I drove up to the Drakensburg through a very bad storm to get to Wits End, I was worried that the wedding wasn’t going to be outdoor as planned. It would have been a shame to have a wedding in the Drakensburg only to have the views covered up by clouds. Fortunately it cleared up and even though we had a few drops at the beginning of the ceremony, the rest of the day was clear skies. The Drakensburg Boys Choir kicked off the proceedings while the guests arrived, their songs were polished and professional.
I did only video this time, which actually worked out well because I didn’t have to worry about the photos too. Congratulations to Ashton and Lihle, she’s been anxious to see her wedding video!
Gino & Reyna had a wonderful wedding at Sweethome Weddings in Mid-Illovo, they thought of everything including a tractor ride to the chapel for Reyna and her bridesmaids. These two are both cyclists so I found I had a lot in common with them, with Gino having completed a lot of the same cycle races I have. Reyna looked stunning in her beautiful lacy dress and big bouquet. I worked with Dave Ward from Top Jocks, Karen and Sherri from Videoccassions and Debbie from ETC Events who are all the best in the business.
Congratulations to Gino and Reyna, your wedding was spectacular!
Mervyn and Chantell were married at Crinkley Bottom Park which is situated in Waterfall, KZN. It was wonderful to drive only 5 minutes down the road to the wedding, we were there for only a few short hours and we shot both photos and video. Chantell walked down the aisle to Walk the Wire by Imagine Dragons and they exited the chapel to AC/DC’s Highway to Hell! When I asked if they wanted me to use the same songs in their video they both said yes, so the version I gave to the couple have got those songs on but this version for public display has used other music that isn’t subject to copyright. Congrats to Mervyn and Chantell.
It’s always a pleasure shooting for another wedding supplier. Tamsyn’s business is called Designer Décor, you guessed it – she does décor for weddings and functions. I was looking forward to seeing what she was going to do for her own wedding and I wasn’t disappointed, she transformed the Camp Orchards hall into a masterpiece. They were a fun couple to work with, lots of laughs and love. We did the creative shoot a few weeks later because it was raining on the wedding day, I’m going to be uploading the photos soon.
Congratulations to Tamsyn and Brett, thanks for choosing me to be part of your special day. It was an honour and a pleasure.
It was lovely meeting and spending a bit of time with Grant and Alex at The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga. They were smiling from ear to ear throughout the photo shoot, which is totally understandable considering Grant had popped the big question only a few hours before. We explored all the corners of the hotel and did photos all along the way, ending off with the iconic pool shot. Congratulations to Grant and Alex, wishing you guys all the best for your wedding planning.
Robert and Sarah-Jayne had a wonderful wedding at Zimbali Lodge, with guests from all over the world making their way to Ballito for the event. Robert is Canadian while Sarah-Jayne is South African, they live and work in Dubai but like to travel a lot too. Robert has a keen interest in videography so the photos and video was important to them, hope I met their expectations. It’s always a treat shooting a good looking couple at a stunning venue like Zimbali, plus working with Beyond Measure Productions on video and DJ Ash.
Congratulations to Robert and Sarah-Jayne, and thanks for choosing me to be part of your big day!
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!
Lee-Ann and her family came to Durban to visit her parents, and decided to have a family photo shoot to mark the occasion. Even though they were staying in Ballito they decided Summerveld would be a good spot for the shoot. It’s always so much easier doing photos for a family who don’t need encouragement to have fun, they were all smiles from the moment they arrived to the moment we said goodbye!
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!