Tag Archives: Cape Town weddings

Bruce and Sarah, Buitenverwachting, Constantia

Bruce and Sarah, Buitenverwachting, Constantia

I met Bruce and Sarah for the very first time exactly two days before their wedding. They’d landed at CT International after a very delayed flight from London (Argus Cycle Tour bicycles being loaded and all) and driven straight through to Buitenverwachting for a quick chat. Sarah sat opposite me and looked concerned. ‘Warren,’ she […]

Adam and Vania, Grotto Bay

Adam and Vania, Grotto Bay

  I’m going to say two words here, and when I do, one of the groomsmen at Adam and Vania’s wedding (Simon is his name), is going to turn cold with sweat. You see, the thing is, Simon is a big strong fellow. He rides motorbikes and stuff. And let’s be honest here, you don’t […]

Stephen and Danielle, Lyngrove Guest House

Stephen and Danielle, Lyngrove Guest House

Every year there’s one day, just one day that qualifies as ‘Scorcher of the Year.’ And at Danielle and Stephen’s wedding, that day decided to present itself in all its glory. It is INCREDIBLY tough as a photographer to stick it out in that heat. It drains every ounce of energy that you have. But […]

Christin and Wilter, Constantia Uitsig

Christin and Wilter, Constantia Uitsig

There must be very few countries across the world that offer the variety of wedding settings that South Africa offers. There must be even fewer cities across the globe that offer what we do. Cape Town truly is a wedding venue heavyweight. By way of example, if we step away from the beach venues and […]

Fortune and Onasis

Fortune and Onasis

At school, I matriculated with an E in Maths. I didn’t do that much better at Science either. I was okay at History, below average at Art, and my Afrikaans was fair to mild. Every report I ever received said: ‘Warren must stop daydreaming and pay attention.’ I loved school, but I hated memorising what […]

Izandi & Du Toit, Blydschap: Part 1

Izandi & Du Toit, Blydschap: Part 1

It’s my website and it’s my business, so for once I’m going to be unashamedly biased! But it’s for good reason. You see, Izandi and Du toit’s wedding holds a somewhat special place in my heart. Izandi and myself go back a bit. We first met at a wedding expo a few years back where […]

Michelle and her bridesmaids

Michelle and her bridesmaids

A while back I met a father who came to the studio to pick up his daughter after a shoot. He said to me: ‘wow, is this what you do?’ I mean, do you come in here everyday and do this stuff?’ I told him it was indeed what I did to which he responded: […]

HOW TO BE THE PERFECT BRIDESMAID

HOW TO BE THE PERFECT BRIDESMAID

Some people at a wedding are actually quite important. For example, the bride and groom are quite important or there wouldn’t be a wedding at all. The minister is also important, but his role is quite fleeting. The parents are also important (since generally speaking, they’re the one’s coughing up for the day’s proceedings, not […]

Craig and Simone

Craig and Simone

Taking photographs in a 50 knot South Easter is quite an interesting exercise. Firstly, trying to hold the camera still for long enough to simply take one photo is a bit of a challenge. Secondly, hair tends not really to stay in any one place for longer than a nanosecond. And thirdly, it’s quite tricky […]

Anke and Vincent, Forrest 44

Anke and Vincent, Forrest 44

Every so often a bride and groom come along and ask me to shoot the two of them before the ceremony actually takes place. Now I know that a lot of people in the USA like doing it this way, but quite honestly, I don’t. And the reason I don’t is because I’m absolutely petrified […]

James and Liesl, Betty’s Bay

James and Liesl, Betty’s Bay

The last time I was in Betty’s Bay was about 12 years ago. It’s grown a lot since then. The last time I saw James and Liesl was when we got together for their engagement shoot. James seems to have grown a lot since then. The guy isn’t exactly vertically challenged. So I found myself […]

Dawie and Wilhelmien, Neethlingshof, Stellenbosch

Dawie and Wilhelmien, Neethlingshof, Stellenbosch

Take a look at these photos. Do you see any stress levels? I don’t. But let me tell you, stress levels at Dawie and Mien’s wedding were not just high, they were through the roof and into the stratosphere. Seriously so. Not because of wedding day nerves, but because Mien’s brother Carl had gone and […]

Ash and Gren, Erinvale, Somerset West

Ash and Gren, Erinvale, Somerset West

So a few weeks back, Ash, Gren and myself hit Woodstock for their engagement shoot and take our lives in our hands. The good news is that we survive. Next thing I know and it’s wedding day. I walk into the room where Ash is getting ready and I’m confronted by 4 gorgeous bridesmaids all […]

Herman and Jonel

Herman and Jonel

Way back in the day (and I’m talking 1 June 1795 here), a squadron of British warships anchored in Simon’s Bay (today known as False Bay) and the commander of the Dutch East India Company’s forces at the Cape, Col R.J. Gordon, ordered that a new battery, named “Kyk in de pot” Battery, should be […]

Tanya and Tigue, Mofam River Lodge, Grabouw

Tanya and Tigue, Mofam River Lodge, Grabouw

I ALWAYS leave ludicrously early for weddings simply because hold-ups, hijackings, burst tyres, emergency toilet runs and (since we live in Africa), lions, leopards, rhinos and so forth crossing the road do cause a bit of congestion on occasion. Like the truck that overturned en-route to Mofam and had us sitting eating biltong in a […]

DW and Shirley, Nitida

DW and Shirley, Nitida

If you take the time to read some of the articles I’ve put onto my website I can absolutely guarantee you they’ll help you to put together a wedding that will lend itself to some really nice photographs. Now I don’t know if either Shirley or DW have ever read any of my articles, but […]

Jaco and Renata, The Sea Trader

Jaco and Renata, The Sea Trader

I’m on a hiding second to none on this wedding. Horses, a quadbike, old barns, gravel roads, a bridesmaid called Mosquito (previously know as Muskiet) and an MC who was one of the first ever guests on Spies and Plessie. Add to that a group of family and friends who actually know how to ‘langarm’ […]

Tony and Wendy, Hidden Valley, Stellenbosch

Tony and Wendy, Hidden Valley, Stellenbosch

A year ago, Wendy walked straight up to me at a wedding expo and said: ‘Hi, are you Warren?’ I took one look at her, crossed my fingers and said a silent prayer. Then I said: ‘yes, I am’ and she said, ‘good, I want to book you for December.’ I nearly did a double […]

Stefan and Bernice

Stefan and Bernice

Aaaaah, another language-challenging wedding day. This time I had to haul out my very best Dutch to deal with the proceedings. Well, my best Afrikaans, and my best Dutch, because Stefan is from here and Bernice is from Holland. It all started with strawberries, and cheese & biscuits at Mooikelder where Bernice got ready (nice […]

Tarryn and Rowan

Tarryn and Rowan

The first time I saw Tarryn she was about 3 years old with snot running out of her nose and a very dirty face. I seem to remember she had a pink dress on and was playing with her cousins on the side of the road. The next time I saw Tarryn the snot was […]

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