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 :)


September 10, 2012

Nicki and Wade

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Nicki and Wade got engaged in Hogsback and whilst chatting about locations for the engagement shoot, Nicki asked if we would be willing to drive up to Hogsback in the Amathole Mountains for a wintery engagement shoot at the spot where they got engaged. It really did not take much thinking before she got the very excited 'YES!' email, and that was where it all began.

We spread the shoot over two days thanks to the inclement weather, doing the first part on a very misty afternoon and the rest of the shoot the following morning at the crack of dawn. Let me tell you something... it was cold. No, not just cold. Tooth-achingly cold. So cold that my nostrils burned every time I breathed in. Icy, spine-chillingly cold. That, my friends, is how flipping cold it was standing on the edge of the cliff at 'The Edge" (conveniently named). But the photos, ah words can't do them justice and I am *so* proud!

This trip was exhilarating, and one of the best things I have ever experienced. We often forget to go outside and explore all the small things when the weather turns, opting instead to stay inside and snuggle up. But there is an entire world that continues to grow and thrive - colors that pop and buds that blossom (my macro photos coming up soon!).

I love Hogsback, it is cool, and its quirky. It hides things you would not expect to see, and won't unless you do a little exploring. It is the place that inspired most, if not all, of JRR Tolkien's novels and I always feel like a hobbit is going to jump out in front of me when walking around. It is super hippy and it has a labyrinth. It is a place that everyone should visit at least once in their lives :)

Anyway, onwards! Enjoy the photos everyone!

September 5, 2012

Bianka and Greg

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It was in the very first few moments of meeting Bianka with a K that I knew this was going to be an interesting wedding... and as with all things Italian, this wedding was big, happy, and filled with kisses. B is definitely one of the most down to earth (and often hilarious) brides that I have had the pleasure of photographing thus far. Whilst going through their photos I just wish I could caption some of them... we'd be laughing for days! But it is this quality which makes her an absolute gem of an individual, and I can see why she and Greg click so well. 

Their love for each other is really visible... its so special! What is the ultimate show of affection, you ask? No, its not hugs or kisses, or even small whispers. Its saying yes when your fiancé mentions that the pair of you should open the dance floor with a hip hop routine. Say what!? Uh ha... Greg - your booty pop was perfect! Well played :)

So it is without further ado that I present to you Bianka and Greg's wedding with lots of kissing, lots of crying, and equal amounts of crazy, glorious luuurve. The couple have not seen their photos yet as they are based overseas, so there are a lot :)