Thursday, 29 September 2016

Jeanne & Gerhard - Riebeek Kasteel Wedding

Jeanne and Gerhard are probably the coolest couple I have ever had the privilege to photograph!
They decided to have their wedding at the Royal Hotel in Riebeek Kasteel, they even packed us a little cooler bag with some of the coldest beers that I have ever had, to be enjoyed while we were away on the couple shoot. 
Jeanne and Gerhard just showed, once again, that you should just have your wedding your way and you should just be you.
Adding your personal touch makes for a much more memorable affair!

Gerhard even brewed his own beer as wedding favours and it really went down well the next day!

This was one of my all time favourite weddings. Thank you Jeanne and Gerhard for making me part of your special day.

Tertia & Altus - Engagement Shoot

Altus and Tertia are not your average couple, well not the norm that I am used to working with. They were made for each other and fit together perfectly. They did not want the normal romantic, 'The Note Book" kind of engagement shoot because they are not like that. So we decided to do something that would be true to them and who they are as a couple. Anybody who knows them will see the photos and be like, "Yep, that's what I expected of them!"  :) 
Their wedding will have a "travel" theme and we wanted to incorporate that into the shoot, that and their love of beer! 
So there you are! Enjoy!

Monday, 5 September 2016

Narike & Lohan - Langverwaght Wedding

Lohan and Narike decided to get married at Langverwaght. As a photographer this is one of the best locations I have had the privilege of doing a couple shoot! The gardens at Langverwacht feels like a good place to find fairies. Dark and moody with some of the best views of Table Mountain that you could ask for!
On the day of their wedding, my whether app said expect rain, but mother nature did not stand a chance against Narike because she planned her perfect day to be just that, perfect. So it turned out to be the most perfect day for their outside ceremony. With mild temperatures and no wind. Even the sunset was perfect, with some golden clouds on the horizon. There was just a little problem...those clouds would block the last bit of sunlight, that last bit of sunlight that I needed so much! 
Luckily for me, I was working with two people that are so in love that I did not even have to guide them all that much. So as I fought to get every last bit of light saving technology out of my equipment, they basically did the work of posing, themselves. Never have I been this thankful for great equipment and Nivea's antiperspirant! 
I was no more than 10 minutes after the couple shoot that mother nature got to bring down her rain. Lucky for us, we were indoors by that time and ready for the party of the year! 
Surely a day that I could not forget even if I wanted to!!!        

Monday, 15 August 2016

Minette & Marnus - Engagement Shoot

"There's only one thing more precious than our time and that's who we spend it on." Leo Christopher

I love my job and this is exactly why! I got to share a few hours with these two and this is what an easy day at the office looks like!  Wedding to follow soon... 

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Grytsje & Alex - Groningen Netherlands

I don't even know where to start with Alex and Grytje's wedding story because It was such a great experience shooting my first international wedding. I have known Alex since he was a 14 year old boy and we played hockey together later on. He then moved to the Netherlands and met Grytsje. Every time I see her she reminds me of royalty, her looks and  personality. Such a nice and caring person! 
Their wedding was very different to what I am used to here in South Africa and although I understand Dutch pretty well, I got a little lost as soon as people started speaking to fast. So the pressure was doubled. 
The day started off as usual with Alex and Grytsje getting ready for the big day and then things got interesting in a very cool way!
All the close family and friends gathered in a Central Park-like park in the middle of the city on a little bridge with Alex and Grytsje on either sides, waiting for their first look, it was one of those goose-bump moments!
After the first look we went of to do the bridal party photos followed by the couple shoot. While we were busy with the the couple shoot, the family set up a picnic in the park, were everybody enjoyed some snacks and champagne. 
After the picnic it was off to the church for the ceremony. The church dates back to the 1400's and obviously was a thing of beauty! 
After the ceremony we went of for the rest of the couple shoot in the inner city and as we walked thru the streets all the passers by congratulated the Alex and Grytsje.
The reception was held outside the city and as everything in the Netherlands, it was absolutely beautiful!
The reception was quite different for everybody involved because it was a mix between Dutch and Afrikaans traditions. There was "jump rope" that was strange for us to see at a wedding and the dutch found it strange when we ordered Alex to remove Grytsje's garter with his mouth while blind folded.
What a party it was!! With Heineken on tap we partied the night away!!
Thank you Alex and Grytsje!! It was an experience of a lifetime!!  

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Leané & Vincent - Fort Simon - 27 June 2015

"Both of us loves to entertain and spend time with our friends. The wedding was a true reflection of the close relationships we have with the people around us, and how we normally would spend our free time. A fireplace, the live band, good food and wine and great company- it was perfect..."

Friday, 4 September 2015

Dorothea & Jack - Karoo Farm Wedding - 13 Junie 2015

From the moment we drove up to the farm I knew that this was going to be a special wedding! Everywhere you looked, there was something special that was done just for the wedding . (Remind yourself that this is a working farm and that this is the first and probably only wedding that will ever be held here...)
I only met Jack and Dorothea the day before the wedding since they live in Johannesburg and only came down to Beaufort West to get married. As soon as I met Dorothea for the first time I saw the excitement in her eyes and that got me really excited too.
Everybody pitched in to make Jack and Dorothea's day extra special and almost everything was DIY!On the day of the wedding, everything went according to plan. The weather played along for the most part except for a fairly strong breeze but that was no problem at all.The wedding car was Dorothea's father's first car and it just had to be part of the wedding.
Dorothea had some special areas in mind for the couple shoot. Since she grew up o the farm I trusted that she knew what she was doing and it paid off...BIG TIME!!  We all got into Jack's Fortuner  and  off we went, stopping here and there. Just as the light was beginning to fade, Dorothea said that she wanted to go to a certain hill overlooking the farm and when we got there I wondered if we were going to be able to pull it off, since there was nothing else but the hill but when we got to the top the clouds opened up just a little bit to let the last sunlight through and what an epic view it was!! Just to put the cherry on top; Dorothea's horses showed up and one more of her dreams for her wedding day came true, to get some photos with her horses!When we got back to the farm yard for the reception everybody gathered outside the "stoor" for the lighting of the bonfire. Jack and Dorothea didn't cut the cake as usual, they lit the fire, which was very unique and a first for me.We had the best time at the reception and we were treated like family and not for one moment did we feel like service providers.Thank you very much Jack and Dorothea and both your families!   -Tertius