Best Wedding Pics of 2016

2016 sure has thrown some challenges at me but there have also been some wonderful moments and blessings to celebrate!

First off is that I have had a couple of very big affirmations from the international wedding photography community. This year I was placed on the Fearless Photographers top 100 photographers of all time. The calibre of photographers on this list is astounding so this really was an incredible piece of news. Next up was being placed on the SLR top 150 international wedding photographers of 2016 and lastly but certainly not least was winning the Admired in Africa top wedding photographer of 2016! The prize with this feather in my cap was a camera I have been lusting for! I won a Fuji XT2 mirrorless which I am absolutely delighted with. Golly I feel very lucky and this certainly makes all the hard work and long hours worth it.

One of the biggest blessings of 2016 however is the fact that I have had such a wonderful bunch of clients over the past year. Wedding photography has taken me all over the country and in fact the world, but the thing that keeps me keeping on is that I am constantly meeting dynamic and interesting people who inspire me to tell their stories. Huge thanks to all of my clients for entrusting me with your memories and for looking after us so well.

I must also thank all the other wedding suppliers who we have worked alongside this year. We have had alot of laughs over this big bad crazy 2016th of a year! Thank you for all your help and friendship!

Lastly I am extending a huge thank you to my assistant Liz. She has been there for me through thick and thin this year and there are no words to adequately describe how deeply I appreciate all her hard work, loyalty and boundless energy! Liz you rock and I am so lucky to have you in my life.

Here’s to a 2017 full of abundance, joy, experience, beauty and peace.


  1. Lisa bradley on December 29, 2016 at 2:53 pm


  2. Tricia on January 1, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Just incredible! There is so much emotion and joy in these photos. I think you must have the happiest job in the world!

  3. Casey Jeanne on January 1, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Absolutely beautiful!

  4. Tash on January 1, 2017 at 10:22 am

    You just get better and better each year my Jax! You have shot at some of these venues SO many times yet every time you create something unique. You will always be an inspiration!

  5. Paola on January 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    These are amazing. Loved seeing your best wedding pictures in one place.
    Thank you for sharing!

  6. Marie Delport on January 2, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Awesome emotion! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Debby on January 4, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Awesome my Jacki

  8. Lilia on January 4, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Jacki, your work is what my dreams are made of!! Thank you for providing this inspiration!

  9. Jessie Halloway on January 5, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Your work is just sublime!

  10. Shene on May 31, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    What an amazing experience to have had Jax and Liz document our special day and to feature in your best wedding pics of 2016! Xxx

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