Wedding | corporate | portrait | school | Maternity

Port Elizabeth PE Photographer

PE Photographer specialising in wedding photography that is breathtaking, corporate photography that captures unique culture, family portraits that is the essence of each individual & school photography that immortalizes childhood

corporate

I believe corporate photography should capture the warm personality of employees, the passion of the brand and the inviting nature of corporate spaces. Let me do what I do best in immortalizing your brand with show-stopping images.

wedding

The best wedding photography is about capturing the moments that are easily missed – the tears being shed by the mothers, the spontaneous laughter of the groom & the mesmerising glow of the bride. These are my favourite!

school

School is one of the biggest parts of your child’s life, and each year brings it’s own memories. School photos don’t have to be boring portraits. I endeavor to make each school portrait about capturing the unique individual personality on camera.


"I loved working with Donna, she oozes creativity and quickly made us all feel comfortable. She was available at very short notice for a fashion shoot after we were let down by our original photographer. I recommend Donna to anyone looking for a professional photographer, talent like this is not easy to find."

~ Roxy Meier | Fashion Photography

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~ Roxy Meier | Fashion Photography

"I loved working with Donna, she oozes creativity and quickly made us all feel comfortable. She was available at very short notice for a fashion shoot after we were let down by our original photographer. I recommend Donna to anyone looking for a professional photographer, talent like this is not easy to find."
"Donna van der Watt Photography is outstanding. She took a brief and transformed it into exceptional visuals that conveyed the essence of the Discovery brand experience for our clients and the public."

~ Keenan | Discovery Big Walk

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~ Keenan | Discovery Big Walk

"Donna van der Watt Photography is outstanding. She took a brief and transformed it into exceptional visuals that conveyed the essence of the Discovery brand experience for our clients and the public."
"A huge thank you Donna, for the amazing dedication you showed on our wedding day! Not only did you allow me to have my Bridezilla moments, but you also went above and beyond to make my ‘vision’ for our photos a reality! Thank you for all the extra little things you did to make us feel special (the emergency packs and that chocolate when I thought I was going to collapse of exhaustion). You became more than just another service provider  I have continued to highly recommend your work to everyone that oohs and aaahs at our wedding pics. Thank you!"

~ Luchae & Chris | PE Wedding photography

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~ Luchae & Chris | PE Wedding photography

"A huge thank you Donna, for the amazing dedication you showed on our wedding day! Not only did you allow me to have my Bridezilla moments, but you also went above and beyond to make my ‘vision’ for our photos a reality! Thank you for all the extra little things you did to make us feel special (the emergency packs and that chocolate when I thought I was going to collapse of exhaustion). You became more than just another service provider  I have continued to highly recommend your work to everyone that oohs and aaahs at our wedding pics. Thank you!"
"I have known Donna for the past 6 years. She has performed work for me as a supplier. As a business owner: she is passionate about photography and has done brilliant work for me as a supplier in this field. She is open, honest and a friendly character, and is quickly loved by those that get into contact with her. I can recommend her to anyone that requires professional, timely and friendly service.."

~ Hein Badenhorst | Client

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~ Hein Badenhorst | Client

"I have known Donna for the past 6 years. She has performed work for me as a supplier. As a business owner: she is passionate about photography and has done brilliant work for me as a supplier in this field. She is open, honest and a friendly character, and is quickly loved by those that get into contact with her. I can recommend her to anyone that requires professional, timely and friendly service.."
"Donna is a talented and dedicated photographer who thinks outside the box. She gets the best out of people during shoots and does whatever it takes to get ‘The shot’. Her images capture exactly what you would want the world to see. I have been more than impressed with her work and would not hesitate to use her for future photographic work."

~ Jane Sheridan | PE Photography

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~ Jane Sheridan | PE Photography

"Donna is a talented and dedicated photographer who thinks outside the box. She gets the best out of people during shoots and does whatever it takes to get ‘The shot’. Her images capture exactly what you would want the world to see. I have been more than impressed with her work and would not hesitate to use her for future photographic work."
"Donna your work goes from strength to strength; admired in England for the great private and commercial work you did here… you really are a world class photographer!"

