"Through my photography I would like to inspire people to feel worthy of themselves. They must experience happiness and see their own beauty. " 

About me

My name is Carine van Zyl and Meraci Photography is my creation and joy. I am a dog-lover and wife to a fabulous husband. 

Derived from the Greek word “Meraki” with a touch of C instead of K. Meraci is the embodiment of my passion for beauty and photography. 


M E R A K I becoming  


M E R A C I 


Greek. meraki [may-rah-kee] (adjective)

This is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you’re doing, whatever it may be. I swapped the "K" with "C" for Carine. Putting something of myself into the name "Meraci"


`Bringing  J O Y 


It is my vision that Meraci bring joy through photography to couples all over South Africa.  Spontaneous and happy wedding sessions. 





The fact that you are considering to get me on board for one of the most important days in your lives means the world to me. It’s this trust that inspires me every day to create the best work I possibly can. 

Education is Key


I am a fully qualified photographer and graphic designer. I love studying and I am qualified in quite a few disciplines: 

1. Diploma in Graphic Design and Photography at Planet Pixl 

- Overall Distinction

- Best First Year Overall and Photography Student

- Best Second Year Photography Student

2. B.Com (Marketing) (UFS)

3. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (UFS Business School)

- Overall Distinction

- Best Student awarded by the Dean of Economics for the 2019 intake for PG.Dip ( Business Administration)

4. Diploma in Packaging Technology ( Institute of Packaging South Africa)

I would love to meet up and learn what is important to you regarding your wedding photography experience!