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December 13, 2012

Justine and Dave

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This wedding was just. so. rad! Dave and Jay are probably the most lighthearted and sincere people this side of the equator and every time I look at these photos it makes me realize what amazing clients I have. As a photographer you experience so many types of weddings, and this was one that presented an overwhelming amount of 'moments' to be captured. Everything a couple (and photographer) could wish for rolled into one uniquely awesome wedding :)

Justine walking down the aisle to the Grey Voices singing 'Going to the Chapel' suited her perfectly :) And then there was Dave's speech which sticks in my mind and probably will for a long time to come. Looking at the photos, all I can hear is Dave saying '...and the wind blew, and we baked shortbread, and then we braaied' because that was what happened every single day for the duration they were in PE. There were, of course, a few variations like 'and the wind blew, and we convinced our photographer that her tick bite fever was no big deal, and we baked shortbread, and then we braaied'. (On that note, I would like to extend a hug thank you to my dear friend Karin for helping me out on the day and making sure that I was hydrated, nourished, and standing up straight. Tick bite fever is no joke people, stay away from them little critters. You are a gem liefie, thanks so much xxx)

Lastly, a lot of my clients will know that I always recommend a certain videographer who is so very talented, and this is why... please go check out this amazing video that Chris from Allen Visuals put together for Dave and Jay :)

And with that, you should all definitely check out these happy photos...

December 7, 2012

Jeanell and Dustin

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The St Francis Links will forever hold a special place in my heart because it was the venue for our own wedding nearly two years ago (sheesh time flies!). When Jeanell and Dustin asked me to photograph their wedding I was so thrilled! It was a truly fantastic wedding with the ceremony on the beach followed by a reception up at the clubhouse.

The beach setting was picture perfect with blue skies and puffy clouds, followed by storm clouds rolling in for the couple shoot down at the lighthouse. A gorgeous day in a gorgeous place... I hope you all love looking at the photos as much as I did taking them :)


December 4, 2012

Lana and Roland

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Summer. It is the one season we all love. Vivid memories of pool-lazing, mean-kid-splashing, summer fruit salad and ice-cream. Of laughter and sun-warmed skin, Wilson's toffees and rough feet from walking on tarred roads. Calm evening's, braais and chasing frogs, flying ants and Christmas beetles.

I often go back to memories collected along the way and try to bring out the same feelings in my photos. Unfortunately it is difficult with weddings because everything is unplanned and spur of the moment, but engagement shoots are different. They allow time to think and plan, time to go on a journey to find the perfect place for the perfect moment. Exciting ideas and a little effort always turn into something bigger than I can try to describe.

Lana and Roland really wanted something different. Lana from Latvia and Roland from Germany, living in PE, getting married in Mauritius and then moving on to a new place, new language, new life together. All they wanted was to capture the joy that they had shared as an engaged couple in our wonderful country. We managed to capture something very special during this shoot. I will always remember it as the afternoon spent in the orchards. It was pure summer nostalgia.

A very, very special thank you to Daniela for helping us arrange access to the farm.

Enjoy the photos everyone 

December 3, 2012

Marga and Jannie

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Marga and Jannie are such a cute couple! You could genuinely see the they were so excited to marry one another, and it was so amazing to watch them throughout the day :) Marga and I started chatting about their wedding back when I first started my full time photography business and even visited me at my first Bridal Fair. A year and a half of chatting and planning finally culminated in this wonderful wedding :)

I sometimes forget how much of the info I put out there is actually absorbed by clients and used, too! It was so cool to see small items like the wonderful cufflinks from Lady Peculiar and customised hangers from The Desert Rose Project that the couple had ordered - all the personalized items really added something special to the preparations on the day and the excitement was tangible.

What a wonderful experience and I am so glad I was chosen to capture the amazing love that Marga and Jannie emanate. Thanks so much for choosing me!

Enjoy the photos :)

November 15, 2012

Stacey and Paul

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Woohoo! A new blog post in anticipation of two big milestones that are coming up, and I could not have asked for better than the then 'Ms Webber and Mr Botha' (who tied the knot over the weekend and are now Mr & Mrs).