~ John Parrot | Commercial Photography

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~ John Parrot | Commercial Photography

"Donna your work goes from strength to strength; admired in England for the great private and commercial work you did here… you really are a world class photographer!"
"Donna is consistently producing outstanding work. She has a wonderful eye for the shot and her laid back manner creates lots of magic moments, all of which are sure to be captured. She has her own unique style which she adapts to suite the personality of her clients. If its quality and uniqueness you’re after, Donna won’t disappoint."

~ Colin Mackenzie | Katz Camera Warehouse

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~ Colin Mackenzie | Katz Camera Warehouse

"Donna is consistently producing outstanding work. She has a wonderful eye for the shot and her laid back manner creates lots of magic moments, all of which are sure to be captured. She has her own unique style which she adapts to suite the personality of her clients. If its quality and uniqueness you’re after, Donna won’t disappoint."
"Donna has all the main events in our lives from preggy shoot, baby shoot, pre wedding shoot and upcoming wedding day. She is always willing to accommodate and so much fun to work with. She makes you feel at ease and is an amazing person. Her work is wonderful and always the best quality :)"

~ Liezl & Trevor Smith | PE Wedding Photography

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~ Liezl & Trevor Smith | PE Wedding Photography

"Donna has all the main events in our lives from preggy shoot, baby shoot, pre wedding shoot and upcoming wedding day. She is always willing to accommodate and so much fun to work with. She makes you feel at ease and is an amazing person. Her work is wonderful and always the best quality :)"
"Donna van der Watt is creatively masterful in making the dullest of moments come to life through expert manipulation of her camera angles and the use of light resulting in wonderful photos every time.."

~ Pranesh | TGCSA Conference

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~ Pranesh | TGCSA Conference

"Donna van der Watt is creatively masterful in making the dullest of moments come to life through expert manipulation of her camera angles and the use of light resulting in wonderful photos every time.."
"Our parents have been totally impressed with the excellent service and quality of the photos that Donna has produced. We have had nothing but positive feedback. She also came in to take photos of our Grandparents Day concert, Pre-Grade R Concert and Grade R Nativity Concert in 2015. She also photographed our First Holy Communion Mass. Donna, herself, is professional and efficient and the turnaround of beautiful photos is timeous. We would recommend Donna to take photos for any event as well as formal school photos."

~ St Dominic Priory | Annual School Photos

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~ St Dominic Priory | Annual School Photos

"Our parents have been totally impressed with the excellent service and quality of the photos that Donna has produced. We have had nothing but positive feedback. She also came in to take photos of our Grandparents Day concert, Pre-Grade R Concert and Grade R Nativity Concert in 2015. She also photographed our First Holy Communion Mass. Donna, herself, is professional and efficient and the turnaround of beautiful photos is timeous. We would recommend Donna to take photos for any event as well as formal school photos."
"Donna is a stunning photographer who can make a family and friend shoot so much fun. Donna took photo's of my 19 year old son and his mates, and had us all in stitches and camera shy boys posing like models. Donna can even make the worn out and old look fabulous. love her to bits!"

~ Narelle Everson | Family Photoshoot

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~ Narelle Everson | Family Photoshoot

"Donna is a stunning photographer who can make a family and friend shoot so much fun. Donna took photo's of my 19 year old son and his mates, and had us all in stitches and camera shy boys posing like models. Donna can even make the worn out and old look fabulous. love her to bits!"
"Donna’s pictures of my family blew me away. The mere fact that she had all the patience in the world made the final results a FANTASTIC treat. But her talents did not stop at family pictures, next I needed a photoshoot with a kink for my husband… well back to Donna I went, and once again I have walked away utterly amazed. She managed to capture the mood and she had the most amazing ideas and, most of all – I was comfortable. I will not use anyone else."

~ Anne Olsen | Family Photoshoot

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~ Anne Olsen | Family Photoshoot

"Donna’s pictures of my family blew me away. The mere fact that she had all the patience in the world made the final results a FANTASTIC treat. But her talents did not stop at family pictures, next I needed a photoshoot with a kink for my husband… well back to Donna I went, and once again I have walked away utterly amazed. She managed to capture the mood and she had the most amazing ideas and, most of all – I was comfortable. I will not use anyone else."
"She is one of the best photographers in the Eastern Cape. Highly recommended."

