Hi there

About me

Welcome to Colour Photography and Lia Leen cotton bags and Illustrations.

My name is Mariska Venter and I’m a professional Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer based in Bloemfontein, South Africa, but I love to travel to capture memories. My style of photography is bright colourful colours.

I love to capture people’s emotions and try to edit every photo session in their own unique way.

Not one wedding, couple or family is the same, everyone is different in the way God created them and that is how I love to capture them.

I started  Lia Leen cotton bags with the idea of using a bag that is Eco-friendly and reusable. My first bag was made for my daughter’s birthday party as the gift bags where I placed all the party favors in. I printed each child’s name on the bag so that they can use it again afterwards… And so these bags grew bigger and into different sizes.

Lia Leen recently added the Family and Portrait Illustrations, as a dear friend and client of mine asked me if I could make her something like it.

So here you have it. All my passions together in one place 

I am also a wife to an awesome husband and a mother of two beautiful girls. I am blessed to do what I love and to own my own company. I got my degree in photography in 2009 and went overseas to work as a photographer on a cruise liner and in 2013 I started Colour Photography.

Photo credit: Go Urban Photography