Farewell my friend…

22 December, 2008

Well the time has finally come to bid farewell to this old wordpress blog of mine.

It has been good, it has been fun, but, the time has come to move on to bigger images.

As I type this, I am a little sad moving on and remain in two minds as to which one I actually prefer.

In spite of this, I am in love with the bigger images and it really is time for a change. 

So here we are –  enter my new ITDR blog just in time for the new year!

I promised no post without an image so here you are a couple of images off the new blog from a vintage engagement shoot!

http://www.andreacarlylephotography.co.za/blog/

If you do experience any problems please drop me a note.

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Kim & Leigh – Hakunamatata

12 December, 2008

Sorry y’all but I am going to make this a short post (Oh, how you’ll miss my great wit, right?!), but things are just chaos on my end,  a longer post will probably mean another two weeks of not posting.

I am not sure why, but there is something about a ‘Friday’ wedding that  seems  to make it a little more special to me. I feel like… it’s kind of a secret wedding, the only one on a day where everyone else is at work, sitting at their desks.

Kim & Leigh exchanged their vows at Casalinga and had their reception at Hakunamatata…a really unique affair!!

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Love this dress shot!

12 November, 2008

I am busy editing Bonny & Franco’s wedding at the moment, and I came accross this image. It made me smile … so I had to post it.

This tends to happen often, I rush when selecting for the blog and miss “little beauts” like this one.

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On Friday I had the ridiculously amusing “job”…. second-shooting for my dear friend Dror, at the Moon and Sixpence.

With the name Andrea (even pronounced identically as mine “Andreya”) how could the bride be anything but wonderful?

Many thanks, Andrea and Xen, for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day!  It was really great!

Dror and I were blessed with a gorgeous couple and amazing African skies…what more could you need, for fantastic images?

Those of you who may believe the sky is fake , a post-production Photoshop add-on, take a look at Dror’s Blog  http://www.droreyal.co.za/blog/moon-and-sixpence-wedding-photography/ – I assure you, it was totally authentic! (and confession I am not that good with Photoshop)

This post is going to be short, as I had to put up a few of the faves…you will also see, by my selection, that I am kind of obsessed with “the sky” images.

I have to apologise to everybody who has been waiting anxiously to see Anne’s and Warwick’s images on the blog. 

Quite honestly, things have been crazy with it being the summer wedding season, not to mention editing and album orders coming in.

I even received a “when can we see the pitchas” e-mail from the UK, asking when would I post these….. hopefully, they’ve been worth the wait!

Any how, back to their wedding ‘cause this IS about their wedding, right? 

Married under the Jacaranda’s, what a fabulous wedding it was.  And what made it even more fabulous for the detail DIVA, was the lovely finer points and personalised napkins… feast your eyes ladies.

Anne and Warwick have known each other since Grade One, which means that on their wedding day they had known each other for twenty years already!

There aren’t many couples out there who have known each other for two decades and still look this good!

I’ve written my “blurb” here about Franco and Bonny … blah blah, and then did something really brainless and it all just withered away.

So now my blah blah is departed… RIP.

Who needs it anyway? We just want to see the photos!

As a result, I’m feeling a little guilty, so I’ll divulge a little about their day…

We were at St Johns again, which now makes it two in a row for me.

It would appear my venues have become a little like buses: nothing and then two at a time, and at the self-same venue.

We were somewhat restricted this time round, as most of the venue had been cordoned off, on account of a firework display later that evening.

Oh, and I really must mention their wedding was AMAZING!!!!! 

Bonny looked absolutely breathtaking in her dress, in fact, very vintage – so I had to play with a vintage treatment or two!

We had a ray of light in the church which made some beautiful photographs, Bonny stood just in the right spot. This is my favourite of the lot, taken by Chantal.

 

To me, there are very few “jobs” as rewarding as photography.  You are given the privilege of peeking into people’s lives and capturing what really matters to them… the things that make them smile and even cry.   

I’m not sure if it’s the Virgo in me that loves the ‘pretty details’; or the child in me that loves the excitement of the day; or the mom in me that loves to see pure emotion preserved for future memories, but, picking up my camera nearly every day does makes me truly happy. 

True to form, I once again picked up my camera last weekend to head out to St Johns College, in Houghton, to capture Gemma’s and Alisdair’s ceremony.

We had the chance to use this exceptional location for the creatives and what an incredible backdrop it was.

Congratulations to you both and wishing you a long and truly happy marriage.

 As always, here are a few of my favourites from the day, for your viewing pleasure.