Thank you for visiting my site and congratulations on your big day!

I am Milya van Heerden, I have been a Wedding Photographer for 15+ years
I have attached a list of contact information of my clients in the past 4 years below that can be downloaded – you can choose any client and ask a reference letter – I’m very confident that you will receive a very good reference about me, your Wedding Photographer based in Cape Town, Western Cape with studio’s in Cape Town, Gauteng and Mauritius.

What makes me different than ‘most’ photographers out there?

With our initial meeting you will receive a free mini- photo session – this helps for you to ‘see yourself in our work’ – after booking with us we will be doing a pre-wedding shoot for you – this could be a month or 2 before the wedding – we will during this meeting discuss the final setup for the wedding and how I will plan my day to capture every moment for you. We will then have a photo session – this helps for us to get to know each other … Lots of the posing we will be doing during this shoot will act as a practice run for the wedding so you know exactly what I mean when I pose you in a certain way. This saves lots of time during the actual wedding day. You will receive all photos taken within the week of the shoot / meeting.
During the time I spend at your wedding (from preparations to end of formalities at your reception) I take Unlimited photos. ALL of these taken will be edited within less than a week of your wedding and delivered on USB. All will be hi-resolution with no watermarks (no company name on it)
With editing I will do some special effects on some of the photos – but I do believe over edit is more for photos that needs fixing… I rather shoot the photo right from the start.
I will also make a selection of photos – to tell a story – design your wedding album and supply you with the design to make changes if needed and for approval. This design will also be on your USB supplied with all the wedding photos.

What equipment is in my bag:

I shoot with only hi-end equipment
Cameras:
Nikon D4
2x Nikon DF’s
Lenses:
2x 24-70mm F2.8
2x 70-200mm F2.8
1x 50mm F1.4
Flashes:
Nikon SB910’s
And then a few other fancy photography toys.

What do we capture on the day:

Preparation:
Bride & Groom Preparations (we normally start 1.5 – 2 hours before the ceremony starts)

Ceremony:
Guests Arriving, Entire Ceremony, Congratulations from guests

Photo Session:
Family, Retinue, Bride & Groom (1st Photographer)
Decor & Guests during welcome drinks (2nd Photographer)

Reception:
Decoration of Reception room, Bride & Groom entering, All formalities, Table / group photos, Night shoot (if time allows)

Wedding Photographer in Cape Town

Alicia & Warren

@ Velmore South Africa

Wedding Photographer South Africa

Anzel & Willem

@ Cullinan South Africa

Wedding Photography Western Cape

Sam & Sizwe

@ Oakfield

Wedding Photographer Western Cape

Gratitude & Sihle

@ Summerplace South Africa

Wedding Photography in Cape Town

Noma & Valdo

@ East London

Nelly Emanuel

Thank you sooooooooo much Milya. We are excited and totally in love with our photos and cannot get over them! You are truly the best photographer with such creativity and excellent service. It was truly a pleasure having you capture our day. You were fantastic to work with and made us feel so comfortable and we had so much fun whilst doing it. From the time we met for our engagement shoot and pre-wedding shoot, you have just been amazing.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Nelly Emanuel

5.0
2016-11-24T10:22:39+00:00

Nelly Emanuel

Thank you sooooooooo much Milya. We are excited and totally in love with our photos and cannot get over them! You are truly the best photographer with such creativity and excellent service. It was truly a pleasure having you capture our day. You were fantastic to work with and made us feel so comfortable and we had so much fun whilst doing it. From the time we met for our engagement shoot and pre-wedding shoot, you have just been amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Alta Dreyer

I am very happy with the service we got from Milya. She was very helpful and creative with our 3 informal and 2 formal photo shoots! She really captures the context, moments and atmosphere. I always suggest her to anyone asking about photographers. You will not be disappointing!

Alta Dreyer

5.0
2016-11-23T18:33:04+00:00

Alta Dreyer

I am very happy with the service we got from Milya. She was very helpful and creative with our 3 informal and 2 formal photo shoots! She really captures the context, moments and atmosphere. I always suggest her to anyone asking about photographers. You will not be disappointing!

