Kasane, Botswana Wedding – Nadine and Andrew

It had been raining on and off for the last couple of days, turning the area around the airport into a muddy field. I was wearing the shoes I usually wear for long trips, comfortable, but the grip on the soles had been worn off a long time ago. I was heading back home to middle-class suburbia, where we don’t serve warthog chops for supper, monkeys don’t make a grab for your beer and there isn’t a river teeming with hippos, crocodiles and tigerfish a couple of meters away from your doorstep. I’m the last off the taxi to the Kasane Airport, holding on to my camera gear, I misjudge the slipperiness of the mud on a step and slip.

It’s now a couple of days later, Joburg sunshine, messing around the garden with The Bear and trips to the local Pappachinos for Mediterranean wraps and watching The Bear play on the jungle gym. Some killer bee images from the trip, soft memories of a trip into the mother of storms on the Chobe River and a pain in my right hip where it connected with the edge of the taxi. A new year awaits. Thank you to everyone who welcome us into their lives in 2013, we had serious fun, serious adventures, and have some amazing memories.

More photos from Nadine and Andrew’s rocking Botswana wedding can be found on our facebook page, including images from the most badass Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in the African bush. If you were a guest or you know them, you’re welcome to leave a message or tag yourself.

 

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

Chobe Botswana Wedding

More photos from Nadine and Andrew’s rocking Botswana wedding can be found on our facebook page, including images from the most badass Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in the African bush. If you were a guest or you know them, you’re welcome to leave a message or tag yourself.

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Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah – Eliana and Zaheer

I don’t often get to shoot the actual Nikah at a Muslim wedding, and I’d never been to the Turkish Mosque despite it being open for ages now. So I’d been looking forward to this wedding for a while … I usually work with a limited palette, it gives the images a strong graphic feel which has kind of become our trademark, the golden hues and blue accents of the Mosque really brought a new depth to this idea. What an amazing spot to photograph in, add in some of the friendliest people I’ve met in ages, Eliana looking like she’d stepped out of an Arabian Nights fairytale and it was going to be a good morning.

More photos from their traditional Nikah can be found on our facebook page, if you were a guest or you know them, you’re welcome to leave a message or tag yourself. As always we are very sensitive about posting images, if there is an image of you and you’d prefer it not to be posted, please drop me an email and I’ll remove it ASAP.

 

Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah

Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah

Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah

Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah

Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah

Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah

Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah

Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah

Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah

Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah

Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah

Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah

Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah

Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah

Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah

Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah

Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah

Nizamiye Turkish Mosque Nikah

More photos from their Nikah can be found on our facebook page, if you were a guest or you know them, you’re welcome to leave a message or tag yourself. As always we are very sensitive about posting images, if there is an image of you and you’d prefer it not to be posted, please drop me an email and I’ll remove it ASAP.

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Red Ivory Lodge wedding – Kele + Peo

From the moment I walked into that room at Red Ivory I couldn’t get that notion out of my head. Thinking back on it, I’m not even sure what it was, that jumped out at me. It may have been the eyes, or the hair. Probably the way that she held herself. Whatever it was, I couldn’t get the idea out of my head that Kele should have been painted by Tretchikoff. It’s not like I’m a Tretchikoff fan, or could even pinpoint a painting that she looked like. It was just an idea that kept rattling around my head.

The day itself was beautifully lit, Peo looked like he walked out of an audition for the next Bond movie. I kid you not, suave white suit and all. You really can’t beat that soft light that rolls off the mountains as the sun is setting. My favorite part of the day, the best man’s intro … unlike the sisters, we didn’t grow up without having a hand raised to us, that table over there beat us, and that table over there beat us … I still laugh when I think about it. Deadpan delivery as well.

Ok, so more photos from this killer bee Red Ivory wedding can be found on our Facebook page. If you were a guest or you know Kele and Peo, you’re welcome to tag yourself in or leave them a comment.

