About Me

Hello Folks!

My name is Ruan Cowley and
I am a Gauteng based lifestyle and wedding photographer.


I am not your typical everyday wedding photographer. In fact I didn’t start out as one. More than 20 years ago I wanted to study Arts and Music…but my dad told me you are going into IT. As my dad was paying for my studies at the time I had to agree. So I studied to be a software developer.

How boring right? Well yes and no. I have been making most of my living out of that profession and I actually enjoyed it and still do. So to be honest with you, this isn’t my profession, but it is one of my greatest passions. I still see myself as a pretty capable software developer, but photographing couples and weddings gets me more excited than anything else. I just love meeting all these different couples, hearing their love stories and then end up playing one of the most important parts in it.

You are probably wondering how I started shooting weddings then?
Well I bought my first DSLR camera more than 7 years ago, after the birth of my daughter.
I am self taught, have more than 50 weddings under the belt and I don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon.
I sometimes wonder what my style of shooting is called, well I actually haven’t thought about that one. So please help me decide and then I can update this page :).

I am extremely active on social media, so please follow me…you will see the links below.
Make sure to check out my portfolio and when you like what you see, click on that
Contact Me button. Chat soon…