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Alwina van Zyl

1 September 2019

Riekert was the photographer at our wedding in Hermanus. He captured all the memorable moments PERFECTLY and we had such a good time during our photo shoot. I can highly recommend his services.PS. Treat yourself with one of his "coffee table" wedding albums. His albums are so professionally done and genuine super special. More...

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Alwina van Zyl

30 August 2019

Riekert was the photographer at our wedding in Hermanus. He captured all the memorable moments PERFECTLY and we had such a good time during our photo shoot. I can highly recommend his services. PS. Treat yourself with one of his "coffee table" wedding albums. His albums are very professionally done and genuine super special. More...

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Catherine Dohlhoff

27 August 2019

Riekert made our memories of our wedding day PERFECT. Photos on the day were fun and easy, we never felt awkward or unsure as to what to do. We received the photos amazingly fast after the wedding, and have been in awe ever since. Our photos are truly everything we wanted and more. Highly, highly recommended! More...

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Monlee Jordaan

27 August 2019

Riekert was our photographer for our wedding last year. As soon as I saw the pictures he took at an old school friend’s wedding, I knew I had to have him for mine. Not only does he take incredible photos, he also has the most amazing calming demeanor (even when my bridesmaids insisted on calling him “Ricky-boy” after a few too glasses of champagne). I am so happy with the pictures and will be forever grateful that he was able to capture our special day! I would highly recommend him for any occasion. More...

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Catherine Anne

26 August 2019

100 stars. Riekert made our memories of our wedding day PERFECT. Photos on the day were fun and easy, we never felt awkward or unsure as to what to do. We received the photos amazingly fast after the wedding, and have been in awe ever since. Our photos are truly everything we wanted and more. Highly, highly recommended! More...

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Olivia Kullander

24 May 2019

The most amazing photographer! Riekert makes even the most shy person feel secure in front of the camera. We are over the moon for our wedding photos that we will have as a wonderful memory for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much Riekert

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Marie Udal

7 May 2019

Fantastic experience. Riekert is great, photos are perfect. Would do it again.

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Peet Barnard

30 April 2019

He is very good with what he do

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Shelley Bolle

28 April 2019

Wonderful to work with and great at direction. He's become part of the family at our office with our various photography needs and is utterly reliable and professional.

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Sema Cavalier

28 April 2019

We couldn't be happier that we chose Riekert to photograph our conference in Cape Town. Most important for us is that the pictures came out great. He's very creative and caught a lot of really wonderful candid shots as well as "staged" shots. Riekert shot for us on a Sunday and Monday and we had the edited shots by Tuesday. Second most important thing for us is that he was very discreet - I hardly knew he was there. Finally, Riekert has a great demeanor - he's very polite and professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone. More...

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Anne Munro

28 April 2019

We recently did a family photo shoot with Riekert, and I couldn't be happier with the photographs. From the start he got us all to relax, which meant the photos looked natural and not posed. He took photos in various locations in Kommetjie, so we had a number of photos with different backgrounds, which was really great. Would recommend him anyone who wants some fabulous photographs. More...

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Jai Chandarana

27 February 2019

Is there anything above 5 star that can be given? If so let me know the trick! Riekert definitely deserves above 5 star. He did an AMAZING JOB for our shoot and helped with transportation and location scouting. He was very professional and easy to work with. If you want to create wonderful memories then invest your time with someone who does photography as a passion vs just a job. We made the right call giving business to Riekert and would do it again! More...

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Kristina Hafseth

28 January 2019

Riekert took the photographs of our elopement in Franschhoek. From our first contact with him he was warm, friendly and always professional. It is clear that photography is his passion, and he appeared genuinely to enjoy his time photographing our special evening. His calm and friendly manner helped put us at ease, and he was able to get the best out of us. Having just seen the photographs for the first time we are absolutely delighted. We have a lovely range of close ups and full length photos and we are especially happy with the sunset and night shots. I would whole-heartedly recommend Riekert as a photographer for any special event. More...

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Elfreda Bosman

27 January 2019

Ek sal Riekert vir enige iemand aanbeveel. Professioneel, goeie kommunikasie, vriendelik en laat mens baie op mens se gemak voel. Ons het 5 kinders gehad in die familie shoot, en die ouers het gesê dit was die gemaklikste wat die kinders nog by ‘n fotograaf was. Die manier wat hy die fotos neem, sonder dat mens besef dat mens afgeneem word verdien ‘n 10 uit 5. Die foto sessie was vinnig en gemaklik sodat die kinders nie verveeld raak nie. Weereens dankie dat jy jou vakansie opgeoffer het vir ons. More...

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Roelien Kruger

29 December 2018

Great experience! He is an absolutely fantastic photographer. He was terrific with our 2 and a half year old twin boys, who goes from being very well behaved to a total meltdown in 12 seconds , he really had a way with them!He captured our first holiday in cape Town with my family, which for me is so precious!! More...

