I have been capturing magic moments for over 10 years and am a passionate storyteller.

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meet coetzer

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My name is Coetzer Cooke and I am a professional photographer and amateur dog dad to my Bouvier, Boa. My approach to photography is minimal, and my style is raw, timeless, and contemporary. I am passionate about people and telling their stories. In my work, I emphasise intimate moments between people, capturing true, unfiltered moments in the significant times of their lives. I enjoy capturing deep colours, dramatic landscapes, and textured settings which dictate rich moods and result in unfiltered and emotive images. My wedding and lifestyle photography is a fervent vocation, with 10 years of experience behind the lens, and I have worked at top wedding venues and locations across the Cape and around South Africa. My passion for photography travels through into my everyday life.  

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Hello,

it's so nice to meet you!

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Baila & Ronald
Baila & Ronald

lover

of

light

CAPTURING REAL LIFE

REAL LOVE 

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"Coetzer shot our wedding a couple of years ago and he did an incredible job. He made us feel relaxed and his shots were natural, spontaneous, and for most of the night we didn't even notice he was there, so we could take in every moment of our special day which he captured so beautifully."
Annika & Nicko

"One thing that has always had me in awe of Coetzer's work, is his ability to capture emotions - with our wedding being no exception. Thanks team Coetzer & Hannah, you made it possible for us to relive this day and these raw emotions over and over."
Nina & Andreas

"One thing that has always had me in awe of Coetzer's work, is his ability to capture emotions - with our wedding being no exception. Thanks team Coetzer & Hannah, you made it possible for us to relive this day and these raw emotions over and over."
Nina & Andreas

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KIND words

"After spending 2 hours with Coetzer at our engagement shoot, my Fiancé and I are so elated with having Coetzer as our photographer for our wedding. Not only is he incredibly talented in capturing the perfect, natural shot (which expresses your true happiness and oozes beauty & sophistication), he is a remarkable individual with such relation to many walks of life. His down to earth, witty and relaxed nature eases you into a not-so-familiar act of being photographed. His vast knowledge on photography and people skills leaves you feeling so at ease and allows you to be naturally you. I’d highly recommend Coetzer not only for his amazing photos but also as a great, valuable person to have beside you on your wedding day." 
Morgan & Chris

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We found Coetzer only weeks before our wedding, and we are so glad we did! He was very quick to respond and his willingness to work with us at such late notice was much appreciated. We only met Coetzer for the first time on our wedding day, but he was so divine to work with - great energy and made us feel really comfortable in his presence. Not to mention his incredible work, our wedding photos were perfect! Thank you Coetzer!
Brad & Nina

Wow, we could not have asked for a better experience. Coetzer made our wedding photos so much fun and we were so comfortable interacting with him. The sneak peak of our pictures made us even more sure that we made the right choice in photographer. Will 100% recommend him.
Carissa & JG

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Follow the links to see a selection of my work

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