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Destination wedding of Jean & Nadia


This was another wedding at the beautiful Lavierge Venue in Hermanus, South Africa. This beautiful couple booked me from overseas. This was a destination wedding for them in the beautiful South Africa. I met Jean, the husband the morning of the wedding. My first impression about him was that he knows exactly what he wants and he makes sure it happens. He is such a gentleman.

Nadia's hair & make up was done at a salon in the Hemel and Aarde Valley just outsite Hermanus. This is also where I met her for the first time. About 3 hours before the wedding. She and her mom was sitting alongside each other and they was getting ready for the big day. Nadia got an amazing personality and such a lovely smile. At that stage I knew this will be a wedding to remember in future.

When she walks down the isle you could see that there is a magnet connection between them. This was their moment and they give it all. Here is some more photos.















Wedding from Cape Town to Paarl

This wedding was very modern. It was also one of the weddings where I traveled the most. Nina was getting dressed in Athlon. The ceremony was at a Church in Cape Town and the reception was at Kronenberg in Paarl. More than 200 guests attend this lovely Cape Town wedding.








Zukie and James love story.

I believe that every woman deserves to have their own love story. This is the story of Zukie and James. It was my pleasure to photograph their wedding day. What started off as friendship eventually blossomed into love. There was an instant connection. This is that special moment when you know that this is the one. Zukie was busy finalized her divorce at that stage. After her divorce Zukie decided to follow her heart. In no time Zukie and James, became more than just friends. They both decided to give it a change and they start dating. Zukie and James finally decided to convey their feelings and their decision to date with the family. To their surprise the family provided them with the support they so desperately need. James became more caring and supportive to Zukie. The fact that they worked for the same company became convenient to spend quality time together. His romantic way of spoiling her with gifts touches her heart. You don't need expensive gifts. It's the small thing in life that brings them more close together. Zukie and James know each other for more than ten years. They became more comfortable in each other's presence. He decided to take their relationship to the next level. He proposes to her in a most special and romantic manner and in no time she said yes. Zukie and James have their love story. Do you? Facebook Page













El-david & Deidre's dream wedding

The wedding of El-David and Deidre was one of my biggest weddings for this year. The wedding ceremony was at Ezekiel Place just outside Worcester. If you maybe know this place then tries to imagine around 200 guests there with their vehicles. When we arrived there with the bride for the ceremony we had to wait for them to make space for our vehicles. I was one of the lucky ones and could drive up all the way. The ceremony was outside with excellent weather conditions. All the photos and couple photos were all done at the same venue to get back into the time line for the day. It was challenging, but that's why we are experience photographers and at the end everything works out perfect. The reception was at Worcester town hall. The Bridal couple also manages to see the venue before anyone else could see it. Perfect planned. And the food.... Mmm it was out of this world!










Hennie & Janine's wedding celebration






Hennie and Janine's wedding was very small and intimate in Worcester, Cape Town. This wedding made me thought back of my own wedding in November 2007. We also chose to keep our wedding small with only best friends and family. Hennie and Janine's wedding has no time limit and I've heard afterwards that they have celebrate till early morning and was spending time with friends and close family. Hennie's birthday was the day after the wedding. It was perhaps one of the motivations to celebrate the wedding till midnight.






Tariq & Monique's Cape Town wedding.

cape-town-wedding-tm3cape-town-wedding-tmcape-town-wedding-tm2To be a wedding photographer in Cape Town with all this beauty here is one of my biggest assets. I've done a few Muslim weddings in the past and also a lot of Christian weddings in Cape Town area, but I've never done both weddings in one day with the same couple. This was definitely a first for me. The Muslim ceremony did start at 10 am and the Christian wedding was around 2pm. And above all it was a rainy day with heavy storms. We choose our location for the photos very carefully. Tariq & Monique came from different back grounds, but love brought them together. Both of their families are such lovely and open minded people. All of them only wants the best for this new wedding couple.









Wedding day with Riaan & Nita

cape-town--based-weddingRiaan and Nita declared their love for each other on a very special day. Their wedding was sealed with the exchange of rings. This wedding day will forever be recorded in their family's history books. One does not always think how important one's wedding day really is. It's the beginning of a family and a long way forward together. It's the day you promised your wife and husband to travel with each other in good and difficult times. Riaan and Nina are very much in love and you do not have to think twice if they do match. They are a winning team. Their wedding day they celebrated at the Brandvlei dam side nearby Rawsonville . Riaan is a fire man. Fire fighter will be a better word to describe him. He stands back for nothing. A fire that he will never blow out is the fire of love between him and Nina. It burns. May you two be together forever and have many special moments. The wedding day was a true symbol of love, friendship and companionship.cape-town--based-wedding2