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Leani Badenhorst

29 December 2018

We recently had a family photo shoot and Riekert was the photographer. The photos look very natural and relaxed, in line with the mood of the entire photo shoot, and Riekert managed to capture the essence of us as a family while making sure that we still look good. Riekert also made sure that we were well prepared before the time and knew what to expect. We received the photos without a long waiting period and are extremely happy. From the bottom of our hearts - thank you very much for everything, Riekert. More...

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Roelien Bezuidenhout

21 December 2018

Great experience! He is an absolutely fantastic photographer. He was terrific with our 2 and a half year old twin boys, who goes from being very well behaved to a total meltdown in 12 seconds , he really had a way with them!

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Antoinette Lombard

31 August 2018

From the moment we met Riekert we'd met up with an old friend and from the beginning we knew he would be our first choice and would be perfect for our big day. Riekert is very passionate about his work. On the day of our wedding, there were so many incredible and special moments with our family, friends & our kids, that he managed to capture so perfectly.His passion and enthusiasm to capture so many special memories in a range of photos , Riekert constantly were on the look out to use the scenery and ground of the venue.If you are looking for a photographer then look no further than Riekert, we would not have wished for a better photographer, Thank You, Riekert! More...

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Marie O'Neill

30 July 2018

My husband and I got married in Grand Provence in Franschhoek November 2017, we had Riekert as our photographer and he was just amazing. We had been let down by the photographer we originally booked and thankfully were recommended Riekert, you know that saying 'everything happens for a reason', well this applies for sure, Riekert was fantastic, so professional, fun and excellent at his job, our photos are amazing. I would highly recommend Riekert, his professionalism, fun personality and of course his work, his end work is outstanding. I was dreading the day of photos but Riekert made it fun and it wasn't hours of photos, he was fast and efficient and all our guests mentioned to us that they had never been at a wedding where they didn't even notice the photographer which was the case with Riekert, he really is an expert at his job...book him, you won't regret it! More...

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Larita Dippenaar

30 July 2018

Riekert as a person is just next level. In summary, here's what we got from Riekert:Experience: From the timeline he suggested, what to do during confetti, quick decision-making on the day and handling kids during photos (and getting them to smile)- that only comes with experience!Takes control: You can be sure that he will deliver above your expectation of why you choose him; you can trust him and have one less concern on your wedding day, he can organize your guests for his shots.Great person: He's such a gentle, uplifting, entertaining person, who makes you feel at ease and good about everything going on- always positive and shares in your happiness.Good timing: He responds to your requests promptly and makes time out of his busy schedule before and after your wedding day. He also truly listens and show interest in your ideas and stories.Photos: A picture really speaks a thousand words and actually all of his reviews should only be photos, because it says it all... but to add to that, you can be sure that you'll work with a photographer with a great character and experience in his field.Riekert, thanks for walking the extra mile to be at our wedding in Jeffreys Bay and accommodate us (while you were not even feeling too well and on antibiotics, without us even knowing) - it was a huge privilege to have you as our photographer!! More...

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Gillian Helm

30 July 2018

My family (three young sons, hubs, gramma, and me) traveled to Cape Town from the states. I knew having family photos done in such a breathtakingly beautiful place may be a once in a lifetime opportunity and I really wanted the right photographer for the job; someone who would capture my family in an authentic way that let each person's personality shine through, but also someone who would capitalize on the surrounding beauty to make some stunning shots. Riekert did not disappoint. He went above and beyond to make us comfortable, capture my sweet babies perfectly, and include the landscapes that can only be found in Cape Town. I can't recommend him enough!! More...

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Melissa Theunissen

30 July 2018

Riekert made an awesome wedding photographer & I would highly recommend his professional services..I loved the initial meeting where we had a chance to meet him (fun, enthusiastic, & easy to get along with kinda guy), and he helped us draw up a timeline- this really helped with organising the day, to ensure it ran smoothly.On the day he made us feel really at ease while shooting, and captured so many wonderful memmories for us and our family to treasure always! Communication during the planning stages, the big day, and after the wedding was prompt, and we received our wedding album book & cd in good time, & are extremely satisfied with the end result. More...

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Dean Kelbrick

30 July 2018

We recently got married in Constantia, and Riekert was the photographer at our event. He was very easy to work with and made sure we were relaxed and enjoying the experience throughout. He put a lot of time and effort into planning the timeline of the day with us to make sure we would get some great pictures. We’re very happy that we used Riekert’s services, and would definitely recommend him. More...

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Joshand Thandi

30 July 2018

We are so glad that we decided to choose Riekert for our wedding. We planned our wedding from London so communication was very important to us. Riekert was excellent and when we got to meet him in person, it reinforced that we had made the right decision. His professional, open, light hearted manner put us at ease and we were not disappointed with our photos. Thank you so much Riekert. You captured our day perfectly. More...

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Tessa Botes

30 July 2018

What an amazing guy. The level of service we received was very good. We were able to meet soon after making contact. Our day was well planned by Riekert. There was no long waiting period to receive our photos. Really a pleasure to have him as our wedding photographer. We will definitely do a shoot again! More...

