I always love shooting weddings in the KZN Drakensburg, partly because my family spent most of our holidays there when I was young, and also because it’s just so difficult to take a bad shot anywhere. I had a flash storm on my way up, it came down so hard plus I was on the only section of road near Mooi River where the potholes are really bad. Thank goodness I didn’t go on my motorcycle!
Thomas and Nicole are two intellectuals with a taste for the great outdoors, Nicole’s father conducted the ceremony which was a lovely touch. Congratulations to Thomas and Nicole!
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!
I completed two promotional videos for Africa Bespoke Apparel. They are a corporate clothing manufacturing company based in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal which currently employs 450 staff. The business less than a year old and the purpose of the videos is to play at the launch event as well as subsequent expos and other events. I created the videos entirely from scratch and without help, having done the filming, editing, graphics, music and output.
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.
I was commissioned by Mass Discounters (who is the holding company of Game Stores and Dion Wired) to do photography and video of their event at Winchester Functions Venue. It wasn’t an elaborate event, more of a simple but very important communications session between the directors and staff. I worked by myself at this event, and shot both the still photos and video simultaneously. There was a festive spirit in the air, and even a secret Santa and a photo booth!
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.
Clicks are holding a roadshow that is going round the country, I was commissioned to do the photography at the Durban leg. It was held at the ICC, where I seem to spend a lot of time nowdays. The event consisted of executive speakers, an annual report back, prizes and a talent show. The staff were all dressed like hippies and it had a Christmas theme because we’re going into the Christmas season now, and the whole event was sponsored by Nedbank and Old Mutual.
Along with the photography I also shot a lot of footage with my video camera which I had with me, I edited it all together to make this highlights clip.
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.
I was one of four official photographers at the ITU Telecom World 2018 conference and expo at the Durban ICC. Even though the event took place over three days, I was hired to shoot for six days because of all the pre-events and planning meetings. It was an intense couple of days when the main event was on, the health app on my phone said I walked an average of 6km every day while carrying a 25kg equipment bag. The brief was to capture as many natural and unposed photos as possible, and to make sure all VIP’s were photographed at every meeting. After each session I had to upload a selection to the official Flickr account for journalists all over the world to download. The president Cyril Ramaphosa spoke at the opening ceremony, and the minister of telecommunications Siyabonga Cele was there throughout the conference. I think he must have grown tired of seeing me with my camera’s everywhere he went.
Thanks to Ledia from ITU for calling me all the way from Geneva to chat and hire me for the event, and thanks to the boys from Ocean Driven Media for shooting with me. I’ll recommend you guys again any time.