Golf Estate Wedding – Jo + Craig

Craig told me that Jo’s family is so obsessed with golf that he realized quite early in his relationship with her that he would have to learn to play if he was going to get the girl! Little did he know that he would be celebrating his marriage vows to this girl on a golf course a couple of years later!

Besides the love of golf The Mount Edgecombe Country Club had a large enough hall to seat all of Craig and Jo’s guests and so it became their chosen venue. For some reason KZN doesn’t have many large wedding venues and it was important to them that they find a “venue to fit the number of people” rather than choosing “numbers to fit a venue”. The larger guest list was a testimony to how many special people there are in their lives and how loved they both are.

Hindu Wedding – Hemanth + Dori

If every wedding I shot was like Hemanth’s and Dori’s I would be a very happy photographer! It was one of those days where everything just ran so smoothly without an iota of stress or fuss and there was even time for a quick cup of tea. That never happens in my land!

Hemanth and Dori are both in the medical profession and met in the operating theatre in the States. After a Paris proposal they got married in the US and came out to South Africa for a second Hindu Ceremony with Hemanth’s friends and family. Although Dori is American she could have easily passed for an Asian princess is her sari. The whole day was rich with colour, texture, rituals and spices and my brief was to get really creative!

Advertising Shoot In Mauritius – Behind The Scenes

I have had quite a few people asking about my recent trip to Mauritius and my Mom has been asking to see pictures! I didn’t go to Mauritius to put my feet up and drink pina coladas, I went there on a commercial photographic assignment which was very different to the type of work I ordinarily do and very different to drinking cocktails in the sun!

About 3 months ago I got an email from a Brian asking me if I would be interested in going out to Mauritius to shoot an image library capturing the spirit of the island for a UK based advertising agency who were working for a financial institution in Mauritius. I am always game for aeroplanes and tropical islands so of course my interest was sparked immediately. After an internet stalk we found out that Brian Bainbridge is a very talented art director who is based in Cape Town but does alot of work for Uk based company called Luxury Branding.

Zorgvliet Cape Town Winelands Wedding – Kelly + Mike

I would say I have traveled quite extensively and, after all the globetrotting, I still maintain that Cape Town is one of the most spectacular places in the world. The wine regions of Stellenbosch/ Franshoek area are equally mind blowing with their grandious mountains, endless vineyards and quaint buildings. It is for this reason that Kelly decided to make the trek from Joburg to the Cape for their wedding. Zorgvliet wine estate provided the perfect venue for their closest friends and family to celebrate with them. Kelly and Mike’s wedding didn’t have a huge guest list but it had loads of style!

On the day after their wedding they got back into their outfits and we headed into Cape Town to take a few more photos at Llandudno Beach. There are many folk who opt to do a trash the dress shoot after their wedding day where the bride will get into the water with her dress. In Kelly and Mike’s case it landed up being a trash the photographer shoot where I submerged myself into the icy atlantic to catch the perfect photo. It took me half an hour in a hot bath to warm up but I was super happy with the result.

I asked my clients to send me a blurb about their favourite wedding photos: Here are the surprising results!

A dear friend of mine recently asked me to photograph his wedding but he asked for “just a few funky portraits after the ceremony” ie just a creative couple session. I was a bit horrified, as to me, wedding photography isn’t just about pretty arty portraits, it is about all the moments in between and I really felt like they would be missing out. I thought about this for ages and then decided to ask my past clients to send me a little blurb about their favourite images. The results were surprising at times but mostly they were really moving. This exercise really made me realise the value of what I do for my clients and I shed many a tear reading people’s stories.