Patrick & Lauren Wedding – Providence

03 December 2012

Everything about Patrick & Lauren’s wedding was just stunning. The boys got ready at Springholm Resort which is right next door to Providence, they were full of fun. One of his groomsmen was a photography lecturer from Joburg, no pressure for me then! I only met Patrick on the day of the wedding, which isn’t unusual because a lot of my couples are from out of town.

Lauren was seemingly as calm as any photographer could ask for, she got ready at Brookwood Manor in the Midlands. Her maid of honour was her sister, and she helped out in any way she could.

I didn’t have an assistant at their wedding, so I must say a huge thanks to the groomsmen and bridesmaids who stepped in to hold my reflector here and there. Congratulations Patrick & Lauren, your wedding was wonderful and I wish you all the best for the future!

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Sikhulile & Tema Wedding – The Windmills

22 November 2012

When Sikhulile first mailed me I was already booked for his wedding date, but the other wedding ended up being cancelled so I got in touch with Sikhulile and they booked me. There is something a bit deeper about Sikhulile, a bit of a quiet strength about him. Tema had a very emotional morning, as she was getting ready she got a phone call from one of her family members to say they were running late. She burst in to tears, but after a bit of gentle comfort from her bridesmaids she was ready to take on the world. She has the most pleasant nature, shy but smiling and she enjoyed her wedding day.

Even though I always make sure I shoot all the expected photographs of the details and family members at every wedding, my blog is the place where I showcase my favourite images and the ones that showcase my style. These are some of my favourites from Sikhulile & Tema’s wedding. Enjoy!

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Justin & Shiraz Engagement – Madame Zingara

20 November 2012

We did this cutesy shoot for Justin & Shiraz with lots of pastels at Madame Zingara. The weather was overcast, which is a photographers dream. With such a great couple and such a great venue, it was easy to take wonderful photographs!

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Danie & Natascha Wedding – The Boathouse

12 November 2012

The are three words I can use to describe Danie & Natascha’s wedding at The Boathouse in Ballito. The first is ‘wind’, the wind was so strong that it was blowing my tripods and lights over. Natascha’s hair and vail were blowing all over the place, to the point where her dear sister and maid of honour Zelmarie was actually holding it in place through most of the ceremony. It also presented a challenge when it came to doing the photo shoot. The second word is ‘family’. All the family members had flown in from all over the country for the wedding, and from what I was told a lot of them had lost their tickets back home because of 1Time closing down. It didn’t effect the mood at all though, because everyone was in the greatest of spirits and did their best to make Danie and Natascha’s wedding wonderful. The third word is ‘love’, because sometimes you can just feel the close and deep love that not only the bride and groom have for each other, but all the family members too. There was an extraordinary amount of laughs, fun and hugs all around and everywhere you looked.

It’s not often that the groom goes to the photographer at the reception to ask if he’s had dinner, but that’s just one small example of how great this couple are. What a wonderful wedding, congratulations Danie & Natascha. Thanks for choosing me to capture your big day, it was a real honour!

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Matt & Bonny Wedding – Eden Lassie

12 October 2012

Bonny was a bride who knew exactly what she wanted, the day was planned with military precision and everything ran so smoothly that this wedding was a dream to photograph. There were so many stunning little details, from the reception decor through to Bonny’s bouquet. They both got ready (seperately) at Matt’s mothers home in Gillitts, which was wonderfully decorated so it provided plenty of prettiness for the photographs.

The boys had a relaxing game of pool at the pub before getting in to their suits, while the girls were having a lot of fun making sure Bonny was taken care of.

I’ve seen plenty of anxious grooms waiting at the alter for their brides, but Matt was cool, calm and collected the whole time. Well, it seemed like it anyway but you never know what’s happening beneath the surface! When Bonny did her bouquet tossing it got stuck in the draping, what a classic moment! Luckily there was a back-up bouquet.

It was a wonderful wedding, thank you Matt & Bonny for making me a part of your big day and congratulations!

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Bobby & Rona Wedding – The Windmills

27 September 2012

What a cool, fun couple. Bobby and Rona came down from Joburg to get married at The Windmills in Nottingham Road, KZN. I was booked well in advance and everything was planned to perfection. They chose the venue because Bobby used to work for a company who manufacture them, and the theme carried through to their menus and other bits and bobs. Rona must be one of the happiest and bubbliest brides ever, her email address even contain the words ‘fun’ and ‘bubbly’. She is also the sister of a very talented copywriter named Carole who I worked with back in my corporate days, which seems like forever ago now.

It was a glorious sunny day, everything ran to a tee. There were no hiccups, delays or mishaps. We got back from the creative shoot and the sunset was so magnificent that we rushed to the edge of the water to grab a few more shots, personally they ended up being some of my favourites from the day. All in all it was a wonderful wedding.

Congratulations Bobby & Rona, hope you like the pics!

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Lubabalo & Tabisa Wedding – The duBoirs

26 September 2012

Most of the couples who’s weddings I photograph are from Johannesburg, and Lubabalo and Tabisa are no different. They were such a great couple, both of them were full of fun and humble at the same time.

It was a wonderful sunny morning when I arrived at The du Boirs for their wedding. They were running late so I walked around the venue shooting the scenery for quite a while, the gardens are immaculately landscaped with a little stream down below. The du Boirs has become one of my favourite venues to shoot. It’s spacious, upmarket, it has comfortable accommodation and a bridal salon, and to top it all off it’s not even a twenty minute drive home!

Michelle from The Perfect Plan did a wonderful job behind the scenes with her meticulous organisation, while Dave from Brand New Day Imaging did the video.

Congratulations Lubabalo and Tabisa!

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Justin & Ramola Wedding – Camelot Estate

04 September 2012

Justin is an IT fundi, he said one of the reasons he booked me was because he liked my website. Thanks Justin! These two are so madly in love and their wedding was a wonderful festive affair. The ceremony was held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses in New Germany followed by the creative photo shoot and reception up at scenic Camelot in Hillcrest. It was great to do a local wedding for a change, it was a 10 minute drive home afterwards. Congratulations Justin & Ramola, hope you two remain as happy together as you were on your wedding day!

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Greg & Sasha Wedding – Nkwazi Lake Lodge

30 August 2012

What a stunning wedding, Greg & Sasha were married at Nkwazi Lodge which is near Hluhluwe in Northern KZN. We stayed over the night before and got some great shots at the pub and dinner. Sasha got ready with her bridesmaids at a wonderful spa not far from the venue while the boys watched the Sharks lose, sorry chaps. Straight after the ceremony there was a small christening ceremony of Greg & Sasha’s young son Travis. It was a very festive wedding in general, and it was clear that it was going to be that way when we saw a bottle of tequila on each table at the reception.

We headed off into the depths of the bush for the creative photo shoot, which is one of the reasons I love shooting weddings on game ranches. Congratulations Greg & Sasha!

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Fred & Manisha Wedding – The Oyster Box

22 August 2012

I shot Fred & Manisha’s wedding at The Oyster Box Hotel recently, what a stunning venue. Manisha is a former Miss South Africa finalist and Fred is Italian. The guests flew out from all over the world for the wedding. Fred and Manisha had two requests for me, one was that they didn’t want to pose for photographs. Then when the creative shoot came along they relented a little and let me set a few shots up on the beach. Second was that they didn’t want any of their details photographed. Congratulations guys, all the best for the future, hope you enjoy living in Moscow.

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