Nerves

Even after a couple of hundred weddings after my belt, I’m always a bit nervous when showing the couple their images for the first time. You always try achieve a balance between your vision and the couples’ (or in most cases, sorry guys, the bride’s vision). So it really makes my day when I get mails like this.

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Mehndi, Hurdee and Hindi Wedding at A River Runs Through It

Power failure at the gym this morning. So no music, just the sound of twenty odd people practicing counting to ten. It’s kind of distracting listening to some guy two meters away from you going … one … two … three … four … uggggh …. five. I now have a greater appreciation for that horrible music that they seem intent on pumping out of the carefully recessed speakers. So that workout got cut very short, and I now have some time to blog. Thankfully the wifi is still working.

I don’t often get to shoot the mehndi, so I was pretty excited to go through and cover Nerushka’s menhdi. The whole process of mehndi and hurdee are real family celebrations, which for me are as important to document as the actual wedding day. I mean you know, Nerushka looked amazing on all three days, but all our brides do, and her portraits were killer bee, but for me the inbetween moments when a friend is getting you back for her hurdee, when you put tumeric in her ear by mistake and you both pack out laughing, are as important to capture.

There are many more photos from this killer bee hindi wedding on our facebook page, if you know them you’re welcome to tag yourself in or leave them a message.

hindi wedding at A River Runs Through It

hindi wedding at A River Runs Through It

hindi wedding at A River Runs Through It

hindi wedding at A River Runs Through It

hindi wedding at A River Runs Through It

hindi wedding at A River Runs Through It

hindi wedding at A River Runs Through It

hindi wedding at A River Runs Through It

hindi wedding at A River Runs Through It

hindi wedding at A River Runs Through It

hindi wedding at A River Runs Through It

hindi wedding at A River Runs Through It

hindi wedding at A River Runs Through It

hindi wedding at A River Runs Through It

hindi wedding at A River Runs Through It

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Palm Ridge Temple Wedding – Nish and Nivaani

There seems to be a glitch in my brain, I keep wanting to say Palm Springs Temple whenever I think of the Palm Ridge Temple. Which btw is an amazing venue, one of the only temples I’ve seen outside of India that are so colorful. Most of the one’s I’ve worked at in South Africa and actually in Mauritius, are either white or various hues of pastel. This one is all solid colors.

It was a beautiful ceremony and wedding, filled with family and friends – Nivaani changed into a second outfit and we got to do a killer bee shoot at the back of the temple, something I’d been thinking about for a while. Quite often we only get to do a shoot in the morning of the wedding at another location, but I’ve been wanting to shoot at Palm Ridge since the first time I saw it.

More photos from the killer bee wedding can be found on our FB page. If you know them you’re welcome to tag yourself or leave them a message.

Indian wedding at Palm Ridge Temple, Germiston

Indian wedding at Palm Ridge Temple, Germiston

Indian wedding at Palm Ridge Temple, Germiston

Indian wedding at Palm Ridge Temple, Germiston

Indian wedding at Palm Ridge Temple, Germiston

Indian wedding at Palm Ridge Temple, Germiston

Indian wedding at Palm Ridge Temple, Germiston

Indian wedding at Palm Ridge Temple, Germiston

Indian wedding at Palm Ridge Temple, Germiston

Indian wedding at Palm Ridge Temple, Germiston

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Two of my favorite people just got their album

There’s this one image in this album across a whole page, so pretty much A3, of Tim and Zimbini leaving in their vintage car and people cramming trying to get photos through the windows which for me is an iconic South African wedding photo. You really have to see it printed big to appreciate the moment.

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Forum Homini wedding – Anke + Henna

Forum Homini is one of those secret Joburg places that not many people know about. Kind of an eco-hotel with some amazing architecture and food. There’s a hippo around the corner, yep, I said a hippo. Zebras running around the place and some of the most photogenic spots in all of Johannesburg.

As I was driving in I spotted it, a dried out wetland. Kind of a perfect circle of cracked dried out mud. I had to try sell it as a photoshoot location. Anke was keen, Henna lifted her up and off we went. It was actually dry and hard enough to walk on. The photos, well, you can judge for yourself but I think they’re kindda killer bee.

Many more pics from their very relaxed and sophisticated wedding can be found on our facebook page.

Forum Homini Wedding Photography

Forum Homini Wedding Photography

Forum Homini Wedding Photography

Forum Homini Wedding Photography

Forum Homini Wedding Photography

Forum Homini Wedding Photography

Forum Homini Wedding Photography

Forum Homini Wedding Photography

Forum Homini Wedding Photography

Forum Homini Wedding Photography

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One of my favorite albums

Always nice to get such great feedback from clients –

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Indian wedding – Sasha and Rajiv

I’ve probably mentioned this somewhere on this blog before, but Indian weddings comprise probably half of the weddings that I shoot. It’s an interesting mix of being at the right place at the right time, i.e. knowing what is going on in the ceremony and being prepared for the fact that there are going to be a lot of people on a very small stage.

About eight years ago when I shot my first Hindu Ceremony, I think it was somewhere in Lenasia, don’t quote me on that though, I remember thinking wow, this is so emotional, even the groom is weeping. Stand on the mandap and get a little closer to the fire and when that smoke starts getting in your eyes and you may find that your photographer might be looking a little emotional as well. The trick … wear glasses, and try not to get smoke in your lens.

So everyone obviously arrived on indian time, which meant that I had a couple of extra minutes to shoot Sasha and Rajiv, which made for some amazing pics in the veld outside the venue.

So many more images from Sasha and Rajiv’s very stylish wedding can be found on our facebook page.

Indian wedding Benevuti

Indian wedding Benevuti

Indian wedding Benevuti

Indian wedding Benevuti

Indian wedding Benevuti

Indian wedding Benevuti

Indian wedding Benevuti

Indian wedding Benevuti

Indian wedding Benevuti

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