Shooting for Elida + Louw at Eau-La-La Art & Trends Café on a very hot South African day was beyond epic. Their easygoing attitude reflects in every picture. In 3 months’ time I will be shooting their wedding. Happiness!! This was also the first Couple shoot where I had the Canon 6D on location. Great little machine.
2nd Shooting with Hannes Uys
Out with the old, in with the new…Happy 2012!
Living in Johannesburg and experiencing the Jozi Vibe provides the perfect backdrop for a great photographic year to come. Enjoy this lovely view from SKYLINEGARDENS rooftop cocktail bar.
I am so stoked! Sounds like a “surfer” would use that expression…but, hey, one small seed network used my image as a banner for their photography section. So, yea, I do feel like surfing a monster wave…by the way, it’s the black and white image below…
Second shooting with Hannes Uys always has an element of mystery. One can hardly explain why, but with the camera fixed to the eye we work in tandem, synchronised like a well kept battle ship. On target most of the time. Maybe the reason is that we are having fun. Huge amounts of fun! Often dangerous couches have to be moved to free up some space. Lying flat on the floor whilst sniffing toxic dust particles you contemplate how to hang a pristine white wedding dress off an oil painting meters up in the luxurious wedding suite. All in a days work as wedding photographer.
Elana and Anthony’s wedding at the acclaimed Red Ivory provided Hannes and I with its own unique set of challenges. Most of all, we knew that many photographers photographed the venue before us. Our quest was to provide the couple with something unique, fresh and edgy. By far not an easy task when you know that you’re up against masters like Dror Eyal, who, by the way, is a great inspiration to me. With any challenge you face danger and opportunity. The danger to copy and the opportunity to do something fresh. In the end it is not us, the photographers, that win, but the client. Now you can judge my efforts in capturing such a wonderful couple on 6 November 2010.
My day started very early on 23 October. I had to get a friend on O.R. Tambo Airport who arrived from Holland at 4 am. After a quick breakfast with Jorieke, it was time to grab my gear and head out to meet with Hannes Uys who would help me photograph BK and Kgomotso’s wedding. Getting a little lost on our way to the bride did not smother our enthusiasm. The cultural diversity of this very special couple’s wedding day left us in awe. A true South African wedding experience awaited both Hannes and I. The spirit of Ubuntu was felt in every little detail as a beautiful summers day complimented the occasion. There was no time to feel tired as we kept our lenses firmly focussed on the action.
BK and Kgomotso, thank you for allowing us to be part of this joyous occasion. All the best with the new challenges you will face as newly weds in London. May you be blessed!
Oxbow Country Estate is a chic country style wedding venue and trout fly fishing haven. With beautifully manicured gardens and expansive highveld scenery it is a photographic and bird watcher’s bliss. Oxbow Country Estate was established over the years by entrepreneurs and dynamic life partners Alison and Frank Lovell who are dedicated and committed to ensuring that every stay, function and fly-fishing excursion is exceptional and memorable. Frank and Alison both enjoy outstanding cuisine and alongside the executive chef create menus that are fresh and delicious and perfect for every occasion. The entire Oxbow Team is on hand to ensure a truly special, once in a lifetime Wedding celebration, midweek break or fly fishing experience. Located in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng on the banks of the Osspruit River, and only 40 minutes from Pretoria, Witbank and Benoni, Oxbow is ideally situated for any event.
This idyllic venue was the ideal backdrop to Andrew and Jolene’s wedding Celebrations. The newly wed Bromely couple enjoyed their honeymoon in Thailand.
Once again I had the privilege to work with Hannes Uys photographing this momentous event.
I think the photographs speak for themselves…
Wow! The perfect afternoon with the perfect couple. Beautiful light as the sun sets and smiles light up the sky. Once in a while you get to do a shoot like this. It just happens. No planning. No stress. Just plain perfection. Scarlet and Simon, you guys were amazing. Hope you had an amazing time at your Matric Farewell.