Testimonials

 
 
 
Lara & Jess's engagement shoot on Robberg Nature Reserve, photography by Sharyn Hodges.

Lara & Jess

Sharyn is every bit as creative, fun, adventurous and inspiring as I expected her to be (having stalked her on Instagram for many a year). Her artist eye, easy-going nature and undeniable passion distinguish her as more than a wedding photographer – Sharyn is an artist and it shows in her incredible work.

Sharyn pushes herself creatively, trying new techniques, angles and locations, which is why – in my opinion – she is the best kept “secret” out of South Africa’s best wedding photographers. Yes, she’s renowned in the Garden Route (as she should be) but soon the whole country (and beyond) will catch on. I’m so glad we’re ever-so-slightly ahead of that inevitable acclaim, which is why we booked her for our wedding immediately after our engagement shoot. Not taking any chances. Yay us! I left our engagement shoot with a sense that Jess and I would become friends with Sharyn. I write that not as a plea (but, seriously, Sharyn, please be my friend) but to convey that Sharyn is not only a brilliant photographer; she’s an awesome person. The kind you want sharing and capturing some of the happiest days of your life.


Sharyn Hodges South African Wedding Photographer Plettenberg Bay

Natasha & Bryce

When my husband and I were sitting planning our wedding, day in and day out for months, we were constantly stressed by all the different elements that had to fall into place to make our big day as perfect as we wanted it to be. And with constant communication with an army of suppliers, the one that made me know I didn’t have to worry about any part of her role in my wedding was Sharyn. From the first email to the day of the wedding, Sharyn is nothing short of passionate about what she does and her excitement to make our day as special as we wanted it to be was so evident in any conversation we had with her! The minute I met Sharyn I felt like I had known her forever – she is a bundle of joy and happiness and you feel like you have been friends for a lifetime! I didn’t feel stressed once about our wedding pictures, I didn’t feel like I needed to break down what I wanted in terms of pictures – Sharyn is so talented and so experienced that you just need to show up on the day and the rest was under control. I won’t forget our giggles when I was chased by a horse and am so happy that moment was shared with my husband and Sharyn because the pictures that compliment that moment – priceless!
Sharyn – thank you for everything! The pictures are more beautiful than I could ever have imagined! Our house has been filled with our most special images (that took ages to choose because all of them were incredible!). And the personalised box we received – you truly think of every detail! When Bryce and I renew our vows, you better believe we are calling you up to capture those moments too! Incredible service, such a wonderful person, very professional but also someone I consider a friend! Thank you!


Sharyn Hodges South African Wedding Photographer Plettenberg Bay

Sim & Johann

Sharyn is absolutely fabulous! We really could not have asked for a better person to shoot our wedding day! Sharyn was so professional, yet relaxed and hilarious (bundu bashing to get that perfect shot). She made us feel so comfortable and the whole process was so seamless. And the PHOTOS! They came out so amazing and gorgeous! We literally cannot stop looking at them!

The photos come in the most beautiful box with a whole bunch of print outs. It’s a forever keepsake 😊

We really are so grateful to have had Sharyn capture our special day! I don’t think anyone else could have seized our moments like she did!


Louise & Hilton's Wedding at Peace Of Eden in Knysna

Louise & Hilton

Sharyn is truly amazing! We really hit the jackpot when it comes to photographers. Choosing a wedding photographer can be a pretty daunting task but from the moment I saw Sharyn’s work I knew she had to be the one, and our expectations were definitely exceeded. I love most that every picture captured tells a story and that Sharyn went out of her way to make recieveing our wedding photography parcel as special as possible.

We received a beautiful wooden box with our names and wedding date ingraved on it that held our USB and some of our favorite photos printed out, presented beautifully among some special sovienurs that Sharyn had collected on our wedding day like the confetti thrown and some moss that she had saved from the forest at our wedding venue it was like opening up a time capsule and that to me was such a special touch. We were extremely impressed with the turn around time in which we received a sharable link to some of our wedding photos which was within a matter of days! She is also a dream to work with, everything flows naturally and lots of fun and laughs are guaranteed to be had.

