I try to live this quote with everyone I meet.
Oh and thats -> not me. That’s the gorgeous Dorothy Flint shot at Bordeaux Game Farm. I’m a little further down. Come see what I’m all about. x
Born and raised in South Africa, after studying marketing I was swept up by the world of advertising and production and built a successful advertising stills production house alongside famous advertising photographer Michael Lewis. I loved the fast pace and the out-of-this-world imagery that was created by some of the most exceptionally talented creatives South Africa had to offer. Our client base spanned the world and I am so grateful for all the wonderful people I met and became friends with over the 7 years the agency existed.
In 2011, after marrying my gorgeous now husband, he and I immigrated to Germany where we were blessed with our son, Noah. Here I had the time and means to apply the knowledge I had gathered under the tutelage of the photographers I managed in South Africa and to build up my photography career.
“One way to make the most out of life, is to look upon it as an adventure”
This new chapter in my life was equally exciting, albeit in a very different way. Again my life was filled with wonderful, kind people. Gorgeous brides, radiant pregnant women, laughing families. But we had to learn to manage a career and a new baby, which had its hiccups as well as its rewards.
And lastly, because the fact remains that Africa never leaves you, the call to come home was so strong that we gave into it and have not looked back for a second.
Noah will grow up in the lush of the forests in Europe and with sand between his toes under the African sky. Surrounded by it’s gorgeous people – and for that we are thankful!
I can’t wait to meet you!
'Working with Natalie Shelton Photography has been one of my best coincidences of life- what started as an incredible shoot that I, by chance, helped model for turned into a long-term working relationship as well as a great friendship. As someone who's been involved in the media and wedding industry, I can think of no better person to work with or have shoot your special day. Natalie is not only an incredible photographer but has an energy and love for life that adds to every occasion and only amplifies all the goodness happening behind and in front of her lens. I laughingly joke and say she better keep shooting until the day I get married or it ain't happening ;) I couldn't recommend her more"
- Josie Eveleigh
"How wonderful to have had Natalie out in SA.... And for the fantastic shoots we did together!! Professional and totally creative! Thanks for taking the time to slot us in!!!"
- Karin Orzol