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Summer Place Wedding – Raffaella and Michael

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

I’m sure I’ve mentioned a million times that I grew up in Benoni. I went to a primary school where during break times you were as likely to hear someone speaking in Greek or Portuguese as English. Going to a friend’s house meant incredible food and don’t even get me started on Easter …

So it’s Saturday and I’m at Summer Place, photographing Raffaella and Michael’s wedding, and I feel like I may have gone to school with a lot of these people (well, their older siblings anyway). All the energy and just letting loose and having fun … and the food of course …

Venue: Summer Place
Chapel: St David’s
Dress: Someone who makes killer bee dresses
Make-up: Sam Scarborough – who rocks btw.
Video: DVI

you can find even more pics from their killer bee Summer Place wedding on our facebook page.

 

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

Wedding at Summer Place

 

Editing this wedding, I have Vampire Weekend’s Cousins going round and around in my head …

Summer Place Wedding – Bronwen + Andries

Monday, December 5th, 2011

It seems I’m always posting blogs late at night these days, we’re deep into summer madness, trying to keep up with the latest weddings. A lot of the other wedding photographers in our circle are also still up, I can see them on Skype. I’m kind of half listening to the new Black Keys on my earphones – V is asleep, it’s an early morning for her tomorrow.

We were at Summer Place this weekend for Bronwen and Andries’ wedding, two people who I couldn’t imagine more in love (and two of the nicest people you’re likely to meet). You know it’s easy to get jaded in this industry, another wedding, another bride in a beautiful white dress, but looking at these two smiling at each other, sneaking crafty looks and kisses on the staircase, your heart can’t help smiling. So now, late at night, my new lava lamp keeping me company, editing those images and seeing the sneaky glances, I’m smiling again to myself, very grateful to have been able to capture those moments. The cats are still looking at me strangely.

I did get vendor details this week:

Dress: Gideon
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Getting Ready: Le Chatelat Boutique Guest House – stunning venue
Ceremony: St Martins in the Veld – can’t actually explain how beautiful the light is in this 100 year old church.
Reception: Summer Place – our co-ordinator was Simon who was on the ball and really accommodating.
Decor: Lorraine at Papillo Designs, rapidly becoming one of our favorite decor/wedding coordination people. Just a rockstar really.
DJ: The man, the myth, the legend, DJ Luis Almeida
Videographers: Andre from Freeman Productions – professional and unobtrusive, a pleasure to work with as always.

pretty good huh?

ok, some pics, but before that, there are more pics of Bronwen and Andries’ super stylish Summer Place wedding. If you were a guest or know them, you’re welcome to tag yourself in or leave them a message.

 

Le Chatelat Boutique wedding

Le Chatelat Boutique  wedding

Le Chatelat Boutique wedding

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Summer Place wedding

Le Chatelat Boutique wedding

Le Chatelat Boutique wedding

Le Chatelat Boutique wedding

Le Chatelat Boutique wedding

St Martins In The Veld wedding

St Martins In The Veld  wedding

St Martins In The Veld  wedding

St Martins In The Veld  wedding

St Martins In The Veld  wedding

St Martins In The Veld wedding

St Martins In The Veld  wedding

St Martins In The Veld  wedding

St Martins In The Veld  wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

Summer Place wedding

 

There are more pics of Bronwen and Andries’ super stylish Summer Place wedding. If you were a guest or know them, you’re welcome to tag yourself in or leave them a message.

Ivana and Claudio at Summerplace

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Very very very relaxed, yeah, I think that would just about cover Saturday with Claudio and Ivana. You know those weddings you attend where no one stressed about things, everyone is having a good time, just enjoying getting married to each other. Its a rare kind of wedding, its also my favorite kind of wedding, and we tend to get killer bee images. So yeah, it looked like it was about to start raining as the outdoor wedding ceremony started, if you’re a photographer that just means beautiful soft light and skies that don’t blow out. No-one stressed, the rain started coming down five minutes after the guests had gone inside for cocktails. Then of course there’s the family photos which we did in the rain, under a balcony, beautiful light, framed in a doorway. Damn that was some beautiful light.

