Bio

Lourika Reinders Photography,

Photo by: Lizane Louw

Photography isn’t just my job, it’s my passion.  I wake up thinking about photography and I go to sleep thinking about photography.

I’ve always been the loud, outgoing girl with the camera!!
I have a weird sense of humour.
My friends and family are all a bit odd (in a good way of course) and that’s why I love them!

I love pretty light, laughing, good music, creative geniusness (and also inventing my own words and songs).

I do happy dances when I get a “wow” shot.
I like lists.
I like doing admin.
I love my record player, dreamcatchers and COFFEE!!!

I discovered my passion for photography early in life while bushwhacking the African landscape on family outings.  I studied Hospitality Management in Cape Town, South Africa and worked in hotels and lodges in both South Africa and Namibia.  In 2011, I left Africa behind and traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to teach English.  I then later moved to Phuket, where I lived for 2 years to pursue my dream of professional photography.   I studied the Thai language and also got scuba certified while living on Phuket island.

I graduated from the MatadorU Travel Photography program in late 2012.  And in August 2013 I was contacted by the Namibian Tourism Board  to be the Official Trip Photographer for Solimar International‘s  #GoBigNamibia – Adventure Travel press trip.

In December 2013,  I came back to my home country of Namibia, where I am now concentrating on commercial photography work like weddings and engagement shoots.

I shoot exclusively with Nikon and processes on Lightroom.

My dream is to one day work for National Geographic, publish a book and travel to every  country on the planet!!

Travelling broadens the mind, and I will never stop exploring; my bucket list is ENDLESS!! I enjoy being out in nature, spending time with friends and family and have long walks with my amazingly cute, white ‘wolves’, Tessa and Trey – who came with me all the way from Thailand.

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Be sure to check out my photography website, Lourika Reinders Photography, where I showcase all my travel photography work.

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