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Lauren Kimber

30 July 2018

When looking for a photographer to capture a special occasion, we would highly recommend Riekert for the job! He captured the real and special moments of our wedding day, and we were overwhelmed by the natural and beautiful photographs that were the result. He made my us and our guests feel at ease throughout the process, and importantly was unobtrusive. He listened to what we wanted and the stunning photo's and professional photo book that we were presented with will be treasured by us forever. Thank you Riekert! More...

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Riaan en Maretha Bubb

30 July 2018

It was a fantastic experience working with Riekert. He made everyone feel at ease and between tips and jokes made it extremely easy to be natural for all the photos. Thank you!!

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Spidiit

30 July 2018

Simply great! Riekert understood every brief in detail and executed it in perfect form - better than we could have wished for! He is literally on my speed dial! Andre Jnr More...

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Rodney Jenkins

30 July 2018

Riekert was very accommodating with regards shoot location and then when on site made us all feel at ease. That resulted in some great shots and the session was also really fun and enjoyable. The photos came back really quickly considering it was Christmas time. I would highly recommend Riekert for the experience and also the end result. More...

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Deon Beck

30 July 2018

Riekert was very professional by being punctual, friendly, and patient. He made us feel comfortable and supplied our photographs well within the deadline he set . We recommend him strongly.

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Thandi Davis-Groener

7 May 2018

We are so glad that we decided to choose Riekert for our wedding photographer. We planned our wedding from London (UK) so communication was very important to us. Riekert was excellent at keeping in touch and answering whatever question was keeping us up at night. When we got to meet him in person, it reinforced that we had made the right decision. His professional, open, light hearted manner put us at ease and we were not disappointed with our photos. We absolutely love them. We have had so many compliments on just the teaser photos! Thank you so much Riekert. You captured our day perfectly. More...

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Maretha Bubb

20 October 2017

It was a fantastic experience working with Riekert. He made everyone feel at ease and between tips and jokes made it extremely easy to be natural for all the photos. Not only do we have fantastic photos, but is was a funfilled experience. Thank you Riekert!! More...

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Ansa Kotze Cooper

30 July 2017

We could not have asked for a better photographer to take our wedding pictures. 2 Months down the line and we still can't stop looking at it! Absolutely love it, he captured the moments and emotion, exactly what we wanted. More...

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Tomas Debroyer

30 July 2017

We did a family shoot with Riekert during our holiday in Cape Town last month and are very happy with the way things went. The planning of the shoot went really smooth. Riekert immediately suggested several locations and was very flexible to set a time and date for the shoot. A few days before the shoot he contacted us to settle the last details and on the day of the shoot he was already waiting for us when we arrived. He made us feel at ease right away and was very patient and relaxed with our boys during the shoot. He has such a warm personality and is a real pro! Because the weather wasn’t great, Riekert suggested that we could split up the shoot so we ended up having pictures taken on two beautiful locations! We received a link to the pictures within two weeks after the shoot and couldn’t be happier with the result. Without doubt, we recommend Riekert to anyone who is looking for a photographer around Cape Town. More...

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Kelli Hayes

30 July 2017

Wow, wow, wow! From the moment I first emailed him, Riekert was both professional and warm. He was extremely responsive, and I never felt out of the loop in the process. Having not done an event like this before, I also appreciated how he balanced listening to what we wanted (or thought we wanted) with his experience and made suggestions based on a combination of these. During the event itself, he skillfully combined being in the background so as to capture moments without making people feel uncomfortable with being so friendly that several of my guests complimented what a great guy he is! But what matters most are the pictures, and here, Riekert excels. I am surprised and impressed by how well our live event was captured within a set of 2D images. Even the ‘posed’ shots still feel real and not contrived. We couldn’t be happier! More...

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Francesca Vermeulen-Pesciallo

30 July 2017

We organized a family photo shoot with Riekert while on vacation in South Africa, and everything went really well. The session was no hard work at all for us. Riekert was able to engage with our children beautifully, and they had a lot of fun posing for him. We have 3.5 yo twin boys who are full of energy and always running, and Riekert was able to catch a lot of amazing shots of them (which is usually impossible). The quality of the pictures was very good and in the end we had several gorgeous family photos. We will certainly contact him again for another family photo shoot next time we'll be in South Africa. More...

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Emma JonesMacuacua

30 July 2017

We were thrilled to receive a portfolio of stunning photos following our family photo shoot with Riekert Cloete. From our first communications with him to the day we picked up our photos, the customer service he provided was excellent. On the day of the shoot, having suggested to us some beautiful locations to take some photos, he did an amazing job in putting our kids (and us!) at ease so that he could capture some precious family moments. Something we really appreciated on the day was that we never felt rushed during the photo shoot. Thank you Riekert! More...

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Ansa Kotze

30 July 2017

Absolutely LOVED our wedding pictures! From the first communication email we've only received awesome service from Riekert. We will recommend him 100% and will definitely make use of him in the future again. Comfortable and pleasant to work with, not even the possibility of bad weather could worry us. Riekert, thank you so much. :) More...

