"I had the privilege of sharing my dream day with the most loving, caring, professional and gifted photoghraphers in the world! Every moment was captured with brilliance and timed to perfection. We were so fortunate to only be surrounded by ‘family’ on our big day, or at least that’s how it felt and ended up being! Abri and Joanette are more than just photographers…they have been Blessed with a Gift…they don’t just capture moments, they capture the essence of people…they capture uniquely YOU!!
I can truly say that if you want, or need, to capture the moments of a special time in your life…Abri and Joanette are not a recommendation, they’re a requirement! The whole experience with them will exceed every expectation you might ever have!!"
"Thank you Abri and Joanette…you are AMAZING!!" Erin Louw
"I am overwhelmed by the talent of Abri and Joanette!! They are the most amazing photographers I have ever met (and I worked with some well known photographers in South Africa) I will and can recommend them to everyone on earth!!! They are the best!!!!! Thanks for the most amazing pics in my entire life!" Dr. Nicqui du Plessis
Planning a destination wedding in South Africa was challenging enough, I became so frustrated with the quality of photographers I was running across while doing a search on the web I was fully expecting to hire someone state side and bring them down. Abri Kruger Photography was one out of about 150 different photographers I did research on in both the states and SA who had the creativity and style of photojournalism that was on par with the top 5 wedding photographers in Manhattan, NY. I wasn’t looking for a great wedding photographer; I was looking for a great regular photographer. They are clearly both. I didn’t want pictures that ended up in an album on the shelf, I wanted something that ended up on the wall in my home and could be our first “art”. We were so pleased with the professionalism and creativity of our shoot; we hope to do another shoot with them for our state side wedding. Here I thought I was going to have to fly down my own photographer, turns out I’ll be flying them up! Thanks for timeless styled, stunning pictures, now if only my dress doesn't look dated in 20 years! Cherish Nortje (Adams) - USA
Weet jy en Abri loof God se skepping met julle ongelooflike kuns. Julle magnify dit waarmee God elke dag spog - Sy mense! Julle werk is van onskatbare ware- julle capture die essence van mense en 'n mens kan die passie en excellence in julle werk sien. Ek sien 'n groot groot toekoms vir julle = julle excellence sal greatly reward word! Please don't EVER stop what you are doing - it will be like the Picasso not painting. You are masters at your art. I am a fan for life!!! Leonie & Ben
Jou fotos is ongelooflik. Dis Vogue gehalte en ek het oor en oor en oor daarna gesit en kyk. Tanja van Niekerk (comment on Michelle Du Plessis's wedding)
Abri Kruger's unique skill is vividly splashed over his photographic art and his remarkable ability to capture expression, and frame it in beauty, colours his work with brilliance. His photos please the eye, communicate with the heart, and leaves one with the impression of mastery. Johan Du Toit
I have done many photo shoots over the past 12 years working as a professional makeup artist, but my recent high fashion shoot with Abri Kruger Photography was beyond compare! Abri is a true master of his craft & an incredible artist. The shoot was well run, professional, and an absolute pleasure. He & his wife, Joannette, have an indescribable energy that shines through into his work. With their passion for life, keen eyes, & attention to detail, Abri Kruger is among the best of the best in photography. I hope everyone has the honor of working with Abri & Joannette Kruger! Jules De Jesus
Making Over the World -
One Face at a Time!™
"Abri's natural eye for capturing life's essence shows in his photographs. As a former professional model, I have worked with many photographers and Abri is the best I've seen. Abri & Joanette make an amazing team, making his subjects feel completely comfortable and open to express themselves without limitations. Anyone wanting to capture irreplaceable moments should choose Abri Kruger." Tara Powers
Our family moved down to Hilton Head, SC from the Washington DC area nearly two years ago, shortly after our son’s first birth. Prior to our move, I spent significant time researching photographers in the DC area, looking for someone who would be able to capture the joy, fun, and beauty of watching our child grow. I spent 7 years working at a communication firm that emphasized good design, so I had very high and specific expectations for the photographs of my family. When my path happened to cross with Abri and Joanette Kruger shortly after our move to Hilton Head, I couldn’t get over how spectacular their work was – it was beyond comparison of anything I had seen before!