Cherilee Kennel

what a pleasure to have at your side on the one of the most important days in your life... patience ,care and helpful ideas. i couldn't thank you enough Milay for all the great work and loving memories you have given me .. i found the most greatest comfort and friendship with having you
at my wedding taking those beautiful pictures , great service and awesome to work with .. so worth it ..

Cherilee Kennel

5.0
2016-11-24T10:18:07+00:00

Cherilee Kennel

what a pleasure to have at your side on the one of the most important days in your life... patience ,care and helpful ideas. i couldn't thank you enough Milay for all the great work and loving memories you have given me .. i found the most greatest comfort and friendship with having you at my wedding taking those beautiful pictures , great service and awesome to work with .. so worth it ..

Lerato Mphelo

For me Milya is not only the best Photographer but the best business person I have ever known! She is very professional you don't worry about a thing and always willing to go an extra mile. She did our wedding book for free simply because I got her a referral, very few people show gratitude these days.
Her work is excellent and she is always available for her customers. I always brag about my photo book and make sure everyone sees it because it was perfectly done and well thought of.

Thank you soooo much Milya for your excellence and immaculate service.

Lerato xoxo

Lerato Mphelo

5.0
2016-11-24T10:24:31+00:00

Lerato Mphelo

For me Milya is not only the best Photographer but the best business person I have ever known! She is very professional you don't worry about a thing and always willing to go an extra mile. She did our wedding book for free simply because I got her a referral, very few people show gratitude these days. Her work is excellent and she is always available for her customers. I always brag about my photo book and make sure everyone sees it because it was perfectly done and well thought of. Thank you soooo much Milya for your excellence and immaculate service. Lerato xoxo

Andrid Booysen

Best photographer ever!!!!!! The only thing you have left from your special day is your photos, and Milya and her team did an awesome job of capturing every moment. Her friendliness just made us feel at ease in front of the camera. The quality of the photos are first class.... our wedding was a year ago and whenever me and hubby look through our wedding album, we get excited all over again. The photos just take you back to that very special day in our lives. Great value for money.

YOU WILL NOT GO WRONG CHOOSING MILYA AS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER.... BEST DECISION YOU'LL MAKE , COS IN THE END WHEN THE WEDDING IS DONE AND EVERYTHING IS OVER, THE ONLY THING WE HAVE LEFT IS OUR PICS:)

Andrid Booysen

5.0
2016-11-24T10:21:14+00:00

Andrid Booysen

Best photographer ever!!!!!! The only thing you have left from your special day is your photos, and Milya and her team did an awesome job of capturing every moment. Her friendliness just made us feel at ease in front of the camera. The quality of the photos are first class.... our wedding was a year ago and whenever me and hubby look through our wedding album, we get excited all over again. The photos just take you back to that very special day in our lives. Great value for money. YOU WILL NOT GO WRONG CHOOSING MILYA AS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER.... BEST DECISION YOU'LL MAKE , COS IN THE END WHEN THE WEDDING IS DONE AND EVERYTHING IS OVER, THE ONLY THING WE HAVE LEFT IS OUR PICS:)

Nomabongo Ratshi

Creative, Unconventional, Flexible, Patient, Friendly, Professional

These are the key words that come to mind when I think about Milya of Photography Mauritius.

I have lost count of how many photo sessions we have booked but one thing stands out, and that is the quality of her work. She makes you relax completely and have fun in each session, and the results are always beautiful.

Thank you Milya for sharing your passion with us!

Valdo, Noma, Lihle
(and friends)

Nomabongo Ratshi

5.0
2016-11-24T10:26:10+00:00

Nomabongo Ratshi

Creative, Unconventional, Flexible, Patient, Friendly, Professional These are the key words that come to mind when I think about Milya of Photography Mauritius. I have lost count of how many photo sessions we have booked but one thing stands out, and that is the quality of her work. She makes you relax completely and have fun in each session, and the results are always beautiful. Thank you Milya for sharing your passion with us! Valdo, Noma, Lihle (and friends)