Fouche & Mariette's Wedding day

wedding-photo-capetownwedding-couple-sepiawedding-coupleEach person has their own story to tell. True love will always be part of someone's story. Some people have found and others are still looking for it. Fouche and Mariette's story of true love also run a long way and finally they decided to marry and promising love forever. They knew they were meant for each other and they always want to be together. Fouche is a farmer on their family farm between Worcester and Villiersdorp in the Western Cape. It's around 120km from Cape Town, South Africa. It was a unique wedding at Aan De Doorns Cellar and on the end of the evening Fouche and Mariette's could say that their wedding day was a success. It's shared with family and friends who are very close to their heart. Most important of all is of course that they are happy. It was a wedding they will remember for the rest of their lives.

Beautiful wedding with Gustav & Judith!

matricSo n week terug het ek n blog post gedoen oor Gustav & Judith se verlowing foto sessie. Mens besef nie hoe vinnig die tyd verby gaan nie. Dit voel nog steeds vir my soos gister wat ekke haar matriek afskeids foto gedoen het. Ekt so bietjie in my fotografie argiewe gaan rond krap en een van die fotos gekry wat ek meer as 10 jaar terug geneem het van haar.

Hierdie was definitief een van die spesiale troues wat ek moes fotografeer.

bride-bridesmaidwedding-bride-judithDit het amper gevoel asof die geskiedenis hom herhaal. Daar was natuurlik meer opgewondenheid by Judith oor haar troue, want sy het geweet dat sy met haar droom man trou. En Gustav was ook opgewonde en het verseker geweet dis sy droom meisie met wie hy vir altyd sy lewe wil deel.

Die spog troue was gewees op die lieflike dorpie Franschoek in die Boland. Dit was ook, in my meer as 13 jaar van troues neem, een van die troues wat die beste georganiseerd was. Die onthaal was by die wereld bekend Haute Cabriere Restaurant. My mond het oopgehang van verbasing toe ek sien hoe vinnig die plek se diens is. Hulle het vir 116 mense gelyktydig bedien met steaks in onder een minuut en het ons nie lekker geeet nie. Uit die boeke uit!

My vrou, Tania, was my 2de fotograaf vir die aand gewees en ons het die troue terdee geniet. Dit was natuurlik 'n boere troue gewees en het met n lekker dans afgesluit tot laat nag toe.

wedding-bride-judith2About a week ago I did a blog post about Gustav & Judith's engagement photo session. You do not realize how quickly time passes. It still feels like yesterday to me when I did her matric farewell photos. I delft around in my photography archives, and found one of the photos which I took over 10 years ago from her.

This was definitely one of the special weddings I had photographed. It almost felt like history repeating itself. There was of course more excitement by Judith about her wedding, because she knows that she marry her dream man. Gustav was also excited and certainly knew it was his dream girl with whom he will share his life forever.

The wedding was at Franschoek in the Boland. It was also, in my more than 13 years of weddings, one of the weddings that were better organized. The reception was at the world famous Haute Cabriere Restaurant. My mouth hung open in astonishment when I saw how fast and good the service is. They have 116 people served with steaks in less than one minute and we have enjoyed every bit of it. Out of this world!

My wife, Tania, was my 2nd photographer for the evening and we thoroughly enjoyed the wedding. It was a " Boere Wedding" and it ended with dancing till late night







Wedding with Hein and Elmarie.

Every fairy tale has a beginning. Hein and Elmarie's fairy tale story began five years ago. They met through a friend. Hein said when she stepped inside she was standing under a light, and he could not believe his eyes. The only word in his mind was just WOW! They went out for three years and were nine months engaged.

Then the most wonderful moment happened in their lives. On February 23, 2013 they promised LOVE to each other forever. The fairytale continues and their wedding day was to celebrate it with their family and friends. What an honor it was to photographer their special day. This is the reason our photographers loved weddings and especially Cape Town weddings! It's full of love, energy and fairy tale moments.
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Wedding with Matt & Chandre.

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The last wedding I photographed in 2012 was on December 29, 2012. Every wedding is special to me and deserves the best attention from me as a photographer. It was just nice for me to close 2012 on a high point. Matt and Chandré Lewis are from Ilinois in the United States and did have their wedding at Rawsonville in the Boland. It was a great pleasure for me to capture their wedding day on film. Their wedding was at Mervida Lodge. In September 2008 I was so fortunate to have done her brother, Marvin's wedding with Leylani. Here are some examples of their special day. It is difficult to pick nice examples of photos, because there are so many beautiful ones.
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