My name is Maxeen and I’m a Destination Wedding and Travel Photographer.

I was born in Durban on the east coast of South Africa. When I was 20 I moved to London and stayed for 7 years before I decided to follow my dreams and run away to Europe with my camera to explore beautiful places, shoot gorgeous weddings and do as much beach yoga as possible.

I have now created a life I love, doing things that truly make my heart happy… and I am passionate about encouraging others to follow their dreams and live a life they are excited about getting up for; wherever that may be, doing whatever it is that makes you feel alive.


Courage & Curls was born in Cyprus while I was sitting in a hammock staring at the sunset. I had embarked on a journey of travel and self discovery. I was on the search for a healthier lifestyle, a happier outlook and as many different stamps in my passport as possible. I literally threw out my old life and ran away with a few clothes, a camera and next to no money.

It took a huge leap of faith for me to follow my dreams and I was learning so much about life and myself. I realised having the life I wanted was not impossible. It just takes a bit of planning and you to be brave!

Courage & Curls is a place for me to share what I’ve learnt with you. I want to inspire you to live a life you are proud of. A life of success, as defined by YOU. It’s never too late or too early to start. The important thing is that you take that step, no matter how scary, towards what you have always dreamed of.



Maxeen Kim, Courage and Curls THE BEST