Spotlight Photographer – Neil van Niekerk

Our next New York Wedding Photographer in the spotlight is Neil van Niekerk. Neil is the owner and operator of One Perfect Moment. Neil is based in New Jersey but services the entire New York tri-state area. Neil attempts to combine the classic style of wedding photography with a more modern approach. Neil also provides his clientele with an informative blog that he updates with recent images often.

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In the photographers own words.
What is your business name?
One Perfect Moment

What is your website address?
www.oneperfectmoment.com

Do you have a blog?
www.oneperfectmoment.com/blog/

How long have you been a professional wedding photographer?

I’m going into my 5th year now.

How would you define your style of wedding photography?
Editorial – I work with the bride and groom to get the best images we can on their wedding day.
This also means a combination of the classic style of wedding photography, and a modern story-telling approach.

Other then photography what are some of your other hobbies / interests?
Music and movies.

If you had an opportunity to say something publicly to a potential bride what would it be?
In a photographer, not only look at price, but to look for someone whose style you love, and also have a rapport with.
This is important because you’re going to be working closely with your photographer on the wedding day, and afterwards as well.

What is your favorite part of a wedding day?
The portrait session with the bride and groom is the part where I feel I can have the most fun with a couple.
I also feel it is here that the photographer really can show a signature style.

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3 Responses to “Spotlight Photographer – Neil van Niekerk”


  1. 1 adam voysey March 8, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    Photographer, bride, or groom you can’t go wrong with Neil. I attended a photographer workshop run by Neil last year. In the process I learned what a marvelously talented and humble individual the man is. What was also amazing was looking at samples of weddings he’d just shot and still had up on screen. Every shot was PERFECT ! straight out of the camera. I was green with the envy. Everyone has ‘duds’ – poor compositions, exposure or white balance issues… at least so I thought. Neil shoots gorgeous shots and has no airs of grandeur. So if you are looking photographer call him & check out his work for yourself. And if you are a photographer wanting to sharpen your skills – call also.


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