Lets see, some of the suppliers:
DJ: The man, the myth, the legend, DJ Louis Almeida
Video: Anthony Friedman productions.
Dress: Somewhere in Spain where they obviously make killer bee dresses.
Catering: Taste Explosion
Venue: Summerplace

… see I remembered to ask.

Now for some pics.

 

Summerplace Wedding

Summerplace Wedding

Summerplace Wedding

Summerplace Wedding

A kodak moment

Summerplace Wedding

A sneaky kiss and high five behind the signing of the register

Summerplace Wedding

Summerplace Wedding

The photobooth went down a treat

 

Eagle eyed readers of the blog may spot how late I am with this one. This month’s theme seems to be a sorry-we’re-behind, I did post an entry of their day after shoot earlier in the month.

Fire

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Just wrapping up this one, from the James Bond event at Summerplace.

 

summerplace fireworks

summerplace fireworks

fireworks at Summerplace – for camera geeks, shot on a Nikon D700 at iso6400 using the multi-exposure function.

 

We’re still getting people just taking photos from the blog and using them without permission, especially venues, please note our copyright license on the right. Its also just polite to ask.

007 at Summerplace

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Friday night we’re at Summerplace for a 007 themed event. Bond girls, fireworks, a blackjack and a roulette table, martinis and an Aston Martin. I don’t have model releases for the evening so I can’t post pics, but I’m pretty sure I can post some images of the cool decor.

Venue: Summerplace
DJ: The mighty mighty DJ Ricky H
Event Management: Otto De Jager Events
Cake: Sugar n Ice
Catering: Taste Explosion

 

themed party at Summerplace - ODJ decor

themed party at Summerplace - ODJ decor

themed party at Summerplace - ODJ decor

 

LindyAnn and John at Summerplace (the color edition)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Ok, a couple of color images for you from LindyAnn and John’s wedding at Summerplace. I was very tempted to give them a recoloured look, like those Elizabeth Taylor movies that they recoloured, but they looked really good very natural – the light was just perfect on the day.

 

Summerplace Wedding Pics

it’s not often that a shoe gets a starring role in one of my pics, but besides being a Manolo Blahnik, I quite liked them – who would have thought that I’d have an opinion about shoes? So not me.

Summerplace Wedding Photos

Summerplace Weddings

Summerplace Weddings

Summerplace Weddings

no idea who made the cake, but it looked incredible – an eggshell blue with brown trim.

 

LindyAnn and John at Summerplace

Monday, September 21st, 2009

If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I don’t sleep a lot and I tend to watch a lot of late night movies … black and white stuff from Hollywood’s golden age when the whites were more of an ivory and the blacks had a tinge of blue in them. LindyAnn and John remind me a lot of those movies, don’t you think LindyAnn looks like a young Elizabeth Taylor? Summerplace with its timeless elegance was a perfect spot for this classical couple and Otto De Jager Events took care of the decor and event management.

Anyway, a quick sneak peek, and since I’ve always wanted to do a completely black and white album and never have, I’m going to settle for a completely black and white blog post. Tomorrow I’ll post some color images for the traditionalists.

 

Summerplace Wedding Photography

Summerplace Wedding Photographer

my favourite image of the day

Photos Summerplace Weddings

V’s pic of the ceremony at Rosebank Catholic

Photos Summerplace Weddings

while V was nailing the panoramic pics, I spotted this guy and his teddy bear.

Summerplace Wedding Photos

Pics Summerplace Weddings

my favourite image of the day – its between the two, but the security guard makes this one for me

Pics Summerplace Weddings

another killer bee portrait by V

Summerplace Weddings Pics

we hardly ever post dance pics, but these just stood out for me

 

My favourite moment of the day was when LindyAnn turned to John and said, “you’re cute when you’re married.”

 

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