“About Susan Olivier”

A little bit more about me…

I specialise in lifestyle photography and based in Cape Town, South Africa, which is pretty much one of the most beautiful places in the world! Some fun facts about me is that I am a proud ‘afrikaanse meisie’ and grew up in Pretoria. I love the beach and the sea. I have 2 sweet fur babies named Chico and Yogi and an incredibly supportive husband that encourages me to chase my dreams. Oh’ I love sushi! My favourite drink is a lime milkshake and of course, I am a coffee lover. I have a huge heart for animals, I can’t imagine my life without paws.

My other interest includes horse riding, travelling and safari tours.
I am truly blessed to be doing what I love, and a big part of my profession involves getting to meet new people and spend time with the individuals that I photograph. When it comes to craft, I take time creating the perfect scene for each image, knowing they will form part of my client’s lives and chronicle their special moments.

“Behind every magical shutter is the picture-perfect moment, great timing and above all else, the happiness”.

Scroll down a little bit further to see what some of my wonderful clients have to say.

**What i love: Jesus, my hubby, my fur babies, celebrating people, travelling, sunsets, the little in between moments that makes your heart feel warm.

I specialise in lifestyle photography, namely:






My style

My style of photography can be described as warm, natural and heartfelt. I use primarily natural light, and just love capturing genuine moments between people. This is about that real love stuff. The kind that makes your heart beat a little harder, makes you want to hug a little tighter, stay out under the stars a little longer, and breathe the little moment in a little deeper.

More than a pose

For me, a photo shoot is a moment of sharing: my first motivation is that you have fun! When it comes to couples and love, the best moments are not staged and are not perfect. The ones that take hold of your heart are the ones that didn’t exactly go as planned but were a story to tell.

I want to share in your joy, be there as you hug and interact, in the background with my camera in hand and just watch you having some sweet moments for the hour or two.

Authentic moments

I’m all about authentic moments. I want to create real, authentic moments. I want to know you, to be your third wheel, to cheer you on.

I want you to feel comfortable, a session where you can let loose and be yourself. That’s when the magic happens


Pour your heart out. Be willing and open up, embrace the little awkwardness and sweetness.

Be willing to have fun and to have an adventure. Love completely, don’t second guess yourself. I may ask things that feel pretty silly sometimes, but just trust me and have fun. We will make the time together meaningful and fun.

Have a picnic, share a kiss, hold each other tight, make funny noises, tell funny jokes and let it just be you, your person (and me). 🙂 I aim to make a moment that you will remember! I’m about capturing you two for who you are and what your relationship is. I WANT TO CAPTURE the little things and the big feelings.

what some of my wonderful clients have to say

Susan is a really talented photographer. We had the pleasure of using her for our engagement shoot. We had such an awesome experience, was so much fun!! She made us feel so relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. LOVE our photos! Thank you Susan.


Thank you so so much for the photos, they are absolutely gorgeous I’m crazy about them. You are so talented <3


Always great to have someone you feel comfortable with and always makes you laugh. Will always use Susan as my photographer and can’t wait for my family shoot.


She is a wonderfully person and photographer!! It was my first shoot and she makes it so fun and her photos is great


Blessed to have shared such a special day with such a great person. Loved the results thereof too!!


Die foto’s is mooier as wat ek kon droom, jy is wonderlik, love wat jy gedoen het.


Amazing family shoot with Susan. She keeps things so relaxed, will only use her in future.


We are happy, it’s very special. Thank you very much.


Dankie, die foto’s is pragtig.


Brilliant, thanks so much Susan, I love them.


Thank you very much Susan, they are gorgeous!!


Ons is mal oor die fotos, love elke single een.


Ek is mal oor die fotos dit is stunning, baie dankie.


The photos are amazing, thank you for always delivering everything I wanted and so much more.


Thank you for stopping by. xx

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