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Every now and then photographers get a bit of a spoiling. 

A styled shoot, without any of the pressures of a real wedding day, really gives everyone involved an opportunity to stretch their creative muscles and show off a bit. Everyone plays a part in creating a story that is both romantic and dreamy in a setting that is part blank canvass and part playful muse in sparking ideas for the story. 

What started as a simple idea between ourselves and Kim from Kim White Weddings, grew into an afternoon of creative indulgence. Using a soon to be launched, but still very secret wedding venue in Salt Rock we wanted to show off the incredible talent working weddings here on the KZN North Coast... read more

 

This is a wedding that I think truly had it all! A gorgeous bride wearing such a beautiful Olivelli two-piece wedding dress. A dashing, surfer, lawyer groom. The most awesome city wedding venue that is Katy's Palace Bar, complete with its unique eclectic decor, an epic view and perfect party venue vibe. But this wasn't just a day of beautiful people and glamorous venues, it was also a day about family. Kim's whole family (cousins and all) came to help her get ready. The house was full of tulle and sneaker wearing flower girls, siblings, parents, cousins and friends. Kim was the calm centre of this happy storm... read more

 

A sneak preview from an epic wedding we shot at the end of 2016! Kim was the most magnificent bride and we just loved her fairytale dress. Katy's Palace is our new favourite venue with its unusual decor and 180-degree view of Joburg. We can't wait show you the rest of the pics as soon as they are ready. Watch this space...... read more

 

For those of you wondering, this is how we shoot a proposal. We arrive ahead of time to the venue and we then try to blend in with the crowd or look like we there doing our own thing.  Then, of course, we wait for the nervous guy to arrive with his unsuspecting girlfriend, drop down on one need and pop the question. It is awesome!!!

So last week we were asked to be at Durban Botanical Gardens around midday by Kath from The Perfect Proposal. There had been quite a few last minute changes to the plan because of endless rain, but, in the end, the giant proposal sign in the empty and magnificent gardens was magic. Yajna had no idea what was coming and even though Sharvay was nervous he did  a brilliant job. Clearly, she said yes!

After much hugging, smiling and kissing, we then took the couple off for a really authentic engagement shoot. The hugs, kisses, laughter and massive smiles are all real. They genuinely couldn't stop staring at each other and that amazing ring!... read more

 

I remember listening to Stefania and Carl describe their wedding plans to us and thinking; wow if they can pull this off, it is going to be the most epic wedding ever! I mean, who doesn't love the idea of a getting married under an immense milk wood tree on the north coast of KZN followed by sundowners overlooking a north coast bay. Then a magical lantern-lit walk to a secluded clearing in a forest to have dinner by candlelight. And to end it all off, dancing under the stars. 

The short story is they did it and it was as predicted, completely epic... read more

 

There are so many reasons Chris and I loved this wedding and we really could go on & on about all the details, magic moments and perfect day that it was. But I think the photos speak for themselves, so take you time scrolling through them and enjoy all the finer details which made it the unique day that it was.

Look out for brilliant groomsmen outfits complete with bowties and suspenders.

You can't miss Michelle, wow what a beautiful bride and so gentle in nature, always thinking about everyone else even though it was her wedding day. 

You'll notice what a brilliant location Haycroft Farm is with tractor rides, pine forest chapels, sunset picnics and a dancefloor complete with fireplace. ... read more

 

I am not going to take up too much of your time writing about this awesome wedding that we shot in Dullstroom in December. The pictures really do tell the story of a couple who found a great location, added their own style, sense of humour and epic attention to detail (everyone had their own unique placemat) and produced a really spectacular wedding. We loved shooting in the forest during the ceremony, playing around with gigantic helium balloons and dancing the night away with a crazy group of wedding guests. Thanks Craig and Kerryn. We love you guys and loved loved your wedding. Thanks for taking on an 8 month pregnant lady as a photographer and letting us come be apart of the day. We had such fun... read more

 

Not everyone wants to do an engagment or couple shoot but for some people, people who have pets they love or dont feel quite like themselves dressed in a white dress and a suit, an engagment shoot is really the best way to have real photos taken of who they are as a couple! Alex and Cam got married in September last year, such a fun wedding to shoot! Six months later we met them and thir "children" 2 very sweet daschunds at a park in Joburg. A perfect winters afternoon we had such fun capturing their perfectly suited, slightly mad, dog loving characters... read more