Enchanted Forest Styled Engagement Shoot – Nicole + Luis

When I first met Nicole and Luis I was struck by just how small Nicole is, and then she told me about growing up near a forest and I immediately pictured her as a little woodland fairy!

Nicole and Luis wanted to do something special for their engagement shoot and we threw around a few ideas but I just couldn’t shake the idea of photographing them in a forest. I chatted to my good friend Carolyn McNeil from Adore Weddings and we hatched a plan to create an enchanted dinner table in the Dlinza forest for them. The idea was to style up a magical midsummer nights dream feast for the eyes. I had a vision of photographing Nicole in a black wedding dress and Tracy Laubsher from Olivelli Durban kindly leant us one of their gorgeous creations. There were alot of people involved in this shoot, It was a production but well worth the effort!

Huge thanks to Peter Engblom and Richard Chennels of  The George Hotel for having all of us, lending us props and helping us out! We so appreciate your generosity! Thanks to Neil, Stu and Tash for being such wonderful assistants! Thanks to the ladies at Love and Cheese for the amazing Cheese Wedding Cake and finally to the very talented Charelle McAllister for makeup and Drew Christie for the amazing hair!