Work with me - PJ Van Schalkwyk Photography


I am  a mountain biking, back country hiking and all round adventure loving South African who recently moved to Fort Collins, Colorado to marry my lady, originally from California. 

I have spent the last six  years living and working abroad and I started my photographic journey in 2012 in South Korea. I have traveled to many countries since with my camera, with the single aim to improve my craft and develop my documentary story telling skills. My travel story reflects my commitment to capturing special moments, compelling compositions, and the perfect light. I am now applying these skills and experience in engagement and wedding photography and I am loving every second of it!


I aim towards  photographing my couples in nature, bringing out those earthy tones. Mountains, lakes, forests etc. These locations can be anywhere you choose or I will provide you with a list of locations I have scouted myself to provide you with the most comfortable, scenic and fun experience possible. I also  try to stay away from forced posing as much possible and in most cases I play the role of a creative director and you are only the actors acting out a certain scenario. Whatever direction the shoot goes in, be it  gentle and  intimate or more energetic and fun where we laugh our butts off, I am there to capture it in the most natural way possible for you!  My images are packed  with fun, energetic vibes as well as those softer intimate vibes and in between moments.

If you are engaged and planning to get married or elope, I would love to capture some of the most special moments of your life and be part of that most memorable day! For more information on pricing, and if you want to grab a coffee with me and have a chat, please get it in touch with me via the "Contact me" page

Looking forward hearing from you!



Testimonials from happy clients

-Sarah & Drew-

"My husband and I have been married 5 years and we never had professional engagement photos, but it's something we've always wanted to do after the fact-especially since we live in such a beautiful state. When we met PJ and saw his love for the outdoors and photography we knew he would be the BEST choice to capture beautiful, honest photos of us the way we had always envisioned. We let PJ pick the location and it did not disappoint!! PJ made us feel comfortable and relaxed with very normal suggestions for how we should "just enjoy being together outdoors"! The results were more than we could have asked for- natural, real, loving, US. We highly recommend using PJ to any engaged couple out there!"


-Emily & Evan-

“PJ is an amazing photographer. Evan and I were initially nervous about taking engagement photos because neither of us is very comfortable in front of a camera. With PJ, we had nothing to worry about. He was so friendly and easy to work with, and made the entire experience relaxed and enjoyable. He brought out the best in us and now we have incredible, stunning professional photos that we love and our family and friends rave about. We will absolutely hire him for all our future milestones and recommend him to anyone looking for a high quality, friendly photographer.”

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