Taking photos and helping people are my two great passions. I was born in Namibia and have had the privilege to travel the globe and live in several countries over the last ten years including Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Bulgaria and South Africa. I spent a few years working for incredible humanitarian organizations where I was exposed to heart-wrenching work from global aid to anti-human trafficking efforts.
Through these experiences, I developed a love for documentary style photography and I started to combine my passion for people and their stories with my lens.
I started wedding photography years ago in the Netherlands and have had the opportunity to be mentored by world-class talented wedding photographers through the years. There’s no better place than a wedding to truly capture people’s unique journeys. There’s always something I learn and count it as an honor to share this day with people.
If I’m not working, you’ll find me jet-setting with my wife Marissa (and our cameras of course) in search of good coffee and new, exciting places.
For more of my other photography work (lifestyle/ corporate/ fashion/ humanitarian), visit JohanCoetzeePhotography.