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 family photography Scottburgh

I love creating memories for families. The Kwa-zulu Natal South Coast has great photographic opportunities, including our beaches of course. I have had the privilege of creating memories for over 350 families in the past two years (what an honor).  Some families are small consisting of only 2 people and a pet, others are much

sean van tonder wedding photography maroupi wedding venue durban

A Maroupi wedding with Arisha and Jamion. What an amazing day, spent with an amazing couple and people.  Arisha and Jamion met many years ago, in fact they were school sweet hearts and exchanged voews at Maroupi Wedding Venue. The Kwazulu Natal humidity did not let us down – it was super hot. Thank goodness

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 couple photography sanlameer marina beach

Secrets to having an awesome couple photo shoot. Dorothy and Absalom live in Gauteng and decided to celebrate their engagement with a romantic getaway at Sanlameer on the Kwazulu Natal South Coast. Marina Beach (Sanlameer’s “Private Beach) is stunning with white sand and an open beach. The beach has beautiful dunes  with stunning panoramic views

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

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