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Rute Martins

Freelance Professional Photographer

Currently resides in: Eastern Cape, South Africa

Born in Funchal Portugal

Photography is one of my passions. I love capturing my clients special moments, moments that they can treasure later in life. I do freelance photography, travel throughout South Africa being at one with nature and seeing more of this beautiful country when I am not photographying weddings, social events, corporate events, etc and I plan on owning my own studio soon. Until then, I do portraits on location.

I continually strive to improve my photography by communicating with other photographers and plan on getting more involved with community events in the near future.

I cover Weddings, Social Events, Company Events, Matric Farewells, Maternity, New Borns, Engagements, Children, Family Portraits, WILDLIFE

Specialties: Studio and Weddings

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Business Address

Island Palm Drive, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, 6332

Professional Portfolios

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Simply Blue

in Simply Blue Web Design

Fletcher's Photography

in Fletcher's Photography

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Current Position(s)

Freelance Professional Photographer | Photography | Leoa's Photography
Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa | 2008 - present

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Specialties include:

1. Weddings
2. Birthday, Bachelors/Hen, Childrens, parties, etc
3. Company Events
4. Social Events
5. Families/Babies, Model Portfolios, General Portfolios, etc
6. Studio
7. Wildlife
8. Engagement Shoots
9. Trash The Dress / Day After

Previous Position(s)

Personal Assistant | Finance/Marketing | Eli Lilly (SA) Pty Ltd.
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1993 - 2008

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Worked at this company for 14 years in the following positions:

1. Personal Assistant to Marketing Director
2. Personal Assistant to Finance Director
3. Procurement Officer
4. IT Analyst - last position

Personal Assistant | Marketing/Sales | Simba
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1993 - 1994


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Educational history


Mellville Primary, Johannesburg, South Africa (1974)


Birnam Business College

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1981 - 1981

Secretarial Diploma - Personal Assistant



1st Prize Winner - Most Uploads - Wiki Loves Monuments South Africa 2013 | 2013

During the course of the competition, I uploaded the most photos of South African monuments

1st Prize Winner - Winning Photo - Wiki Loves Monuments South Africa | 2013

1st Prize for Best Picture and 1st Prize for Most Uploads. Wiki Loves Monuments held the competition again this year. One of my photos has been entered for the international Wiki Loves Monuments competition.

Wiki Loves Monuments | 2012

During the course of September 2012, Wikimedia South Africa started a local project called Wiki Loves Monuments for the month of September which is South Africa's Heritage month.

Finalist for Picture of the Year | 2010

My photo of the Charging Leopard was a finalist in Picture of the Year for 2010

Picture of the Day | 2012

My photo of the Giant Kingfisher made Picture of the Day

First Place Price Winner in its Category | 2008

Winning photos were published in a South African National Biodiversity Institute calendar for 2009 (Pretoria Botanical Gardens)

media exposure

US Embassy in Pretoria | 2013

My Charging Leopard came second as judged by the judges.

MyPE News | 2011

I was asked to write a simple article on Copyright of images.

Your Family Magazine | 2012

TV celebrity - Irene Bester's family photo taken by myself was published in the Your Family Magazine in September 2012

Oprah Magazine | 2012

TV celebrity - Irene Bester's family photo taken by myself was published in the Oprah Magazine in October 2012

Mossel Bay news | 2012

During the course of September 2012, Wikimedia South Africa started a local project called Wiki Loves Monuments for the month of September which is South Africa's Heritage month.

Wikimedia | 2012

Blog article written about my finalist and Picture of the Day photo/s

Other Achievements

Published a Kindle book | 2011

Personal account of a visit to Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape, South Africa with photos

Usage of Photographs | 2005

Some of my photos have been turned into puzzles, canvas paintings and appear on Wikipedia and other websites.




Irene Bester - ex-SABC TV Presenter

"Irene Bester
Presenter. Tv Presenting lecturer. Voice over artist. MCee
Working with Rute has been such a pleasure! Her ease, yet attention to detail is phenomenal! Having taken photographs of our children and as a family,Rute has the innate ability to capture the 'spirit of a child in the moment', like no other photographer! We will cherish those memories forever
" - 2013

Vernon Fletcher

"Vernon Fletcher
Freelance Photographer at Private
Rute is a very down to earth person who has a great passion forPhotography, Country Music and the Outdoors.... She will travel anywhere in South Africa to attend to your Photography needs and will attend to the task with lots of passion.
May 23, 2013, Vernon worked directly with Rute at Leoa's Photography
" - 2013

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