 

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

red ivory lodge wedding

 

Ok, so more photos from this killer bee Red Ivory wedding can be found on our Facebook page. If you were a guest or you know Kele and Peo, you’re welcome to tag yourself in or leave them a comment.

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True Love Bride Feature

Nothando and Mzweke’s Oakfield Farm wedding is featured in the current issue of True Love Bride. Nice.

 

Oakfield Farm wedding in True Love Bride

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Sossusvlei Namibia Wedding – Megan and Carl

Back at Sossusvlei Lodge, got to love Namibian weddings, especially one’s out here at Sesriem. Is there anywhere in the world that can beat DeadVlei for a photoshoot location? A white clay pan, amongst the largest sand dunes in the world. A forest of dry trees frozen in time. Pretty badass.

Megan and Carl got married under a social weaver nest in a camel thorn tree, in this small enclave surrounded by those huge rocks that you get in the desert. Just an insane venue, for two of the coolest people I’ve met in a long time. Just a blast to hang out with them, their friends, almost get locked in the park for the night.

An sunrise balloon ride over the desert, breakfast amongst the fairy circles of the Namib … just incredible. Right about now, these two are probably sipping cocktails on a beach in Seychelles so there are going to be a lot of photos. Hang tight.

As always there are even more images from Megan Carl’s out of this world Namibia wedding on our Facebook page, if you were a guest or you know the couple you’re welcome to leave them a message or tag yourself in.

 

Namibia Wedding Photography Deadvlei

Namibia Wedding Photography Deadvlei

Namibia Wedding Photography Deadvlei

Namibia Wedding Photography Deadvlei

Namibia Wedding Photography Sossusvlei

Namibia Wedding Photography Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Namibia Wedding Photography Balloon

Namibia Wedding Photography Balloon

Namibia Wedding Photography Balloon

Namibia Wedding Photography Balloon

Namibia Wedding Photography Balloon

Namibia Wedding Photography Balloon

Namibia Wedding Photography

Namibia Wedding Photography

Namibia Wedding Photography

Namibia Wedding Photography

Namibia Wedding Photography Sesriem

Namibia Wedding Photography

 Sesriem Namibia Wedding Photography

Sesriem Namibia Wedding Photography

Dunes Namibia Wedding Photography

Namibia Wedding Photography

Dunes 45 Namibia Wedding Photography

Namibia Wedding Photography

Namibia Wedding Photography

Namibia Wedding Photography

Namibia Wedding Photography

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Petit Fute

Interview with me in Petit Fute – thank you Lucie

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Hartford House, Midlands Wedding – Lara and Robert

I keep wanting to call Hartford House, Hartford Manor, it was that kind of place. Huge stretches of rolling green hills, leaves turning that shade of yellow that photographers dream about. Seemed fitting that the entertainment that afternoon was croquette. Just a very elegant kind of spot. Nice seeing Lara and Rob again, I’d shot this engagement session for them earlier this year which produced one of my favorite photos of all time, so I was excited to be shooting them again.
Lets see, we lost a horse, well, Lisa lost a horse in circumstances which I’m sure I’ll be teasing her about for the next couple of years. We ate the most amazing food by Chef Jackie Cameron. I was tempted to just post the menu from the day … I’m still in awe of the black pepper ice cream.

Right, so even more photos from Rob and Lara’s most amazing Midlands wedding can be found on our Facebook page, if you were a guest or you know them, you’re welcome to leave them a message or tag yourself in.

 

Midlands wedding at Hartford House

Midlands wedding at Hartford House

Midlands wedding at Hartford House

Midlands wedding at Hartford House

Midlands wedding at Hartford House

Midlands wedding at Hartford House

Midlands wedding at Hartford House

Midlands wedding at Hartford House

Midlands wedding at Hartford House

Midlands wedding at Hartford House

Midlands wedding at Hartford House

Midlands wedding at Hartford House

Midlands wedding at Hartford House

Midlands wedding at Hartford House

Midlands wedding at Hartford House

Midlands wedding at Hartford House

 

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