I grew up on a diet of adventure books, camping trips and climbing trees. I’ve always known that I want a life geared towards appreciating the natural beauty around us. I believe it’s only by experiencing wilderness areas, devoid of man-made distractions, do we truly understand their importance in our lives, our personal developments, and all of our futures. The overarching goal of my work is to encourage travellers to experience these incredible places for themselves. Sustainable tourism has the capacity to support and preserve cultures, livelihoods and the environment. It can shape the way that we make decisions on this planet, and what we place our importance on. I hope to be involved, in some small way, in that process.
– Elegant, approachable, clean and filled with natural light. Translates well to print and digital.
– Mix of semi-styled and candid scenes.
I put my all into creating content that fits my standards, and aspire for my work to rest somewhere between authentic and beautiful and ever-improving. The end goals tailor the way that I approach a shoot, from following briefs that support marketing efforts to composing images with design layouts (on screen or in print) in mind. Ultimately, this media is created to assist storytelling, and sales.
After completing a BCOM in Marketing and working at commercial photographic company OCEAN DRIVEN MEDIA I moved to Cape Town to work as the lead photographer for Getaway, South Africa’s oldest travel magazine. Now that was fun. There, I learnt the ropes of what it takes to be a full-time travel photojournalist, producing high-quality work amidst pressing deadlines, with the support of a stellar editorial team and writers-turned-friends. I made the move to freelance in 2018, focussing on luxury lodges and adventurE travel, with work taking me from Zambia all the way through to Argentina.
Having Recently relocated to seattle with a whole new continent to explore, I now split my time between the USA and Africa.
Oh, and I’m an avid horse rider. I’ve brought travel, photography and horses together into, quite literally, my childhood’s dream job. More about that on
"I have just gotten home and have had time to go through the photos you sent! I know I have thanked you before, but Tea you have created something amazing for Ants, and I’m so grateful to you for your amazing eye and brilliant skill. I so enjoyed having you up here and showing you our patch of the bushveld!”
"We absolutely loved working with Teagan! She captured the heart and soul of Lewa Wilderness so perfectly, with her photos now transforming our website. She was an absolute delight to work with, just felt like part of the family!"
It was wonderful to welcome you to Bliss & Stars and spend time with you. We enjoyed your company, gentle presence, and the way you captured our little sanctuary. Let's see how your time looks like but it would be great to plan it soon for you to come back!
Teagan is an amazing photographer as somehow she manages to convey the true feeling of a place in an enhanced way. We noticed when she does a photo shoot she goes out of her way to first understand the place or space she is photographing. She has many creative ideas and she takes her time photographing every scene, often going back to get the correct light and mood. Many of our guests have commented on her beautiful photographs. If Teagan is available to take your photos, go with her, you will not be disappointed!
“We all had a great time looking through the shots, you have captured it brilliantly…how smelly is that seal colony…! It brought back a lot of memories for those that have been there, and a lot of oohs and aahs from everybody from our copyrighters to designers! Great wildlife shots mixed in with activities and so scenic... We loved the magazine-styled pool-shots too! So glad that you actually made it and had the time to create these lovely images for WS. Love how beautifully polished they are – THANK YOU!"