Clara and Ken

Clara and Ken’s magical day was the last wedding I shot in 2014, and it was the perfect way to end the year. Ken is English, Clara is South African and they live in Dubai so their wedding day was a wonderful get together of friends and family from around the world.

Clara wanted to get married in a beautiful church and they chose St Mary’s Cathedral in Cape Town. It really is a gorgeous building and their ceremony was heart felt and traditional. From there all the guests hopped onto two coaches and were taken to Nelson’s Creek in Paarl where the reception was held. The guests enjoyed canapes on the lawn while we were off doing the photo sessions with Clara and Ken and their bridal party. They were such a fun group and we had lots of laughs while taking photos around the estate. Clara and Ken could not stop looking at each other with such love. Clara was a little anxious when I arrived at the hotel where she was getting ready, but all of that melted away when she was with Ken. They balance each other out so well.

The reception was a continuation of the fun and the speeches brought out many happy and emotional tears. Everyone was on the dance floor having a great time and they partied into the night.

Thank you to you both, Clara and Ken, for allowing me to capture this day. I am so grateful to have clients like yourselves and I wish you all the love in the world as you journey through life together.

Assistant: Sarah Fouche

Wedding Planner: Nicolette Weddings

 

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Natasha and Xavier

I really do count myself blessed to share people’s most specials days with them, and this day was a highlight for me! Natasha and Xavier are such fun, loving, down to earth people and they both have amazing taste, so this was a wedding day made in heaven!

They were married at Ashanti which is one of my favourite wedding venues in Cape Town. It boasts gorgeous views, elegant styling and amazing food! Natasha and Xavier exchanged vows under the trees next to the dam. Their guests then showered them with confetti and gave many congratulatory hugs before we set off for the photo sessions. We were lucky enough to have a little cloud in the sky which blocked the sun enough for us to use the most gorgeous open field along side the venue.

The reception was such a festive one. The speeches were heart felt and emotional but made me laugh too along the way. Listening to what their friends and family had to say about this couple only confirmed what fantastic people they are. So well loved and respected amongst everyone present.

They got the party off to a great start with a choreographed first dance that had their guests whistling and clapping along! The dancing was so awesome, really good music was played and everyone joined in the fun. What an amazing celebration!!

Thank you Natasha and Xavier for allowing me to be part of your amazing day. I enjoyed every second with you both. I wish you all the love and laughter in your life together.

 

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Juanita Muller wow beautiful couple. smart photos
Natasha Zealand Love it ! Thank you for capturing our day so beautifully !

Tracy and Jacques

Tracy and Jacques were married at Bontevlei close to Stellenbosch on a gorgeous December day. They are from Cape Town, now living in Johannesburg, and decided to have their celebration in their home town.

I met them a few months ago for their engagement shoot while they were in Cape Town for the weekend. They were both shy and quiet but photographed beautifully. Tracy was a classically beautiful bride and Jacques handsome in his blue suite. I love how grooms are no longer just wearing black or grey. Tracy was calm when I arrived at Soverby’s were she was getting ready. She was full of smiles and taking selfies with her bridesmaids!

The ceremony was held outside in the gardens on a perfect weather day. It was so lovely, so sincere and relevant to both of them. The way they looked at each other during the ceremony was so special.

Their couples shoot was so easy for me, they are both so great in front of a camera and their real love for one another is so obvious. All the loving looks and adoring smiles came so naturally to them, it was so amazing to see.

The evening was spent celebrating with laughter and dancing. And for the first time I got to witness a groom MC his own wedding! Well done Jacques! He did an amazing job, putting his really great sense of humour to good use!!

Thank you to two special and genuine people for having me capture this day for you. I wish you lots of love and happiness during all your days together.

Assistant: Sarah Fouche

 

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Loraine Sooo beautiful! Especially loved the romantic pics of the bride and groom in the field. Love Loraine

Andy and Tozy

I met Andy and Tozy a few months ago for their engagement shoot and I immediately knew it was going to be a wonderful wedding celebration. They are both such fun and happy people and this really did translate on their wedding day.

They had an afternoon ceremony at Marlenique in Paarl under gorgeous blue skies. The guests were all dressed in such wonderful colours and many of the ladies wore hats which I loved! The ceremony was a celebration from the minute Tozy walked to the alter to wait for Andy. There was singing and dancing and clapping of hands.

This atmosphere continued for the rest of the day, celebrating this amazing couple. Andy and Tozy got to share some peaceful time away during their couple shoot where the romance of the day could sink in. I have never had such a dapper groom, he even changed suites during the couple shoot! Andy changed her veil and hair style which I really loved.

Thank you to you both for allowing me to share this amazing day with you. I am so grateful. It was so easy for me to smile through the day with you. I wish you all the love and happiness together in your future.

