Joy and Otto aren’t exactly love struck twenty-somethings who wanted a wedding album filled with photos of themselves posing around the Oyster Box, and although their wedding was an incredibly classy affair that had the dress, the decor and all the other frills that make a wedding sparkle, it was really about the people who came to celebrate with them. Friends and family are very important to Joy and Otto, and they spoilt their guests to an event that was as much about their commitment to each other as it was about the love they have for the people in their lives.
Photographers are notorious with being really bad at documenting their own lives and actually getting us to edit and print the images that we have taken of our personal lives is a feat! These pics from our Christmas trip down to Cape Town have been gathering dust on my hard drive for six months now. I decided to adopt an “it’s better late than never” policy and give them a bit of love on the blog.
My sister Lisa and her husband Tyrone moved down to Cape Town some time back and having them live so far away is really hard as I miss them so but it does give me a reason to pop down as often as I can. I do love Cape Town!
Here’s a bit of Cape Town through my eyes!
There is something really special about an intimate wedding with a small guest list, and even more special when most of the guests have flown in from all over the world. Bianca and Elliott live in the UK but Bianca’s roots are in South Africa so they decided on a destination wedding. They got married on a sunny autumn day in Durban by the pool at Zimbali lodge. They chose this venue because of it’s tropical feel which is so very different to anything you would find in England, and guests spent most of the week with them which meant their celebrations were extended into a lovely holiday with their nearest and dearest. Through all of our correspondence it was very clear to me that Bianca is a romantic soul with a penchant for all things pretty, and her wedding was exactly how I imagined it would be. There were lots of flowers, sparkles and long flowy dresses and these elements were made all the more lovely by the warmth and love that flowed freely between the wedding guests and Bianca and Elliott themselves.
It’s been a while since I have posted an engagement shoot so I thought I would change that today! I love doing engagement shoots as they give me valuable time with my clients that allows me to get to know their personalities and their best sides so that on the wedding day I am prepared to do the best job possible for them. They are also lots of fun!
There are those weddings that come around that are so monumentally extraordinary that they would be impossible to forget. They have it all, an incredible setting, a beautiful couple, stylish décor and even more sophisticated wedding attire. Laura and Ryan’s …