The couple I met in March was not, by any means, the couple I had photographed this weekend, at The Cradle.
 
Cyndi had lost loads of weight since our initial meeting and dyed her hair blonde, plus Jeroen had grown a beard.

You guys looked great and it helped that the both of you were so chilled the entire day!

Cyndi had requested the “Dark Cloud Cradle” backdrop, but there wasn’t a cloud in sight! My third wedding at the Cradle and I am glad to say that each wedding has had a different look and feel to it.

Also, a big THANK YOU to the both of you for allowing a third shooter, which meant that Sam accomplished her debut wedding.

Enjoy Mauritius!

I am back to posting decor pics as my other idea of separate posts is not working. Sam & Belinda contributed to these!

 

 

The ceremony (above) was held under the tress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A beautiful day…

25 August, 2008

Summer is almost here!

Cyndi & Jeroen’s wedding pics in a day or two.

There’s an Australian blog I’ve been accessing (nay, addicted to) for virtually two and a half years or so.  Little did I know, at the time, that this particular blog would make me quietly weep and, most of all, remind me to deeply cherish my children and to hug them a little tighter at every opportunity – especially, at night.

Whilst I have never made any attempt to contact the author (Sheye), I find her photography and down-to-earth writing, despite her very personal  tragedy, a constant inspiration.  Above all, it makes me appreciate every micro-second with my boys; not to mention how the most simple (plus taxing) moments in a day are, in all reality, of the utmost importance.

Today, little Ava (Sheye’s first daughter) should have celebrated her 5th Birthday.

My lads (and Ashley, of course) released three balloons for you today, Ava.  Sorry, precious Ava, but the shop did not stock pink, but I am in no doubt, at all, your Mum, Dad, Ivy and Brothers sent you more than enough pink balloons. . . and some, to boot!!

Do not click on the link unless you are prepared to shed a tear!

http://sheyerosemeyerphotography.com/blog/2008/08/a-day/

Another Album

18 August, 2008

Here is that album I tried to post last week.Those legitimate blogstalkers will know that my second shooter was none other than Dror Eyal, at The Cradle last year, and will recognise some of his images in there. Not the whole album, just my favourite pages:

  

 

  

 

Wheelbarrow weekend

18 August, 2008

 

The “Unsung Groom”

12 August, 2008

I have learnt three things this week:

One: Tree hugging is not all it’s cracked up to be.  Two: A chicken sarmie can buy you a small exotic island (If you know how to barter) . And, three: Photographing the groom is so much fun!

I was once again honoured to get the opportunity to second-shoot with Dror Eyal this weekend, where I had to photograph Johan (the groom). Photographing the groom is something I have not done in a long, long time.

I then realised the groom actually gets very little limelight on this blog of mine, so I have decided to dedicate this post, to the groom – so, Johan this is your 5 minutes of fame.

Those of you who’d like to see how gorgeous Nicole looked, can click through to Dror’s blog here,  http://www.droreyal.co.za/blog/.

I don’t doubt he is a bit behind with his Mauritius weddings, but am sure it will be there soon.

BTW: I changed my logo for this post, so that it is a little more masculine!

When Oliver saw this pic he said “That man is silly, he doesn’t know how to do Incy, wincy spider properly”

At the Park…

5 August, 2008

I am running around this week trying to get a petition going to save a little forest, from the “CHOP” in our area. Yep, my name is Andrea and I have been a tree hugger for the past five years!

No time for a wedding post, if I get a chance later this week I will try and upload an album for the fustrated brides.

For now these pics from the park will do.

 

I love this one of Jake, life is just wonderful with not a worry in the world.

Note to self, I must get a different layout for my blog as these small pics do not do justice!