Assistant: Sarah Fouche

 

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Mzi Dlanga The way I had fun, one would be forgiven for thinking it was my wedding :)
vivi Oh Andy, this was one Perfect wedding.....

Braids, Buns and Ballet shoes

A few months ago I got to do my first styled shoot. I did ballet for many years when I was young and I still love the art form today. So I decided using a ballet theme would be a good place to start! Being a wedding photographer, I also wanted a feeling of romance in the images which we managed to do. I was very lucky to be able to work with really amazing ladies who made this day such fun and a huge success.

We shot at the beautiful Kelvin Grove in Rondebosch with the help of Samantha. The grounds are gorgeous and The Sports Pavilion venue that we used has amazing light and space. Suzanne Potgieter from Skoonlief did such a brilliant job with hair and make-up, she knows all the best tricks and loves every second of what she does. Her assistant for the day was Marelize who is a beauty blogger, Make-up, Moans and Must Haves, so we were in good hands!

Thank you to my model, Nelani, for being in front of the camera for me. She did everything I asked of her with a smile :)

It was a really inspiring day and one that I will remember for a very long time.

I hope you enjoy the romance and beauty of these images.

 

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Olinda and Robbie

Olinda and Robbie are currently living in London but they are both originally from Cape Town so it was the logical choice as their wedding destination. They chose D’Aria in Durbanville as their venue and I really enjoyed shooting at this venue for the first time. The light was beautiful, the scenery was pretty and I had the perfect couple to complete the picture :)

Olinda got ready at her parent’s home. When I arrived her hair and make-up was pretty much complete and I was blown away by how beautiful she looked. Then I saw her dress!!! It was so elegant and romantic, a favourite of mine for sure. And it just suited her so perfectly. She paired it with gorgeous bright pink shoes.

She and Robbie were married in an old church in Woodstock and it was a really beautiful, traditional ceremony. They exchanged vows and rings, shared a first communion together as husband and wife and were then showered with petals as they left the church.

The rest of the day was spent celebrating and enjoying the company of their family and friends. I, as always, loved the traditional Portuguese dancing at the reception!

Thank you both for having me share this day with you. I hope you are settling back into cold London with no trouble ;) I wish you all the love and happiness as husband and wife x

“two symbols and a drum….”

 

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Candice and Craig

I first met this couple a few months ago while they were planning their big day and I remember thinking what sweet people they are. They proved this to me again on their wedding day. It is so amazing to see that there are still people like this, caring, considerate and filled with love for all those close to them.

Candice got ready at her family home before traveling to the local church for the ceremony. She was so excited to see her man. At one point she heard someone arriving at the house and asked with a big smile on her face “Is that my Craigy?”

Craig was very emotional when he saw Candice coming down the aisle with her father and he held onto her tightly for the duration of the ceremony.

The couple then celebrated with their family and friends at Zevenwacht Estate.

Thank you to you two special people for allowing me to be part of this day. I wish you love and happiness in the years to come as husband and wife.

 

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Darren Beautifully captured Kathryn - Can feel the love.
Roxy Neer Really beautiful.

Renee and Family

Renee, who is originally from Cape Town, was recently on holiday with her fiance from America. She contacted me to do a shoot with herself and Gregg along with her parents. We met up at the Company Gardens in Cape Town to capture some special memories for them all. I had a great time getting to know this family a little better and I hope these are images they can look back on and smile for years to come.

 

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Tracy and Jacques’ Engagement

I had the pleasure of meeting Tracy and Jacques recently for their engagement session. They are getting married later this month and were in Cape Town attending to some wedding details. They are both from Cape Town originally but are now living in Johannesburg. Table Mountain was therefore the perfect backdrop for the shoot and although we had a super windy afternoon, they both handled it so well! They dealt with swirling hair and eating sand like real troopers :)

Thanks Tracy and Jacques for a fun afternoon, it was great getting to know you both a little and I can’t wait for your wedding day.

 

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Nicole and Ryan

Meeting couples like Nicole and Ryan is one more reason I love my job. I met them earlier in the year for their engagement shoot and we got on really well right away. Nicole was so excited leading up to their big day, she was engrossed in her planning and just couldn’t wait to marry her man. I loved our pre-wedding chats!

They chose Zevenwacht as their venue for celebrations, and it was a great celebration! The entire day ran really smoothly and Nicole was so calm during her preparation at home. She was right on time for the ceremony at the church and was just so ready to walk down that aisle to Ryan! The evening was spent laughing and crying happy tears, so filled with love between two families. Dancing, birthday shots, laughter and hugs were the order of the night. I couldn’t help but smile throughout the reception.

Thank you Nicole and Ryan for being you. For being such amazing clients and wonderful people. I wish you both a lifetime of joy and love together, you deserve nothing less. Thank you for allowing me to be such a big part of this special moment in your life together.

 

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Michelle Kehl Wow. What lovely wedding photos. Really stunning and a lovely couple.