A Word From Shireen Louw

To be honest, photography found me 13+ years ago, it snuck up on me from out of nowhere and took hold of the very essence of my creative spirit. Before I even owned a camera, I always use to try and find a creative output, I tried my hand at painting, writing and music. Turns out I am not a great painter or pianist.

However photography stuck with me, and it was almost like a love affair that started with a few outings now and again, and before I knew it I was completely in love with photography and what it allowed me to do.

Choosing to mainly focus on Weddings & Lifestyle Photography, allows me to dwell in my “happy place”. As cliché as it may sound, I love people, I love being creative and there is no emotion that can describe the feeling you capture a moment in time that can easily be forgotten if it was not for that image.

About Jorinda Louw

Jorinda Louw has been a main partner in the Shireen Louw Brand for over 9years and also photographs weddings as main photographer. With a shared love for creative natural light photography, similar shooting styles and fun personalities, these two sisters sure make a dynamic duo.

Both Shireen & Jorinda is trained as photographer & videographer but at most weddings work alongside our creative team of videographers to be able to offer both services to our clients.

With a firm hand on the production, creative concept/post production process, Shireen personally makes sure that all work produced by Shireen Louw Wedding Productions is of high standard and the quality we have been known for over the years.

WRITING/EDITOR POSITION

Four years ago I tried my hand at writing again and together with my photography I now blog at www.inspiredwomen.co.za every chance I get. In 2018 I have been appointed as the travel editor for Bloss Magazine as well as guest blogger for the Rooi Rose Magazine team and being featured in the magazine was such an honor in July 2017. Life is all about trying new things, and recently I have discovered quite an interest with On-Camera Television and Directing and will definitely venture into those areas in the near future. My traveling adventures and love for adventure has taken me quite far to date and I am sure it will take me to more weird and wonderful experiences in the future.

OPARI SHOES

In 2017 I started a wedding shoe brand called OPARI SHOES

A Bridal Shoe range offering high quality, modern wedding shoes to South African Brides & Internationally.

Within 2 years OPARI became one of the most sought after wedding shoe brands in South Africa.

Please visit www.opari.co.za to check out the entire range we offer.

What Inspires Me

This is not a question with one answer, since Inspiration can hit you like a ton of bricks in the middle of the night out of nowhere, or it comes in the form of images, moments in time, even the time of day, the smell in the air or the scenery. No matter how inspiration comes to me, I take full advantage of it every time.

Certain things about weddings just makes me believe in the smaller things in life and it allows me to capture emotion, something most people have conditioned themselves not to show easily. There is something special about a dad, that sheds a tear as he walks his daughter down the aisle. It allows me to capture love, at the highest point of it’s existence, the moment when two individual people, decides to make a forever commitment to each other.

I love being a leader, a mentor & entrepreneur – Seeing and helping others succeed makes me happy. I love to challenge myself by always being innovative, creative and an out-of-box thinker.

THE TEAM


I am lucky to have a team that supports & assists me with every wedding, shoot & project .
Currently we are 10 creatives that forms part of the Shireen Louw Brand and can shoot multiple weddings/events on one day.
Our usage of pro equipment allows us to not only shoot in high quality but to stay on top of the best quality images/video produced.

Our team capture weddings all over South Africa, Sweden & Internationally.