Lauren and Nathan’s Engagement

I am so excited to share these images :) Lauren and Nathan will be getting married in January 2015 and they decided that a wintery engagement shoot would be a nice contrast to their summer wedding. Lauren told me she loved Kalk Bay as they both grew up near by. I immediately jumped at the chance to shoot there as it is one of my favourite locations. We met on a weekday afternoon so we felt like we had more privacy than on a busy weekend.

I had a great time shooting them and getting to know them a little better. Despite telling me they had no idea how to act in front of the camera, they were both naturals. Their love just shines through and brings the real love and romance to the images that I just adore.

Thank you both for a fun afternoon, I am so excited for your wedding day :)

 

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meryl Lovely pics Kath x x

Andy and Tozy’s Engagement

I recently had the great pleasure of meeting Andy and Tozy for coffee to discuss a few things about their upcoming wedding. I knew right away that I would have a really fun time shooting this couple :)

Their wedding will be this December so we met up last week to do their engagement shoot at Tokai Forest. Andy brought along her amazing collection of high heels which I just loved! I don’t wear high heels myself but I love them all the same. Andy doesn’t get to wear them on a daily basis at work so she loves to dress up when she can and Tozy just looks cool in everything!

These two are such a fun and suave couple, I really can’t wait for their wedding day!

 

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Jabulile What a wonderful God we serve marriage is a bleesing to the both of you u r entering into a covenant tht requires godly like characters so u cn enjoy every min of ur union with God being the foundation You guys look beautiful lovethe both of you, Mampitsha umphathe niphathane ngothando everyday congra zihlobo zam
nosipho My Bozoom,my Best friend, God Fearing Woman,my sister,my pillar of strenght,undofanaye weChomi.i dont have words to express the feeling that i had when i went through these pictures.u guys were made for each other,u complete each other(omnye udwebile omnye uyazibumba):-D.i love u both very much.yanga uthixo awusikelele umtshato wenu ke kuze nabatshana kudala ndilindile.
Thabo Jaxa Hayi weena Hayi Maan Danger Hayi Maan Mkhuluwa wam wena usisigragra. Sizawube sikhona mkhuluwa wam all the best for everything mei grootie. May the Good Lord bless you and your wife abundantly. Now life begins kuzakuba Nyavu Nyaaavu.

Chantelle and Kyle

Chantelle and Kyle’s was the last wedding of my season and I really couldn’t have asked for a better ending. Everything ran so smoothly, the weather was perfect and the couple just proved to me again that real love can be found.

Chantelle got ready at her parent’s home surrounded by her lovely bridesmaids and her family. She remained very calm until the dress went on, then a few butterflies started to appear! She looked so gorgeous in her simple dress with her glowing skin. This special couple are expecting a little bundle in the next few months so this wedding really was the beginning of their family.

They chose Bon Amis for their reception which is one of my favourite venues for smaller weddings. We had such fun with the couple and bridal party pictures before the sun set quickly behind the hill reminding us that it is winter! I really do love winter light and if you are lucky enough to get a day like this for your winter wedding, it really is a photographer’s dream!

The reception was filled with laughter and very entertaining stories about both Chantelle and Kyle. They impressed all their guests with a specially choreographed first dance which they had been working on for weeks.

Thank you both for being so welcoming and so happy to do anything :) I really enjoyed being part of this day with you and I hope you cherish the memories for a life time. Lots of love and luck with Baby Harker.

 

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Chantelle Harker I just love it! Couldn't be more happier! Thank you x x

Annette and Steve

Annette and Steve’s was the first of my winter weddings this season and they really were blessed with a beautiful day. Their wedding took place at In The Vine in Somerset West, it really is a lovely venue and is becoming a favourite of mine. It is simple, yet elegant and it seemed to fit this pair just perfectly. I loved the pastel coloured bridesmaid’s dresses Annette chose as well as the boy’s attire, very cool!

Annette seemed a little anxious when I arrived to shoot her preparation but that all simply disappeared the moment she got to the end of the aisle and placed her hand in Steve’s. His adoration for her was so obvious throughout the day and especially as he shed a tear as she came down the aisle. Their ceremony was a perfect blend of tears and laughter. It was made extra special by the inclusion of Steve’s children as well as Annette’s mother and Steve’s sister.

The rest of the day was just a happy celebration for a couple who deserve nothing but happiness together.

Thank you both for allowing me to share your day with you. I hope you both cherish each other for your life time together, you are an inspiring couple.

Wedding Coordination by: Nicolette Weddings

 

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Walking with Brandon

Brandon Beack is the most special guy you will ever hope to meet and this past Sunday I was lucky enough to spend the morning walking for his amazing cause.

Brandon and I trained at the same gymnastics club and almost two years ago he had an accident during training which left him paralysed from the chest down. Since that very moment he has done nothing but fight. I can’t believe how much he has progressed since the accident, he is stronger both mentally and physically and is capable of doing things the doctors told him he would never be able to do.

