My name is Danieka Erasmus. I moved to Santa Cruz, California in 2015 with my husband and 2 kiddos, from Cape Town, South Africa.
I have always loved Art in all its many forms, but being a visual person I have been drawn to the Fine Arts most and in particular photography, where I have found my passion. My other passion is reading and though I love storytelling, I have never been good with words and so through photography, I have been able to tell many beautiful stories. Genuine, authentic stories about real people.
"Love is all you need" - the Beatles.
I truly believe that love makes the world a better place, which is why I enjoy photographing weddings so much! There are so many beautiful moments to capture and unique stories to tell.
I consider my style to be more documentary or journalistic with a good blend of creativity from the Fine Arts. I prefer to observe and document the environment waiting for authentic moments to happen naturally, rather than disrupting the environment. Those moments always come and they are so worth it! This way I get to tell real stories about real people with real moments that can be cherished for generations.
When I'm not photographing weddings I enjoy spending time with my family. We love going to the beach to build sand castles or hiking in the Redwood forest. I also love traveling the world and going on great adventures with my amazing husband. There is also nothing better than an evening at home listening to some good music or reading a good book.