About Celia

My Story

My name is Celia van Niekerk, I am a South African Photographer and Watercolour Artist.

I had the privilege to study art back in the day and hold a Diploma in Art & Design….with photography as (my favourite) subject.

I have been a professional photographer and the proud owner of Celia van Niekerk Photography for the past 17 years, but due to a shoulder problem, I had to hang up for a short while….BUT I am back and excited to capture new memories for my clients! I reside in Nigel, on the East Rand, from where I operated my studio for many years, photographing families, pets, newborns, maternity sessions …and many more. The studio is currently unavailable for photo sessions but might re-open again in the (near) future. I am currently available for outdoor photo sessions. 

My Art


You are most welcome to browse through my website(s) to learn more about me and my photography and Art. 

As an artist, I work mainly in oil paint, watercolour and coloured pencils. I truly love painting portraits of pets and people! I don’t just photograph them.

Apart from being a full-time photographer and artist, I am also a part-time Theology and Counselling student working towards my degree. I also present online art classes for adults and kids. I do have a few original pieces of art for sale in my online store. I am available for portrait painting commissions and custom orders too. You can view my art at www.celiavanniekerk.co.za

I had the privilege to study art back in the day and hold a Diploma in Art & Design….with photography as (my favourite) subject.

I regard myself to be very blessed to be able to lead such a joyous and creative life; I am thankful to the Lord for giving me the talents and means to do so and I am striving to make it my purpose to spread the joy through my art and photography.

If you like what you see in my portfolio, you will surely love your photos. My style is authentic, simplistic and natural. I love to create frame-worthy images that you and your family will cherish forever and moments that you can look back on in days to come. Some of my most cherished belongings are the old photographs of my grandparents and parents, old black and white photos from many, many years ago. Just as a mom (or pet mom) cherishes photos of her children, kids will cherish photos of their parents and grandparents too.

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