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A Surprise Fforest Wedding & the Magic of SNAP

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The Photography Farm: Hippy Luxe Wedding shoot

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Olive Mystery Venue workshop & photographer shootout


Last Friday I attended another photographer shootout-workshop organised by the talented husband and wife team, Deon & Natasha Du Preez. You might remember some of my photos from the April get-together at Sammy Marks, and there are still more to come from that awesome day! So watch this space! June and July are my quiet months, so I’m going to use them to showcase some of the workshops and “days out” I’ve shot which had to take a backseat to my paid work over the last few months.

In the meantime, here are some images from this workshop, which was held at Olive Mystery near Pretoria. All the dresses are by Immagika, except for the crazy-awesome blue one in the first three pictures, which was by Papilio.

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Photographer Shootout at Sammy Marks: Vintage goodness Part I


Nearly a month ago,  a bunch of Johannesburg and Pretoria-based photographers got together for a fun day of shooting and learning from each other at the ruins at Sammy Marks. It was organised by the ever-awesome Natasha and Deon Du Preez, and despite the fact that I was pretty well exhausted from Mia & Francois’ wedding the day before, I had THE best time. Yes, everyone who was there: I had a better time than you did. So there!

Natasha and Deon organised four gorgeous couples to come and pose for us, and we took turns at making them smile, kiss, lean, sit, climb, and all the usual things we make couples do for the sake of a good photo! Later in the day they all changed into vintage outfits (giant swoon on my part) and the fantabulous Mario Sales showed us how he poses large groups. I then stuck to Mario like glue as he took one of the couples for another couple shoot in the sunset. And just because I like to be different, I’m starting there at the end and working my way backwards. More posts to follow!

Here are Pieter and Hanchen, vintaged up!

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Wedding Workshop at Forum Homini


Back in January when I heard there was going to be a workshop given by Andrea Carlyle and Dror Eyal, my first words were “Heck yes!” These two are giants in the wedding photography industry,  and a chance to learn from them wasn’t something I was about to pass up! The workshop was held at the fabulous Forum Homini in the Cradle of Humankind (PS – will somebody please go and get married there, and hire me to be your photographer? Thanks.  :-))  We shot around the hotel for a bit, and then took our cars out into the nature reserve, where we fought off mosquitoes bravely. Thanks to our models, Gen and Greg, for being superstars and standing anywhere we wanted them! And thanks to Dror and Andrea for sharing your knowledge and secrets with us! I could have stayed another whole day, asking questions and learning.

Here are some of my photos from the sunset shoot:





















And a more arty one…I thought this photo was rather abstract and therefore deserved a bit of different treatment: