About Santie Korf Photography Studio

It started with a question…

“What would I do over, if I had the chance?”

“I regret the fact that I never gave ‘good photos’ much thought. We never made the time to take more family photos and I’m really sad about that, as my son, my only child, passed away at the tender age of 11 years and we have only a handful of images together as a family that we can treasure. I want my clients to seize the opportunity to capture their special moments in time, to create beautiful memories that they will cherish and treasure for always.” Santie Korf

Why the Dragonfly?

“Why is the dragonfly such an integral part of my logo?”

"The dragonfly totem carries the wisdom of transformation and adaptability in life. As spirit animal, the dragonfly is connected to the symbolism of change and light. When the dragonfly shows up in your life, it may remind you to bring a bit more lightness and joy into your life. Those who have this animal as totem may be inclined to delve deep into their emotions and shine their true colors."

The tragedy of Marco's death forced me to make big changes in my life, leading to one of the most fantastic and exciting opportunities that crossed my path.... PHOTOGRAPHY!

Now I'm shining through YOUR images!! Thank you to all my clients for letting me be part of your LIGHT

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More about me

Hello, welcome and thank you for popping in!


“Photographs are my attempt to pause time, to hold onto unique and unrepeatable moments before the moment slips away, the memory fades and dulls over time, and all that we’re left with is that single cherished photograph” -  Santie Korf

I am wife to Stef, Mom to 4paw-girl Summer, entrepreneur, coffee and wine snob, traveler and dreaming of owning a little place in the Western Cape coastal area.

You may recognise some of my work in featured publications such as Beeld newspaper and Weg magazine. I have also worked with:

  • Tatjana Schoenmaker: South African national swimming superstar
  • Malcolm Marx: Springbok rugby player
  • Candice Abrahams: Mrs South Africa and Mrs World 2016
  • Magda Beukes: Actress
  • Saray Khumalo: First black African Woman to summit Mount Everest
Publication in Weg magazine
Tatjana Schoenmaker, winner of two gold medals in Breaststroke at Common Wealth Games 2018.
Saray Khumalo - First balck African woman to summit Mount Everest
Published in Beeld
Springbok Rugby hooker, Player of the Year 2017.
Magda beukes - SA Actress
Pretoria by night - Published in Beeld
Sharon Saxophone, member of Con Grazia Music, winners of a Ghoema 2017.
Candice Abrahams: Mrs South Africa and Mrs World 2016

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” Brené Brown