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Laura Abrahamse

30 July 2017

All I can say is wow, wow, wow!!! Our wedding photos were amazing!! I really couldn't have dreamt of getting better photos. We first met Riekert for coffee to go over the plan for the day and he actually helped us more than our event coordinator in terms of what to do and most importantly what not to do! He was an absolute pleasure to work with, made us feel at ease and gave us guidance on how to pose, stand etc. I would recommend Riekert over and over again. Thanks for capturing our special day - now it will never be forgotten! More...

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Kerrie Stout

30 July 2017

Riekert is a very talented photographer, on our wedding day he made us feel so comfortable and at ease throughout the whole day. The photos he took are breath taking and we are so in love with them. From our very first interaction till after our wedding, Riekert provided the best service, great ideas and had oodles of information that really helped. I wouldn't go with anyone else to be honest, if you have come across his page- book him, you will thank me later. Everyone has continually commented on how incredible our photos are and how lovely Riekert was on the day! More...

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Marietjie Smit

30 July 2017

Riekert, thank you for our beautiful family photos, for being so attentive and capturing our personalities so perfectly. And also for going the literal extra mile to get to the venue we wanted. Our friends' comments on the pics will confirm that we were not biased - they are truly stunning.Thank you! More...

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Albert Brand

30 July 2017

We used Riekert for a headshots to go on our website, and not only are we extremely pleased with the results - our clients are too! Riekert had a natural knack to make our employees feel at ease while taking the photos which contributed positively to the entire experience. In setting up the shoot, he was quick to respond and accommodating with our timeslots. The quality and speed of his after shoot service is superb, I doubt you'll get better photos at the pace he does it with. Would most certainly recommend him for any type of shoot! More...

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Laura van der Spuy

28 March 2017

All I can say is wow, wow, wow!!! Our wedding photos were amazing!! I really couldn't have dreamt of getting better photos. We first met Riekert for coffee to go over the plan for the day and he actually helped us more than our event coordinator in terms of what to do and most importantly what not to do! He was an absolute pleasure to work with, made us feel at ease and gave us guidance on how to pose, stand etc. More...

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Bronwyn Monk Alexander

13 December 2016

First and foremost, apologies to Riekert that I have taken so long to write this review. Everyone who has had to make the decision knows that it is tough to choose a photographer as there seem to be many talented photographers out there. With Riekert, we could not have asked for better. I believe our photos speak for themselves - we have had so many compliments on them and many people have said they are the best they've seen... I might be biased but I definitely think they are the best! Riekert caught everything - emotions, the beauty of the scenery, moments between me and my husband, the guests, just everything - and every single photo is beautiful. It was such a pleasure to work with Riekert (and his wife, Iza, who did my hair and makeup). It was wonderful to meet beforehand and chat, where he really gets a sense of what you want... And even before the first meeting, Riekert actually checked the timing of the sunset, etc on our wedding day and advised us what time we should hold the ceremony so that he could work in the best possible photos for us. Other than when we were working one-on-one, we didn't even know Riekert was there! I've been to many a wedding where the photographer was terribly intrusive and he was a wedding photography ninja! The service after the wedding was also wonderful - Riekert was quick and efficient in getting our photos and albums to us (the photos beautifully packaged on CDs in a box) and sent out a few teasers to keep us happy in the short wait. I would recommend Riekert over and over again to anyone who asked - thank you so much for capturing our day so perfectly! More...

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Sue Hellinger

30 July 2016

We were so lucky Riekert was available to take the photos on our wedding day. The final photos were absolutely stunning, and Riekert made full use of the beautiful surroundings in order to capture each shot. On the day itself Riekert made us all feel at ease with his easy going manner, and sense of humour. He also worked very fast, and I still don't know how he managed to take so many photos in such a short space of time. We therefore did not have to spend too much time away from our guests.After the wedding Riekert finalised the photos very quickly, and arranged for us to receive the CDs as soon as possible.I would not hesitate to recommend Riekert as a wedding photographer, or for any other occasion. We certainly hope to use him again in the future. More...

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Alistair Blevins

30 July 2016

We were lucky enough to have Riekert photograph our wedding at Lothian Vineyards.Amanda and I looked at a lot of photogrpahers work. Riekert's magnificient images, particularly those of huge African skies at dusk, were the ones that really caught our eye, and sold us on his ability.The booking and planning process was easy. A single meeting was all that was necessary to discuss the details, and timings. From then on it was a simple matter of fine tuning the logistics, and turning up on the day.The day itself could not have passed any better. The wedding was everything we hoped for and then some, and Riekert and his assistant captured everything. Impressively they did so in the least intrusive way. We were taken back by some of the photos - we just had no idea they were there. Seriously, they must be trained in the art of ninja-stealth!Just as important to us is the fact that Riekert has a winning personality. Stress and fuss-free, all the while fostering a great rapport with the wedding party and guests.Ultimately however it comes down to the finished product; the photos. In short, few words can adequately describe our first review, and the reaction of family and friends. Stunned. Everyone was blown away. That really does tell the whole story of what Riekert contributed to making memories that we will treasure for a lifetime. We wholeheartedly recommend his services. More...

