Sometimes a plan doesn’t come together. In the case of Roxanne and Marks engagement shoot, the plan fell apart completely. What we initially wanted to do was to shoot their engagement photos on my cousins boat in the waters just off Paternoster. But when D-Day arrived, the wind had decided to chop the waters up a bit so as to make things somewhat unpleasant. So ja, there went that plan. After a quick rethink we decided to jump into the 4 x 4 and head over to Paternoster through the reserve. It’s a little-known route and what it could offer us in the way of really fresh photos was extremely appealing to me. So off we went, Rox and Mark hanging on determinedly a few times as the 4 x 4 rocked this way and that (in fact, I think Mark might have spilled his beer a few times). We were in absolutely no rush whatsoever and ended up making a whole morning of it with my cousin Nico in a ‘I wonder what’s down this sand road’ kind of mood. And I’m helluva happy he was in that sort of mood because he knows what I want photography-wise and went all out to help us get the best shots possible. Dankie Nico. As for Rox and Mark, well I’ll be shooting their wedding shortly and if their approach to their wedding photos is met with the same enthusiasm as their engagement shoot, whew, we’re in for quite a day!