Letitia + Lourens
44 Stanley is Joburg’s best kept secret.
The 44 Stanley site was once a series of industrial 1930′s buildings, and has been developed into a collection of specialty boutiques, foodie stops and design studios. Meander through the shady arcades and courtyards to savor the trees, architecture and gorgeous fare; from food, clothing and toys to antiques and interiors. The ambiance is a relaxed, friendly and refreshing mix of quintessential Johannesburg elements.
I met up with Tracey and Milos at a lovely lake near their home. Dark clouds were filling the sky as we hoped for a magnificent sunset. That did not happen but these two were so easy to work with that we made our own “sun filled” afternoon. Just before big drops started falling from the sky we had one last chance to create a beautiful silhouette with the last rays peeping through some clouds. As I will be shooting for Tracey and Milos on their wedding in a few weeks, it was great to get to know them a little better. Here are some favorites from the weekend.
In the early months of the year 1909, Mr Julius Jeppe was contemplating the formation of a Country Club and the construction of a golf course in Waterkloof.
On the 12th of April 1910 a public meeting was held for all gentlemen who might be interested in forming a Country Club, 300 members gathered and formed the founder members group.
On 8 October 1910 Pretoria Country Club officially opened, nestled in the scenic beauty of Waterkloof, one of the city’s most prestigious suburbs.
It is at this prestigious venue that Jaco + Karien celebrated their newly wed status after exchanging vows in the Pretoria East NG Church.
Most of the day was overcast and wet. Karien impressed with her “do anything to get the shot” attitude by getting her beautiful dress stained with mud.
Let us raise a glass to the Fearless bride!
In the next 12 days I will be posting 1 wedding picture every day. Let’s call it my mini year end portfolio. Nothing like a bit of eye-candy before 2011 finally bids us farewell. If you like what you see in the next few days, post some comments. Oooohing and Aaaahing is permissible 😉
The Images will be added unannounced…here goes Number 1…2 and 3…
Number 9 and 10…
Kerry + Marco
First-time visitors consistently discover that Newtown IS the cultural hub of Jozi – perhaps even of Africa – and that there is culture here all year round.
There are some really exciting new developments going on: read the Mary Fitzgerald Square gets revamped story, and the Hotel for Newtown story, to find out why people really want to live in this area, as well as visit for top-class entertainment.
If you have still not been to Newtown, give it a try! It’s clean, safe and you are bound to find SOMETHING that blows your hair back …!! http://www.newtown.co.za/
Kerry and Marco blew my hair back!!
25 June 2011
I check the temperature reading as I pull out the driveway. 3 Degrees. It is winter in Gauteng. The sky is cobalt blue. The wind slicing through every exposed body part. Brett and Edna is getting married today. I prefer winter weddings, but can’t help thinking how Edna is going to feel under the open Moroccan structure. Yes, the ceremony is outside…and what a beautiful day it turned out to be! The rich browns and reds against the stark blue sky set the stage for some amazing photographs of this fun couple. Not complaining once about the cold. The cosy fireplace and warm atmosphere at the reception made everyone feel comfortable and snug.
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…
30 Seconds to Mars comes to mind…Eclectic musical genre spearheaded by Jared Leto. Morne and Valmarie, beautiful couple not shy to challenge the norm. “Was it a dream?” Certainly not! Crossing a very busy Hendrik Potgieter Drive, super real. I guess many a motorist were taken by surprise seeing a newly wed couple and two crazy photographers running around one of the busiest streets in the West Rand. Once again, second shooting with Hannes Uys was a treat.
In an ever changing world where photographers need to be at the top of their game to satisfy the demand for fresh, new work, it is not always butter on toast. We can either wait for inspiration to dawn upon us or just slice the bread whilst hot. A few week ago I had the amazing privilege to 2nd shoot with Leone Venter. Having photographed a Jewish wedding with Hannes Uys, I jumped at the opportunity to shoot a Greek wedding. Being part of cross cultural events is more than just rewarding. It is a like eating home made bread with real butter. You can’t stop…and it provides you with the much needed creative boost!
Graham and Steph were the proverbial cover page couple. The beautiful silver and white theme created the perfect backdrop for this eclectic couple getting married. Yes, I know you were thinking: “what about the Greek tradition of breaking plates?” Absolutely! This lovely, and by times scary tradition(had to protect my camera from flying plates) was one of the highlights of the evening.