So this is love

Our Story

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” 
― Ansel Adams

The best thing about what we do is that we love what we do. We are Reinhardt & Melanie, visual storytellers, and seekers of the elegance in the everyday. Thank you for taking the time to get to know AndStory, choosing your wedding photographer is a big deal and it is important that you know who we are. AndStory originated as a husband and wife team based in Johannesburg. Our own love story began at university and we have been together for sixteen blissful years.

In 2009, we decided to follow our passion for visually capturing the tender moments of life and started Creative Emporium as a wedding photography business. With our background in film and video production, Creative Emporium soon expanded towards design projects as well as corporate video production. In 2014 we decided to split our interests and AndStory came to life.

Our life together has been one big adventure and we are grateful that it has taken us around the world to shoot incredible celebrations. We have seen wondrous cities and traveled to awe-inspiring places.

In this time we have started our own family and have two magnificent and curious little boys who have expanded and changed our life. Starting our family forced us to grow our business by employing photographers and editors to assist us with capturing our clients and to encapsulate their epic love stories. We have carefully selected amazing individuals to be part of our AndStory team.

Our whole team is passionate about celebrations of love and we aim to document the raw beauty of intimate stories authentically. It is one of the most important days in your life, so we strive to give it all the proper creative attention that it deserves.

“Our aim as visual storytellers is to find the wonder and emotion of the intimate moment. We incorporate our modern yet romantic style with a natural curiosity for the human truth and the sometimes unexpected beauty of the ordinary.”

 

Bespoke

Bespoke

We believe that every wedding is unique and that the photo's of weddings should reflect just that.

Visual Storytellers

Visual Storytellers

We tell the story of your wedding through documentary photography, capturing each and every special moment of your day as it unfolds.

Artisan

Artisan

Our photo's are creative and artistic. You will receive an artisan product of the highest quality