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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Cape Town wedding photography by Christelle Rall of Western Cape South Africa
Photo by: 
Ruan Redelinghuys Photography
2500+ (ZAR)

Christelle Rall

Christelle Rall Photography

Christelle has been shooting weddings and elopements for more than a decade and covered 600+ weddings as the main shooter. Her style is creative, unique and innovative. Her images portray unscripted emotions that shows the wedding day as it happens with all the in-between moments and memories.

She studied Broadcasting Media and graduated with an Honours degree, but the start of 2006 saw her interest in photography taking a new turn through her involvement in Film, TV and Video production. The transition to full-time professional photography was made in 2011 and she has never looked back since. As a leading Western Cape Wedding Photographer, she has covered weddings in all areas across the region in the most beautiful and diverse settings.

Christelle remains humble and believes that one is 'just as good as your last job'. Her objective is always to provide her clients with powerful, creative and storytelling images - beautiful photos with the clients' personalities and emotions shining through. She also focuses on creative portraits that show the client's personalities as well as their unique love and location.

1 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography

42 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits

1 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists

True Love Captured Awards from Real Weddings - TLC

1 'At Work' Photos

The following photos are of Christelle Rall at work.

8 Client Letters

The following letters are from the clients of Christelle Rall.

Fancourt Hotel Wedding Photographer

Married: 1 year ago

Jeán & Stephanie

We are absolutely in awe of your skill, professionalism and ability to capture images in a way that not only conveys the emotion, but also makes us feel as if we were clearly reliving the memory through the photo. Nothing felt staged (from both our engagement shoot to our wedding day) and we so enjoyed how you let us absolutely be ourselves and worked the magic in and around that. Christelle, we don't have enough words to say thank you, but thank you indeed!

Tramonto, South Africa wedding reception celebration image in black and white

Married: 2 years ago

Fanie & Lindie

Thank you so much for the beautiful photos, we are so happy with them and I received plenty of compliments on face book! You really provided us with professional & creative service. Feeling at ease in front of the camera although I hate it was no problem. I really don’t think we could have asked for anything better than this! Thank you again!

Kronenburg, South Africa wedding ceremony image of the groom and groomsmen

Married: 2 years ago

Stephlin & Liz

Armand & I just want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for these STUNNING photos. This is really something truly exquisite that we will treasure forever. You made us feel so comfortable and special and we would like to thank you sincerely for this. The photos are absolutely beyond our expectations and made us laugh and experience moments we never knew about!

Buitenver Wachting outdoor wedding image in the afternoon sun with a dog walking past the altar by the bride and groom

Married: 2 years ago

Dyllan & Michelle

Christelle, one of my bridesmaids who is a wedding planner in London said she'd never seen wedding photographs as lovely as the one's you took. Here's what she wrote me in an email: “I think they really captured the feel of the wedding and the venue and you guys as a couple! I'm sure you must be really happy with them because every one I saw looked like it should go in a frame on a mantelpiece!! It must be so hard to look through them and choose because they really were all unbelievable! Save her contacts for my wedding please!” I'm definitely going to recommend you guys to anyone I know who's planning a wedding!

A private residence wedding reception dancing image from Robertson Farm

Married: 3 years ago

Gert & Malinda

Christelle as you know, we are a very camera shy couple and hates having our photos taken. We dreaded the photo shoot to such an extent that we did not even want a photographer at our wedding at first, but you have managed to turn the most dreaded part of our wedding day into the highlight of our day with so much fun and laughter! You did wonders and thank you very much for these fantastic memories! There is no one better than you!

colnera south africa wedding celebration image of the bride and groom under thrown rice

Married: 3 years ago

Pieter & Jeanine

Christelle, these photos are stunning! Thank you so, so much! We are so proud of them and can really show it to all our friends with pride! You really provided us with professional & creative service. Feeling at ease in front of the camera although I hate having my photo taken - it was no problem, I felt completely at ease and even had fun!! Thank you so much for the awesome pictures and just for being awesome yourself! Again, we just want to thank you for the incredibly stunning photos and for all the trouble and extra’s you did for us. We really appreciate it sincerely.

By Grace Alone, South Africa wedding photography showing the bride and groom exiting under a shower of flower petals

Married: 4 years ago

Arno & Nadia

Christelle, you captured our "Fairytale" wedding so perfectly! Each and every photo holds wonderful memories, and this is all thanks to you! We can look at our wedding pics with great pride! We also want to thank you for your professionalism and friendliness on our wedding day, our guests noticed it and we were immensely proud to have had you as part of our most special day! I’m still getting wonderful compliments and it makes my heart bubble with pride and joy all over again! We could not have asked for a better photographer! Our album is fantastic, and we will definitely recommend you with the greatest confidence. Again… thank you so much!

New Zealand black and white wedding ceremony celebration image of thrown flower petals over the bride and groom

Married: 4 years ago

Kevin & Lindsay

Thank you for your calming, well prepared and creative approach to our wedding. I greatly appreciate that you made an effort to meet with us beforehand and to deliver exactly what we wanted – natural, beautiful and creative photos! I want to say a huge thank you again! We are just getting so much wonderful feedback when we show people our pics here in New Zealand...thank you again for making our special day magical! - Thank you!