The story of a photographer

A little more info about me. I am a mother and wife to a loving husband and two little children who is mostly my inspiration for the focus on moments. I love travel, reading and spending time with friends and family. Since I was a little girl, I was always the “weird, creative kid”, lover of books and imaginary tales. Therefor I am totally in love with fairy tale romance stories and surreal photography. Both of these are so different but both a way of story telling.

Firstly, don’t we all just love a good love story? I get super excited about emotions and happiness.

I live for those raw moments.

My husband recently started doing film with me, so don't forget to enquire about film options.

Why Tales of Light?

If you search the literal meaning of tale, the definition is:“ A tale is a story, especially one that is full of creative embellishments. You can read a tale from a book, or tell a bedtime tale to the kids you are babysitting. Tales can be true or fictional, but they generally consist of a narrative, with a beginning and an end, made more interesting and exciting with vivid details.”

Therefore we are creating stories. Your story can either be a moment in time that you would always want to remember, a moment of movement, a moment of true and raw emotion. Or it can be totally fictional, created from an idea expressed in pictures through a Fine Art Surrealistic photograph. A brand new story that we create together.

Then there is light. What is photography other than light. We are writing stories while using some form of light, sunlight, moonlight, firelight, flashlight, spotlight, starlight, LIGHT.

Tales of Light is a combination of my most important two key elements of life. Telling a “tale” with “light”. This way I wish to once again be an inspiration to feel the warmth of the sun, listen to the songs of the wind and smiles of happy children, to take a step back and actually “see”.

Welcome to the new way of experience, welcome to Tales of Light


Manie & Elizbe

“Hi Mari baie dankie vir die pragtige foto's dis so mooi en ek love hoe jy elke emosie kon vas vang. Ek het sommer weer n traan gepik toe ek dit kyk. Ek en Manie waardeer regtig al jou moeite en jy is geseën met soveel talent! Weereens baie dankie.”

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