This is us!

Leslie, Michelle and the kids!


It’s so nice of you to pop by and meet us (well,” internet meet” us).

I have been shooting everything and anything from the moment Leslie bought me my first camera 10 years ago. I desperately wanted to preserve the littleness of my babies. I started my photography business and called myself Michelle V Photography (so original, right?).

About 5 years ago, I discovered a love for something I was rather nervous of –  wedding photography. I was on such a high after witnessing two humans declare their love for each other, I instantly knew that this is what I was born to do!

Leslie joined me as my second shooter and drone operator around a year ago and we’ve been shooting as a husband-wife duo ever since.

We rebranded Michelle V Photography to RavenFire Photography as we felt we needed something that represents us. If you are wondering why we chose that name, well, I have black hair – raven, and Leslie has the most glorious head and beard of red hair – fire.  We love working together and we love sharing just a small part of the biggest day of our client’s lives.

Our goal as wedding photographers is not to create perfectly set-up photos of perfect moments all day long, no, we want to make sure we capture everything that happens around us, the flower girl falling asleep during the ceremony, or granddad having the biggest laugh during the speeches. This way we ensure our couples get to simply enjoy the day, knowing they will get to relive this special day all over again, and again, and again…..

Leslie and I have been married for 14 years, and have two outrageously cool kids. We currently live in Kloof, Durban, where I home-school the kids in the mornings and work on business in the afternoons.

We look forward to hearing from you and capturing some really cool moments of your wedding day.