Josh and Mandy, Klaasenbosch Trail

Josh and Mandy, Klaasenbosch Trail. Want to know what one of the most often-read passages from the Bible at Christian weddings is? Cool, I'll tell you. It's 1 Corinthians 13, verses 4 - 7 and it goes like this... 4. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it...

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Lloyd and Lindsey, The Range, Constantia

Lloyd and Lindsey, The Range, Constantia. So we have these longstanding mates, Judy and Elgin who live up the road from us. They're of Irish origin which is somewhat tricky because any braai we're invited to is never overly quiet. Look, it generally starts off...

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Christiaan and Chantel

Christiaan and Chantel are getting married in just over 2 weeks from now at the awesome Nooitgedacht. Quite handy really considering that it's Christiaan's family farm. But more than that, there's the matter of a small opportunity which has arisen. You see, I've...

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Tiaan and Letitia

Tiaan and Letitia were really cool to work with I must say. It's rare that you meet someone for the very first time ever, pop them in front of the camera and they just take to it like it's as easy as building a nice house with taxpayers money (if you know what I...

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Wayne and Lauren, Big Bay

'I'm so excited for this shoot that I'm shaking.' Those were Lauren's opening words to me as she climbed out of the car at Big Bay. It was 6.30am. I smiled wryly, wondering just how excited she'd be in about 45 minutes because I'd made up my mind that if Wayne was...

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Shirley and Juan, Paternoster

I've noticed that there have been quite a lot of people on my Facebook fan page who have recently bought decent DSLR cameras and who are looking for spots to test their skills. But where in the Cape are the best places to shoot? Well there are a lot of places...

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Grant and Monique, Muizenberg Beach

I'm asked many, many, many times how I get some of the shots that I do. Well, let's see now. Firstly, there's always an element of luck - and I mean always. You see, I don't pose my boys and girls much. I wing it - shooting from the hip, letting things unfold as...

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Stef and Faz

When we were young kids, my mom bought my brother and myself the story of Black Beauty on LP record. We used to listen to it over and over and over again. In fact, I can still narrate large parts of that story from memory. But even though I enjoyed listening to the...

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Katya and Oswin

I continually say to Helen that the biggest challenge facing me is challenge itself. Deep hey? But it’s actually true. Trying to continually reinvent oneself can be quite a tough, if not enjoyable exercise. So I love it when I get a bit of a curve ball thrown at me....

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Rox and Mark

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...

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Christiaan and Candice

So this is how it all began. A few yonks back I met Herman and Marilet and shot their engagement. Time ticked on and the next thing I shot their wedding. Now to say that their wedding was somewhat of a party is a complete understatement. But I'll leave out the sordid...

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Garth and Lee

The thing about engagement shoots is that you generally need to take your lead from the couple. If they want the beach, then off you go. The forrest, ditto, the mountain, you go. Garth and Lee wanted the city centre of Cape Town. Now I'm quite a brave chap and I (used...

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Izandi and Du Toit

The one thing a lot of bride's know about Izandi van Wyk is that she's really passionate about weddings. That's because she's a very popular wedding planner that really does know a thing or two about putting a really good wedding day together. So I was really chuffed...

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Jon and Joanne

What on earth must Jan van Riebeeck have thought back on 6 April 1652 as he first caught site of that great , grand old lady called Table Mountain. Let's not beat around the bush here – Jan V was quite a hard bugger. Keel-hauling the odd sailor across Table Bay was...

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James and Liesl

It's Saturday morning, 6.00am, the alarm clock goes off and I get out of bed feeling pretty shaky. The day before had been a long haul shooting Rowan and Tarryn's wedding. I'd eventually got into bed just after 1.00am after downloading their photos and here we were, a...

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Candice and Adrian

I've noticed on a few occasions that people like to give the West Coast a bit of stick. 'It's boring,' or 'there's nothing there,' or 'it's dry with lots of rocks,' are a few of the comments I've heard. And the number one chirp of course is simply: it blows there.' Oh...

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Paul and Victoria

Paul and Victoria decided to fly in from Australia during perhaps one of the hottest weeks in Cape Town since Jan van Riebeeck landed here back in the day bless his heart. I met them for the first time down at Llundudno as we battled a somewhat grumpy Cape...

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Brett and Ali

Okay. So. There the three of us are - Brett, Ali and myself, surrounded by a roaring South-Easter, a wild sea and wave after wave of sand stinging our legs. The engagement shoot is a little more difficult and testing than most because spray off the sea keeps on...

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Herman and Marilet

Herman and Marilet are getting married towards the middle of next month at the very scenic Mofam out in the Elgin Valley. A lot of you will remember that it's also where I shot Rob and Nadia's wedding. Anyway, I can tell you with complete confidence that Herman and...

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Mary and Charl

The Lanzerac Hotel and I go back a bit. The right hand pillar at the start of the long Lanzerac driveway was the entrance to my tiny one-roomed home during my first year at Stellenbosch. So I was really chuffed when Mary and Charl asked me to shoot their wedding up at...

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Shane and Kathy

My oath. I always say to my couples: 'Guys, I can ask you to do something, then it's up to you. You can go for it, or you can stare at me blankly and we can all go for a milkshake.' So there I was this morning (family in tow) for Shane and Kathy's engagement shoot....

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Gaenor and Jody’s engagement shoot

In September I'll have the pleasure of shooting Gaenor and Jody's wedding. I'm thoroughly looking forward to it. I met Gaenor a few months ago on a hot day out Tableview way. She's a girl whose taking how she looks on her wedding day pretty seriously. She's been...

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