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De Vette Mossel – Hanno And Ivette


Hanno and Ivette wanted a super relaxed, fun filled wedding. That is truly the best way to describe their beach wedding.  Both sides of their families was so amazing and they all made me feel like I was a close family friend, thank you!

I few word form the couple on my service as their wedding photographer:

“We are so impressed, Lynelle is fun, creative, hard working and goes the extra mile.  She has a passion for photography not a lot of people have.  She put so much effort into the wedding and pre-wedding shoots that we got the impression of her being in multiple places at once.  We received edited photos on both occasions before we went to bed, on that same day and OMW, it is beautiful.  We will definitely recommend her.  We are her number one fans.”

Hanno and Ivette toed the knot on the beach at De Vette Mossel Music was supplied by Disco and Sound and the team of Cronje Productions did the videography.




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Klein Karoo Prince Albert – Hanno And Ivette


Initially Hanno and Ivette did not book an engagement session, so I was super happy when they requested a pre wedding session for 4 days prior to their wedding day. The location was specific as Prince Albert is close to Ivette’s hart and they both have deep family roots in Prince Albert.  We had a blast with the abundance of gorgeous spots and not to mention the breathtaking sunset right at the end of our session in an olive grove just outside town.  Chenoa did an awesome job with Ivette’s makeup and we had the privilege to spend the even with Hanno and Ivette’s parents. Ivette’s mom have a gorgeous old fashioned, warm hearted home in the centre of Prince Albert. We were spoiled with an amazing home cooked meal!  From the bottom of our hearts: Thank you to you all for an unforgettable day!

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Garden Route Mossel Bay – Valentine Family

Family Portraits

The Valentine family, all the way from Canada, visiting family in South Africa.

What is there not to love about this session!  Awesome clients returning for another family session, stunning location, beautiful light and super cool moments!  Thank you for another great session with you all!

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Garden Route Mossel Bay – Linmari

Newborn & Baby

Sweet little Linmari.  It was so good to see you Elizabeth. Hold this this little angel close to your heart and treasure every little moment, life is so precious!

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Boggemsbaai – Van Der Watt

Family Portraits

This is my second session with the VD Watt family on holiday all the way from Canada.  Our first session was when little Mia was only a few month old, she has grown so much. She reminds me of a porcelain doll!  It was so good to see you all again.

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De Vette Mossel – Stuart & Ellen


Stuart & Ellen tied the knot in the beautiful old church in Great Brak.  The celebration with family and friends was a real feast at De Vette Mossel.  My first meeting with Stuart and Ellen was early this year, what stood out about them was their kindness and the way they laugh! When I met Stuart’s dad I knew he got his way of laughing from his dad.  Ellen’s mom is definitely someone who knows what she wants, she wanted everything to be perfect for her daughter, so I was very pleased when I was told that I exceeded her expectations.  Thank you for sharing your special day with me!

I few words from the bride:

“They say that one of the most important things you can get right for your wedding day is your choice of photographer. Well, with you, we can honestly say that it was one of the Best decisions we made!!! When you told me you were originally from Bloemfontein, We just knew this was faith, definitely a sign that you are our photographer. Lynelle, you are a super star, full of energy and so enthusiastic about your work, very talented and easy to work with,  we both felt so relaxed around you.

Thank you for going above and beyond to capture our very Special day! Literally going down on the ground or up in the air, even in a bush filled with Thorns to get the Perfect shot!! You are Amazing, beautiful inside and out!!

We appreciate all the little moments captured between us and our guests, all the emotions, laughter and love, giving us memories of our wedding day that we shall cherish forever. Not only, do you take gorgeous photos, but the unique way of catching special moments between people!

Thank you for making us look absolutely beautiful ♡


Ellen & Stuart”

Venue: De Vette Mossel

Decor & Flower: Fancy Functions

Wedding Dress & Groom Suit: Bridal & Co.

DJ: Disco & Sound

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Garden Route Maternity – Broodryk Family

Family Portraits, Maternity

Beautiful family, gorgeous setting and awesome light!  What more can you ask for.

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Garden Route Groot Brak – Maree Family

Family Portraits

I never thought that a family would book a session when they do not actually want to book one.  This may sound silly, but this was the case for the Maree family. I am telling you all this because I think there are a lot of people out there who want family portraits but do not want to be in front of a camera! Cornelia contacted me to book a family session since some of her friends already had sessions with me and now the Maree’s realized it was time to get some proper family portraits.  When I met them at the beach it was obvious that this was going to be a ‘take it as it go’ kind off session, I loved it!! Mom and dad ended up enjoying the session more than the girls and the end result was super relaxed family moments.

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Garden Route Mossel Bay – Elizabeth


I will never forget how over the moon I was when Elizabeth contacted me years back for her wedding.  I often saw her before then and thought how stunning it would be to get this classic beauty in front of my camera.  Well after the wedding it has been her first maternity session, Lafras’s newborn session and now expecting little Linmari. How awesome to share in such precious times, thank you!

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Garden Route Mossel Bay – Maartens Family

Family Portraits

I first met the Maartens family four years ago when I had the privilege to capture Carmen’s senior farewell portraits.  Such a blessing when clients return!  We started off with some formal portraits in the studio before venturing into the rain.  Just love the rainy shots, thank you for being such great sports.

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Garden Route Groot Brak – Du Toit Family

Family Portraits

The student council decided to treat their headmaster with a gift-voucher from my studio.  Wow, what a stunning family!  Loved every minute of this session with them and hope to see them all again.

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Garden Route Mossel Bay – Baby Imke

Newborn & Baby

From couple session, surprise engagement, pre-wedding, wedding, maternity and now newborn.  How blessed to capture real life and to see how a couple grow from being in love to becoming mom and dad to such a sweet little baby girl.  Welcome little Imke, I am looking forward to many more life capturing moments with you as you grow.