How in love are these two? Clients and shoots like this make me a very happy lady! I laughed with them during the entire shoot, smiled during the editing, and now sit smiling whilst putting together a blog post... that is a lot of smiling! I am sure you will see why when you have a squizz at the photos. Paul and Stacey know how to laugh, love, and fool around, AND they are totally besotted with each other which is really just so awesome. Couples with energy make my world go round :)

I hope you all enjoy the photos and say plugged in to my Facebook Page to join in the celebrations early next week!


November 6, 2012

Laura and Jonathan

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Wow, it has been absolute ages since I last posted on the blog! So much has been happening over the past few months and wedding season is in full swing, but those of you who follow my Facebook page will have seen quite a bit of activity over there :) You may also recall that I was so incredibly excited about this shoot at The Oyster Box in Umhlanga. 

The couple chose The Oyster Box for their wedding a few months back (what an amazing venue!) but the weather did not play along on the day and the rain put a hold on their dream sugarcane photos. After I met them at Sharne and Ryan's wedding, we started chatting about their 'post-wedding' portrait session and the plans came together... the weather played along perfectly too :)

Laura and Jonathan are such an amazing match, you can see it in their smiles and loving glances. I really hope the I captured a piece of their love and did justice to their dream photographs. Thank you so much for putting your trust in me Laura & Jono. I can't thank you enough for an absolutely amazing trip. Your hospitality just blew me away and I will treasure every moment for a very, very long time :)

Enjoy the photos!

October 4, 2012

Lipstick 'n Lovebats Collaboration

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I met Carmen from Lipstick 'n Lovebats at the Father's House Zanethemba Fashion Show a few weeks back. We chatted briefly on the evening and when she called me the following week to ask about a creative collaboration I was just so excited! In the end, three ladies with incredible passion put together the looks for these photos: Carmen Vosloo from Lipstick 'n Lovebats, Kary M with her gorgeous headpieces, and the amazingly talented Stephanie Saskia who did all the make-up. I was lucky enough to document it all on camera with the help from four beautiful models.

Sjoe - I am just so proud of these photos as they make their debut on my blog!  What else can I say, the first foray into fashion photography was nerve wrackingly-exciting. All the photographs were taken at Colonial Antiques and we made use of the natural light in the enormous store. The most difficult part of this shoot was being faced with too many options - nooks and crannies, little corners, fabulous old furniture... it was simply a photographer's dream.

A huge thanks to everyone who was involved. To the models Carmen, Noreen, Oyanda, and Tazmin - you ladies made my job far too easy. Each of you have been blessed with absolute beauty and grace, and I am so happy we got to work together xxx A big thank you must also go to Sass Diva for the funky jewelry that the models wore.

OK, that's it from me. We start off with the fabulous Mz Carmen herself :)


September 20, 2012

Robynne and Nathaniel

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When Robynne sent me a mail to ask if I would be their wedding photographer it was one of the most awesome emails ever received. What made it so special is that Robs and I have known each other since those crazy varsity days (I will not say how long because that would give a few ages away), so it really is an honor to be 'the chosen one'. Even better was to see Robynne so happy with Nathaniel, ready to get married and start her journey with a man who is just as happy and full of life as she is.

The couple got engaged in Plettenberg Bay and chose to have their engagement photoshoot there, which was the best idea ever. So we headed down to Keurbooms beach on this gorgeous afternoon to snap a few images in the afternoon haze. One bee-sting and husband-on-high-alert later, we made our way to The Lookout Restaurant where the couple originally met. 

I really enjoyed this photoshoot because it was a great feeling to be with people that you know, able to speak freely and laugh your head off. After all, you can take the girls out of the South but you can't take the South out of the girls :)

Enjoy the photos!

September 19, 2012

Liesl and Eric

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Shoowee, this post is way overdue! Liesl and Eric had a stunning intimate day wedding at Singa Lodge in PE (which is such a gorgeous venue, wow!). The wedding was full of smiles and great moments, it was such a joy to be there and experience the love that Liesl and Eric have for each other. 

Throughout the planning process, Liesl and I chatted about her ideas and walking into Singa Lodge on the morning of the wedding was amazing - all of her ideas had sprung to life and the setting was just perfect! Even the PE weather played along :)

Each wedding is so different and this wedding really had a sense of serenity about it, which brought a completely different feel to the bridal prep photos. I simply adore this set of photos and I hope that you will too :)