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 :)