This was the first wedding I have shot in a few years because of my babies, and I can honestly say that I could not have had a better or more lovely wedding to get me back into it. From the most warm and lovely bride and bridal party, to the most incredible venue, stunning light, and friendly guests, it was an incredibly special day to be a part of.Read More
Matt and Ann's got married near Matt's family farm in the heart of the Eastern Cape. The ceremony was at the historic St Peter's Cathedral, followed by a jaunt through the fields in a nearby farm, and then the lovely reception in the Sidbury Sports Club. With family and friends from all over the world, beautiful warm sunshine, and the most lovely couple, so clearly in love, it was a very special day to be a part of.Read More
This wedding was incredibly special for so many reasons - it was a reunion of so many wonderful friends, in a place very special to many of our hearts - Rebel's Rus in Cape St Francis. Sarah, the bride, took us on many holiday adventures here, my hubby and I came on honeymoon here, and now we were all back to celebrate Sarah and Matthew's wedding.Read More
Madeline and Rhyno love natural photos and spontaneous moments – my favourite thing to photograph. I know this from the magical beach engagement shoot we did a few months ago, and was so looking forward to their wedding day. And true to their beautiful, creative personalities, the day was natural, simple and truly beautiful.Read More
I met Carla and Graham earlier this year to do their engagement shoot and get to know them a bit and it was pretty clear from the outset that they weren't too keen on posing for the camera and liked to keep things as natural as possible. They emphasised that they would love me to shoot the wedding in a "ninja" documentary style - capturing moments as they happened, rather than lots of posing - my absolute favourite request from a bride and groom!
The wedding was definitely a favourite so far - the weather was perfect, Carla and Graham had organised the most beautiful event down to the smallest detail, and yet were so relaxed and enjoyed their day, and the venue, Olive Rock, was absolutely gorgeous.Read More
Abby and Etienne celebrated their marriage, South African style, at the beautiful Overture restaurant on the Hidden Valley wine estate. After tying the knot at home in the UK, they had another ceremony here in South Africa for local friends and family.Read More
This beautiful wedding was in Hout Bay valley - the ceremony and reception were at Monchique but my favourite part of the day was exploring the beauty of Orange Kloof Nature Reserve with Cheryl and Marissa for their couple shoot. Marisa and Cheryl love spending time together outdoors and so it only seemed fitting to get out into the lush green nature reserve to take their photos. It was lovely to photograph a wedding that was a little different, but full of fun and love.Read More
Although traditional weddings with all the frills and trims are very beautiful, every now and again I get to do something a little different and it is so much fun. Chris and Sarah chose to celebrate their marriage down the street from their home in Gardens, at Marika's Greek restaurant.Read More
Sara and Dave's wedding was a small but beautiful one on a stunning sunny day in the lovely Republic of Hout Bay at Riverside Estate.
Sara and Dave met at a difficult intersection in both their lives, but what a wonderful thing that they did! Together they really do light each other up and bring out the best in one another. There was so much love evident at their wedding, not just for one another but also from their families.Read More
If I had to describe Ali and Marcus's wedding in a few words, I would say it was an intimate, aqua occasion. From Ali's blue eyes which Marcus mentioned in his speech, to the crystal clear Langebaan lagoon, the table decorations, Ali's toenails, even the steps of the Churchhaven chapel - aqua was definitely the theme of the this intimate day.Read More
Wow - how do I begin to describe this wedding - beautiful, sincere, authentic, natural, joyful - and also one of the more challenging weddings I have photographed. Laura and Carlo got ready in their family homes and their ceremony was at St John's Church in Wynburg (where Laura was baptised as a child). The reception was held in the garden at Laura's lovely family home - picture green trees, white roses, a live string band, picnic style lunch and dancing in the driveway.Read More
This is without a doubt the most beautiful wedding I have ever photographed. I know I'm probably biased because it was my brother-in-law getting married but it was just such a fun family farm wedding which I loved being a part of.
Dan and Tessa chose to get married on the beautiful Aswater farm just outside of Prince Albert. The ceremony was in a beautiful poplar grove and their reception was a relaxed affair, sprawled across the lawns of the farmhouse.Read More
Megan planned her fairytale wedding day down to the very last beautiful detail and it truly was a very warm but very beautiful day at Cape Point Vineyards. It was so wonderful to be part of a real family wedding - from getting ready where Meg and Russ were surrounded by family and friends, to a beautiful ceremony where Russ and Meg were joined in marriage but they also had a sand pouring ceremony to symbolise two families becoming one. The reception was interesting as we had a little bit of load shedding to reckon with but that didn't stop anyone from having a good time. Moving speeches, a few tears, lots of laughs, crazy wedding games, and a family dance-off made for a wild night. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Dorning!Read More
Emma and I have had some real adventures together over the past year - there's nothing like being charged by a gorilla together, attacked by fire ants or sharing a room in the Congolese rainforest to make you fast friends, not to mention that we have a common passion - our photography.
I feel so privileged that I got to share this adventure with Emma too - her beautiful wedding day. Emma made the most gorgeous bride and her and Kurt seem so right together. Despite the crazy weather it was a beautiful day and I just loved photographing such a chilled, well planned wedding.Read More
Joure and Dom were definitely the most relaxed bridal couple I have ever met. They had the most lovely wedding celebration at Joure's family home in Somerset West, a simple beautiful wedding with close friends and family. In my mind this is how weddings should be - focussed on family and friends and a lifetime together rather than just the 'big day'. It was such a privilege to be a part of this intimate celebration and by the end of the evening even I felt like I was part of this wonderful family. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed the wedding.Read More
To celebrate their two year anniversary, Lisa and Joy dug out their wedding clothes and got all dressed up and we went for a walk and had some photo fun. It was so much fun to spend time with this lovely couple before they jetted off to Rio and for those of you who miss them too, I hope these pictures make you smile.Read More
I have known Fred and Kate for a number of years - we were all at university together - and so I was delighted when they asked me to photograph their wedding. The wedding was on Kate's beautiful family farm, on the polo field to be precise. The wedding was full of wonderful personal touches - Kate's whole family had helped with the cake, her lovely dress was made from scratch by her amazing mum, and her Dad had created personalized wine for the wedding day. Horses, vineyards, mountain views, a bevy of lovely bridesmaids and a beautiful, madly-in-love couple all made for the most magical day despite the howling wind, and at the end of the evening everybody partied hard in true Rhodes style.Read More
What an interesting cultural experience this wedding was ! I had the privilege of being the second shooter for Ashley Banks at Joyanna and Caleb's wedding in Three Hills, Alberta. It was an amazing wedding and such fun to shoot; Caleb and his family are from Samoa and he was marrying Joyanna, a country girl from the prairies of Alberta. The wedding was a family affair on her beautiful family farm, thanks for having me along Ashley.Read More
Louella and Anthony got married in a beautiful forest on the Eastern Cape coast and although the heavens threatened to open a number of times, the wedding was a fantastic, relaxed event full of love and fun. It was wonderful to be photographing such a happy couple in such a beautiful venue.
In January I was lucky enough to assist Judith (of Judith Doubell Photography - www.judithdoubell.co.za) in taking photos of Jana and Johan at the Houw Hoek Inn in the Western Cape. This was the first real Afrikaans wedding I had been to, the first wedding I had assisted at, and the first Cape Town wedding I had photographed. All these firsts made for an exciting and beautiful experience, as you can see from the photos, thanks for inviting me along Judes!