Love on a Construction Site – Sally + Tom

I do believe that Sally and Tom must be two of the most patient people in the world. Tom is an architect, and in my experience, patience is definitely required when dealing with builders. Sally teaches small children which definitely requires bucketloads of patience (who am I kidding? … oceanloads of patience would be a more apt description here) They are currently building their first home in London and are living in a construction site … more patience required. They have both run the comrades marathon a couple of times and anyone who would rather run as opposed to drive from Durban to Pietermartizberg certainly has patience with a captial P. But the thing that makes them the most patient to me is the fact that we shot this ages ago and they haven’t once given me the ol nudge nudge email. Thanks guys!!! You rock.

After all of that you may understand the concept for this shoot. It was simple really ….. Love on a Construction Site …. (with a cute pink dress and a pink hard hat)

Huge thanks to Di Smith for letting us use their new home. I really appreciate it.


  1. Tracy on July 17, 2012 at 9:15 am

    LOVE THEM-Sal you look beautiful, Tom you look dashing-amazing job Jacki!

  2. Jani B on July 17, 2012 at 9:15 am

    LOve the pink, combined with the roughness of the site!

  3. Julie Morrison on July 17, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Dearest Jacki…these photos have made me cry..tears of happiness …my child looks absolutely stunning and of course my precious soon to be son in law- so handsome…this was such a special occassion which I was so honoured to be part of.
    thank you for letting me be on the shoot with you…love Julie (Sally’s Mom so is attached to her hip!)

  4. Sally B on July 17, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Jacki!!!! The photies are amazing like YOU! EEEEEEEEEEEk, I am soooooooooooooooo excited! Thank you! xxxxxxx ps I love the pink hard hat!

  5. Bernice muir on July 17, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Wonderful Pictures, Sally looks stunning and Tom is not bad either??, makes these pics all more special now that I have met Tom in person. They are really soul mates and cannot wait for the wedding.

  6. Julie Morrison on July 17, 2012 at 9:51 am

    just relooked at my comments…so excited..I cannot even spell correct…should read Sally’s Mom who is attached to her hip! we never leave each other when we are together even on the engagement shoot!

  7. Charlene Schreuder on July 17, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I love the concept and how it ties in with Sally & Tom’s story! Patience is a virtue..

  8. Elaine, James, Chloe & Seb on July 17, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Amazing photos! gorgeous couple. Could be in a vogue shoot! We are so excited for the wedding. xxx

  9. Andy on July 17, 2012 at 10:58 am

    hmmm….in the last photo…I’m not sure why Tom has a pole up his bottom…?… but apart form that they are brilliant photos! in fact, even the pole photo is very good :o)

    Sally – There is even pink writing on the walls too, amazing! It enhaceness your gorgeous pink dress even more!

    They really are great photos, you both look fantastic; well done Jacki and Tomally!

  10. Sean Morrison on July 17, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Wow , what amazing pictures ……. I can’t wait for the wedding ….. there will definitely be many more !!!!!!!!

  11. DEBBIE SLATTERY on July 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Beautiful photos!!

  12. Mel on July 17, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    These are beautiful photos. Although Tom looks a bit distracted by the pretty blonde in a pink hard hat hanging off his arm :o) I can’t wait to see the UK version of these photos…complete with rain and builders bottoms :o) You both look amazing xx

  13. Jacquie on July 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Beautiful shoot and amazing building!!i want it

  14. Renette Coetzer on July 17, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Stunning…stunning. We feel honoured to be part of this whole beautiful story unfolding. Cant wait for your special , special day!!

    Lots of love xxx

  15. Anne Stewart (Tom's Mum) on July 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I should definitely keep your hat on for the wedding Tom! I would have been more impressed if you had worn the pink one. Perhaps I’ll buy you one for Christmas to wear in Stoke Newington. Sally as always looks gorgeous. At last three pretty faces in the family( Son No1’s Wife being another plus my Granddaughter Chloe)
    Sally, take this as a warning your whole life could be spent on a building site. It isn’t too late to change your mind!!!!! Not sure what you’ll do with the dress though!
    Fantastic photos X

  16. Dale Plage on July 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Sally & Tom what stunning pictures and so fitting. Tom isn’t your future wife looking incredible. We are so looking forward to your wedding and being part of your many happy years together.

  17. Sally B on July 17, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Well, the photos have officially been seen by all of London and now thanks to my mom, South Africa too 😉 A big thank you to Jacki and Tash for making this photo shoot such a special and memorable experience. Jacki, your creative talent to use lighting and angles really created magical shots! Who would of thought a building site could be so pretty! Thank you so much! We can’t wait to have you shoot our wedding day! Just 99 sleeps!

  18. Monique on July 17, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Stunning photos Sally and Tom! Great start to an amazing life together 🙂

  19. Danielle on July 17, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    So glamourous… Gorgeous couple & fantastic concept. Sell them to Hello!!! Love Danielle

  20. Taryn on July 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Absolutely beautiful Sally! Love these pics, so original and the photographer was so lucky to have such a good looking couple to photograph! You are going to make the most beautiful bride! You must be so so proud Julie!

  21. Tricia on July 18, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    These are amazing!

  22. Dee Schutte on July 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    It’s both an honour and a privilege to have a peak at this GORGEOUS couple in these AMAZING pictures!
    Thank you Julie, for sharing them with me!
    Sally & Tom, I wish you all the love and happiness in the world in your future together. I’m sure you can’t wait for your big day, you’re going to make a fantastic couple!

  23. Mo on July 23, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Beautiful couple . Meant to be ….
    Wish you a lifetime of happiness !

  24. Carla on August 1, 2012 at 6:26 pm


  25. Lauren Kim on August 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    What a brilliant concept – I love this!!

  26. Juné Joubert on October 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I love this shoot!

  27. […] Pretty in Pink Zimbali Wedding – Sally + Tom I know exactly why Tom fell in love with Sally ….. because if the colour pink could be turned into a human she would be it! Sally must be one of the sweetest people I have ever met! She is sweet in a girly kind of way. She giggles, likes pretty things, teaches small children and loves her Mom (ALOT). She spent a year saving up for a Rolex for Tom as she thought it only fitting that she buy him a present which equalled her beautiful engagement ring.Tom is an architect and likes clean lines and the English rugby team (he is a pom so it’s understandable)! He also loves Sally and running. Both of them are keen runners and have done the Comrades marathon together. They are so keen on running in fact that they named all the tables at their wedding after various marathons. Tom has a brilliant sense of humor – Anyone who runs the comrades must have a brilliant sense of humor! He spoils Sally incredibly which must make for the fact that they have been living in a building site for a very long time now. Check out their engagement shoot pics here […]

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