with a crazy colour scheme, or “catchy” music (good luck with that!). I think that people like people. We just know who we like and trust. A good business portrait shows who you are and can instantly create a connection with your audience. It is useful not just on the web but also on business cards and other printed material. A good business portrait can really enhance your presence in the marketplace.

It was such a pleasure to meet this lovely lady recently. Edna runs her own business, Edna Conway Coaching, coaching managers and staff to achieve their sales goals.  I think we captured a portrait that makes a connection. I do hope so.