I was surprised to see an email come through from someone who is based in San Fransisco, on learning more of their story I was told that Jarrod is originally from South Africa and Carly is from the USA. They met while both teaching english in Korea, and followed each other round the world for a few years before finally settling on living in the USA. They were married in Jarrod’s home town of Port Shepstone at a rustic venue called Umzimkulu Marina. It was a wonderful coming together of families, and there were some familiar faces there too, namely Marc and Vicki whose wedding I shot a few years ago.
Thanks for choosing me Jarrod and Carly, hope you love your photos!
I always love shooting weddings in Ballito at venues like Braeside, Zimbali and Collisheen. They’re all in close proximity to each other and it’s just a short trip down the freeway for me. Kamlin and Mayuri’s wedding was one of the most stunning weddings I’ve shot with all the colour, traditions and smells of a Hindu wedding with amazing food and atmosphere. We did the creative photo shoot at the microlight airfield around the corner from Braeside which always provides ample spots for great photos.
Congrats to Kamlin and Mayuri, thanks for making me part of your big day!
I’ve finally gotten round to updating my blog. It’s been a long time coming and I’ve wanted to get some new work up since last year, but time just hasn’t allowed. I’m still shooting just as many weddings as ever, but I also decided to spread my focus around a bit to include some other adventures such as website design, video and possibly school photography. More on all that to come, but for now, here is Andréa and Kirsty’s wedding pics which I shot in August.
It was a stunning day with a beautiful golden sunset and a good looking couple who vowed to be together forever, the reception was one of the more festive in recent memory with lots of fun and dancing. All in all a great day in the KZN Midlands, congrats to Andréa and Kirsty!
Amy is from Johannesburg, Phillip is from the UK, they met in Fort Lauderdale and got married in Durban. The reason for all this travelling is that they both work on ships. Phillips family weren’t able to make it out from the UK so there was a lot of Skyping going on amongst the tears and excitement.
The sun was coming and going throughout the morning, by the time we did the creative shoot the wind had picked up so much that we had to keep hiding behind walls and structures for shelter. I kept on having to wipe the salt of my camera lenses. The storm came once we were inside the reception, but by then everyone was well fed and happy. It was a real privilege to be part of this wedding, Phillip and Amy were really down to earth and wonderful!
I wouldn’t normally take a booking for just a few hours of shooting, especially when it’s over two hours drive away, but when Zané told me that they were planning on taking a helicopter flip to the top of a mountain in the Drakensburg to get married, I just couldn’t resist. It was a wonderful experience flying over the Drakensburg mountains and capturing their intimate wedding ceremony. They only had a few friends attending which helped make it more special.
Any photographer will tell you that you can’t take outdoor photos at midday, and they’re not wrong because the light is at it’s brightest. So I just had to do my best, obviously there aren’t any golden sunset photos so I made use of the surroundings and the scenery. Congratulations to Juan and Zané!
Dylan and Lara were married in June at Providence in the KZN Midlands, it’s one of my favourite venues because it’s just so beautiful. It’s impossible to take a bad photo there, and to make it even better, Dylan and Lara were such fun. Lara couldn’t stop smiling and laughing all day, it made for such great candid photos. After a lovely ceremony in the quaint little chapel we were greeted with a stunning golden sunset just in time for the photo shoot. The reception was so much fun and the dancefloor took a punishing!
Congratulations to Dylan and Lara, it was an honour and a pleasure being part of your big day.
Tracy and Antonino had a nautical themed wedding, largely because they met whilst both working on a ship. Antonino is Italian and was blessed to have family and friends fly out for the wedding, Tracy is South African and her parents have a home at Zimbali. We had a magnificent sunset which greeted us just as we started the creative shoot, we were on our way down to the beach when I spotted some rays of light shining through some trees onto the road so we stopped the cars and did a few photos. During the reception speeches I was walking past the front door and noticed a blonde lady posing for a photo next to the fairy lights, so I snapped a shot just for fun. Only later when I was editing the photos did I realize it was actually the well know Afrikaans singer Patricia Lewis!
Wishing you all the best Tracy and Antonino, thanks for having me document your big day!
It was so fun shooting the wedding of my good friends Darrell and Jess, it’s quite different to most of the weddings I shoot which are for couples I only meet either on the wedding day or maybe once before the wedding. It was a close-knit affair with our other friends Carryn from Desire 2 Hire who did the décor, and Dave Yapp from Top Jocks who spun the decks and kept the party going. Special thanks to my Ruth for all the help before, throughout and after the wedding day. The ceremony was held at Highbury Chapel in Hillcrest, we did the creative photo shoot at Summerveld and finally ended off with the reception at Bellevue Café.
Congratulations Darrell and Jess, it was an honor and a pleasure!
I’ve been wanting to blog this wedding for a while now but I’ve just been way too busy with so much editing. James and Sarah had a beautiful wedding in April, the ceremony was at the Maris Stella school chapel close to where Sarah grew up and the reception and photo shoot was at Talloula in Botha’s Hill. The decor was done magnificently as always by Glynnis at Talloula, and the food is always on another level. The DJ was John Roux from The Wedding DJ who I often work with.
James and Sarah were so kind and fun throughout their big day, they took it all in their stride and finished it off with a great party!
My amazing partner Ruth accompanied me to Ty and Bronwyn’s wedding, and she did some exceptional video camera work. I took care of all the photos that you can see in the post below while she shot all the video footage, even though she hasn’t done it many times she has a naturally creative eye and I’m grateful that I can always put my complete trust in her.
I edited the below highlights clip to Ty and Bronwyn’s first-dance song called Into the Mystic by Van Morrison, enjoy!