28 July, 2008
I received a call from my brother last week Thursday, enquiring what plans I had for the following Friday. . . because. . . he and Ursula were getting married.
Well, the original courthouse ceremony kinda transformed itself into a very cosy affair under the trees at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens.
Whipped together in just a week, but, really in essence, what it was all about was the sacred exchanging of vows in the presence of those closest to you in your life.
I, or should I say they, were very, very lucky to have Dror join us. I am not really sure if he was there as a guest or second-shooter, but I did not hear the end of it from the newlyweds, that wicked sense of humour and great images…it does not get better! (You can see what he snapped here www.droreyal.co.za/blog/ )
Congrats Mike and Ursula – here is a peak, as I know you’re both yearning to see!
21 November, 2007
We did not want to loose that “first time I saw you down the aisle”, so with the bridal party we set up a senario, where we could capture that first moment that Puso and Mojabeng set eyes on each other. I must be honest this was the most emotional meetup I have experienced. I initially wanted to post a series of 5 pics of this moment, filled with emotion, but decided to hold back as these pics are so emotive and special that I felt it was best that Puso and Majobeng saw these in private.
I shot with Wesley (watch this space..Wes will soon be kicking my ass on the wedding photography side!) we both got some stunning images , here are a couple of highlights from their day…
Majobeng’s sister kisses her dad before walking down the aisle
9 October, 2007
They met at “268 Staines” in London….and guests travelled from all over the world to see a South African by the name of “Sparky” exchange vows with a “Scandanavian Goddess” by the name of Eva.
The venue was perfect……the weather….. almost tooooo perfect (for a photographer) and our couple were ……well…..just perfect!
Eva and Matt were incredibly lucky to get a dramatic African Backdrop (with no rain!) to compliment their simple, yet unique day.
A day that was filled with emotion, laughs …….and guests with nicknames, that, alone would warrant a post! Shawn the Prawn, Big Dog, Rick Baby-Cakes, Buggy…I won’t go on!
Once again I was honoured to have Dror Eyal shoot with me and, between the two of us, we got some pretty cool stuff.
Eva and Matt you both ROCK! Thank you so much for having us at your wedding. I am glad we were both available!
Here you are, a sneak peak…
For those that want to know…..I can see it at a glance…obviously! The “masters” shots are …middle pic in 1, 6, 7, 10, 15 and 16 .
On another note, I found out, recently, one of my couples, Gen and Greg, has been nominated for “Wedding of the Year” at Oakfield Farm – you have my vote guys!!….although I have it on the “QT” that we are up against a “second shooter” I often use….no names this time!
9 July, 2007
Nina and Ryan are naturals infront of the camera their constant smiles and laughter were a highlight of the day!
Thank you for trusting us to document your special day, it was a great experience!
This was most definately one of the most fun receptions that I have photographed! EVERYONE, and I mean everyone, knew how to Boogie! I now finally understand the term “white men can’t dance”. I witneseed the the “TK” shimmee and the “Dube” jig. On this occassion, I would have to say it was a good thing that they hired a videographer as my shutter battled to keep up with their guests “shakin stevens” moves!
I now also understand why to Ryan the most important thing was the DJ, not the photographer, not the venue, not the catering or colour scheme …but the DJ! I think they had weekly meetings to discuss the music line up!
My favourite pics, a little more than I planned to post, but I can’t choose!
Dror snapped the pic above
My favourite pic of the day (Yip …taken by Dror) and the flare is not a photoshop manipulation this is as he took it …perfect positioning!