About Elysian Photography


Hello, people of the world! My name is Alida Campbell, and I am the face behind the camera.

I am a photographer based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. I do photo shoots in and around the Zululand area which includes the Midlands, Hillcrest, Kloof, Ballito and Umhlanga. I’m happily married to the most handsome man, and together we raise the world’s busiest little girl!

I come from a huge, and delightfully quirky family; my parents kept 16 children alive and happy, out of whom I am the youngest. I’m an explorer at heart, and I love people – nothing gives me more joy than getting to know someone and discovering their story. I’ve trained my eye through the years to see and appreciate authentic emotions, and I’ve come to realise that life isn’t about material things – it’s about eye-blink moments and breath-taking experiences.

Using my knowledge of light and position, I can create opportunities to freeze life in its tracks. My creative, laid-back style and keen eye for detail allows me to let these special moments happen, then capture them forever!

Whether you want to capture your family’s special moments, or celebrate your love with a over the top wedding, I’ve got you covered. Let me give you the freedom to enjoy life while I document your journey!

So why did I choose photography as my way of interpreting the world?

As the saying goes, in each loss there is a gain… well, this couldn’t be more true for me. My love story with photography started with the loss of a friend, shortly after I photographed her with her children. My love for humanity and the ability to represent life in its truest form offered me the opportunity to give people something they can look back on and smile when they remember a particular day.

I’ve captured weddings, engagements, births newborns, events and families, and I’ve loved every step of the way. So get in touch, and let me give you the freedom to enjoy life while I document your own unique journey.

My Photography Style

Growing up in my huge family, life happened quickly and you either jumped on to enjoy the ride or missed out! My style has been driven by this mindset and combines documentary and lifestyle photography to capture everyday, unscripted moments as they unfold in a natural and authentic environment.