I am Coba Uys, a wedding and lifestyle photographer from Cape Town, South Africa.
It all started when I was in high school; weekends spent taking photos with friends and of course we spent a lot of time at the beach in my hometown, Lambert’s Bay. I never-ever thought about making photography a career, or that it will ever be my career. I just enjoyed taking photos for fun.
After school I came to Cape Town to live with my 3 older sisters (because that is what you do when you are from the ‘platteland’), and the way God unfolded this path before me was truly amazing. I got a camera in 2009 (which I borrowed), went for photography courses at Cape Town School of Photography and after that I was hooked.
I grew up in the restaurant business, my parents own the beautiful Bosduifklip Restaurant, and this taught me all about service with smile and lots of love. Although I was VERY shy growing up, photography forced me out of my comfort zone.
So you would wonder how someone goes from being a photography student to calling themselves a professional; well LOTS of prayer, Godly wisdom, hard work, perseverance, support from family, never giving up and of course tutorial videos and Google.
I got married in 2012, and my husband, Ruan, has been my biggest supporter, always cheering me on and giving me advice.
In the past 7 years I have been honoured to capture 150 weddings, not counting all the beautiful families I got to photograph.
After these few years of being a Wedding and Lifestyle photographer, I can truly say that it brings out the best in me.
“I will sing to the Lord because he is good to me” Ps 13:6
Capturing life’s most beautiful moments is what I love to do, with the utmost professionalism and care.
Want to view some of my older weddings and shoots? Visit my previous blog here.
If you haven’t watched my promo-video on my home page, now is your chance 🙂 Filmed by the amazing Hauke Productions.