Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Vilma & Stephan - Groenrivier

Stephan and Vilma had their wedding at my favourite venue, Groenrivier. Now, it might be my favourite venue because I got married there myself, but it is not only that. I can not describe the feeling I get when I go there, but I feels like I am home.
What made Stephan and Vilma's wedding even better for me was the light. I can not think of one time that I photographed anything with a sunset that beautiful. Luckily I had a really awesome couple right in front of me and they were willing to walk over rough terrain with me to get to the spots that I wanted to go to.
Stephan and Vilma are the kind of people that you just want to be friends with and you can not put your finger on what it is. I think it might be the full package. 
Stephan and Vilma, you are the full package, as perfect a couple as I have ever seen!!
Thank you for making me a part of your best day, so far! 
All the best for your future!!! 

Monday, 6 March 2017

Elanza & Jacques - Zevenwacht Wine Estate

Jacques and Elanza got married at the beautiful Zevenwacht Wine Estate just outside Kuilsrivier. It was a daytime wedding which was a nice change of pace for me since I normally get home at around twelve o clock after a wedding, this time though, the sun was still out!
Jacques and Elanza decided to have a small intimate wedding and it suited them very well because one can see that they have a special relationship with every single person at their wedding and with the way they treat people, we felt just as special as any of the other guests. I only met Elanza the day before the wedding and Jacques, I met at the ceremony, but after the couple shoot it felt like I have known them for years.
Zevenwacht realy is a wedding photographers dream because there are so many different locations to shoot and every location has its own special little something. From views of the whole peninsula to the forested look and even three dams to choose from. I could spend a whole day shooting there!
After all the formalities were done, we had some time left and we decided to do a mini shoot with Jacques, Elanza and all their friends. Only then did I understand why Jacques and Elanza didn't have groomsmen and bridesmaids, because all their friends were equally important to them and the mini shoot basically turned into, what I would normally do with the bridal party, just with a bigger crowd!

Thank you, Jacques and Elanza for making us a part of your special day, it was a great honour to meet you and work with you!!   

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Minette & Marnus -- Vredenheim

It would be unfair to say that I have a favourite couple of all time, so I will just leave it at that. What I can say without any doubt is that I have never photographed two people that with such ease. You can place Minette and Marnus in front of anything, just press the button and you will have a beautiful picture. That does not only come from their good looks, but a combination of their looks and their love for each other. If you have that combination, my job job turns into a walk in the park.
On the day of their wedding the weather was perfect and we were of to a great start, I met up with Minette and her brides maids at Val de Vie and as I walked in the house I thought that Minette might have hired her brides maids at a modelling agency. Too much pretty!! 

Marnus and his groomsmen got ready not to far away and after a little bit of a bee problem my second shooter Alicia started to shoot what looked like a fashion editorial for a men's magazine.
The ceremony was quite the emotional affair for one particular person, but who can blame a man. I mean, that dress! And the hair! And the smile! Any man that has stood at the end of the isle will know the feeling.
The sun has never set so quickly in the history of the universe as it did on that day and to make it just a little harder, some clouds had moved in and was blocking to last of the sun, so we did a couple shoot in less than twenty minutes. 
Luckily we did an engagement shoot, so Minette and Marnus were well trained in how I work and they brought the love!
After the couple shoot came the party, with great food and some even greater dance moves!

The rest, as they say is history! Luckily we have the pictures to go with the great memories.

Thank you, Minette and Marnus for a truly unforgettable wedding!!!        

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Tanya & Kobus - Karoo Farm Wedding

Tanya and Kobus got married on one of the hottest days that I have ever experienced. While on the couple shoot at around 5pm it was a blistering 47 degrees celsius!! I think that I was the only one who noticed because Tanya and Kobus was only thinking about each other.
The wedding was held at The Vale, about 40 km north of Beaufort-West. An oasis of sorts with the most beautiful views of the Karoo!
I hope to shoot a lot more weddings at this beautiful venue, only if the couples are as great as Tanya and Kobus!!  

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!!!