The world is fast becoming a smaller place. I say this because in capturing weddings I get the privilege to hear stories of each couple and I cannot help but notice how so many love stories can be traced from various corners of the globe.
Pieter spent some of his childhood in Europe, and moved back with his family to South Africa, where he met Samantha, so their wedding day was an international affair.
Pieter & Samantha chose to have their wedding at the stunning venue of 401 Rozendal. With this rustic backdrop, the stage was set for a beautiful day with a jovial spirit and a sense of celebration of Pieter & Samantha’s union.
With real attention to detail, everything about the day, from the décor to the smooth running of the day, showed that Pieter & Samantha had spent a lot of time planning their special day.
Thank you Pieter & Samantha for allowing me to spend your amazing day with you and capture it! It was such an honour to be there with you both!
Thank you also to Wilma Kotze Photography, who assisted me on the day, and some of her photos feature below.
VENUE FOR GETTING READY: Wild Mushroom | CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE: 401 Rozendal | HAIR & MAKEUP: Marnel Toerien | CATERING: 401 Rozendal | VIDEOGRAPHER: 25 Weddings | PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT: Wilma Kotze Photography]]>
"Love is our true destiny. We do not find love on our own, we find it with another"And what a privilege it was to capture something of this love story - a love that brought a union together from east and west, and a wedding day that will long be remembered. A day that was full of music and poetry, love and laughter. And as the fresh spring buds on the trees showed new life two hearts were celebrating their union. Robert & Erika decided to have their wedding at the lovely Hathersage in Somerset West, a beautiful setting for a stunning day. Robert and Erica, thank you for inviting me into your wonderful day!]]>
Thomas Merton the poet once penned the words,
“Love is our true destiny. We do not find love on our own, we find it with another”
And what a privilege it was to capture something of this love story – a love that brought a union together from east and west, and a wedding day that will long be remembered. A day that was full of music and poetry, love and laughter. And as the fresh spring buds on the trees showed new life two hearts were celebrating their union.
Robert & Erika decided to have their wedding at the lovely Hathersage in Somerset West, a beautiful setting for a stunning day.
Robert and Erica, thank you for inviting me into your wonderful day!
Kalk Bay is most definitely one of the most romantic destinations in the Cape for a wedding in my book. The harbour, the waters edge, the bohemian culture and sea life provide such a colourful rich backdrop for capturing a wedding day.
Melissa and Raphael pulled out all the stops to put their own personal stamp on the day. Those chose the stunning venues of Chartfield House to have their ceremony and Harbour House for their reception. They also even included a little moment with their beloved pugs and infused their Jewish and Greek cultures on the day.
It was such a pleasure to capture their day and I wish this beautiful couple all the best for their new life together.
Thank you to Wilma Kotze Photography, who assisted me on the day, and some of her pictures are featured below.
VENUE FOR GETTING READY: Chartfield Guest House | CEREMONY VENUE: Chartfield Guest House | RECEPTION VENUE: Harbour House | HAIR & MAKE-UP: Sanmarie | DRESS: Robyn Roberts | CAKE: Cocoa | MUSIC: *protected email* | CATERING: Harbour House | PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT: Wilma Kotze Photography]]>
Meet Keenan & Keren! How precious and sweet are these two?!
When Elana was pregnant, herself and her husband, Anton, were excited to find out that they were expecting twins! A little girl and a little boy who were born just over a month ago, slightly premature. Anton & Elana really wanted to capture their two new little additions while they were still new born and invited me into their home to capture them all as a new family.
Keenan & Keren were so tiny and as good as gold as they lay their sleeping, occasionally they would also nestle into each other which was just adorable to see!
Thank you so much Anton & Elana for inviting me into your home and letting me capture your two little precious ones! It was such a joy to photograph you all and meet Keenan & Keren!
For anyone who didn’t know this, The word “photography” was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos), meaning “light” and γραφή (graphé) meaning “drawing”- together meaning “drawing with light”.
It is no surprise then that a photographer’s eye is always in search of the light: the way it balances and reflects, how it dances and shines.
For Aimee and Davide, the weather, location and time of day all came together for a moment of great lighting and I was spoilt not just to be capturing a beautiful couple in a great location – but with some beautiful light to boot!
Aimee and Davide, it was a great pleasure to be behind the lens for you and I wish you all the joy and happiness as you start off your new lives together as husband and wife..
In a magical forest, surrounded by family and friends, Juan and Lauren said their vows. Followed by a spontaneous song dedication and picnic, this natural setting at De Uijlenes was a perfect context to celebrate love, joy and community.
