Archive for May, 2011

Elizabeth & Godfrey: Lesotho

May 30, 2011

 

I don’t know where I find incredibly sweet and in love couples like Elizabeth and Godfrey…or rather, I don’t know where they find me! But I do know that I am fantastically lucky that they DO find me and ask me to be a part of their awesome weddings. Elizabeth and Godfrey are missionaries in Lesotho, and they got married in Butha-Buthe, where they live and work. Despite the fact that there were at least two other weddings taking place in the village on the same day, it felt like the entire village turned out to see Lesotho local Godfrey marry his American sweetheart. Elizabeth’s family and friends all flew out for the wedding, and I’ve never felt so welcomed at a wedding before! Anabela (my 2nd shooter) and I agreed that it was an amazing experience from start to finish, and I couldn’t be happier that Godfrey and Elizabeth found me and invited me to pretty much be a part of their family on this special day.

Elizabeth made all the decor herself, from the bluebirds to the bouquets!

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This is what the weather looked like at about 9am on the morning of the wedding. Not promising, but I was excited for misty shots!

 

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Godfrey & Elizabeth found this abandoned house with the most perfect blue walls! Love it.

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We trekked a bit to get to this tree, which they loved:

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Thank YOU, Elizabeth and Godfrey. :-)

I have a niece!

May 28, 2011

I have a new niece, and she’s perfect. She was born on Wednesday the 25th of May, and I’m already completely in love with her. These are some photos I took when she was two hours old…bear in mind, I’m not a baby photographer, and these were taken under some ghastly fluorescent lights, but I love them. And I love her, so much. I’m so proud of my sister!

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Lauren and Ross: Wedding at Eden Nature Reserve

May 23, 2011

 

Lauren and Ross. I knew they were awesome people from their engagement shoot, but I had no idea HOW awesome their wedding would be! Right in the middle of the privately-owned Eden Nature Reserve, animals everywhere, the ceremony on a huge rock overlooking a valley, the long tables stretched out in Lauren’s Mom’s backyard, each one decorated differently…I was in my element! I think Anabela and I took waaaay too many pictures. What struck me the most was the warm welcome we got from each and every person there, and the overwhelming sense of friendship, community and love that exists not only between Lauren and Ross, but between their friends, families, and everyone who lives on the reserve. It truly was a privilege to be part of this special crowd, and treated like old friends.

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My second shooter was the fun-to-roadtrip-with Anabela Lourenco!

Caryn & Kyle at Emoyeni

May 19, 2011

 

Caryn & Kyle (remember them from their engagement shoot?) were married at the end of April at Emoyeni Estate in Parktown. Well, actually they were married at St Columbus in Parkview, and the reception was held at Emoyeni. And in between those two places we did some amazing portraits at Wits University. The theme was “wedding in the city”, and the spirit of this was carried right throughout the wedding. A huge thanks to Chantal from FBG Productions for organising such an amazing event, and for being so helpful throughout (there was a lot of running around in high heels!). And of course I have to thank Caryn and Kyle for having such a stunning day, and being so lovely to photograph :-)
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This is Caryn’s niece, Emily (Emmy for short), who is just the happiest baby ever, in the world, of all time. I think Caryn outdid her on this day, though!

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Franschhoek Wedding: Eloise & Steve at Solms Delta

May 11, 2011

 

Eloise and Steve were married a few months ago when I was in Cape Town, and I was so excited when the awesomely talented and sweet Nastassja Harvey said I could come along and help her out on this wedding! The details were so amazing that I took about a million photos just of them…but then I met Eloise and Steve, and had a whole new set of fabulousness to photograph!

Thank you so much for letting me be part of your day! And again to Nastassja for being incredibly lovely and letting me come along for the ride!

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Couple Shoot: Juanette & Jacques

May 9, 2011

This was a very special shoot for me, because Juanette is one of my awesome 2nd shooters, who has assisted me on lots and lots of weddings. It’s always an honour to be asked by another photographer to photograph them, but at the same time the pressure is just a little more ON…and it doesn’t help when it starts raining 5 minutes into your shoot! So I whipped out my ziplock bag, stuck my camera inside, and carried on. Luckily it was just a very fine drizzle – I will not, I repeat, will not, do this to my camera in heavy rain! :-)

 

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Wedding: Candice & Steve at the Johannesburg Country Club

May 3, 2011

 

Candice and Stephen were married on the 16th of April at St John the Evangelist in Benmore, and their reception was held at the Auckland Park Johannesburg Country Club, which is looking incredibly beautiful at this time of year. The weather was on our side for once, and though it rained the whole morning, it stopped for the photos, and we even had a few minutes of sun! It was a little squelchy on the lawns, but Candice and Steve squelched valiantly through it for the sake of their photos. :-) Thanks guy! I hope you enjoyed your honeymoon!

My second shooter for the day was Anabela Lourenco – thanks for being awesome!

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