Love In Colour

I am so happy to share these images, they really do make me smile. I love doing styled shoots, they are stressful and take a lot of work by all involved, but the results are so worth it.

Thank you to Rockhaven in Elgin who so kindly hosted us for the day. We had a cold and overcast start to the day but it all worked out just perfectly!

I wanted to create something romantic and not too structured and I think everyone pulled together to do just that.

I hope you enjoy these images and find some inspiration for pretty things you are creating in your life.

 

Thank you to this amazing team!

Models:  Bianca and Kylle

Hair and Make-Up:  Suzanne from Skoonlief

Decor and Flowers: Marlize and Karen from Blomlief

Stationery: Oh Yay!

Wedding Gowns:  The Wedding Boutique

 

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Kudzai and Joakim

Kudzai and Joakim traveled all the way to Cape Town to say I Do and chose Blue Horizon Estate as their wedding venue. Kudzai is originally from South Africa but moved to Sweden with her parents years ago and that is where she met her prince and fell in love. They journeyed back to share their special day with friends and family.

The ceremony started off with THE most amazing groom’s entrance I have ever seen!! Joakim and his groomsmen skipped down the aisle in the most fancy fashion! This couple both have wonderfully quirky personalities and they didn’t lose that at all during their wedding day. They exchanged vows in front of an ocean view capped off by a gorgeous floral arch. Just as they exchanged their first kiss a little rain started to fall, a perfectly timed blessing.

I spent some time with the bridal party having loads of laughs and at times struggling to get them to focus on the camera!! They were all just so full of fun so making jokes came easily. I then took the couple off for a few couple portraits. I absolutely loved Kudzai’s flower crown and how the rich colours complimented her skin tone. Joakim was only too happy to hold her close and kiss her (in between some laughs of course!)

The reception was colourful and alot of fun! From the couples entrance and first dance to Kudzai’s dance with her father it was fun all the way. Kudzai and her girls changed into different outfits during the evening and treated the guests to more wonderful dancing!! It was so awesome to see Kudzai’s local friends and family welcoming the overseas guests with such open arms. Grabbing them onto the dance floor and making sure every one was part of the fun.

As you two travel through life together, I hope you keep the uniqueness and fun in your relationship. Thank you so much for having me be part of this most special day, I wish you nothing but love and happiness now and forever.

 

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McPherson Family

Claudia and I went to school together so I was very excited when she contacted me to do a family shoot for her, her husband and son.

After dodging bad weather for a few weeks, we met up on a perfect summer day at Kirstenbosch Gardens. Callum is such a lovely child, so polite and full of smiles. They are a hugging family which I love :)

Thank you for having me capture these memories for you, I love them and I hope they find a perfect spot in your new home.

 

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Winter Wedding Promotion

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Kate and Rikus’ Engagement

I was very excited when Kate contacted me and asked if she could book a couples’ shoot and bring their doggies along. I love furbabies!!

We met up at Majik Forest and I got to meet the two sweetest Boston Terriers. They are Kate and Rikus’s babies and they get so much love. It was lots of fun having them along and they were so well behaved. Kate’s mom was close at hand with sausage treats just in case!

Kate and Rikus, it was so wonderful to meet you and your little family, thanks for a fun afternoon :)

 

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Baby Adriana

I was given the honor of capturing the birth of a precious miracle, little baby Adriana. I met with Candy-Lee and Sergio the week before their due date and they were so excited and anxious for the birth of their second daughter. When I arrived at the hospital on the day of the delivery, Candy-Lee was as calm as could be and was just counting down the minutes until the nurses came to take her to theater. I followed them down to the pre-op area and then into the theater, it was all very surreal. Sergio was beside Candy-Lee every step of the way and held her hand through it all. I have never seen a man smile as widely as what Sergio did when they lifted Adriana over the sheet for the first time. She cried so strongly and Mom and Dad (and I!) were overcome with emotion.

I don’t think I can explain the feeling this experience left me with, but I am so so grateful that I got to see it at least once in my lifetime (and I hope for many more).

Congratulations to you Candy-Lee, Sergio and big sister Leteia. She is a perfect little angel.

