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Nelson & Chantal | Shalwyn

You know, I love the weddings that move me. I mean, truly, deeply move me. It’s not something I can always explain or put my finger on, why I love one wedding more than the other, it’s not always the pretty details or the beautiful love. I see a lot of... read more

John and Natalie | Drakensbergkloof

I arrived at John and Natalie’s wedding venue with very little signal and no real idea of where I was actually going. But the minute I arrived on the dusty tracks leading to Drakensbergkloof, I knew I was in for a beautiful day. What I found when I finally... read more

Misty Midlands Wedding | Des and Jen

Nats and I arrived at Corrie Lynn Farm early in the day and were met with the most exquisite wedding venue. It’s so evident why brides would fall in love with its rustic and farm feel – it’s a heart warningly beautiful place to say vows and marry... read more

A Slow Sunday morning with the Linde Family

Family – Just the right mix of chaos and love. I absolutely loved this lifestyle session at the Linde family home. I arrived early with everyone still in their pyjamas and after coffee and some pigtails, we got to having fun, exploring the garden, play area,... read more

Clinton and Carla’s beach engagement session

We ran, we splashed in the ocean, and we took photos on a beautiful rock overlooking the sea. And when we were done with that, Clinton and Carla got to have some fun with their two favourites – Glencoe and Snowy! Carla has been following my work for the longest... read more

Tips to Completely Rock Your Couple Shoot

With the new wedding season, comes the super busy engagement season right on its heels too so I thought what better time to talk about engagement shoots and how to rock your couple shoot?! The new season starts next week for me, and I am so beyond grateful that my... read more

Thobezweni and Thobeka | St Ives, Midlands Meander

While the rain poured down, love and the joyful sounds of singing raised the roof on Thobeka and Thobezweni’s wedding day. Everything from the beautiful location, sparkly fairy lights to Thobeka’s A M A Z I N G McCarthy Wolff wedding dress was just a... read more

Warren and Stephanie | Thorner Country Estate

Warren and Stephanie’s Thorner Country Estate wedding was full of love and joy, that when it came to deciding which photos to put into this blog post, I really struggled to keep it short!! With their closest friends and family, Warren and Steph were married by... read more

Craig & Chantelle | Hilton Bush Lodge Wedding

I met Craig and Chantelle in a coffee shop, and immediately liked them. And when I heard how much DIY was going into their wedding at Hilton Bush Lodge, I really liked them! I love DIY. And I love when brides take their ideas, whether that’s from their own... read more

Jason and Kerryn’s paddock engagement session

Here’s the thing about people from small towns who love animals; they have the hugest hearts and warmest personalities. This is definitely Jason and Kerryn – one of my 2018 wedding couples who I recently met up with for their engagement shoot down in a... read more

Things I’ve learnt in my second year of self employment

They say the first three years of self employment are the toughest. While this year has certainly been tough, it’s been an adventure that I would continue to choose, year after year. This time last year, I shared my lessons from my first year of self employment... read more

Charl and Kim’s wedding at Cranford Country Lodge

Venue: Cranford Country Lodge Make up: Blush Pro Make Up – Candice  Florist: Desire2Hire Cheese cake: The Farmer’s Daughter Bride’s Dress: Bride & Co. You’ll often hear a photographer say they shot such an amazing wedding, that it’s... read more

Darren and Louise’s wedding at Bellwood Stud

Being a photographer means I get to see quite a bit at weddings. I get to meet people from all walks of life. Sit and eat a meal with people who have stories to share. And I get to truly see the heart and soul of what goes on on a wedding day. So when I arrived at... read more

A Coffee Shop Engagement Session

I almost completely forgot to share these with you! Damian and Jitesh met with me just before their wedding to do their engagement shoot at The Book Boutique in Amanzimtoti. Just before they arrived, a huge wind picked up and it absolutely poured with rain! But... read more

Tommie and Kim’s Engagement Session

Tommie and Kim travelled to Durban from Ladysmith for their engagement session, so we hit the beach and soaked up some of that last beautiful light for the day. I’m so crazy about shooting at this time of the day on the beach and just love these photos! Tommie... read more

Marlize and Andrew’s Kloof Garden Wedding

Things I love about this wedding: – That Marlize married Andrew in her mom’s garden in Kloof. – That Marlize’ mom spent months working in her beautiful garden ahead of this special day. – The love from every single person who was there.... read more

Hello & welcome! I am Tanya Jacobs, the photographer behind Tanya Jacobs Photography and I absolutely love living in Durban, South Africa. I’m the proud wife to Christiaan, and mama to Ella, our almost two year old daughter. I hope you enjoy browsing through some of my latest work and getting a little peek into all the beautiful weddings and families I’ve been a part of! I’ve loved every minute of telling their stories, and hope this shows in their images.
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