Darryl and Joni, Trash the Dress, Lion’s Head

Darryl and Joni,  Trash the Dress, Lion's Head. Well at some stage I suppose I have to break the news to you right? Now you see, the thing is this. In early Feb, about 3 weeks before I left for Bryn and Finn’s wedding in Australia, I started with what could only be...

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Beni and Linda, Trash the Dress

Beni and Linda, Trash the Dress. So as I sat wondering what to write about this shoot, it dawned on me that Beni and Linda’s Trash the Dress was actually the perfect illustration of how to explain a few things when it comes to photographing people. Use the tips I give...

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Carly and Trevor, Trash the Dress, St Helena Bay

Carly and Trevor, Trash the Dress, St Helena Bay. Now you see, it's fairly widely acknowledged that I feel rocks for a bride at her Trash the Dress. I'm not nasty. I'm just, cold, unemotional, slightly psychopathic and generally not in the mood for any excuses that...

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Hein and Almari, Trash the Dress

I have this really old fishing boat that I sometimes take people out on. Generally, we'll launch early in the summer at around 5.00am as the sun starts kicking a bit of bruised orange into the sky. The water usually looks black at this time of the morning - like one...

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Charles and Riana, Trash the Dress, Woodstock

5.30am. Woodstock. I look over my shoulder nervously. Charles and Riana are from Port Elizabeth and I'm not sure they understand the neighbourhood we are about to wander into for Riana's Trash the Dress.In a wedding dress nogal. I shot their wedding up at...

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Juanita and Johan, Trash the Dress, Newlands Forest

Juanita, Johan and myself had discussed a few options for Juanita's Trash the Dress. But it was the mountain stream up in Newlands Forest that excited her the most. I had mentioned to Juanita that I do go up there quite often and that the stream in winter was more...

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Gerard and Jonelle: Trash the Dress

I was sitting in front of the TV. Helen was nattering away, blah, blah, blah, blah. Then everything went quiet. I looked up. 'Did you hear a word I was saying?' she said. I tried to make up a bit of a lie to convince Helen I'd been listening. But I wasn't going to get...

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Anzelle and Rob: Trash the Dress, Brenton-on-Sea

Driving around beautiful Knysna is always a bit of a treat. The town is pretty much in a league of its own. You get the feeling that the people of this world famous coastal village on the Garden Route are extremely proud of their product and it shows. Clean streets,...

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Nicci and Brendan, Trash the Dress, Tweede Tol

Travel through Wellington and over the slightly scary Bainskloof Pass and you finally reach a place known simply as Tweede Tol. It's not that far out of Cape Town but once you get there, you do feel somewhat deep in the mountains. It was here that I shot Nicci and...

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Karl & Tamlyn: Trash the Dress

BBBRRRR... As hot as it was at Karl and Tam's wedding, the reverse was true when we set out to Trash Tam's dress. It was cold, wet, windy, miserable. Which is pretty much a dream come true. NowI'm quite well known for changing plan in mid-stride when it comes to...

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Roxanne and Mark, Trash the Dress

In theory, a Trash the Dress takes about 2 or hours so to complete. That’s in theory. In real, living life, that was not quite the case with Roxanne’s Trash the Dress. Allow me to explain… Part 1. It’s 3.00am in the morning when Rox and Mark pull out of their driveway...

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Ross & Tiffany, Trash the Dress

The day before Tiffany & Ross' Trash the Dress shoot had been a mammoth day. We'd shot a wedding out in Grabouw and I'd only climbed into the sack at about 2.00am early on Sunday morning. And now, here we were, a bit blurry-eyed standing in very thick, rolling...

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