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About Bernard

Born in South Africa I grew up in Stellenbosch, a small town surrounded by vineyards and mountains and only a stone's throw away from the beach. This is where I discovered my love for being in the outdoors and exploring, and making me love hikes in the mountains and walks on the beach in equal measure. I was also very fortunate to have lived abroad with my family for periods of time, which instilled a passion for travelling and experiencing different places and cultures in me. Whenever an opportunity presents itself, there is absolutely zero hesitation from me to embark on a new adventure! Knowing this, it will be no surprise to hear that I have lived in six countries to date and I ‘never say never’ that we may be on the move again in the future…

Of these six countries, I have spent nearly thirteen years in the UK, and this is where I discovered my passion for photography. I started off by honing my skills as a wedding photographer, even though landscapes and wildlife has always been the flame that fuelled my passion. Photographing weddings took us on an amazing adventure to live on the Greek island of Paros for a few years. Greece is such a special place - the million different shades of blue that surrounds the islands are just phenomenal! That and the spectacular sunsets kept on fuelling my love for landscape photography. every.single.day!

Eventually the travel bug bit again and we decided to relocate to Sydney where I am based now. It is here that I have fallen hook, line and sinker for seascape photography; not hard with so many beautiful beaches and ocean pools dotted around. Most weekend mornings you will find me somewhere long the coast with my tripod, waiting for the sunrise. Having also discovered the wonders of aerial photography in Sydney, I am still amazed at what is visible from such a different vantage point. The shapes, textures, colours and shadows play around in a spectacular manner to help create some magnificent images.

Really excited to see what new content I can create over whilst hopefully being able to make my way through visiting places on my ever-growing bucket list...

In the meantime have a browse through my catalogue of images and see if there are any you like - they are all available to order as prints or frames.

A Few Random Facts

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Countries I Have Lived

39

Countries I Have Visited

135

Weddings Photographed

1839

Km's Done In Running Races

Awards & Features

2019

•  CameraCraft Magazine:  Portfolio feature, including cover image (July)
•  Crown Artist Initiative:  Highly Commended (July)
•  Guild of Photographers:  Image of the month awards - 2 Gold, 10 Silver & 21 Bronze

2018

•  Guild of Photographers:  Landscape image of the year finalist
•  Guild of Photographers:  Image of the month awards - 3 Gold, 7 Silver & 16 Bronze

2017

•  Guild of Photographers:  Urban image of the year finalist
•  Guild of Photographers:  Image of the month awards - 1 Silver & 27 Bronze
•  Wedding Photographer Society:  5 Society Awards
•  Real wedding feature in:  La Bride

2016

•  Wedding Photographer Society:  2 Society Awards
•  WeddingWire:  Couples Choice Award
•  Huffington Post:  Mediterranean wedding feature
•  Brides Abroad Magazine:  Wedding photography feature
•  Real wedding feature in:  Fly Away Bride, Brides without Borders, Jet Fete, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Chic & Stylish Weddings

2015

•  Guild of Photographers:  Urban & Street image of the year finalist
•  Guild of Photographers:  Image of the month awards - 1 Silver
•  WeddingWire:  Couples Choice Award
•  Fearless Photographers:  Fearless Award (Collection 28)
•  Real wedding feature in:  Equally Wed, Chic & Stylish Weddings

2014

•  Guild of Photographers:  Image of the month awards - 3 Bronze
•  WeddingWire:  Couples Choice Award
•  Wedding Ideas Magazine:  Wedding photography feature

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