Genevieve and David were married in Elgin in December. One of my favourite places and one of my favorite months, I knew it was going to be a goodie!
I met Cindy-Lee and Leon in Hout Bay for a cold drink and a chat before heading out to the harbour for their engagement session. I loved listening to them excitedly talking about how they met and their wedding day. I felt like I had known them for years, they are both so warm and welcoming. They are so in love and I had such fun spending the afternoon with them. We ended the day off driving along Chapman’s Peak to enjoy the sunset.
This family…what can I say?! I met Jo and Fabio a few years ago when they got married in an intimate ceremony in the Winelands. Now they have the most precious little boy. We met up at the beach at sunrise and got some of my favorite, biggest smile making shots ever!
I have known Bronwyn since she was 6 years old and now she has her own little girl! It was such a special shoot for me having seen her grow up, meet Tarren and now they are starting a family. Their other daughter, Ellie, tagged along for the shoot and was just a bundle of energy in the forest. She is such a cutie and Bronwyn and Tarren just adore her. Bronwyn has told me that she is now the perfect big sister!
When Gisele and Grant booked me for their wedding at De Uijlenes just outside Stanford, I was so excited as this is a venue I had been dying to shoot at. They told me they chose it so they could have a full weekend of celebrations with their friends and family. Grant’s birthday fell over the same weekend so they had two very special occasions to celebrate!
I had such a great afternoon with Xavier and his family as they all met at Waterford Wine Estate in Stellenbosch the afternoon of his Matric Farewell. There was a lot of excitement in the air as all the Matriculants arrived, greeted each other and saw what the other was wearing! The girls all looked so beautiful and the guys all so handsome. We did some fun photos of Xavier and his girlfriend, Kiara, as well as some family photos. Xavier’s mother loves to display photos at home of the families’ special occasions so I hope these will become well cherished memories for them all.
I was lucky enough to be a part of Trishan and Seema’s engagement in Cape Town and it was just the most special occasion! Trishan told Seema they were coming to Cape Town for a work function and decided to “stop on the way” at Cape Point Vineyards to have a look around. He then got down on one knee amongst the vines and asked her to be his wife. She was so taken by surprise and excitedly and through tears, said yes. I spent a little time with the couple before they enjoyed a picnic with a spectacular view.
Siophan and Shane chose to get married in the middle of winter and were blessed with a day more gorgeous than most summer days! It was warm and clear with not a breathe of wind, just perfect! But the weather wasn’t the only perfect thing, Siophan was elegant and classic, Shane was dapper and suave and their hearts filled with love and excitement. It was one of those weddings I smile through from start to finish.
I had the great pleasure of being part of Roche and Gareth’s wedding day, it was just so full of joy and laughter. I met the couple prior to their wedding day where I learnt that Gareth works out of the country so they don’t see as much of each other as they would like. I really do take my hat off to them as I can’t imagine how difficult that must be.
I met Kate and Rikus just over a year before their wedding, Kate contacted me for an engagement shoot and they brought their adorable doggies along! I loved spending the afternoon with them so when Kate asked me to shoot their wedding, I was so excited.