A hearty reception including some touching speeches and a flash mob dance off by the bridal party were some of the special moments that marked the rest of Juan & Lauren’s special day….
Thank you so much Juan & Lauren for inviting me to be apart of your amazing wedding day! Was so amazing to be there to capture it for you both!
CO-ORDINATOR: Staci Groenewald at De Uijlenes | VENUE FOR GETTING READY: Franskraal B&B | CEREMONY VENUE: De Uijlenes | RECEPTION VENUE: De Uijlenes | MAKE-UP: Amy Soule at Blackrabbit Make-Up & Hair | HAIR: *protected email* | WEDDING DRESS: Robyn Roberts | SHOES: Daniella Michelle | WEDDING CAKE: Bride Made Own | VIDEOGRAPHER: Stassie Combrink | DECOR & STATIONARY: Made by Couple | CATERING: More & Sharmaine at De Uijlenes | FLOWERS: *protected email*]]>
After listening to Terrance & Francois’ romantic story of becoming engaged in Italy, I just knew their wedding was going to be equally as spectacular – and that it was.
They chose Constantia Uitsig as the backdrop of their special day, their wedding was actually one of the last to take place at this stunning venue, and it certainly didn’t disappoint.
Everything from garden lounges, to a fantastic children’s play area, a decadent dessert table, wonderful catering, great attention to detail and a merry and stylish guest list to boot made this day even more glamorous and special than I had imagined.
Terrance donned a kilt and Francois decorated in medals were the centerpiece of the navy theme they had envisaged.
Thank you so much Terrance & Francois for including me in your special day. It was such a privilege!
WEDDING CO-ORDINATOR: Louis Fourie from Constantia Uitsig & Fiori di Sorrento | VENUE FOR GETTING DRESSED: Constantia Uitsig | CEREMONY VENUE: Constantia Uitsig | RECEPTION VENUE: Constantia Uitsig | OUTFITS: Terrance & Francois’ waistcoats and Terrance’s shirt by Dion & Terrance’s kilt from Staghorn Scottish | WEDDING CAKE: *protected email* | DESSERT TABLE: Cakes by Wade | MUSIC: Monique Creamer | CATERING: The River Cafe at Constantia Uitsig]]>
It’s a wonderful thing to see a beautiful family where children grow and thrive in a context of loving parents. As a photographer it is a privilege to be to be invited into these homes to spend a bit of time with these families and capture them. The Alberts family is no exception.
Andre & Liz’s children, Samuel and Zoe are so cute and it was with great joy I had the opportunity to capture this loving unit, along with Granny, who was visting from the UK on a lovely South African sunny day!
Thank you Andre & Liz for inviting me into your home and letting me capture you all!
I love hearing the unique stories behind each of the couples I have the privilege of working with on their big day. Kim and Job are an international couple – Kim is from South Africa, and Job is from Belgium. They met in Belgium while Kim was on an internship for her law degree there.
Once engaged, (see Job’s amazing proposal here), Job made the move to beautiful Cape Town, and has a deep love for this land and it’s people.
When two cultures collide at a wedding it always turns out to be a colourful event. Job & Kim infused the Belgium culture wedding traditions with the South African ones. Job bought over the best of Belgium beer for the wedding and his family also planned a traditional theatrical performance that had the audience erupting with laughter. When the dancing started, Job’s brother took to the dance floor and taught the entire wedding party traditional Belgium dancing.
Lastly, for all the friends and family from Belgium that couldn’t make the wedding Job & Kim made cardboard cut out faces of each person for guests to wear, so it felt like they were there!
Thank you Job & Kim for involving me in your fun wedding. It was such a joy!
CEREMONY VENUE: Houwhoek Inn / VENUE FOR GETTING DRESSED: Houwhoek Inn / RECEPTION VENUE & CATERING: Houwhoek Inn / MAKE-UP & HAIR: Shondell Lotheringen – +27 (0) 83 657 8828 / WEDDING DRESS: Scarlett Fashion / FLOWERS: Sandra Teer – Bride’s Mother / VIDEOGRAPHER: Philip Tregunna / MUSIC: *protected email* / GROOM STYLING: Moi Styling]]>
I know what it is like to live away from your family.
So when there is a moment when you all get together to see each other it is so special.
I have known Sophie for a while now, and like me, she is from the UK and married a South African, David, and they decided to live here in South Africa.
In December Sophie’s parents, two sisters and brother came over to visit South Africa to enjoy the festive season altogether, and I’m sure the sunshine too!
Sophie’s sister has also recently had a little one, so there was even more excuse to get together for a family photo shoot.
Thank you to all the Macbeth family for letting me capture you all!