I started shooting weddings a little while back. 1994 to be precise. Back then I was into video and a very dear friend of mine who has since left this world encouraged me to keep at it. About 4 or 5 years later I decided that stills photography was really what I wanted to do. So I put down the video camera, bought a Nikon and off I went. Progress was slow at first, which frustrated me a lot, and although I was getting bookings I didn’t feel I was quite cracking it the way I wanted to. But I kept going. Then one day I did this engagement shoot with Brett and Ali. Brett dropped Ali into the water at Blouberg by mistake. I got the shot, put it onto my site and my career changed forever. That photo struck a cord with people and I made the decision to start taking photos that were more edgy and that captured weddings in a more true-to-life style. The reason I’m telling you this is because it took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get where I am today. I know what it’s like to fight for survival in this highly competitive industry. Then, a few weeks ago I got a call from Anne premier-pharmacy.com/product-category/skin-care/ Mann. Anne heads up Anne Mann Celebrates and is a well-respected wedding planner in the industry. She told me that her daughter was getting married at The Strandkombuis in Yzerfontein in 2 days time and unfortunately the photographer they had booked wasn’t able to make their wedding. Which brings me to my point. Not ever, not once, have I not pitched at a wedding. Not through, flu, broken ribs, my children in hospital. Never, ever, ever. Sure, perhaps there are times when the unforeseeable happens and a crisis will prevent me from pitching. But it would have to be one hell of a crisis. There are many, many folk out there who want to become wedding photographers, so here’s the thing – if you want to crack it, be respected, be taken seriously and ultimately fly, make darned sure that if you commit to a booking, you stick with it. Because if you don’t, you won’t last long. Luka and Clayton, you guys were pretty darned incredible and you sure stepped up to the plate having only met me for the first time 2 hours before your ceremony. Hats off to the two of you, it sure was a darned fine day! I’m chuffed I ended up shooting your wedding because you’re darned good guys.

The Strandkombuis

The Strandkombuis

Bride and grooms rings

Bride looking at herself in mirror

Bride sprays on perfume

Warren Williams Photography captures intimate, loving and sincere moments at weddings

Bride and veil

Groom waits for bride on beach

Wedding ceremony on beach

Ministers wedding sermon

Bride and groom exchange rings

Bride and groom exchange vows

Bride and groom kiss

Confetti and congratulations

Bride and groom having big hug after ceremony

Groom and bestmen on salt pan

Groom and bestmen on salt pan, black and white wedding photos

Groom and bestmen before wedding ceremony

Groom and bestmen on salt pan, The strandkombuis

 

Bride and bridesmaids outside room

Bride and sister

Bride and her mom, black and white wedding photos

Bride photographed through trees

Bride photographed through trees

Warren Williams Photography captures intimate, loving and sincere moments at weddings

Warren Williams Photography captures intimate, loving and sincere moments at weddings

Warren Williams Photography captures intimate, loving and sincere moments at weddings

Warren Williams Photography at The Strandkombuis

Bride poses behind tree before ceremony

The Strandkombuis

Warren Williams popular Cape Town based wedding photographer

Bridal party on beach stairs

Warren Williams popular Cape Town based wedding photographer

Bride and groom as photographed by Warren Williams Photography

Bride in rustic doorway as photographed by Warren Williams Photography

Bride having fun, Warren Williams Photography

Bride posing in rustic setting

Bride in doorway

Flowergirl and bridesmaid

Warren Williams Cape Town wedding photographer at The Strandkombuis

Warren Williams Photography capturing great wedding moments

 

Grooms wedding speech

Warren Williams Cape Town wedding photographer

Warren Williams Cape Town wedding photographer at The Strandkombuis

Warren Williams Cape Town wedding photographer at The Strandkombuis

Children have fun at beach wedding reception

Warren Williams Cape Town wedding photographer

Mother of the bride dancing

Wedding guests dancing

Fun and dancing at wedding reception

Fun and dancing at wedding reception

Fun and dancing at wedding reception

Fun and dancing at wedding reception

Fun and dancing at wedding reception

Kids at weddings

Warren Williams wedding photography

Fun and dancing at wedding reception