Jax's favorite Wedding pics of 2011

I just cannot believe that 2011 is nearly over!! Has anyone else out there noticed how ridiculously fast this year has gone??? It’s been a huge year for me on so many levels. I broke down with burn out at the beginning of the year, picked myself back up again. I stopped drinking alcohol for 9 months which gave birth to the fact that I am no longer a smoker. I stopped biting my nails. I traveled to Madagascar and Hong Kong. I got engaged with Stu. And I worked. I worked alot.

Looking through a years worth of images is quite a reflective process. Going through all of these I am floored by just how lucky I am to do a job that I love so very much. More so, I realise how incredibly lucky I am to have such awesome clients. I wouldn’t have been able to make these pictures without wonderful clients!!!

2012 promises to be a cracker. We start the year off with a wedding in the Karoo which I am really excited about, then we are back at Netherwood which is one of my favorite venues. After that we head up to Clarens to photograph the wedding of a Springbok rugby player and his lovely lady and then we jet off to India for a wedding in Goa (yaaaaaaay!!!) And that is all before the mid February!  How exciting!

Thanks to everyone for everything and thanks to my friends and family  for not disowning me due to my workaholic tendencies!!! (that’s the problem with doing a job you love … sometimes its hard to stop doing it!!!)


  1. Tyrone on December 29, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Yussus you’re good at this picture taking business!!

  2. Delia on December 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    What an awesome portfolio! Awesome 2011, can’t wait to see 2012

  3. Tricia on December 29, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Simply The Best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Elana Schilz on December 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Yussus, you can say that AGAIN!!! Inspirational!

  5. Anabela Lourenco on December 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Absolutely awesome Jacki! I follow your work and you have no idea what an inspiration you are! I want to be like you when I grow up 😉

  6. Valentina on December 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Absolutely fabulous, love them all!! Congratulations on fantastic work!

  7. Kat Forsyth on December 29, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    These are mucking afazing. Your work is the standard everyone should aspire to, and what keeps me firmly grounded when people compliment me! 🙂

  8. Robyn de Beer on December 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Love Love LOVE

  9. Tamara on December 29, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Crikey- you are incredible 🙂

  10. Jenny on December 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Stunning photos Jacki, love them all

  11. Brenda Pratt on December 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    We are so privileged to have had you as the photographer at Duncan and Casey’s wedding and thank you so much for including some pics from that wonderful occasion. You are truly gifted, Jackie, and this is borne out by the selection of sumptuous photos that you have included here in your ‘best of’.’ Be warned though by what you begin your blog with – burnout at the start of the year. Guard against it happening to you again. God bless you in your work and long may you continue to produce such awesome work.

  12. Yolande De Vries on December 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Friggin’ awesome!
    Love your point of view.

  13. sharron van schoor on December 29, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Loved viewing your photos….each one so special in its own way, well done Jacqui!! you are such a pro, all the best for the New Year x x

  14. Cheryl McEwan on December 29, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Each and every single photo is just amazing. Your work speaks such volume Jacki and you capture moments perfectly! out of this world!!!

  15. Melanie Janse on December 29, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Just love every single one of them! Well done on a stunning collection.

  16. steven on December 29, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Awesome work Jacki! stunning collection of images!!

  17. Candice Mac Nicol on December 29, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Jax, your work is just too beautiful! Congrats on an epic year and I know 2012 is going to blow us all away. xxx

  18. Yolande Snyders on December 29, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Jacki, your photography is so inspiring!

  19. Mary McDonald on December 29, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Jax, they are all better than the one before. I dont know how you chose, every photo you take is equisite! Thank you for choosing 3 from our wedding, so exciting!! A true genius of your time and craft. Dont you dare burn yourself, many more brides need you 🙂 Lots of love xxx

  20. Anneli Marinovich on December 29, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    What a year!! Awesome Jax – love every shot…literally!

  21. Chanelle on December 29, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    What a post hey Jax!!!

  22. Anushe Low on December 29, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Fantastic work, wow!

  23. rebecca on December 30, 2011 at 9:04 am

    You make us simultaneously want to pack away our cameras, and take them out to start shooting nonstop. Phenomenal. You are amazing.

  24. Jean-Pierre Uys on December 30, 2011 at 9:53 am

    You have and amazing eye and you capture so much fun. There is great sense of space and composition!

  25. Bruce on December 30, 2011 at 10:40 am

    You are my hero.
    Thanks for using your passion to bless couples and simply inspire not only photographers but all human beings.
    These are incredible Jax!

  26. Danette Cole on December 30, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    LOVE your work! These pictures are STUNNING! So happy some of our pics were chosen! Thanx again for the awsome album! May u and Stu have a very happy 2012

  27. Ray Anthony on December 31, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Beyond impressive! Congrats on a great year!

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  30. Lauren Kriedemann on January 2, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Jacki these are all phenomenal well done!! what an excellent year x

  31. Monique Limerick on January 3, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Sensational work all the best for 2012!

  32. Peter Lambert on January 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Jacki, WOW…. Monica Dart has been going on about how I must look at your amazing work for ages… Today I finally did. I love your ideas, concepts, how you see the biggest and smallest details, shaddows reflections, humor… Top 5 photog in SA without any doubt. Maybe even better…. well done, keep inspiring us mere mortals. Pete

  33. Carey on January 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Wow – what incredible memories of such an important day in a couple’s life you have captured! Keep on snapping 🙂

  34. Carmen Roberts on January 6, 2012 at 11:40 am

    wow, what a treat, each photos evokes an emotion. Beautifully taken and well chosen.

  35. Nicole Rich on January 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    love love love love love your work, such vision and skill, it’s so inspiring!!!!

  36. Kay on January 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    These photos are absolutely all works of art! Gorgeous! You truly are a talent.

  37. Carolyn on January 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    You rock. The end.

  38. Fran on January 30, 2012 at 10:33 am

    The BomB! Absolutely amazing! Makes me want to get married again just for the photos! 😉

  39. Clee on January 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I love going through all your photo’s! Could sit and admire them for ages!
    Truly and amazingly talented! love love love!

  40. Selene on January 1, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    I like your style. It almost looks like you´ve been a close friend with all of the couples. I think that it´s really important to know the people, especially at out-door weddings. Good luck and A Happy New Year from the Caribbean Mexico. Shall you happen to be around, step by at Arenika Beach Club.

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