 

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Vicky Ah, well done my friend, they are incredible!!! x

Yashina and Dilhan – The Proposal

I had the privilege of getting to capture Dilhan proposing to the love of his life, Yashina. A moment like this really is so so special and I am so grateful I could be part of it. Dilhan planned it all with the help of Pippa from The Perfect Proposal. The couple don’t live in Cape Town so the Winelands was the perfect choice. Yashina was sent off on a day of wine tasting with a friend while Dilhan prepared a note for her at their guest house. It sent her to the site where he would finally get down on one knee. Their smiles and joy were worth every second of anxiousness!

Congratulations you two! I hope you are enjoying every moment of this exciting time in your lives.

 

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Bronwyn and Damian

After meeting these two love birds for their engagement session a few months ago, I was very excited when the wedding day rolled around. They are such a sweet couple, loving and devoted and just a ton of silliness!

Damian is a huge Star Wars fan and Bronwyn surprised him on the morning of the wedding with Star Wars cufflinks. She also made her own Star Wars garter to honor her man, so awesome! She was so excited to see him and kept saying “today I get to marry my best friend and that is all that matters”. And this was after a slight dress malfunction that would have sent most brides into a frenzy. It was just so special how she kept focused on the most important thing of the day, it made my heart very happy.

The photo session was so much fun, the bridal party got in on the act and we had so many laughs at their amazing posing abilities! These guys really know how to put on a show for a camera!! They were a group of friends and family and I really enjoyed chatting and laughing with them all during the session.

Once I got Bronwyn and Damian off on their own, the romance just took over. All they wanted to do was be in each others arms, laugh together and take in those moments. The light out on the golf course was beautifully golden which allowed me to capture some magical images.

The romance and fun did not stop once we got into the reception. Damian sang an amazing song for Bronwyn as part of his speech to her. Wow! The speeches were heartfelt and very entertaining and the dancing was just crazy fun!!

Thank you Bron and Damian for allowing me to be such a big part of this day in your lives. There are moments and emotions of the day that I will never forget. I wish you the happiest of days and years to come. Never stop being your amazing selves and looking at each other the way you do now.

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Terry Luckhoff Stunning photo's of what looked like an equally stunning and very happy wedding celebration. Wow!

Lize-Meri and Claude

Every wedding is special in it’s own way, a day filled with love and happiness. Lize-Meri and Claude’s day really took this to a new level! I cried and I laughed along with this amazing couple. Two people that are so in love and so committed to each others happiness.

Claude put so much thought into his gift for Lize and the note he wrote had all the girls in tears.

They both smiled looking at each other the whole way thought their ceremony. It was so wonderful to me how the two families really came together sharing a love for Lize and Claude.

The reception was just pure joy and laughter! The guests were treated to unique a view into the couples’ lives by their friends and family’s words. My cheeks were sire from smiling and laughing! the rest of the night was filled with fun and celebration. Every single guest present was there to share their happiness with the couple and nothing else mattered.

Lize-Meri and Claude, I walked away from your wedding day with that warm and fuzzy feeling. You reminded me what real, heartfelt romance is. Your support and love for each other is unwavering and your true appreciation for each other so rare. Thank you for giving me the honor of being the one to capture these memories.

(R.I.P. Sammy the pigeon)

 

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joanne captured the day so beautifully - I just LOVE these pictures.
Claude Amann Kathryn, on hehalf of Lize and myself we'd like to say a ridiculously massive "THANK YOU" for what you have done for us. You made us both feel so at ease throughout the photo sessions and managed to capture this perfect day for us in the most spectaular way. We will always be greatful for the part you played in our big day!!!

Lauren and Alton Maternity

One of the many reasons I love what I do is that I often get to follow couples through their life’s journey. Lauren and Alton are one of those couples. I was part of their wedding day, did a post wedding Trash The Dress shoot and now on to the start of their little family!

We went back to the venue where they got married two years ago for their maternity shoot. As always with these two, it was loads of fun. Alton struggles a little to be serious in front of the camera!

Thank you both for a great afternoon and congratulations on the birth of your baby boy Ayden.

Lots of love, Aunty Kath

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