Archive for December, 2010

2010: A Look Back

December 30, 2010

 

Almost exactly two years ago, I sat down and made a list. Of the new year’s resolution variety, I guess, because the first item on it was “Be Happy”. It sounds a bit esoteric looking at it now, but you see, I didn’t need to read a self-help book or change the way I looked at the world or anything like that. The main thing that was making me NOT happy was my job, and all I needed to do was take the plunge, quit the job, and start doing what I loved: taking pictures.

And here I am, two years later, at the end of the most amazing year I could possibly have wished for. When I started my business at the beginning of 2009 I could only dare to dream that by the end of 2010 I’d have shot nearly thirty weddings as the lead photographer, been second shooter for six more, and photographed innumerable engagement, couple and trash the dress shoots (innumerable in this case means I can’t remember how many :-)).

I’ve been incredibly lucky and incredibly blessed this year. Here are some of my favourite moments of which I was privileged to be a part in 2010.  You can see some of my all-time favourites in my blog header and my slideshow, so here are some other beautiful moments. I chose moments with real emotion…which is what weddings are all about.

Jade & Craig:

Groom first look

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South African wedding photograher

Kate & Rupert:

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Shoana & Chris:

Wedding photographer Cape Town surrounds

Cape Town destination wedding photographer

Taryne & Werner:

Wedding Riverplace

Mia & Francois:

Leandre & Erich:

Western Cape wedding photographer

Wedding photography Cape Town surrounds

Hayley & Marc:

Wedding photographers

Daleen & Aaron:

Cape Town wedding photographers

Cape Town wedding Photographers

Vivian and Gary:

Cape wedding photographer

Wedding photographers Cape Town

Candice & Andrew:

Cape Town Stellenbosch wedding photography

Kirsty & Ant:

Wedding photography

Aimee & Tyler:

South Africa Cape wedding photographer

Kat Forsyth Cape Town wedding Photography

Barbara & Jason:

Wedding Shepstone Gardens

Cape Town wedding photographer

Kyra & Nick:

South Africa Wedding Photographers

Cape Town wedding photographer

Jackie & Mark:

Cape Town photographer

Kylie & Barry:

Kat Forsyth wedding photographer

Western Cape weddings

Cherene & Clark:

Cape Town wedding photographers

South Africa Western Cape wedding photographers

Theresa & Petrus:

wedding photographer South Africa

Cape Town wedding photographer

Shauna & Ian:

South Africa wedding photographers

Cape Town wedding photographer

Lene & Jaco:

Cape Town wedding photography

Clarens wedding photography

Astrid & Craig:

Wedding photographers Cape

weddings creative real moments

Chiara & David:

wedding photographer Cape Town

Cape Town wedding photographers

Mel & Craig:

Western Cape Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photographers SA

Nadia & Chris:

Cape Town wedding photographer

Cape Town wedding photography

Bronwen & Tienus:

St Martins in the Veld

Western Cape photographers wedding

Cathy & Sean:

wedding photographer destination South Africa

Wedding photographer South Africa

natural moments wedding photographer

Shepstone Gardens Wedding: Chiara and David

December 13, 2010

 

When I did their engagement shoot I knew I was in for a treat with Chiara and David’s wedding, and I wasn’t wrong! I completely adore this couple, and their wedding was so beautiful and heartfelt while being so much fun at the same time, that I don’t even know how to express it!

So here’s a few zillion pictures instead. Thanks to my awesome friend Hannelie from Hannalee Photography for second shooting for me! And to the ever-fabulous Eve from Splendid Affairs, who did all the flowers, decor and co-ordination!

 

The fabric on Chiara’s bouquet was the same as her dress! I love attention to detail :-)

And then there was a PARTY. Oh my, was there ever a party. I don’t think you’ve lived as a photographer till you’ve been stuck in the middle of a Horah.

Oh David, you rock.

Chiara and David, you two are such a gorgeous, beautiful, and special couple. Thank you so much for choosing me to capture your day! Enjoy Thailand and Malaysia. :-)

Engagement: Mel & Craig

December 10, 2010

 

This fun couple is getting married on Saturday at the Hertford Hotel, and I did their engagement shoot last week at Northern Farms in Lanseria. Such a stunning place to shoot – WOW. If we hadn’t run out of light, we could have shot in a hundred other different spots quite happily! I’m so glad they knew this place. See you guys on Saturday!

Hello gorgeous!

Clarens Wedding: Lene & Jaco at Linwood Guest House

December 6, 2010

 

Lene and Jaco were married at the end of November at Linwood Guest House in Clarens. It was my first time in Clarens, and boy, it did not disappoint! Melanie Wessels (who was assisting me) and I spent the whole of the next morning wandering around the town and buying cute things…but that’s another post! Meanwhile, here are Jaco and Lene:

I think this is one of my new favourite ring shots:

Lene, you look STUNNING.

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South Africa Wedding Photography

Jaco and Lene wanted to do most of their couple portraits before the ceremony, so we organised a “First Look”.

South Africa Wedding Photography

First Look wedding

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The socks! *Love*

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I loved the bridesmaids’ grey dresses and mismatched grey ballet flats!

South Africa Wedding Photography

The ceremony took place in a clearing in the forest, and all I can say is “wow”.

South Africa Wedding Photography

South Africa Wedding Photography

South Africa Wedding Photography

South Africa Wedding Photography

South Africa Wedding Photography

South Africa Wedding Photography

South Africa Wedding Photography

South Africa Wedding Photography

South Africa Wedding Photography

South Africa Wedding Photography

South Africa Wedding Photography