Specifically, here are several things that I valued about my experience in working with them:
1) Creativity and artistic expression – Abri and Joannette are brilliant at capturing on camera what is truly precious and beautiful in life. There are so many things we take for granted that we look at each day and their photos force you to stop and appreciate every detail of the life around us. When you see a picture that they have taken, time stops for a moment and you can’t help but feel blessed by the beauty of the world around us and the people in our lives. Their skill, patience, and attention to every detail in the surroundings enable them to take stunning and powerfully moving photographs. Abri and Joannette’s photographs remind us that ordinary things and events are really extraordinary and worthy of recognition.
2) Ability to capture real, everyday life – I specifically wanted photographs that would help me remember our family with things and places that we enjoy every day. Many of these things are not striking in and of themselves, such as a bright red plastic wagon, a worn down football, and a simple backyard behind our house. However, these were things that were part of our normal, everyday lives and for that reason they were precious to me. Thanks to Abri and Joannette, our photographs celebrate the places and things that have brought us joy as a family in our everyday lives, in addition to capturing the preciousness of the people in our family.
3) Great customer service – Not only are Abri and Joanette incredible artists, but they run a great business. Working with them is fun and enjoyable. They understand that every person is unique and has different needs and goals in mind for their photographs and they work hard to meet those specific desires. They are incredibly diligent in their preparation work before a photoshoot. They ask their customers good questions, help them with their wardrobe selection, spend time analyzing the lighting and setting, and take test shots beforehand. They are committed to happy customers and excellent work, and from the minute you meet them to the time you hang your pictures on your wall you will be glad that you work with them. Holly Rein
If you're reading testimonials on this webpage, then you're right where I found myself 2 months ago. I saw a friend's photo shoot online, and we had to have our own. We were able to easily schedule a photo shoot very quickly, and Joanette was so helpful with regards to our clothing options. When the day of the shoot came, my only fear was that it would rain. But the day turned out gorgeous, our sons were amazingly free from any bruises or scrapes, and we were ready for the shoot. Within 10 seconds of our arrival, our oldest had jumped into a tidal pool and our youngest has stuck his head into the sand. Needless to say, things did not go as planned! We played. We ran. We looked at boats. We spun our kids in the air. We were able to forget about our sand-matted hair and wardrobe malfunctions and decided that if our pictures weren't going to be what we had hoped, then we'd at least have a fun evening. The entire time Abri and Joanette were running around us just snapping picture after picture. I honestly left our shoot thinking, "Well, that was FUN, but...there's NO WAY they got any good pictures of us." We looked like sea urchins by the time we were finished. Within two weeks, our photos were online, and I was absolutely blown away. The pictures were amazing! I was so worried that the pictures would show how dirty and disheveled we looked after that hour on the beach, but they were able to capture the spirit of our family in an incredible way. There's no denying it. We can't leave the beach looking clean and together. We love to play and get messy. That's just who we are. But somehow...Abri Kruger Photography made us look really good while doing it! Thank you, Abri and Joanette! We still don't know how you did it! Erin Ussery
My husband and I recently got married and have four beautiful children combined. To find someone to capture the happiness and spirit of our new family was just as important to us as the wedding itself.
The first time I visited Abri's website, I was left with tears in my eyes. I felt the emotion in every photo! They were all beautiful and that is what I hoped to have for my family. Well, mission accomplished.
