Wedding – Jesse & Michelle

Where do I start? What a wedding! I’ve known Jesse and Michelle for a few years and have worked with them through their event company, Sync’d. Simply the most spectacular, dynamic and exciting event company I’ve worked with and indeed some of the most outstanding commercial events I’ve been asked to photograph. So of course being asked to document their…

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Wedding – Carl & Marelize

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to second shoot with Anneli Young Photography. As second shooter I often hear other photographers (not the one’s I’m shooting with of course) say how easy it is to ‘second shoot’ as there’s no pressure on you as a photographer to capture certain moments. I couldn’t disagree more. You see, I approach second shooting…

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Day in the life – Sjaan & Marné

You never know where your next client is going to come from, so I feel you should always be open to opportunities. Marné works at a chemist I frequent… Which sounds a little strange until you understand that as a 46 year old skateboarder I have a few aches and pains, new and old, that sometimes require special attention. I spotted Marné outside…

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Wedding – Johan and Isabelle

This wedding resulted in me making one of my most memorable images I’ve ever captured. But first, let me tell you more about this lovely couple, Johan and Isabelle. Johan is an experienced photographer and works at a specialist photography retail outlet. That in itself, with his experience and knowledge of photography, made it a real privilege to be asked…

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A Day in the life… Carter.

I met Shanna and Pedro a few years back when I was given the wonderful opportunity to photograph their wedding on the west coast of South Africa. We hit it off straight away and had a wonderful time making some timeless photos. When Shanna was expecting we got them into studio to photograph her bump and then when Carter was…

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The story behind this photograph

Johan and Isabelle’s wedding allowed me to make one of my most memorable and poignant documentary photographs I’ve ever taken on a wedding day. After their wedding ceremony there were canapés and drinks available to all the guests at the church. During this time the couple’s two remaining grandmothers sat down to rest while taking in the day’s excitement. I…

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Wedding – Julia and Jaryd

Julia and Jaryd’s wedding was a spectacular day filled with laughter and emotion and broken crockery. It was hot and sunny with a brief rain shower in the afternoon just to freshen things up. I started with the guys where Jaryd had YouTube’d himself the necessary skills to tie a proper bowtie and his sister stuck him in the bath…

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Wedding – Dave and Sapphron

Dave and Sapphron got married on the rainiest Saturday in November 2017 at the lovely Monte Vista venue in Krugersdorp, Gauteng. They weren’t fussed at all by the weather, instead being just so very excited to be getting married. When I say it rained, it really rained, most of the day only letting up for a bit in the afternoon…

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The first (& 2nd) Rule of a Documentary Wedding Photographer

The first rule of wedding documentary photography is: Don’t be shy The second rule of wedding documentary photography is: Don’t be shy Of course you have to be discreet, courteous, kind and focused. But never shy. Let me explain. I remember meeting a professional wedding photographer who when he heard that I strive to shoot a wedding as close to…

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Seeing into the future. Predicting a moment.

There is no now. There never was. Look up and see the sun. Realize that that’s how it looked 8 minutes ago. In fact, the sun could disappear completely and we here on earth wouldn’t realize until those 8 minutes were past. So there is no now. Not in the strictest sense of time. Everything we see takes time for…

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The Story behind this Photograph (A Series of Images)

Jenna and Jaco’s wonderful wedding was only the second I had documented since switching to the Fujifilm X-Series system. Their day took place at the well known Avianto wedding venue in Muldersdrift, South Africa and was made all the more special by this high school romance’s grand, ‘I do’, climax. Approaching weddings from a true documentary photography perspective means that…

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The Story behind this Photograph (a series of images)

Arno and Ethresia held their wedding in beautiful light at the Cowshed Venue. An old, converted farmhouse boasting thick, solid walls and beautiful north facing windows (we’re in the Southern Hemisphere here) that invited in so much striking light. At this point on the day Ethresia had just gotten into her dress and I spotted the opportunity of making a…

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