You get weddings where you know your place and you’re “The Help” and there are those you get where you feel so comfortable that you think…Hey! I’m uncle Bob! WELL this was an “Uncle Bob” wedding.

To those unfamiliar with ‘Uncle Bob’, he’s the member of your family with the ‘expensive’ camera – the one with lotsa megapixels!… and he always annoys the “official” photographer at weddings. He is an Expert, please note the capital ‘E’, in photography, does it as a hobby and always brings his camera to family gatherings. To the “wedding photographer” he is the one (together with the videographer) whose butt will obstruct every magic moment on your wedding pictures! You know Uncle Bob since you were “this high” so he generally snaps good pics as you feel comfortable with him.

Kerry-Anne’s and Derek’s wedding was just that … a special gathering. ..with close family, friends and “Uncle Bob”  – times two..I shot with Dror, I was “Bob 1” and Dror was “Bob 2” …twins in this family! 

I had that warm “fuzzy” feeling throughout the day….and admit that their vows made “ice-lady” shed a tear, thank gawd I had my camera to hide behind, so no one saw! I swear I was never this emotional before, it must be the medication.

Thank you Kerry-Anne and Derek for a “Grand” day out, I’d do it again tommorrow ….and the next day!!!

The rain held back and I got my green field!

Here are my favourites from this very special day, tried to keep the numbers down but “Uncle Bob” insisted I include ’em all…

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Kerry-Anne has a shoe fettish…so basically I would not get paid if I did not post this!

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Another cool detail …popcorn for confetti!

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Uncle Bob 2 got this shot

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Happy Birthday Boys!

23 November, 2007

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Liam

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Jake

Mojabeng and Puso wanted to take their “creative” pics before the ceremony as both did not want to leave their guests throughout the wedding.

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…

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Majobeng’s sister kisses her dad before walking down the aisle

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In the “Fast” lane

19 November, 2007

Monday mornings are always a mad rush in our household, actually who am I kidding EVERY morning it’s a madhouse!!!

This morning was no different to any other, running late as usual tryng to get Oliver ready for school…you have no idea how difficult it can be to dress a hyperactive 3 year old.

Anyway about to put on Oliver’s shoes, when, at the corner of his “I miss nothing” eyes he spots the shoes I selected and protests “I do not want these (shoes)…..I want my FAST shoes”.

Obviously certain shoes are faster than others…I need to get a pair of them “fast” ones for my next wedding! Actually them “fast shoes” may get me out of the house  faster..at super-sonic, break-neck, high speed….the kids a mere memory… the peace and tranquillity of the road ahead….sanity….utter bliss! 

Where can I buy them!

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 Posted pics of Oliver…can’t post a pic of them “fast shoes”, as they are hideous, DH (Dear Hubbie) bought them!

David Beckstead Workshop

13 November, 2007

I was counting the sleeps to the David Beckstead workshop. David Beckstead to those that are living in Kuzbekistan (and my dear husband) is an international award-winning wedding photographer specialising in Destination Weddings. He has been voted one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the world. He is the “Lord Lichfield” of wedding photography. OK, so the example used is a little outdated, but you know what I mean!

In true Andrea-Fashion, the photography workshop, which was the highlight of my year (sad but true) …and what happens on Wednesday morning…..I can barely walk, one of them “friggin” three midgets must have caused something in my back to snap. I could barely move.

My husband was mortified that I insisted on attending and knew, by my glares, that his demands that I go to a Chiropractor first were falling on deaf ears. Nothing a dozen Voltaren’s couldn’t fix.

For two days I walked like John Wayne in spasm, but I was truely in my element.

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Marné and Charl

6 November, 2007

Ok, Ok, Ok…so my definition of “afternoon” ran out seven hours ago, having a very indecisive day today and it took    f..oooooorever to narrow the wedding pics down….get this problem whenever I shoot with Dror.

Marné and Charl were such a chill couple…and Marné …just so hip. Not only was her wedding dress couture, but she complimented it with a “game for anything” attitude…a true bohemian chick after my own heart!

They held the whole day up at Klein Kaap, in Centurion, which is an amazing venue inside and out (no, really!)…we just opted for the scrapyard next door.

Now there’s an irony…you spend thousands, upon thousands of Rands for a stunning venue and your wedding photographer chooses a scrapyard for the portrait pics!…actually come to think about it, I can blame Dror on this one!

Thank you Marné  and Charl for being the coolest clients…Congratulations to you!!!

Without further ado the wedding pics as promised…

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BTW…another reason I love graphic designers…is that they TOTALLY understand that patience equals perfection..and never have an issue with the time it takes to edit their wedding photographs.

Dror’s pics 1,8 and 14 …..all crackers!

Picture Post

5 November, 2007

No words….just a random picture post. Marné‘s wedding pics tommorrow afternoon.

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