Thank You

It’s always a great feeling being able to deliver what the couple wanted.

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HOD Wedding – Amira and Dean

The clients I get pretty much always, well let’s say 99% of the time, tell me that they hate being photographed and that they always look terrible in photos. When I reply that a pro will always make them look good, I often get told that they were a bridesmaid at a wedding and they still looked terrible.

My reply is always pretty much the same. The photographer was probably trying too hard. Trying to make them fit into some idea that the photographer has of what the perfect photo is. My approach is to photograph you, not to try fit you into some kind of template of what a bride should look like in wedding photos. The photos may not be perfect according to some cheesy wedding magazine standard of what a wedding photo should look like, but then I never really liked ‘wedding photography’ as a genre.

So when Amira told me that she hated being photographed, I smiled. I knew she was going to look incredible in her photos.

More photos from Dean and Amira’s beautiful Jewish wedding can be found on our Facebook page.

Shepstone Gardens Jewish wedding HOD

Shepstone Gardens Jewish wedding HOD

Shepstone Gardens Jewish wedding HOD

Shepstone Gardens Jewish wedding HOD

Shepstone Gardens Jewish wedding HOD

Shepstone Gardens Jewish wedding HOD

Shepstone Gardens Jewish wedding HOD

Shepstone Gardens Jewish wedding HOD

Shepstone Gardens Jewish wedding HOD

Shepstone Gardens Jewish wedding HOD

Shepstone Gardens Jewish wedding HOD

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Always great to get nice comments on FB

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more from Pranesha and Nishal’s killer bee wedding at Shree Ayyappa Kshetram can found here on our facebook page.

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Florence Guest Farm, Chrissiesmeer – Katie and Leon

My plan was simple and cunning in it’s minimalism. I was going to consume copious amounts of caffeine between sunset and the time I started the three hour journey back home from Chrissiesmeer.

I may have executed the plan a little too well, because now it’s four in the morning and I’m still wired to the gills from all the coffee. I have resigned myself to not sleeping tonight. Instead I am backing up and editing the photos.

Some killer bee images from what I like to call the blue hour. That’s the hour after the golden hour that wedding photographers rave about. I like the blue hour. The light is soft, even and very very moody. It’s also a pain to photograph if you aren’t comfortable with low light situations.

an ad just popped up on my screen for green tea latte which apparently increases concentration – the last thing I need now is more ‘concentration’

BTW in case you were wondering, yes, like most of my clients Katie did warn me that she always looks terrible in photos. I thought she looked incredible. Leon who has the deadliest accent I’ve ever heard was also looking pretty sharp.

More photos from Katie and Leon’s romantic Florence Farm wedding can be found on our facebook page.

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

Chrissiesmeer, Florence Guest Farm wedding

PS if you’re a hopeless romantic, you may want to read up on the Scottish grave at Chrissiesmeer.

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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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