Marco and Acsah had a wonderful wedding at one of my favourite venues in KZN, Collisheen Estate. It was a mixture of cultures that blended seamlessly into a big celebration for their loved ones. Marco and Acsah met at university and haven’t been able to take their eyes off each other since.
We did both the photography and the video for Marco and Acsah’s wedding, it is always a full day when I have to concentrate on doing both. Luckily my wonderfully talented wife Ruth was there to help me with the filming, and she even started doing some directing too. I’m seriously proud. Congratulations to Marco and Acsah!
As I was editing Melchior and Tarryn’s wedding photos, my wife Ruth when walking past my computer screen said that Tarryn looks like an adorable little doll. I couldn’t agree more, these are two wonderfully kind souls who were perfectly made for each other. They had a wonderful winter wedding at Insingizi, with their nearest and dearest coming together to celebrate their union.
It’s always a bit of a challenge to find a bit of colour at the venues in or around Mid Illovo, there are generally sugar cane fields and dams aplenty but not often are their flowers. We were on the way to the photo shoot when we spotted a bank full of pink coloured plants and decided we need to do some photos there. They turned out to be some of my favourites from this wedding.
Congratulations to Tarryn and Melchior!
Dean is from KZN while Karen and her family are Dutch, they met whilst playing in a hockey league in Europe and stayed together through a lot of trials and tribulations. It was a wonderful heartfelt day with a lot of emotions and laughs. Karen arrived for the beach ceremony on a white horse, how absolutely wonderful. We did both the photography and video for their wedding, she asked for a natural documentary style with no posing so I had to try my best to not do too much photo direction. My wonderfully talented wife Ruth did the video camera work while I did the photos. It has taken me a while to get all my video editing done after a lot of both technical and personnel challenges, Dean and Karen have been wonderfully patient and understanding. Luckily I’m now back on track and everyone will have their photos and videos on time.
Dean and Karen I wish you guys all the best with your new life together!
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!
My lovely wife Ruth and I shot both photos and video for Anand and Ramona’s wedding, she was in charge of the filming as usual while I did the photography. This was a lovely wedding to shoot, it was relatively stress free and we were home quite early.
Anand had a lot of questions for me before the big day, he wanted to be absolutely sure he was making the right decisions regarding his big day. I hope I set his mind at ease. The photos and footage came out great. Congratulations to Anand and Ramona!
Stephani and Blake are a wonderful young couple, they were smiling and giggling throughout the shoot which brought a smile to my face too. Stephani originally wanted to do the shoot at Botanic Gardens, but in the end Kloof Gorge seemed like a better option because it’s closer to home, less crowded and safer. The wedding is going to be in January at Olivanders Estate.
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!
Doing proposal shoots are always a bit nerve wracking, I always have to hide out around the corner and wait for the big moment. Then after the flurry of excitement has subsided then either the groom lets the cat out the bag that he hired a photographer or I go present myself and we do a bit of a photo shoot to mark the occasion. Dean & Annelize were so happy to have their big moment captured. They arrived a little bit later than what we had arranged so the light was a bit bright, but the smiles were just as special!
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!