About Sean

Welcome to my online portfolio.  I am a wedding and family portrait photographer who loves my family, my dogs and the sea.

I am blessed to live south of Durban, South Africa.

Photography is not about the past, its about the future and I would love to create classic memories for you. More about me….. 



sean van tonder wedding photography uvongo south coast

Shante and Cody exchange vows at their new home in Uvongo. I love this couple. They are so special and know what they want. Before I tell you about their day, let me do a small introduction. They met on Mxit in 2009. A cyber friendship developed and they enjoyed chatting. In August 2010 they

sean van tonder family photography umtentweni

The older generations are so special. Memories for my parents at Umtentweni Beach. In 1979 (I was a young boy), we moved to a small village called Umtenweni on the KZN South Coast. We stayed in the Old Tweni Hotel (no longer) for 3 months while our house was being built. The hotel was about

sean van tonder newborn photography port shepstone

Newborn photography on the South Coast of Kwazulu Natal.   I have photographed a lot of genres over the years. I just love photography and its amazing diversity in creating memories. I must say that one of the most challenging genres is newborn photography. I definitely have the technical know how, but I am used

sean van tonder wedding photography thanda

A few weeks ago I documented Yolandi and Chris’s wedding at Thanda Game Reserve. (if you missed the post click here). So I thought it would be great to share a slide show of their entire day. (click on the image below to view)  

sean van tonder family photography

Choosing a family photographer is something you should only do once. I believe that when you find the right person, they should be able to document your family over the years. Getting to know your photographer and what to expect from a session makes it more meaningful each time. As an added bonus your artwork

sean van tonder model photography

Photographers are not using this essential yet inexpensive piece of equipment. Browsing Social Media, I see hundreds of photos a month, and so many images that just look OK, but they could be so much better if the photographer had just introduced this item into their gear. I notice dark eyes and the lack of highlights in

sean van tonder wedding photography palm manor south coast

Cassie and Jason exchange vows at Palm Manor on the Kwazulu Natal South Coast.   Love – A feeling that goes beyond almost all sense of physicality. To love is to feel such a strong feeling for another that you can understand them in a way few can. The love between these two is so special. I

sean van tonder family photography mtwalume

Meet the Versters – a humbling experience. Meet the Versters. This family  stems from Bloemfontein in the Freestate. They escaped the freezing temperatures (-3 & 18 degrees) of their home town for a getaway to Mtwalume on the Kwazulu Natal South Coast (where the average winter temperature is a warm 23 degrees). I love the


Marius and Angie, a couple shoot in Margate. Angie and Marius are engaged and will be exchanging vows later this year. (I am so excited for their wedding). After meeting with Angie and Marius to discuss their wedding day, it was time to plan their engagement photo shoot. Marius is in the motor vehicle industry

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