Archive for February, 2010

Wedding Workshop at Forum Homini

February 24, 2010


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:


Wedding at Turbine Hall, Newtown {Kate & Rupert}

February 22, 2010

When Kate first contacted me about her wedding, I was sold on one word: Newtown.  Not only was Turbine Hall an amazing venue that completely suited Kate and Rupert’s style, but theirs was also the first wedding ever held there! I never thought I’d be able to say I was the first photographer to shoot a wedding at a new venue so early in my career. So I was thrilled that Kate and Rupert asked me to be a part of it. Congratulations, you two! Your wedding was amazing and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Isn’t this the most amazing location for a wedding venue?


Kate’s dress was so simple and elegant, but the black sash really gave it some WOW factor.




Getting her hair done in the midst of the “Ohmigosh it’s actually ME getting married today!” realisation. Those tend to hit periodically throughout the day. :-)


Kate and her bridesmaids arrive at the venue.




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Being an informal affair, the wedding party and family all walked together across the second floor bridge in Turbine Hall to reach the ceremony area. The sun was in just the right position for me to get this amazing flare.


Rupert as he sees Kate for the first time, and his brothers applauding.




We only had about fifteen minutes for our creative bridal portraits, but because Kate and Rupert didn’t have an engagement shoot, we’re going to go back to Newtown and do an uber-fabulous Trash the Dress session in a few weeks! Oooh.















Invitation to the Wedding

February 19, 2010

I love it when my couples give me an invitation to their wedding. It’s like a little extra piece of the wedding I can get excited over, and photograph! I love seeing the different styles and ideas that people come up with, too.  There’s no limit to the fun you ca have with your invites!

When I did Jade and Craig’s engagement shoot, they gave me this gorgeous felt hand-crafted invitation, which went so well with their heart-themed, laidback wedding.

Heart wedding invitation

Jade Craig Wedding Invitation

Heart shaped folded envelope invitation

And on Monday when I met up with Kate, my bride for tomorrow’s wedding (which, by the way, is going to blow your socks away :-)) she gave me their elegant black and white invitation in a fun red envelope. I love the way I can just see the style of their wedding in it!

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Kat Forsyth wedding photography Johannesburg

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