Riaan and Rozanne, The Lighthouse, Yzerfontein. Not exactly what I’d call a pressure wedding. It was a small, intimate, very special 4-hour affair that had me feeling more like I was hanging out with some good friends for the afternoon. I also only met Rozanne and Riaan for the first time on their wedding day. Would we be able to bond? Would we get on? Would they rise to the challenges I threw at them? The answers were of course, yes, yes and yes again. At one point Rozanne mentioned something about being a little nervous. ‘For what?’ I said. ‘There are only 7 guests out there! You’re not exactly stepping out live on stage in front of 65000 people! You’ll ace it my girl, you watch!’ Which she of course did do. She aced it every step of the way. As for Riaan, hell, what a cool guy. He’s just a mellow, take-me-as-I am kind of person. Which come to think of it, almost all of my grooms are. Once the ceremony was over, the family tucked into some fine canapés and I decided to delay the formal photos for a bit so that everyone could just chill and chat. Yzerfontein had turned on a magnificent day with zero wind so it seemed common sense to just let everyone relax. The Lighthouse itself is a pretty awesome place so I decided to shoot most of the photos inside instead of on the beach – I felt I needed to approach things somewhat differently for a change and The Lighthouse just offered such a laid-back setting which was really what Rozanne and Riaan’s wedding was all about. I left Yzerfontein at 6.15pm and headed back home. It felt really strange leaving a wedding in daylight – like REALLY strange. By 10.00pm that night I was well into the processing of the pics. By the next evening they were finished, packed and ready to go. Well done guys, you were faaaaantasties!