I’ve had many photo shoots over the years but I can confidently say that my few hours with Marike was the most fun shoot ever!
Marike helped me to relax and smile naturally (surprisingly something I don’t do a lot of) and I was thrilled with the results. As a writer, and a believer that a professional image speaks a thousand words, I can attest to the necessity of having a corporate portrait portfolio. The photos can be repurposed across so many platforms - website, LinkedIn, FB, networks, etc. etc.
Thank you Marike! You are amazing!
“As I started out with my new business ventures I realised very quickly that I would need some professional headshots for my business collateral. I didn’t want them to look ‘corporate’ as a large part of what I do requires people to buy into ‘me’ as part of the product. I really needed more natural, professional shots in a more relaxed setting that still captured who I really am on a personal level. I was recommended Marike from a connection who had had a great experience with her and found her to be excellent. Marike is very personable and easy to be around, she makes you feel at ease and very natural very quickly. Marike managed the session as if it were a conversation with a friend and before you realise it you don’t even notice the role the camera plays. The end results are exactly what I wanted. Beautiful photography that looks relaxed and captures exactly who I am. I cannot recommend her enough.”
Nicki J Davis
“Was great working with Marike! She made me feel at ease in front of the camera and the photos told exactly the story what I wanted them to tell. Thank you, Marike!
Stephan van der Merwe
“A truly talented photographer with a heart of gold. Would recommend to anyone looking for those special pictures.”
- Dave Henderson
"Marike was referred to us for a corporate staff photo shoot for one of our NFP clients. With the minimum of fuss and stress, she arrived early, setup inconspicuously and was ready to go long before the staff had got themselves together. She assisted in calming ruffled feathers, organising a system of processing, soothing the prima donnas, ensuring that everyone was happy with their final result and generally generating a friendly, efficient and professional experience for all involved. The best images were then selected, treated and transferred to us, resulting in the minimum of work having to be done by our designers for the final publication. We thoroughly recommend Marike for an easy, relaxed but efficient and professional shoot and look forward to using her again in the future!"
- Jenni Kerswill
"Marike has an uncanny grasp of light and its interplay with her subject. She also has a way about her that makes you feel instantly at ease and in safe capable hands"
- Greg McDonald
“I have had the most amazing portraits taken by Marike Herselman Photography, you will not only be happy with the images by also with her service and value. I have recommended Marike to my clients who also only had positive experiences.”
- Dylan Miller
“I've now done 2 photo shoots with Marike - one personal branding photo shoot and one extended family photo shoot. At both shoots Marike was able to capture the essence of what I was looking for. Whether it was helping me feel relaxed in front of the camera, or getting a large group to co-operate! I love the easy, natural way she captures people and really recommend Marike for anyone looking for beautiful photos to showcase their personal brand”.
- Kathryn Rossiter
“Thank you for the professional advice and quality service you provided to me when I started my business. I realised that making use of a professional photographer to assist in building one’s brand is of the utmost importance and should not be underestimated. Many people have commented on the professional photo’s you have taken…will definitely make us of your services again”.
- Theo Nell
“Marike Herselman Photography is the official go-to girl for anyone looking to take professional headshots. With our new website launch coming up, we required some consistent, stylish yet simple black and white photographs to fit our corporate image. Marike was both professional and sincere in her delivery, bringing out just enough personality and shine in each of the individuals working at Geist Collective. Her passion and experience are evident by the manner in which she makes her subject feel - comfortable, beautiful and smiles for days! Thank you, Marike!”
- Charl Van Rooyen
“I am one of those people that hates being photographed, I dread everything about it, and the only reason I make sure annually to update my profile picture is because I know its essential for business.Working with Marike was a very different experience, she has a unique ability to capture real moments, when you are unaware, which makes the whole experience feel more relaxed, authentic and less pressurised.In her photography you can see the raw and real essence of the person. I would highly recommend her.”
- Bridget Knight
“Marike has two master skills which set her apart from any other photographer I have worked with before (1) her flexible creativity in her ability to find some magical back ground to capture a specific mood or look in a shot and (2), her charm and ability to get her subject comfortable enough to find the shot she is looking to capture. Within her speciality of portraiture - she stands head and shoulders above other photographers “
- Brett William Simpson
“Marike was referred to me by a colleague who couldn’t recommend her enough. I was starting my private practice and was looking for a natural, professional shot capturing the essence of who I am. Marike was amazing, she was easy and relaxed, and I felt comfortable with her straight away. The photographs were exactly what I was looking for, and have helped me to portrait a professional yet real image of myself. I belief Marike’s natural and professional photos have contributed greatly to the success of my business. I will definitely use Marike again in the future, and I highly recommend her to anyone who needs a professional photographer. She is amazing!”
Rosa Maria Zimmerman
“Marike is and always will be my first choice when it comes to professional portrait photography. Her ability to capture a true moment is uncanny and almost as if she can see into your soul. How she achieves this is probably what makes her exceptional but her passion for creating genuine, professional and stunning images shines through in every shot. I would and have been recommending her services to anyone and everyone looking to boost their professional and personal profile!”
“Outsourced CFO has worked with Marike a couple of times, and we know that we can always expect clear communication and a high level of professionalism from her. Thank you for always making a team photo shoot loads of fun and for always going the extra mile for your clients Marike!”
Doré van der Merwe