How long have you been shooting weddings?


2021 will be my 18th year as a professional wedding photographer, with over 850 successful weddings done.




Are dates provisionally held?


Unfortunately no.

A non-refundable booking fee and a signed contract are required to confirm booking. I see a number of clients sharing the same date so first payment of booking fee secures the date.




Do you travel?


I am based in Pretoria and I do weddings around the country and internationally. My packages include a 100km round trip from Moreleta Park, Pretoria thereafter an additional charge of R4.50/km is applicable. Flights, accommodation & car hire required for destination weddings.




Can you show me a complete set of recent wedding pictures?


On my blog you’ll find some of my recent weddings and my portfolio. However, when we meet at my office; I will present examples of a few full weddings – you will see what a final completed album would look like, rather than just my favourite images that I blog.




Will you tell us how to pose?


Yes, I will guide you but I aim for more spontaneous & real moments through the beloved technique.




Do you take table/group shots of my guests?


No, I do not take formal table/group shots of guests. I do take plenty spontaneous/candid photos of your guests during the day & evening, their reaction to the speeches, dancing, having fun etc.




Do you do engagement shoots?


Yes, I love them! We will discuss the look & feel you want, then decide on the location & wardrobe. Engagement shoots are scheduled during the week on Wednesdays in the late afternoons. Weekends are only reserved for weddings. You will receive 50 high resolution digital images. Engagement shoots include a total of 35km travel from Moreleta Park, Pretoria, thereafter R4.50/km plus tollgates will be charged.




Do we need to meet you before the wedding?


I prefer to meet before the wedding, I find it puts both of us at ease if we can get to know each better. The pre-wedding meeting also allows us to connect and discuss the details of the day. If you are not in Pretoria then we can use Skype to chat.




can we meet with you?


We can set up a Zoom meeting for distant clients to discuss further or you can visit me at my office in Moreleta Park, Pretoria.

I am available Tuesdays - Fridays 09:00 - 17:00 and after hours on Tuesdays.








What is Beloved?


I truly adore this technique, as I strive to create images of special moments, which my clients will really TREASURE for a lifetime.

Blending the visual beauty of wedding photography with the reality of photojournalism, the appealing technique of Beloved gives me an unpretentious way to invite enjoyable experiences for the bridal couple while capturing stunning and cherished imagery of them.


With a Beloved session it is all about the true connection between the couple. Each image conveys a sincere, genuine and honest interaction between them. Beloved sessions aren’t photo shoots. They’re experiences – I am just nearby to capture it.


Beloved is a style of photography that blends both the art & emotional engagement of the moment. I apply the Beloved technique and fuse it with more classic & romantic style.


The photogenic technique of Beloved assists me in moving beyond the “fake camera smile” to capture the authentic, effortless and beautiful sides of your personalities that you naturally share with your loved one.


Let me explain the concept of the Beloved technique that I apply:


Beloved does not employ formal posing or a ‘say cheese’ approach. I invite the couple into an experience and then photograph the moments that result from those experiences.

Beloved is a multi-sensory occurrence.

Beloved means falling in love all over again.

Beloved is recalling why you fell in love.

Beloved is a reawakening of your love.

Beloved is about removing the distance that builds unwittingly between people.

Beloved is seeing what has always been and a revealing of what could be.


During a Beloved session your togetherness will be pleasant & enjoyable.

You can experience:

Spontaneous laughter

A few happy tears

A deep affection for your loved one


Beloved is a hands-on, have fun, feel good, photo-session. It celebrates and explores... showing love, feeling love and being loved.


Beloved is an experience of the heart that gives truth a voice, gives relationships strength, and gives love flight.


I thrive on going beyond just taking pictures of people. I want you to look at those images for years and remember, not only the click of the shutter, but the moments in between.

on the blog




stella@stellauys.com | 082 568 3787


office hours: tuesdays - fridays 09:00 - 17:00