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My name is Marelie Geldenhuys, and in 2014 I started Fielafooi Fotografie. I grew up on a farm outside Heidelberg (Gauteng). My passion for photography started on the farm, eating lunch with my dad while he was busy harvesting or planting. I used to take my Father’s camera and take pictures of the crops. Fridays on the farm was always an excuse for a ‘photoshoot’,with 3 daughters my father just smiled and carried on farming.

After I completed high school I was very unsure of what career I wanted to pursue. I then went on to complete a short course with my eldest sister on how cameras work and what functionalities they have. In my second year after completing high school I studied wedding planning at SA School of Wedding situated in Pretoria. After I completed my studies I assisted at Lezar Opstal wedding venue for 4 years. During this time, I always had my camera handy to photograph all the lovely details of the weddings.
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During this time my passion for photography just grew bigger and bigger. I grew a network of photographer friends and got some insights on the trade. I started photographing family sessions and parties, also by assisting other photographers. 

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Why photography is important to me:

Every wedding is different. The vibe, the laughs and the different love between the couples, the guests are indescribable.

The purpose of a photographer:

Part of what I do is to make you look stunning on your big day. Telling your special love story and capturing every detail on your wedding day is all part of what I want to accomplish.
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