Hello, I’m Kate Senekal, head photographer for STORYBOOK PHOTOGRAPHY. After going through my own wedding, giving birth, adopting a second child, traveling & living my dream, I know that life’s most precious moments often fly by so fast that you can’t even remember how it started!

That is why I love my work- I get to capture these moments in people’s stories for them to remember throughout their entire lives- even the moments they may have missed in the midst of all the stresses!

We offer more than just a professional product & personal service..

We offer an experience of creating heirlooms for your family to cherish for years to come.


We are Cape Town based Creative Wedding and Portrait photographers combining Fine Art compositions with a Documentary style of photography to tell YOUR story through natural and creative images.

We offer a full experience service, from pre-wedding consultations, to engagement shoots, wedding day coverage, and a beautiful hand made fine art album to cherish all the beautiful memories.

But we all know that life doesn’t stop once you get married! So we will be there when you fall pregnant (or adopt!), welcome your baby home, and as your children grow up to capture your family’s whole story.

And YES! we are willing to travel- contact us for details.

We have spent the past 9 years building Storybook Photography to what it is today and we couldn’t be more proud.

We have been blessed beyond measure and this past year we decided to use that growth to be a blessing to others.  We committed all our profits for an entire year to building up a job creation initiative, Sparrow Society, that launched in November 2013.

A significant portion of our profits continue to go towards this initiative as well as partner organizations working towards a similar goal of creating a more equal and unified society.

Thanks so much to all our clients from 2013/2014 for making this happen! You have changed so many lives.



What travel is included in Package rate?

Up to Plattekloof along the N1 and N7, Somerset West and Stellenbosch
Here is a map to show what is included. Any travel outside of this is an additional R3 per kilometer (return as well). Depending on how far and how early/late our services are needed, accommodation may be required. Please inquire about your specific venue and time if in doubt.

Are you willing to travel further than that?

Yes! Travelling costs vary according to location, please inquire with your exact location and dates needed for a custom quote. For USA, UK, Ireland, and European Weddings, we have all inclusive packages for you in your own currency and can accept credit card and paypal payments :)

However, please note: We only accept a very limited number of overseas bookings.
We have also photographed weddings in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Lesotho and love our African continent – Please enquire for a custom quote for your country.

What is your turn around time?


This varies depending on what time of year it is (Cape Town has definite high and low seasons in the Wedding Industry!). Usually we are able to get your “Sneak Peak” in less than a week, Blog Post with +/-50 images at around 4 weeks, Website at 5 weeks and your ALL final images ready for collection between 6-8 weeks. We will try to keep you updated on the process, but unfortunately cannot “rush” the process, as this will adversely affect the quality of your final images (and no one wants that!).


Our portrait clients will receive their sneak peek within 3 days and final collection in 2-3 weeks.  Albums take 2 weeks to print and bind once you have chosen your images.

Timing for Newborn/Maternity Shoots

For Maternity Sessions, we recommend booking these at 30-32 weeks.  All women are different though and some start to show earlier/later than others.  So it really is up to you.  I just recommend not doing it past 35 weeks as it starts to get pretty uncomfortable!

For Newborn Shoots, we highly recommend booking these for when your baby is 5-7 days old.  From lots of experience, this is when they are most adaptable and sleep best.

Newborn shoots are done in the comfort of your own home so you don’t have to worry about moving with baby or trying to fit your whole life into the car to come to me!

Maternity shoots are usually done at an outdoor location, though you may choose to have these at your home for a more intimate feel.

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