Tamar Lewis

Luckily we chose Milya to photograph our wedding day which was the best decision! The really professional service was excellent value for money and she was so kind to my mom and mom-in-law making sure they were included and each getting there own copy of photos. The photos were absolutely fantastic and she made us look good even though we are not very photogenic. The way the photos were done on the day were so natural and not in anyway obtrusive. It felt like she and her partner were friends at the celebrations and at teh same time so well organised and came up with such awesome ideas. I would highly recommend Milya to anyone looking to capture a special event

Tamar Lewis

5.0
2016-11-24T10:25:21+00:00

Tamar Lewis

Luckily we chose Milya to photograph our wedding day which was the best decision! The really professional service was excellent value for money and she was so kind to my mom and mom-in-law making sure they were included and each getting there own copy of photos. The photos were absolutely fantastic and she made us look good even though we are not very photogenic. The way the photos were done on the day were so natural and not in anyway obtrusive. It felt like she and her partner were friends at the celebrations and at teh same time so well organised and came up with such awesome ideas. I would highly recommend Milya to anyone looking to capture a special event

Lebogang Selahle

I have always told my husband that the wedding album and our rings are the only things will be left from the big day, and we had to make sure that I source the best because they are for life. More than anything, your happy personality was the greatest highlights of my experience with you and Ron. The passion and grace with which you do your work is the reason you will always be the best at what you do. My pictures are so beautiful and the album is stunning (I don't think my kids will be able to tear out the pages :)). But most importantly, I have scored myself a life time photographer. Keep being the best at what you are doing....xoxoxo
#As I prepare for my photo shoot in Mauritius

Lebogang Selahle

5.0
2016-11-23T18:35:24+00:00

Lebogang Selahle

I have always told my husband that the wedding album and our rings are the only things will be left from the big day, and we had to make sure that I source the best because they are for life. More than anything, your happy personality was the greatest highlights of my experience with you and Ron. The passion and grace with which you do your work is the reason you will always be the best at what you do. My pictures are so beautiful and the album is stunning (I don't think my kids will be able to tear out the pages :)). But most importantly, I have scored myself a life time photographer. Keep being the best at what you are doing....xoxoxo #As I prepare for my photo shoot in Mauritius

Analita de Freitas

WOW!!! We are totally in love with the photos! You have done such an amazing job! I feel so proud when I show off our wedding book and everyone who sees it agrees that these are the most beautiful wedding photos they had ever seen.

Milya, you are truly an awesome photographer and delivered excellent service. You made us feel so comfortable and at ease all the way! We are so happy that we chose you to capture our special day!

Thank you for making our wedding a brilliant memory which will be treasured forever!

May you continue doing great work for a long time and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

Analita & Dave Stevenson!

Analita de Freitas

5.0
2016-11-24T10:18:55+00:00

Analita de Freitas

WOW!!! We are totally in love with the photos! You have done such an amazing job! I feel so proud when I show off our wedding book and everyone who sees it agrees that these are the most beautiful wedding photos they had ever seen. Milya, you are truly an awesome photographer and delivered excellent service. You made us feel so comfortable and at ease all the way! We are so happy that we chose you to capture our special day! Thank you for making our wedding a brilliant memory which will be treasured forever! May you continue doing great work for a long time and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Analita & Dave Stevenson!

Christina de Gouveia

It was the best decision to ask Malaya to do our wedding pics! She was brilliant and professional our pictures came out so beautifully!!!♡♡♡♡

Christina de Gouveia

5.0
2016-11-24T10:23:31+00:00

Christina de Gouveia

It was the best decision to ask Malaya to do our wedding pics! She was brilliant and professional our pictures came out so beautifully!!!♡♡♡♡

Malise Abrahams

Best photographer who made sure I get quality, precision and professionalism. Milya and the other crew members from Photography Mauritius has made my day more special and much more memorable, ensuring that I'll be able to enjoy the memories of my wedding for years still.

Malise Abrahams

5.0
2016-11-24T10:20:22+00:00

Malise Abrahams

Best photographer who made sure I get quality, precision and professionalism. Milya and the other crew members from Photography Mauritius has made my day more special and much more memorable, ensuring that I'll be able to enjoy the memories of my wedding for years still.
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