I can’t recommend Sharyn highly enough, can’t wait to work with her again 🙂


Amy & Blaine's Engagement shoot took place in the forest of Jubilee Creek in Rheendendal

Amy & Blaine

We were lucky enough to meet Sharyn while attending a wedding of our friends and while we were living on the Garden Route, it was a no brainer to contact Sharyn for our engagement shoot.
She was excited and that added to our excitement of our engagement. It was such a fun shoot and she made us feel so comfortable and the photos reflected this.
Sharyn also had great communication and her delivery times of our photos with a beautiful flash drive were great. Thank you Sharyn for your authenticity and adding such joy to our experience!


Lizani & Peter

Sharyn was our wedding photographer and we couldn’t have made a better choice! She was a pleasure to work with, and the photos are stunning!

Before the wedding we met up for coffee to discuss ideas and make sure our personalities gelled (they did!). In the madness running up to the day she was a calm voice to talk to, and on the day she was always there to capture the real moments. She also made the couple shoot straight after the ceremony really comfortable.

We really love her raw and grungy, and yet still clean and elegant photographic style.

Your wedding day flies past so quickly, you barely remember what happened – we are so glad we have Sharyn’s photos to relive the day.


Lindsey & Mark's wedding at Natures Valley, Plettenberg Bay

Lindsay & Mark

I am so grateful to Sharyn for capturing our wedding so beautifully and so naturally! From the moment she arrived she was professional and worked incredibly hard to take the best photographs possible. We also love the edited photos which were received timorously and in a stunning engraved box with lovely personal touches. I would highly recommend that you stop reading this right now and book her ASAP!


Jacqui & Oli

We had the pleasure of having Sharyn Hodges photograph our Wedding in December 2018, Words can not describe how she managed to capture so many amazing moments! We felt so comfortable with her friendly and relaxed attitude! The pictures truly speak for themselves! Thanks so much Sharyn!


Sharyn Hodges South African Wedding Photographer Plettenberg Bay

Lindie & Travis

Sharyn did the photos for my wedding April 2019 and I had a great experience working with her. With her you will definitely get great service combined with incredible talent. She responds quick to any emails and questions and she is a extremely talented photographer- couldn’t be happier with my wedding photos. We couldn’t meet up with her before our wedding and had to meet her on the day but this wasn’t a problem at all as she is very comfortable to be around! Definitely highly recommend her!


Sharyn Hodges Adventure Wedding Photographer

Jeani & John

Sharyn is not only madly talented, but an absolute dream to work with, having her bubbly can-do vibe around us through what was a crazy day really was a huge bonus.

We LOVED our photos and could not more more pleased with the whole experience working with Sharyn.


Once again I got to photograph the the Whelan Family, it is such fun hanging out with this awesome family!

Whelan Family

A photoshoot with Sharyn has become part of our December holiday ritual. She is the most wonderful person and extremely talented! She brings out the best in us. And it shows on every photo. The kids just love to strike a pose or give their best smile to “Tannie Sharyn”. Booking with Sharyn is a wonderful experience. We book online, do the shoot and by the time we get home after our holiday a beautiful package arrives with our photos.

Thank you for beautiful memories Sharyn

The Whelan Family


Claire & Chad

Passion, professionalism and personality.

Each of Sharyn’s photographs reflect her bubbly personality, her depth, her uniqueness and her keen eye. She brought calmness and humor to our wedding day and gifted us with the most exquisite, timeless photographic memories. We have received so many compliments on our wedding photographs and could not have asked for a better photographer for our special day. She brings exclusivity and her images stand out in a flooded market for all the right reasons. She is exceptionally talented, passionate and a true artist.


Candy & Rob's Wedding at Peace Of Eden in Knysna

Candy & Rob

Honestly I can’t express enough how amazing Sharyn is! And her photos speak for themselves! I would highly recommend using her to capture any special moments!


Sharyn Hodges South African Wedding Photographer Plettenberg Bay

Abri, Lené & Lina

Sharyn is an exceptional photographer as well as an wonderful person. She made our family shoot so fun and comfortable and we were blown away by the photos that we got.

Thank you Sharyn.


Joni & Adriaan's wedding at the Knysna Heads

Joni & Adrian

Hiring Sharyn to photograph our wedding was one of the best decisions we made! She made us feel so comfortable and at ease and managed to capture all of our special moments without us even realizing it! Her adventurous spirit perfectly aligned with ours, and it really felt like we made magic happen during our formal shoot! At the end of the day we felt like we were saying goodbye to a friend, not just our photographer! Sharyn is so talented, and a true gem!