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Liesel Maakal

30 July 2016

I saw a photograph by Riekert Cloete on Facebook once that was very striking. The photo showed a bride on horseback with soft ligting. It was beautiful. After some further investigation I saw that Riekert has a special gift for capturing sunsets and stunning wedding moments. It was not difficult to communicate with Riekert in advance of the wedding as he has an easy-going personality. He proposed a wedding time-line which worked wonderful on the day.After attending a number of other weddings I realised what a professional photographer Riekert is, because I was not aware of him most of the time on my wedding day! His unobtrusive, friendly, mature demeanour also attracted compliments from our guests. It was mentioned that he could have been part of our family.When we received our photographs we were blown away by the quality and the uniqueness of the photo’s. There were also more photographs received than expected which was a bonus. The only negative is that it was hard to decide which photographs to print because there were so many exquisite ones!My husband and I would recommend Riekert to anyone who wants to have extra special wedding photographs done by a true professional.Sincerely,Liesel Maakal More...

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Alfred Arthur Challis

30 July 2016

Thank you Riekert for capturing the special moments and memories of our most special day!You not only captured the picture, but the emotion involved too. Thank you for your professionalism and for making us feel comfortable on our wedding day.We admired you for so long, and when our wedding day came we knew who we wanted to capture our day. We are so happy and thank you once again! More...

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Kim Sonntag

30 July 2016

Riekert was amazing to work with for our engagement shoot and our wedding. He put us at ease and made awkward poses seem natural and the end result is truly magnificent. Meeting him was great as you get a feel for what he is like, his passion and his laid back but focused approach. And my husband loved him and that was important too.The reason I chose Riekert after trawling through many wedding photographers, was for his dramatic sunset pictures, which are breathtaking. More...

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Charise Janse van Rensburg

30 July 2016

What an amazing experience it was to get married and have Riekert as our photographer!From the initial meeting we felt at ease and confident that we were in good hands. Riekert's professional but welcoming demeanor left little to worry about and we were able to enjoy our day without any problems since he worked well with the staff and wedding organisers at the venue. Our guests were very impressed with the way Riekert approached them on the day and he made us as the wedding couple feel completely at ease! The pre-wedding shoot was was done in a fun way and even a camera-shy groom enjoyed his moment in the spotlight.The communication throughout the entire process was well maintained and we were never left wondering. We did not have to wait too long for our photos although it was a busy holiday season. The pictures were stunning! We received so many compliments!I would definately recommend Riekert to others. Thank you Riekert for documenting our day in such a special way! Charise & Justin More...

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OI Smm

20 April 2016

Thank you Riekert, very professional service and our customer was over the moon with the photographs provided.

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Alfred Challis

20 April 2016

Thank you Riekert for capturing the special moments and memories of our most special day!

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Maryke Boekee

31 March 2016

Awesomeness verby !Rickert and Iza work as a team Their creativity is of an unusual high quality - as a couple they "marry" photography and flowers

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Jennifer Verseput

30 July 2015

Riekert Cloete is one of the most amazingly talented photographers anyone could look for. He did our wedding in Port Elizabeth in February 2012 and to this day I firmly believed he was the best photographer for the job. He is very experienced and offers great advise on weddings! Our photos were breathtaking and arrived shortly after our honeymoon in the most elegant packaging. The quality of photos was amazing! Whats more is that to Riekert we were not just another couple he was photographing, it felt more like he was a life long friend sharing in the experience with us. More...

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Beau Rossouw

30 July 2015

Riekert is one of the most professional people (not just a photographer) that I've had the pleasure of working with. I am very camera-shy, but Riekert has a way of making you feel comfortable while seamlessly blending into the background capturing phenomenal photographs in the process. We were blessed to have Riekert as our photographer, as well as being involved in several other weddings where he was the photographer, I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for the best...but you better move quick - this man is going to be booked out well in advance! More...

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Marile van den Berg

30 July 2015

We got married in Pretoria, South Africa on 30 August 2014 at Imperfect Perfection.We knew ever before we got engaged that we will use Riekert as our wedding photographer one day. I have seen some of his work a few years before and he was the photographer at two of my friends weddings. There were no doubt in our minds that he must take our wedding photos. Luckily for us everything planned out, he was available for the day and we are so thankful for that!We had so much fun during the shoots - it was a bit difficult to be more serious for some of the close up shots as we were just having a ball! Riekert is an amazing photographer and person to work with - from communicating via e-mail to meeting him in person before the wedding he made us feel that our day is just as important to him as it is to us. As my husband described it - The shoot was comfortable, easy going, fun, entertaining and very enjoyable!!The communication between us and Riekert was great! We felt so comfortable and we felt that we knew what to do with every shot. Communication from Riekert prior to and after the wedding was excellent! He was always there to give advice if we needed some regarding planning our schedule for the big day. We received excellent service after our wedding day. Our photo's were ready in a few weeks and we loved the fact that there were some teasers on facebook a few days after the wedding while we were still on honeymoon.Our photo's are AMAZING and even four months after our big day we still find ourselves looking through every photo at least once a week, appreciating that he was able to capture EVERY moment of our special day. Thank you Riekert for making our memories last forever! More...

