" January, 2012 "
When I first met Janlyn and Grant they were doing the long distance thing and spending quite a bit of time in aeroplanes! Although Janlyn is originally from Durban she was working up in Jozi and Grant was based down here in Durban. They both live in Joburg now, but Grant is an Umhlanga boy through and through and loves the beach. We therefore decided use two themes for their engagement shoot …… the airport and the beach! Unfortunately King Shaka airport proved rather hard to get permission to shoot in, so we used Virginia airport instead. I personally think it worked out just fine. I am looking forward to their wedding at Zulu Nyala in May this year. Thanks for picking me guys.
Emma and Murray are both city folk, they love the energy of the city and the bright lights and recently moved from Cape Town to Joburg. Em works in advertising and Murray in finance. When they first suggested a city themed engagement shoot in Durban I had to remind them that the center of Durbs leans more toward the Delhi big city vibe rather than a New York big city vibe. Well I put my thinking cap on and off we went to a big city parking lot right in the center of town. The other request they had was for everything to be in black and white! Now that is a first for me!
Thanks for picking me guys!! Looking forward to your wedding at Netherwood later on this year!
When I asked Abby to describe her and Grant as a couple she said … “well I like round and he likes square, we’re opposites in many ways but we’re a typical Joburg couple who like to socilise in nice restaurants, work hard, keep fit and drink yummy wine” They popped down to Durbs over the Christmas break and I took them to Durban’s new hotspot, Haibo for a bottle of Diemersfontein Pinotage and a few snaps! Here are a few favorites from our shoot. They are getting married at Netherwood in March this year, one of my best venues! Thanks for picking me guys!!!
Cara mailed me way back in 2010 to ask if I would shoot their wedding in the Karoo. She threw in a few words about her wonderful fiance, the wide expansive Karoo and her idea of having a community family orientated wedding and I said “hell yes“. Over a 2 year period we have chatted back and forth while Cara planned her wedding from New Zealand. Yes, Cara and her now husband Matt live in one of the greenest rainiest countries in the world and yet Cara originally comes from the very dry and brown semi desert of South Africa.
There were so many things I loved about this wedding, the chickens and dogs running around, Cara’s gorgeous dress, the colourful bunting (which Cara sewed herself), the extra blue Karoo skies, the huge landscapes, the cute little Karoo houses, the fact that the wedding was in the backyard of their family farm house, the brown sheep …. I could go on and on. Most of all I loved all the people …… Everyone was just so hospitable and lovely and seemed involved in some way.
Cara and Matt thanks for picking me. I flipping loved our time with you!!!!! Huge thanks to everyone for being so wonderful to us (especially your folks).
The other day I opened one of those wedding magazines that only feature the suppliers advertising in them (you know the ones). I turned a few pages and noticed an image by a well- known local photographer; only the name on the image didn’t correlate. The name on the image was advertising a photographer that I had never heard of. A few pages later and BAAAAM there it was again. Once again I recognized an image belonging to an established photographer. Except this image had in fact been replicated by someone else and used in an advertisement.
This really irked me.
I was so glad to end my 2011 wedding season with Mary and Garry’s big day at Woodridge in the Midlands.
Here are a few reasons why. Mary and Garry left a Christmas decoration on the pillow of all their guests on the night of their nuptials. Mary made all of the cupcakes for their big day (and they were pretty much the best I have ever tasted …. sorry Mom). A couple of months before the wedding I got an email from Mary saying “I am in the jungles of Java and just doing a spot of wedding planning ……” Mary bought a card for her future husband years before she even met Garry and she gave it to him on the marriage morning along with a Tag Huer watch. Garry bought Mary some diamond earrings and had them delivered while the girls were getting ready. They surprised each other with the gifts. Mary and Garry adore their family and friends. Mary and Garry adore each other. Mary and Garry just so damn sweet I want to squish them!
Thanks for picking me guys. It’s all in the pictures!!!