There isn’t much else I can say about this beautiful couple other than OH. MY. GOSH. When I shot Radlin & Miashka’s engagement session up in JHB, I knew then and there that their wedding would be a very special day. I wasn’t wrong. They are such lovely people who were so relaxed and natural in front of the camera. That, along with their wonderful, friendly and loving family and friends who celebrated their special day with them made for one of the most memorable shoots of my career so far.
I have been very privileged to shoot some absolutely beautiful weddings recently. Charlotte got in touch with me to capture her and Mark’s special day after meeting me at a Kloof & Highway SPCA function and I am so glad she did. Everything about the day was perfect from weather to venue to the wonderful people who came together to celebrate the love these two have for each other.
MUA: Lindsay @ Arc Health & Beauty
Dress: Ebeth @ VIP Brides
Flowers: Candy B Flowers
Venue & Food: Kathleen @ Two Acres
Patrick and I went to school together over 20 years ago and, after bumping in to each other at a wedding (I was shooting), he asked me to do a shoot with him and his gorgeous family. Bizarrely, both of us have sons named Ben and while his Ben still has beautiful long hair, ours too had long hair till he was 4. We shot in a very quite spot (quiet on a Sunday afternoon at least) near Durban Harbour mouth. I think you will agree that not only is it a great location, the light was absolutely pulling out all the stops for us.
Recently I was asked by a good friend, Mira Maharaj, to shoot her husband Avish’s Chairman’s Braai for the KZN Region of the Mercedes-Benz Club of South Africa, held at The Sails in Durban’s Point Waterfront area. What a fantastic day with such a great group of people. The weather looked a little iffy in the morning but cleared up beautifully for a few photos on the roof.
Fiona contacted me to set up a family shoot recently. So glad that I was able to do their family shoot in one of my favourite places, Durban Botanic Gardens. After meeting this gorgeous family, we had a little stroll around with me grabbing a few frames here and there with a few stops for more posed shots. I love shooting in this relaxed way as it (hopefully) puts everyone at ease and makes them more comfortable to have a camera pointing in their direction. I think, after having a look at the images of this fantastic family we made, you will agree with me.
Very chuffed with this beautiful family’s shoot. To start off, I think that, in any industry, when we are paid a compliment by our peers and people who’s work we admire and find inspiring, does seem to have more weight behind it. I am not saying that compliments from all my beautiful clients isn’t appreciated, but you do feel it more so when it comes from within your own industry. This is where Nicole and her beautiful little family come in. Nicole got in touch with me to shoot the three of them as she said she loved my style. Now, Nicole is a very talented photographer in her own right so having someone who makes such beautiful images say they would like me to make beautiful images of her family because she loves my work really does feel great. The shoot took place in the New Germany Nature Reserve which I had been visiting often in the months previously and while I had shot images of my own family there, this was the first client job that I had shot there and, I think you will agree, the images came out wonderfully (although it would be difficult not to make beautiful images of this family).
Wow. What a wedding this was. Celeste and Clint were married at Glen Afric Country Lodge on what turned out to be one of the luckiest weather days ever. It had rained for days before and rained for days after the wedding and all morning all sorts of old wives tales and superstitions for keeping the rain away were put into use. We had brooms in trees, things were being done with salt and prayers were said. Well, something worked and we had a wonderful ceremony under a beautiful tree with wildlife surrounding us and beautiful cloud formations giving us some drama to the sky. After the ceremony, the newly-weds and I went off to get some absolutely spectacular shots with some of Africa’s most majestic gentle giants. It was such a special experience for everyone, me none the least. The creative shoot finished just in time as it then began to rain, but only for a few minutes before the clouds broke up again and gave us an African sunset to remember. What an unforgettably special day with this lovely couple.