~ J Kirstner | Interior Hotel

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~ J Kirstner | Interior Hotel

"She is one of the best photographers in the Eastern Cape. Highly recommended."
"I first met Donna at an event organised by the Boardwalk. She is such a lovely person who makes clients feel easy in front of the camera. As an entertainment journalist the Times Media I have had a great pleasure in using her quality range photos for my stories."

~ Yoliswa | Times Media

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~ Yoliswa | Times Media

"I first met Donna at an event organised by the Boardwalk. She is such a lovely person who makes clients feel easy in front of the camera. As an entertainment journalist the Times Media I have had a great pleasure in using her quality range photos for my stories."
"Donna all I can say is WOW WOW WOW!!!!! LOL you did a fantastic job, I am blown away, we had so much fun, great weather and a photographer that knows what she’s doing. I would refer anyone and everyone who is looking for a professional but yet fun photographer who captures every moment perfectly. It was a great experience and lovely working with you, every moment was worth it!!! I don’t regret one bit of it. I love what I got out of it and know that we will be seeing each other again. Donna is for keeps!!!!."

~ Amadee | Couples Photography

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~ Amadee | Couples Photography

"Donna all I can say is WOW WOW WOW!!!!! LOL you did a fantastic job, I am blown away, we had so much fun, great weather and a photographer that knows what she’s doing. I would refer anyone and everyone who is looking for a professional but yet fun photographer who captures every moment perfectly. It was a great experience and lovely working with you, every moment was worth it!!! I don’t regret one bit of it. I love what I got out of it and know that we will be seeing each other again. Donna is for keeps!!!!."
"DONNA VAN DER WATT! I would highly recommend her as her bubbly personality really does compliment her work. We recently had my 2 month old baby daughters photo shoot done, the photos are priceless, had me in tears. Thank you Donna for capturing my most precious moments in time..."

~ Amy Lombard | Baby Photoshoot

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~ Amy Lombard | Baby Photoshoot

"DONNA VAN DER WATT! I would highly recommend her as her bubbly personality really does compliment her work. We recently had my 2 month old baby daughters photo shoot done, the photos are priceless, had me in tears. Thank you Donna for capturing my most precious moments in time..."
"Awesome site Donna! You are amazingly talented and you are definitely going far in the photography world. Thank you for our beautiful wedding pictures. We are still in awe of them even after all this time. Everyone will be hard pressed to find a photographer as professional and talented as you. I will recommend you forever!"

~ Lee-anne Butler | PE Wedding Photography

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~ Lee-anne Butler | PE Wedding Photography

"Awesome site Donna! You are amazingly talented and you are definitely going far in the photography world. Thank you for our beautiful wedding pictures. We are still in awe of them even after all this time. Everyone will be hard pressed to find a photographer as professional and talented as you. I will recommend you forever!"
"Donna: Thank you for the most wonderful and beyond-amazing photographs of Pasquin and I. The end-result was exactly what I wanted, and the photographs suit us to the ‘T’. You worked well with two different personalities, and it was so much fun! Prompt delivery of photos and good communication! We’ll be coming back to you for more. Love Rosa and Pasquin."

~ Rosa Blaauw | Couples Photography

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~ Rosa Blaauw | Couples Photography

"Donna: Thank you for the most wonderful and beyond-amazing photographs of Pasquin and I. The end-result was exactly what I wanted, and the photographs suit us to the ‘T’. You worked well with two different personalities, and it was so much fun! Prompt delivery of photos and good communication! We’ll be coming back to you for more. Love Rosa and Pasquin."
"We used Donna to photograph a very complicated militia event with over 1’000 people. Despite the organisers not having time to give her a detailed run through on site of what was required, she had an exceptionally professional approach and supplied fantastic photos as per our brief. She delivered the final product within hours of the week long process finishing. I would gladly recommend her to anyone who needs professional service."

