About Us

About us : ICapture Imagery is run by two professional photographers, Melanie and Mark. Both are very knowledgeable and qualified in various fields of photography. Their vision and mission is to provide the best possible service, tailored to suit the unique needs of their clients, and to capture moments otherwise lost in time.

Individual editing by each photographer takes place, and, as a result a nice selection of edits are provided to suit the needs of each client. 

Melanie C

Melanie Cornelius

Melanie is from a small town called Worcester in the Western Cape, South Africa. Her schooling included attending the Hugo Naude Art Centre, were Photography was one of many art forms explored. 

Her love for Photography stemmed from shooting during school holidays, until her camera was stolen during renovations at their home. After matriculation she headed a career in Human Resources and Finance in the South African Police Service for 14 years, and was during this period she acquired another camera and the passion was rekindled.

In 2015 after an accident she decided to exit the corporate environment to take care of her mom after a bad fall.  As her mom started to heal and become more independent, she decided to turn her passion into a full-time career.

Melanie completed both her Photography and Business Management Diplomas in this period. Melanie is both a Commercial Photographer as well as Fine Art Photographer her fine art can be viewed on her own website http://melaniec.co.za/

Melanie has been interviewed on the Morning Espresso show about her career:

She has been part of and will be exhibiting again in July this year.

She was also chosen by Picha  to feature as one of the  African Woman Photographers of the year : https://facebook.com/PICHAstock/posts/624866117856514    

Mark Swandale

Mark is from a small town called Henley on Klip near Johannesburg, South Africa.

After matriculation Mark studied Photography at the Vaal Triangle Technion of Art. For a year after studying Mark perused his career in Photography shooting Models on runways, before all this equipment including all the darkroom equipment was stolen during a house breaking.

Mark changed career paths and was in the IT and Telecommunication Industry for 23 years, were he accepted a package after the successful completion of the 2010 Soccer World Cup  IT infrastructure. He relocated to  Cape Town and decided to rekindle his career in Photography. 

Mark built a successful portfolio in Wildlife and Nature Photography before ICapture Imagery originated. 

Here is a link to Marks personal website : http://www.swaniepics.co.za/