Archive for February, 2011

Shepstone Gardens Wedding: Cleo & Darren

February 26, 2011

Cleo and Darren were married at Shepstone Gardens at the beginning of February. It’s always fun to work there, and this was no exception! When I first met with Cleo and Darren about shooting their wedding, I remember them saying, “I’m sure everyone says this, but our wedding is special.”  Well, it was, from the croquet to the sushi bar to the awesome party to the “homestyle” food served on big platters and passed around the table…but the thing that made it the most special was the fun and laughter and love that Darren and Cleo clearly share. Thanks for inviting me to be a part of that love and fun!

My 2nd shooter for the day was Juanette Van Schalkwyk again. Always a pleasure!

 

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“Moments” in the Top 5!

February 18, 2011

Remember my “Real Moments” wedding post? The fabulous Michael Norwood just selected it as one of the five finalists in his competition! I’m completely over the moon because…well, that’s awesome!

Please go check it out on Michael’s blog. You can even vote for me…you know, if you want to and all. :-)

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Karen and Tom: Engagement at 44 Stanley

February 15, 2011

Karen and Tom are getting married in March at Red Ivory Lodge (I can’t wait!) and we decided to do their engagement session at 44 Stanley for a bit of a fun but vintage vibe!

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Moments

February 10, 2011

 

A couple of days ago I was reading through the blogs I follow by photographers I admire (and there’s no shortage of them!) and this post by Michael Norwood grabbed my attention. He’d decided to blog a wedding using only candid moments, with no staged or setup shots, and no details. Just the “real” stuff. And then he challenged us to do the same.

Well, I love a challenge. I don’t pretend to be a photojournalist, and I love doing the bride & groom creative photo session, but I love the natural, emotional moments too. At the moment I happen to be finishing off editing Chiara and David’s wedding, and there were so many great moments in there I knew this was the one I had to use! I’ve already blogged it, but hey, that’s okay. Michael Norwood himself said it’s okay. And who am I to argue with Michael Norwood? :-)

As I started selecting images I made another decision: to make the entire post black & white. I’ve always wanted to do that, but there are always so many beautiful colours at a wedding that it’s just impossible. But somehow, emotions look better in black and white…no distractions, just the “realness”.

So I give you Chiara and David, Take II.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lizelle & Pratish: Wedding at Balule Lodge, Rustenburg

February 9, 2011

Lizelle and Pratish had such an incredible Western-Hindu fusion wedding. Bringing two cultures together isn’t easy, but with a love like these two evidently share, I don’t think they’ll have any problems. I loved the way they brought their wedding traditions together, and the whole day was filled with the love and support of their family and friends. Guys, thank you so much for having me share in your wedding!

My second shooter was the wonderful Juanette Van Schalkwyk – always a pleasure to work with you, Juanette!

 

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