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Laurette Rudman

30 July 2015

The first time we saw some of Riekert’s work, we loved the Quality of his work! We then contacted him, and we easily made an appointment to meet with him in person. Riekert is the most comfortable guy you will meet! From our first encounter for coffee, he was just so easy to talk to. He helped us to figure out a timeline for our day, considering the time of sunset etc. Riekert really felt like an old friend! Easy to talk to, and easy to make suggestions and get advice from. On our day, he made us feel so relaxed! Riekert definitely worked very hard on our wedding day, there was a time between the ceremony and going to the reception , where we wondered where he was…… that question was answered when we received the photos! He took photos of the décor, the food, Everything! Not missing a thing! I would highly recommend him for being part of your special day and capturing all your special moments! He has a wonderful personality which is so important when choosing your photographer! More...

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laurene du plessis

30 July 2015

The first time I saw my Wedding "teaser" photo's, I burst into tears! In my wildest dreams I couldn't image that someone could capture how I felt on the day as perfect as Riekert did.Before the wedding we went to meet up with him, at first it was a hand shake, but by the time we left it was hugs all round. It is always important to feel comfortable and at ease with your photographer. I was a bit nervous at first when the camera was pointing my direction, but Riekert made me feel confident and completely at ease. The day is about making a lifetime commitment to your Love, in front of a community of you nearest and dearest family and friends, and celebrating it with them.The last thing you want is a photographer that's in your face the whole time. Not once did We feel that he was in our space or that he tried to get our attention for a quick photo. Riekert is brilliant at capturing the whole day, but you never feel that he's in your space. He's very focused on when to give you a moment and when to take charge to take a great group shot. Photo's take time to edit, but as promised we received our pics within 3 weeks from our wedding. We got married in the Cederberg - Sanddrif, it's not really a wedding venue, but we saw the Magic in the venue. Beautiful, raw and unspoiled. We believe Riekert captured this for us and we are now and will forever be truly grateful.CheersLalla and Lolly Bishop More...

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Trudie vdLeek

30 July 2015

Riekert captured all the magical moments of our day in a special way. His unintrusive way of shooting made it so easy and we never felt uncomfortable. The quality of his shots are superb and I love the light he uses at sunset. He was well prepared as he insisted we met well in advance to discuss our needs.We did our shoot after the day's event and we were very tired. Riekert however, quickly changed that and made it one of the favourite parts of our day...chilling and relaxing in each other's arms while he captured all the special moments. More...

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Stephen Saffin

30 July 2015

Riekert could not have been more professional, nor more relaxed with us. He put us at ease straight away, and was absolutely brilliant, and it is very easy to see within 30 seconds of meeting him what a perfect gentleman he is. He clearly has a very good grasp of photography and I could not recommend him enough to anyone who is looking for a photographer. First class and worth every cent. More...

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Nadia Smit

30 July 2015

Riekert Cloete is really an amazing photographer. My husband and I decided to first do a test run and thus, asked him to do our engagement shoot. He did such an amazing job with our engagement photos and my husband felt so comfortable, which is always a struggle as men tend to feel uncomfortable in these situations, however after the shoot we both agreed that we wanted Riekert be our wedding photographer.His work is really his passion and when someone is passionate about what they do, they do it extremely well and that is something you will find with Riekert's photography.The quality and packaging of the photos are of the highest quality. His friendly personality makes you immediately feel comfortable and at ease- which was great for me on our wedding day, as regardless of how hard you try, you still will be stressing.I would definitely recommend Riekert to anyone as his photos gives you breathtakingly beautiful memories that you would want to share and show your friends. It really was a pleasure to work with him. More...

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Marianna Espinosa

30 July 2015

My experience with Riekert was excellent. We corresponded for a while before we met at the wedding, and even by then I had decided that I liked him. Fully professional, great work ethics and really good time management and interpersonal skills. From the start he made us feel like we were all that mattered and constantly went the extra mile, even regarding things that were outside the contract. For example, his work time was over, but he still called us for night pictures that he thought would make our album beautiful. He worked with such good energy, clearly knowing what needed to be done, and always with a smile on his face. Thank you so so much, you really helped to make us, and our day special. More...

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BryanLovesCandice

30 July 2015

When Bryan and I first met Riekert, we just knew he was the best and only choice for our wedding photographer. He has such a warm personality and passion for his art. On our wedding day he made us feel so at ease and shared in our excitement. We especially enjoyed the couples shoot and it is reflected in the photographs, so much fun and laughter:-) Our guests also had only the nicest compliments for Riekert because of his great personality. We knew the photos would be beautiful, but nothing could have prepared us for how PERFECT they were. WOW! It looked like a fairytale! We can't stop looking at our photos and the compliments just keep coming everytime anyone sees it.Thank you so much Riekert for being such an important part of our PERFECT wedding day. We are really blessed to have had you as our photographer and we hope that we will one day have another opportunity to work with you. God bless you:-) Love Candice and Bryan Daniels More...