Brandon’s parents, Mark and Annette, have started the “Walking with Brandon” Fund and are currently raising money to go towards the Ekso suite which will help Brandon, and others like him, with balance, stamina and strength. The Walkathon was to help towards this cause. The suite allows Brandon to walk again, stimulating blood circulation and the muscles, it is amazing to see! Head over to their Facebook page to see updates and news on Brandon’s progress.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WalkingWithBrandon/

Thank you Mark, Annette and Brandon for having me there for this fun occasion :)

 

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Tanya and Jermaine

I first met Tanya and her mom a few months ago to discuss this wonderful wedding day. They were both so excited about the planning and what this day was going to mean, it was so infectious. Fast forward to 26 April 2014 and all that excitement was overflowing! I arrived at Tanya’s home where she, her bridesmaids and family were preparing. Hair and make-up was on the go and the last few ceremony pamphlets were being put together. Dresses were being ironed and some last minute sewing being done on bridesmaids dresses. But everyone was very calm!

They traveled through to The One and Only in style (Tanya and Jermaine are both car enthusiasts). The rest of the day was spent at this beautiful hotel, shared with family and friends.

The reception area was decorated in lovely shades of blue and really did look amazing. Tanya and Jermaine danced into the night with their guests after sharing an amazing meal together.

Thank you to you both for allowing me to share this day with you. I wish you so much love and happiness throughout your life together. And thank you to Mrs Aploon, Tanya’s mom, for making me feel so very welcome.

 

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Laurenda Hagglund This couple really had a beautiful wedding. The bride looked absolutely stunning as well as the rest of her retinue. Photographer you did an absolutely stunning job on the day.

Wedding special for bookings made in winter

I am currently running a special for weddings bookings made between June and August 2014. Please contact me for further details.

info@kathrynvaneck.com

 

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Lize and Christo

I have been really excited to post this wedding, it was just one of those weddings where everything was beautiful!

I met Lize and Christo a while ago and got to know them a little better during their engagement shoot (see the images here). They are both very soft spoken people and just such a pleasure to be around. They show a great amount of love and compassion not only for each other, but to all those around them.

They chose Groenrivier as their wedding venue and I am so happy I got to shoot a wedding in Riebeek West. It is such a unique and special place and it seemed to fit them so well.

The ceremony was conducted by Christo’s father which made it just that little bit more special. After their vows I got to work with a really fun bridal party and then we went off for the couples photos. This really was an easy job for me, a gorgeous setting and a gorgeous couple who were so natural with each other and in front of the camera. The reception was such fun, I really great group of guests who provided such laughter and a very unique “garter toss”!!

Thank you Lize and Christo for choosing me to be your wedding photographer, I am so honored to have spent this day with you. I wish you a wonderful life together filled with love, happiness and laughter. You really are made for one another :)

 

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Aniel and Jaco

I really am extremely lucky to have a job where I get to meet the most lovely people. Aniel and Jaco are a really great example of this. They are two of the sweetest, most caring, compassionate people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I got to spend a little time with them before their wedding when we did their engagement shoot, and I knew then that their wedding was going to be filled with sincere love.

They started their journey as man and wife at Dornier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. Their ceremony was outside on the lawn under perfect Cape Town skies. The weather was just perfect and so was the light. Everything a photographer could hope for was given to me on this day!

Aniel and Jaco made the couples shoot so easy for me :) All they wanted to do was be in each others arms, look into each others eyes and smile! It is so special to see two people love each other the way they do. It is so real and so pure and it really did make my heart so happy.

They spent the evening sharing laughter and happy tears with their friends and family during an intimate reception. The evening was ended  off by Aniel and Jaco releasing a lantern into the sky while their guests held sparklers and made special wishes for the couple.

Thank you to you, Aniel and Jaco, for allowing me to be part of your day. I truly enjoyed witnessing your marriage and the start of a very blessed life together. May every day you spend together hold as much happiness as your wedding day.

 

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Gabbi and Pieter

This couple currently lives in Scotland, but chose to share their wedding day with all their family and friends back home in Cape Town. They chose the Elgin Country Club as their venue as the area has special meaning to them both. Gabbi parent’s still live in the area and it is where they grew up.

It was an overcast day, but thankfully the rain stayed away. I was able to take full advantage of the cloud cover and get some lovely shots taking in the views from the club. Gabbi was a very calm bride and Pieter an adoring groom. His eyes melted every time he looked at her! Pieter is a real gentlemen and he treats Gabbi with love and care and she responds with tenderness. They really are a very well suited couple.

Their wedding day was filled with fun and laughs and I really did enjoy all the bridal party and couple shoots. This carried on into the reception where the dancing kept me smiling up until I left. I love the traditional dancing that was brought in with Gabbi and her family celebrating their heritage.

Thank you to you both for having me be part of such a special day. I enjoyed every moment and I wish you all the love and happiness in your life together.

 

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Fernanda Beautiful photos Pieter and Gabbi...Well done Kathryn, we enjoyed spending the day with u too xxx
Elizabeth Tilley Really really really lovely pics and a wonderful couple. Mwah love you both.