Sheesh, you blink and suddenly you’ve been photographing weddings for six years, or is it seven now? Suddenly you have a philosophy about wedding photography and you’re chatting to people on the other side of the world, who speak in french accents and have been photographing before I was born, about wedding photography. Suddenly you’re shooting in amazing venues that you’d never even heard of, but they have heard of you and know your photography.
If you hadn’t gathered by now, I think it may be the studio’s anniversary this week. So this past weekend we were in Illyria House (Pretoria), all baroque and old world style, for Jaco and Zelda’s wedding. An intimate picnic for close friends and family. Elegant, classic and relaxed. I think they even had a siesta in their schedule.
Now, Jaco is a pilot for SAA and if you’ve been following the blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I have a morbid fear of flying (not so much the flying part, more like the take off part). So any chance to grill a pilot and I’m there. He was cool, calm and one of those of those people that just instill calm in you whenever they speak. I was sold. I’ll be flying down to Cape Town next month.
I know, I know, this blog post is all over the place, we’re smack bang in the middle of wedding season and 18 hour days, it’s a little chaotic in the studio, but before I show you some pics, I just wanted to say thank you so much to everyone at the wedding for looking after us so well and making us feel so welcome, we really appreciated it. Hours later, backing up the photos to the drobo, I had eaten my way through almost the entire Midnight Snack box that Zelda gave us as we left. I did leave V some figs.
Reception: Illyria House
Dress: Gert Van Der Merwe
we got to do our nighttime quickie photoshoot
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