~ Diane McGown | Imesa Conference PE 2013

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~ Diane McGown | Imesa Conference PE 2013

"We used Donna to photograph a very complicated militia event with over 1’000 people. Despite the organisers not having time to give her a detailed run through on site of what was required, she had an exceptionally professional approach and supplied fantastic photos as per our brief. She delivered the final product within hours of the week long process finishing. I would gladly recommend her to anyone who needs professional service."
"Donna is a joy to work with, and has the unique ability to remain completely professional while still having fun and enjoying her work. Donna is one of the most positive people I’ve ever met, and has put in 100% effort every time I’ve worked with her. She has a good eye, good equipment and a good attitude. Put those together, and you get good photographs."

~ Matt Dubber | Hunting Photoshoot

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~ Matt Dubber | Hunting Photoshoot

"Donna is a joy to work with, and has the unique ability to remain completely professional while still having fun and enjoying her work. Donna is one of the most positive people I’ve ever met, and has put in 100% effort every time I’ve worked with her. She has a good eye, good equipment and a good attitude. Put those together, and you get good photographs."
"Wow! Brilliant photography by an amazingly talented photographer! Reach for a Dream has made use of Donna’s excellent services on numerous occasions. Most recently has been our Queen for a Day, where we treat little girls with life-threatening illnesses to a day of pampering, being crowned as queens and then a beautiful little tea party. Donna has captured every moment so wonderfully. She has such a bubbly personality, is flexible to the clients’ needs and makes the children feel so comfortable and relaxed."

~ Coleen | Queen for a Day Children's Event

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~ Coleen | Queen for a Day Children's Event

"Wow! Brilliant photography by an amazingly talented photographer! Reach for a Dream has made use of Donna’s excellent services on numerous occasions. Most recently has been our Queen for a Day, where we treat little girls with life-threatening illnesses to a day of pampering, being crowned as queens and then a beautiful little tea party. Donna has captured every moment so wonderfully. She has such a bubbly personality, is flexible to the clients’ needs and makes the children feel so comfortable and relaxed."
"Wow what a fabulous photographer. Every single one of her pictures was absolutely brilliant. She has the ability to bring out the best in everyone. I would definitely recommend her to ANYONE and EVERYONE who wants a personal touch to their photographs."

~ Shelley Hill | Grey High Farewell Photoshoot 

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~ Shelley Hill | Grey High Farewell Photoshoot 

"Wow what a fabulous photographer. Every single one of her pictures was absolutely brilliant. She has the ability to bring out the best in everyone. I would definitely recommend her to ANYONE and EVERYONE who wants a personal touch to their photographs."
"Donna not only has a massive amount of experience in the photography industry but is very creative. One works easy with her and she is very professional. When we first hired her, we arrived at her place and she had gone out to Jeffrey’s Bay from Port Elizabeth, to go and do blank shots of all the areas around out wedding venue to give us a few options. On the day we knew exactly where we were having all the shots done and did not have to waste any time searching for suitable places. I can highly recommend."

~ Christelle Pritchard | PE Wedding Photography

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~ Christelle Pritchard | PE Wedding Photography

"Donna not only has a massive amount of experience in the photography industry but is very creative. One works easy with her and she is very professional. When we first hired her, we arrived at her place and she had gone out to Jeffrey’s Bay from Port Elizabeth, to go and do blank shots of all the areas around out wedding venue to give us a few options. On the day we knew exactly where we were having all the shots done and did not have to waste any time searching for suitable places. I can highly recommend."
"Thank you Donna you are the best. Excellent photographer in PE. Best sunset of my life 🙂 To freezing life time memories that will linger forever. #donnaurthebestphotographerever."

~ Mazomba Heather Nthabi | PE Wedding Photography

Wedding photographer Port Elizabeth
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~ Mazomba Heather Nthabi | PE Wedding Photography

"Thank you Donna you are the best. Excellent photographer in PE. Best sunset of my life 🙂 To freezing life time memories that will linger forever. #donnaurthebestphotographerever."
"Creativity, lights, camera, action...never felt as beautiful as when Donna took my pics. It seemed I looked even prettier on camera...;) Once you do Donna, you never go back!."

~ Ilana | Radio DJ

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~ Ilana | Radio DJ

"Creativity, lights, camera, action...never felt as beautiful as when Donna took my pics. It seemed I looked even prettier on camera...;) Once you do Donna, you never go back!."