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Adriana Murray

30 July 2015

Wow!! Where to begin! From the day I started looking around for a photographer, Riekert was the one I hoped would be available for our special day. Email correspondence was so easy as he always replied fast and in a very friendly manner. We were elated when he could capture our day and we arranged for an appointment to meet him. When we got to his house we were met with a big, warm and friendly smile. He invited us in and made us some delicious coffee. He asked about how we met, how long we have known each other, our plans for the wedding day, where we would like to have our pictures taken and the flow of the actual day. He also gave us a background on his career and where he met his wife. We felt so at ease through the whole meeting and it just confirmed that we made the best decision.Working with Riekert on the day was so easy. It felt like we knew him our whole lives. Me and my husband were so relaxed. Sometimes you didn't even know he was there. He was so professional, never in the way and just knew where to be at the right time. He gave us guidance as to how to stand in order for the pictures to come out the best. When it was the end of the night the guests were so eager to see some pictures and Riekert was so kind to send us some images that same night. Wow!!! And how amazing they were. That made us sooo very excited to see the rest.When we came back from honeymoon Riekert told me that the photos were ready. I was so impressed that they were ready so quickly. He was kind enough to give us high resolution images as well as low resolution images that we could load onto facebook. The pictures was out of this world. Exactly what we wanted. It was like he knew us and captured us at our best moments. "A picture says a thousand words", and our photos told the most beautiful story of the best day of our lives. Thank you Riekert!! The passion and love for your work and people is evidently. You are an artist and I would recommend you to anybody! More...

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Nicola Cordeiro

25 May 2015

Riekert is Superb!! We had the most wonderful time on our wedding day...and the proof is in the gorgeous photos! From the first email enquiry through to the last photograph.. Riekert had been extremely professional, going above and beyond! Even when a slight hiccup with times lured for the day, I emailed Riekert and he instantly put me at ease..reassuring me that it would all work out! My husband could not stop singing Riekert's praises.. The couple shoot especially was relaxed, fun and at no stage did we feel it was forced.. Tons of laughs..The natural,relaxed atmosphere truly came across in the photos! We will definitely recommend Riekert. Best investment! X More...

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Pradaya Stefanie

4 March 2015

Beautiful beautiful beautiful photography incredible capturing

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Alista Grobbelaar

4 January 2015

Riekert is amazing!! Riekert shot our wedding on the 22nd November (2014) at Montpellier de Tulbagh, Tulbagh, WC. Upon meeting Riekert for the first time, it felt as if I was meeting up with an old time friend! Riekert is very easy going and approachable! He has this calming effect that I can't explain! On the wedding day itself, he is very professional but also alot of fun! Just another bonus is that his wedding packages are priced very well...especially when you see the quality and amount of photos he gives you! Riekert was definitely the best man for the job!!!! 110% to you Riekert!!! More...

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Anneke Van Rensburg Prins

14 October 2014

Wow wat n uitstekende fotograaf!!!In my oe is hy die beste in SA! Hys spontaan,georganiseerd en net n wonderlikd mens. Hyt my en my man so gemaklik laat voel voor die lens. Ek raai hom 1000 keer voor en sal hom vir enige ander fotos ook weer gebruik. More...

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Henk Van Den Berg

12 September 2014

Riekert was a very special part of our wedding day, not only have the photos we've seen blown us away, but the way he does things and the energy he puts into his work really shines! Truly the best of his kind!

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Rinda Scholtz

30 July 2014

One of our best decisions was to ask Riekert Cloete to be our wedding photographer! His communication with us before, during and after our wedding was excellent! The timeline he worked out was perfect and one of the big reasons for us having a perfect and carefree wedding day! Riekert is easy going and people get along with him easily. This is wonderful because he dealt with family members, guests, caterers, venue staff etc. He made us, as a couple, feel at ease during the couple shoot and therefore our pictures came out stunning and very ‘natural’! Thank you Riekert! More...

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Rochelle Swart

30 July 2014

I saw one of Riekert's photos posted on the website of my wedding venue. I just knew I had to have whoever took that photo as my wedding photographer! Luckily his name also appeared on the photo so I was able to track him down and book him straight away!!I can honestly say that it was a great experience right from our engagement shoot until our wedding, 10 months later. I always thought I would feel quite awkward in front of the camera, but he made us feel so relaxed and every shoot was so much fun!! We were totally amazed by the quality and uniqueness of the photos that he took and he captured every moment of our special day just perfectly. His fun personality and expertise was an added bonus!! Thank you Riekert for giving us photos that we love to look at over and over and that we can treasure forever!! More...

