Chanel Oosthuizen Photography
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Taking a photograph is savoring life intensely,
every hundredth of a second.

I believe in less is more, and therefore I only photograph an exclusive collection of lifestyle sessions per month. 
All these sessions are done on location, with natural light.

My lifestyle sessions include
family, maternity, new born, birth, fresh 48 & content creation for brands.

I am a SABPA Licensed and registered Birth Photographer.

If you require content creation for your website or brand, feel free to contact me for more info.



I feel truly blessed and honored to have photographed some of the gorgeous families,
beautiful mommies, sweetest babies, and entirely the most remarkable clients!
Here they have shared their heart & thoughts regarding their Chanel Oosthuizen experience.
We would love to share our happiness with you.


Chanel was great getting us to interact and really bringing out our true personalities. These photos aren’t just beautiful; they tell the story of us. Reflecting our love, playful banter and Mr. Perfect’s protective nature. Aspects of our relationship easily forgotten in our day-to-day parenting life.

Mari-Louise, Just a Mamma blog . South Africa


I had the privilege of having Chanel capturing a mommy-and-me session with my youngest son. Having photos taken with an 8 month old baby can be quite daunting, especially if you like to be behind the camera, but Chanel handled it like a pro. She made us feel so comfortable and she is such a natural with little ones, and in the end our session turned out to be so much fun, I really enjoyed it. Chanel is a magician when it comes to capturing special moments, her photos portraits the fun and natural interaction between baby and me and that is what I love the most! Chanel has a heart of gold and in her presence you will always feel at ease and relaxed. I can definitely recommend Chanel to anyone wanting to capture special family moments, you will not regret it! Thank you Chanel for capturing these very beautiful portraits!

Nicole, Oumaz. South Africa


She is such an amazing human being. Giving of herself and her gift to help others capture their point in time in such a beautiful way! She is humble, patient and made us feel at ease in front of the camera! It was a great experience!

Melissa Swart. South Africa


I just want to say a very big thank you for the most amazing maternity shoot that I could ever have wished for! I felt like I was a princess in a fairytale! Your professionalism and passion for your photography is so evident in every aspect of what you do. You and your hubby made myself & my family feel so comfortable & right at home during the entire shoot. I have had many photo shoots in my lifetime, especially in my younger years of modeling (I still do a few shoots here and there with my agency) but I can honestly say this was one of my best and most memorable! I highly recommend you to everyone who sees our gorgeous pics. I cannot wait for our newborn shoot and would love to use you for our business shoots as well for our company, Baby Cait in the near future. I wish you all the best for this year! May you be blessed and may whatever you put your hands to, prosper!

Genevieve. South Africa


Thank you Chanel for giving us these memories not only in photo form but the day itself. You made us feel very comfortable and climbed through bushes with your belly bump to get the perfect shot.

You’ve seen the picture before it has been taken and you made sure that I was comfy with my big belly.

My biggest wish was to have a picture of my mom when she was expecting me. Now we have the most precious pictures that we can share with our daughter. Thank you!

Viv & Natasha, South Africa



I would like to thank each and every publication that has ever printed or featured my work.
We are humbly proud & honoured to have been featured by the following online and print publications:



I'm honored to be one of the few licensed and registered Birth Photographers in South Africa as well as to be associated with amazing brands.




Let me introduce myself. I’m Chanel, a South Africa based photographer and designer with a BA (Hons) degree in Information Design.

I am living out my passion every day by doing photography and thereby meeting new people and capturing their most precious memories.

Chanel Oosthuizen Photography was founded in 2013 as a platform for work and play, a creative space to express new ideas and live out a dream of entrepreneurship. I truly care in giving my clients more than just the best of quality and an awesome experience during the shoot.

When it comes to content creation, I take great care in guiding and inspiring my clients through the creative process for creating content that best suits their brand.

I use an online gallery platform for ease and comfort for all my clients, national and international, but I can also deliver a tangible product such as prints and albums. I only work with experienced and trusted suppliers that can deliver the best and consistent quality.

I travel worldwide to capture moments for my clients and I also have clients throughout the world that comes to South Africa for my photography sessions even though I’m based in Middleburg, Mpumalanga

I can meet over virtual coffees and emails to answer any and all questions you might have.