Creating contemporary, timeless memories that you can display gratifies me.

About Sean

“The only way to do great work is to do what you love!” ~ Steve Jobs

I am blessed to be able to do what I love. Meeting new people and being able to hear their stories and create timeless memories for them gratifies me. I strive to create that perfect picture, that one that will be admired for generations to come.



Client Reviews


I created this short video/slideshow to showcase what I do for social media. I think it is a good summary, what do you think?  


This family visited Margate on the Kwazulu Natal South Coast recently, all the way from Zimbabwe.  It was an amazing morning on the beach, with a few clouds with the sun peeking out every so often. With the lighting changing constantly changing, it was challenging at times. The kids were amazing and just wanted to

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Meet Mr and Mrs Strydom who exchanged vows at the stunning Lake Eland Game Reserve on the Kwazulu Natal South Coast. A few weeks ago I introduced you to  Sjarin and Jacques with their pre-wedding session in Durban. (click here if you missed it). Their day had arrived. The two days leading up to the


I met this amazing family at San Lameer Estate a few days ago. The weather was perfect, in fact is was very hot and we decided to have the session in front of San Lameer on the beach (Marina Beach). Thanks for allowing me to create memories for you and the family.  


A family session with a difference. The idea was to have beach photos, but the wind was blowing too hard for the ladies, so we…………… I love this family. I had the privilege to create memories for them two years ago and it was great that they were visiting the South Coast again. This time


This large family decided to get together in Pumula to celebrate a 60th birthday. What a privilege to great memories for all of them. We met at the beautiful Pumula Beach Hotel in the late afternoon. It was warm but there was a moderate wind blowing – the first option was photograph the family on


It was awesome photographing Sjarin and Jacques on the beachfront in Durban. These two are getting married in May at Lake Eland on the Kwazulu Natal South Coast. I am looking forward to being a part of their day. An amazing autumn day in Durban – beautiful light and picturesque skies set the scene. This

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A family get together at San Lameer to celebrate a 60th birthday. This is why I love what I do…………………. Lungi contacted me to create memories for the family as they were getting together from all over the country to celebrate her mum’s 60th birthday. The morning started off with some formal portraits and ended

sean van tonder couple photography johannesburg

Kelly and James in the centre of Johannesburg, in Eloff Street. I was born in Gauteng but my parents moved to the Kwazulu Natal South Coast when I was a young lad. One can say that I am a Durbanite as I have lived on the coast for most of my life. The closest I

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