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Jaco Nel

30 July 2014

Riekert did our engagement and wedding photography. From the very start we thought we get professional service and quality work. This proved to be spot on!He made us feel comfortable during the shoots and his experience helped us to come up with fun ideas. The quality of his photography is outstanding and we got our photos and the hard cover wedding album in time. Our friends and family all agree that they have never seen a wedding album of this calibre! We gave a copy as a gift to our parents and they cannot stop talking and showing!!The service we got from planning the day, shooting the group photos and communication in-between was professional and helped us a lot! The way he handled us was professional, comfortable and accommodating. He played a big role on our wedding day and through his planning and professionalism we were able to arrive with the guests at the venue, enjoy pre-drinks and snacks with them and did the group photo’s before anyone was bored. I would recommend his service any day! More...

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Tamyn Sheen

30 July 2014

5 stars from my husband and I. We booked Riekert's services for our wedding. We booked him over a year in advance to make sure we did not miss out! We came to know of Riekert's work as he was the photographer at a friend's wedding. The pictures spoke for themselves.Both our engagement shoot pictures and our wedding day pictures far exceeded our expectations. Riekert has the ability to capture the emotion of the day. The photos are a balance between posed and natural. He captures the moments you miss. His pictures tells your story reflecting the various emotions throughout the day.We got married in August in Robertson and the weather was not ideal - windy and super cold, however, Riekert made the pictures work - he remained calm, which meant the Bride remained calm. :-) My husband, who is not a camera person, felt at ease with Riekert, and we have some amazing portraits! I was running behind time in my preparations, but Riekert made sure a moment was not missed in the rush. The quality of the pictures are perfect, and the turn around time quick. We never once felt there was a camera stuck in our face. We used a few of our engagement pictures for décor and our guests loved it. Riekert is very easy going yet professional. He was quick in replying to our emails, and my numerous queries. Our engagement shoot and wedding day was filled with entertaining laughs and sharing of stories (We were lucky enough to have Riekert's wife as a second photographer so was great fun and they make an excellent team). I still remember our car trip back to the reception from taking the couple pictures - Riekert and his wife made sure we savoured the moment. It is without reservation, that I recommend Riekert for any special occasion. More...

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Sasha White

30 July 2014

Riekert was recommended by 2 of the best wedding photographers in South Africa (they were personal friends of ours so we wanted them as guests and not to work). So we met with Riekert and most important was that my husband was comfortable with him immediately (guys don't love the camera) and I just loved his portfolio and the fact that he could get the photos to us so soon after the wedding (BIG PLUS!!!).On the day it felt like Riekert wasn't ever in our face - he was always at a distance and all I remember is that I laughed so much through our photo shoot on the day. He allowed us to have our day without interrupting it! And out of that came the BEST photos we could have wished for.One problem you will have with Riekert - you wont know how not to choose 300 photos to put in your home afterwards. We have our wedding photos all over our house cause they are not just special but complete art works on their own! You cant go wrong with choosing Riekert as your wedding photographer!!!! More...

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Candice Michelle

30 July 2014

Working with Riekert Cloete was nothing but pleasant - from the initial meeting through to the delivery of the photographs!When I contacted Riekert for the first time, he was extremely professional and efficient in communicating. He really is a pleasure to work with and this is very important on your wedding day, because he is the person that is with you ALL THE TIME! He is very creative when it comes to choosing shots. He makes great use of natural light and I would assume that a lot of his photographs don't even need editing. His style is sophisticated and classic, yet has that edge that makes the photographs unique.The after-wedding service is fantastic and I had my photographs within 4-6 weeks!I would recommend Riekert Cloete Photography if photographs are a priority for you as a couple. It should be, because you relive every memory through the photographs! More...

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Siddeeqa Stevens

30 July 2014

When my husband and I were looking for wedding photographers, we were referred by another great photographer to Riekert. When we saw Riekert's work we instantly knew that we liked his style, and when we met him we knew that we made the right decision choosing him to shoot our wedding. Riekert was so warm, humble, friendly and welcoming. He even helped us to plan the schedule for our wedding, and he gave us very useful tips.Riekert was very punctual and reliable, and we felt comfortable during the shoot. We were amazed and impressed with our wedding pictures. The problem now is deciding on which photos are our favourite. Although we have already received our pictures, we still occasionally communicate with Riekert. We were able to build a nice relationship with Riekert, and we will definitely use him in the future. I have already referred him to people, because I am impressed with his work, and I trust him. More...

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Mandie Van der Merwe

28 July 2014

Sooo blessed and lucky to have had Riekert as our photographer, we felt very comfortable with him being such a nice guy and the photoshoot very natural!! Awesome experience!! Thanks so much for our beautiful pictures&album ❤️it!!! More...

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Elizabeth Wells

12 July 2014

Andrew and I have been blessed to have found Riekert as our photographer for our special day. Not only is he such an amazing person on the inside, he is a brilliant photographer. The photos far exceeded our expectations and we are grateful for every memory he has captured in his unique way. Riekert clearly knew what he wanted to achieve in capturing all the special moments and emotions of the day but was very unobtrusive and we couldn't have asked for more from him. We also have Iza to thank for the beautiful make up and calming influence she had on the morning as nerves were increasing! We can't thank you both enough. More...