Sharyn Hodges South African Wedding Photographer Plettenberg Bay

Jodi & Adriaan

When I first saw Sharyn’s photographs, I knew I wanted her to be the one to capture our special day. It was so quick and easy to get an idea of what it would cost us with her simple wedding calculator on her website. Once I had made contact she was quick to reply and I had a quote within the hour. On our wedding day, Sharyn arrived early and got straight to work. We did not even know she was there. When it came to taking bridesmaid photos, she asked us to do the most fun things, like jump on the bed! She made us feel so comfortable. The photos of our ceremony give such a true reflection of the emotion that everyone felt that day. Looking at these pictures allows us to relive those amazing moments. We also get to relive every moment of fun, laughter and joy we experienced at our reception. Sharyn caught dancing, celebration and love between family and friends on every photo.To anyone looking for a wedding photographer, Sharyn is professional, on time and so much fun to be around. I would definitely recommend her to any couple for their special day.


Sharyn Hodges South African Wedding Photographer Plettenberg Bay

Ivan & Sam

My wife I had our wedding in the Tsitsikamma forest. It was a beautiful setting, but somehow we lost track of time and had to really rush to get those ‘golden hour’ shots. Sharon was a master at making the most of our limited time and we were blown away when we received our photos! Being an amateur photographer myself, I can really appreciate all that goes into photography. Sharon has a unique and dramatic editing style which really captures the rawness of the moment.


Sharyn Hodges South African Wedding Photographer Plettenberg Bay

Katrina & Stu

Thank you so much for the beautiful photos of our wedding last October!
The first time I saw the pics on your website I actually shed a tear; the way you capture emotion and love is exquisite, and your ability to photograph special moments without intruding really showed through. Our engagement shoot with you was such fun! We love the playful and loving pictures you took, and you really caught the essence of what we wanted – even when you had to steel your nerves being around the giant carthorses! I will always love that pic of the inquisitive foal sniffing at your lens! We had a blast and we knew the wedding photos were going to be stunning.
The wedding day was such a great time! Having you and Michelle there all day with us was such fun; you were both so relaxed and you laughed with us at every moment. Michelle, you were a legend – stepping in to lace up my corset while making me giggle like crazy!
The photos you took will forever be some of our most precious memories. You caught special family moments, meetings between loved ones and tears of joy being shed all around. Your relaxed shooting style helped us get through the stress of posing and then you were there to capture us just having fun together.
We would love to shoot with you again one day and we are so happy that you were there to capture our wedding day. We would recommend you in a heartbeat! Thanks for everything!


Sharyn Hodges South African Wedding Photographer Plettenberg Bay

Mari & Rian

Since I started praying for my husband I knew that my wedding day would most likely be one of the most precious memories. Our paths crossed, Sharyn Hodges, in my opinion the kindest most down to earth photographer I have ever met. Throughout our planning Sharyn gave us minute by minute guidelines, which smoothened our day to such an extend that we were ahead of schedule. On meeting the gentle spirit making her way between make-up, seven bridesmaids, moms and flower crowns I realized that it was grace having Sharyn as our wedding photographer. Since that moment Sharyn was capturing more than picture, she snatched relationships, moments, laughs and the most beautiful scenery the eye could meet. Nothing came in the way for one more ‘banger’ as she was calling it being captured. Our wedding pictures tell of hundred moments an thousand emotions, one promise being made and we would have non other that this amazing person there to capture them. Sharyn blended in with our guests, brought a calmness to the day and became out friend. We love to send time celebrating the memories for ever captured by her. She still is such a blessing to us and honestly highly recommend Sharyn Hodges.


Melanie & Berno's beach wedding at Keurboomstrand, Plettenberg Bay.

Melanie & Berno

Really awesome experience!! Sharyn captured and organised my surprise engagement and my wedding. She is really proffesional and sends the edited photos always on time. I would prefer her for any adventure shoots.


Sharyn Hodges South African Wedding Photographer Plettenberg Bay

Nicole & Darryl

Sharyn captured our wedding in a unique and magical way. Despite the strongest wind on the day, she made sure our photographs looked natural, fun and wind-free.

All our photographs came out so beautifully. I would highly recommend Sharyn.


Karlien and Lance's Trash The Dress Shoot took place during sunset on Robberg Nature Reserve.

Karlien & Lance

Sharyn is a top class photographer, she has captured the most amazing moments in our life and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great photographer with a true talent!!

Thanks Sharyn !