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


Sean van tonder wedding photography insingizi lodge

A beautiful wedding at Insingizi Lodge. Anna and Darren exchanged vows in the beautiful chapel at the  John Paul Prayer Centre in Port Shepstone. It was an intimate, emotional catholic wedding with family and friends, some taking the trip from Poland. After the ceremony, the wedding entourage proceeded to beautiful Insingizi Lodge for the reception.

A fitness couple have a photoshoot at Shelly Beach. A perfect morning after a few days of freezing weather. In fact it was still a little chilly when we arrived at the beach but as the sun popped over the horizon it warmed up really quickly. I loved creating these memories for this amazing power

Sean van Tonder Couple photography oribi gorge

Samantha and Jarrod at the Oribi Gorge Hotel.   Oh, I am so excited for this couples wedding next year. Samantha and I have known each other for many years, our parents are friends and of course we are friends. So when Sam contacted me earlier this year and asked if I would be her

Sean van Tonder couple photoshoot shelly beach kwazulu natal

An amazing couple photoshoot at Shelly Beach on the Kwazulu Natal South Coast. An amazing couple, horses and a sexy car – a photographers dream shoot. Payal and Sachin are the perfect couple. The have been dating for a few tears and decided to have a photoshoot done to celebrate their love for one another.

A lifestyle newborn photo session on the beach at Shelly Beach.   Little baby did not want to wake up. She was up until 3am and then decided that it was time to sleep during the photoshoot. I loved creating memories for Kanyisa and the family at Shelly Beach on the Kwazulu Natal South Coast.

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

A traditional Zulu wedding in Kwazulu Natal. Congratulations to Vuyiswa and Sandile Ngcobo who exchanged vows in Kwamashu in Kwazulu Natal recently. The rain did not put a damper on the occasion. For those that have never been to a traditional Zulu wedding (Umabo), it is an amazing part of the Zulu Culture. The wedding

sean van tonder wedding photography rain farm ballito

A wedding at Rain Farm Game Lodge on the Kwazulu Natal North Coast. What a perfect wedding. The weather was superb, warm with very little wind. On the 18 September Stacey and Phillip, both Wildlife Rangers, exchanged vows at the stunning Rain Farm Game Lodge. Stacey’s makeup was perfectly done by Kayla from KayT Makeup. Steven

sean van tonder wedding photography port shepstone

Jadine and Saveshan (Tubby) exchange vows in Port Shepstone. I loved this wedding what an amazing couple (who I photographed earlier this year  when I did their pre-wedding photoshoot). The day started off with meeting Tubby and the boys on the beach. They were having a game of football. It was great fun to watching

sean van tonder family photography umhlanga durban

A Family Shoot in Umhlanga Rocks in Durban. I loved spending time with Tanya, Vivian and Karla. A little breezy was the morning, but as one can see, shorts was the order of the day. When one speaks of winter, we think snow….right???? Well not in Kwazulu Natal and especially not in Umhlanga. Karla is

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