What Abri and Joannette do is not photography; it is seeing and embracing the beauty of life and knowing exactly how to share that with others. Not only are they amazingly creative and talented, they are wonderful to work with; great with us and our children. The kids loved them as well. We cannot wait to work with them again! Christa and Brian Conley (and kiddies)
"It took a long time for us to figure out who we wanted to take our family pictures. We came across Abri's photos through a friend and fell in love with the photos! It was now not a question of who was going to take the pictures, it was how fast can we get Abri to take them for us!!! Joannette was such a pleasure to work with and was so helpful with all my concerns about location, clothes, hair and accessories! Once we were at the location, I just knew that we were dealing with BIG talent! Abri was so great with the children- he knew exactly what he wanted to capture! The results from our photos went above and beyond all my expectations! Not only was I thrilled with the pictures- I am still having a hard time choosing my favorites. Abri captured "my family" -what you see in our pictures is exactly how we are as a family! I will cherish these photos for a lifetime! Even my husband, who was a little skeptical at first, was so impressed and thankful we took the time to do this! Thank you so much Abri and Joannette- I wouldn't have wanted anyone else to do this for us! We will be calling again!" Jennifer Kronibus
"My mother was a professional photographer and Royal Artist, whose work has been published in National Geographic as well as other publications. The talent of Abri is on par with some of the best we have seen. My mother has been so impressed with the photographs he has taken of my horse Trieste and I. We look forward to many more photo shoots with him. Above and beyond, Abri makes you feel so comfortable that you almost forget he is there and he allows you to be yourself and he captures your soul in his art. Michele and Paal Niles-Benedetti
Beautiful, Amazing, Breathetaking...just some of the words used to describe our photos by Abri and Joanette. I think everyone should have Abri Kruger photographs in their home! Sheila Bianchini Eaton
"The work was beyond any words! Abri's work with my family and son was truly breathtaking. He caught the most fantastic moments and made them into a life time of beautiful memories. EVeryone who sees our photos always asks "who is your photographer". I have passed along many referrals of people who were also amazed of the work Abri did. Thank you so much, and we are looking forward to another "shoot" again very very very soon!" Aimee Brasington
Abri is the BEST photographer that I have ever seen. He is so creative. I can't wait for him to take pics of our family. I know he is going to be hard to book. Debbie Brookshire
Looking at AbriKruger Photography is like looking at a magazine photo spread. The creativity involved is amazing. Abri knows how to capture the spirit of people and put it in print. His work is absolutely beautiful and I recommend him 100%!. I really think his work is genious! Beverly Parrish
Abri's photos are somethin out of the ordinary. I can't wait to see the next batch on his gallery. He has an inborn natural talent to manipulate light to ensure that the end product is a vivid, beautiful moment captured in time, to be recalled at one's leisure. Here is a professional at work, whose love and passion for the field of photography can clearly be seen in the top quality photo's presented. Braam
Pretoria, South Africa
"Thank you so much for the most amazing photoshoot ever! The pictures are absolutely stunning! Both you and your wife's energy during the shoot radiated thru all of the photos...Ya'll are honestly one of the BEST! Thanks for capturing such precious moments for us!" Rion Spangler
"Abri and Joannette were amazing! They made the most of every location, and truly thought out every picture they took, with some fantastic results! In action, you can tell that they truly love what they do, and it definitely shows in their photography. As hectic as weddings are, they made the whole experience fun and easy. If I ever have another event, they will be my first call." Cari Nobles
Photographing with Abri and Joanette is not only a keepsake treasure for life...It is a awesome experience.They both capture every moment of your shoot with excellence.They are a pleasure to work with....and trust me you will be pleased with your final pictures.My daughter and I were delighted when we saw our final proofs....We wanted every picture!Look forward to working with the both of them again. Catharine Cook
Abri and Joannette truly captured precious moments with our son Russell. All of the photos taken were stunning and amazing. They truly work as a team in order to provide a wonderful experience and success in getting the most beautiful and memorable photographs ever. Thank you Abri! Sophia Fakoury Townes
Joannette and Abri took Pregnancy pictures of me and my first daughter. The experience was amazing and the atmosphere very relaxed and casual. I am crazy about the pictures and so glad I got them, since its a one in a lifetime chance to do this. Thanks so much for doing such an excellent job!! Looking forward to do a family shoot in the future sometimes! Sylvia Schutz/Hilton Head Island.
Hope you guys are doing fine and keeping busy! Sylvia Schutz
Seth and I had a wonderful experience shooting our engagement photos with Abri and Joanette in Palmetto Bluff. They are truly talented photographers, and we have the most beautiful and unique shots as a result. They really captured the beauty of moment and the essence of us. Thank you!! Lindsay Mihelic
Your portfolio is magnificent and I hope that I can afford the two of you to take some pics for me and my family. You are superb! Nikkie du Plessis. Western Cape South Africa
"Your photoshoot was soooo much fun! At first I was worried that I wouldn't know what to do or it would be stressful, but you guys were really laid back and made the experience awesome!!" Eliza Jordan
We were so impressed with our experience with Abri and his wife. Sheri and I have never been a part of a photo shoot that was so professional and creative. The photographs speak for themselves, we're fortunate to have these images of our newborn son and will cherish the memories for a lifetime.
Thank you Abri! The Bishops
Fantastic work Abri!! The engagement pictures turned out amazing. Thank you again for all of your hard work and time put into our shoot" Seth Tilton