Hi! I'm Giya
I count myself lucky to be a fulltime photographer to capture all people and environments. Capturing how families interact or how in love my couples are at a shoot feeds my passion.
Photography is a memory captured. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than seeing people remember a special moment in time I have given back to them.
Dream vacation: Vietnam and Cambodia.
Favorite food & drink: Greek, Mexican, Sushi and a good Mojito.
Favorite way of travel: A great road trip where you can stop and experience the culture as you travel.
Spoken Languages: English, Afrikaans
LOCATIONS SOUTH AFRICA
I’m a natural light lifestyle photographer. I like the photographs to be natural and to rather capture interactions of people with each other and the location so in a way it’s quite documentary style. Early morning and late afternoon light makes me so happy and I love to use that in my shoots.
BOOK YOUR SHOOTING WITH GIYA
- Ushaka Beach
- Summerveld Shongweni
- Durban Point waterfront district
- Umhlanga beach
- Many Nature reserves around KwaZulu Natal province
- “Hole in the wall” Thompsons Bay
- Kloof Gorge
This beach has great cityscape of Durban so can be very recognisable. It has a great pier and is best very early in the morning as it can get busy.
This is a country setting with a great avenue of trees and is on a stud farm. Very picturesque. On a Saturday morning, there is a farmer’s market which great to take photos at.
Here there are some great old style building and quaint streets. There is a canal the runs around the building with cute bridges. This is right by Ushaka beach so great if they want 2 locations.
Great beach to shoot on with a backdrop of the iconic lighthouse.
Great as you have the beach and the rock formation with the hole in the wall you can walk through.
Great views of the Durban mountains and gorge. The light here in the afternoon is amazing at the one lookout and views spectacular. Really shows off the goldern African sun. there are also waterfalls in the area you can walk to.