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Marc & Shimone tie the knot – Johannesburg wedding photographer

20 Apr

I have known Marc and Shimone for many years; so when they asked me to photograph their wedding  naturally I was honoured. I was  very excited but also quite nervous, you tend to put yourself under more pressure when photographing your friends.

The ceremony and reception was held at the beautiful Lethabo estate just outside of Lanseria, hidden in a valley and along the banks of a river it was the perfect venue for an intimate and romantic wedding.

Shimone looked stunning in a gorgeous handmade wedding gown designed by the talented Taryn, another mutual friend of ours, and when I first saw the dress hanging up all I could think was; Whoa, that is so Shimone!

The entire wedding was very relaxed and the theme of romance was evident with the forest backdrop.  From the bridesmaids dresses to the fact that the bridesmaids were all barefoot, you got the feel that during the picnic reception that this was not the traditional wedding.

Instead of the usual Bridal Groom speech, Marc sang a very special song to his gorgeous bride, with help from his brother, Dean, and a close friend, both on guitar.  It was so special to see Shimone’s smile when Marc started singing, and the expressions on her face  all through the track  was, well,  just beautiful.

While all this love was going on, I was feverishly snapping away to capture the moments for this lovely couple.  Shimone loves being photographed, and is a natural in front of the camera, so it was very easy capturing her happiness and radiance on the day – she needed no direction or reassuring, she was just relaxed and happy in her new found matrimonial bliss, and Marc, well he was awesome too. I wish my friends, Marc and Shimone  joy, love, laughter and friendship always, may you guys be eternally blessed.

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Marc & Shimone’s Wedding – Sneek peek

7 Oct

This is just a quick edit (senak peek) from Marc & Shimone’s weddinng, held at Lethabo Estate yesterday

An “unexpected” wedding shoot

6 Aug

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Well…. this was a surprise wedding ‘shoot’    When Judy contacted me to do a shoot, she had said it was a pre-wedding shoot, so I assumed (you know what they say about assumptions) it was an engagement shoot… I arrived on Friday to find Judy in her wedding dress, not what I expected I must admit, but wow, she looked  gorgeous!  Then Reimar and Judy  explained to me  that they wanted this to be their formal wedding shoot as their actual wedding was the next day (Saturday) and they just didn’t want to deal with all the fuss of  having to do the formal wedding pics on their actual wedding day,  and so they would prefer to have it all done the day before. Well, I wasn’t really prepared at all to say the least.  I must say though, I am very grateful, as there was no real pressure at all, although I was little nervous, but then again I always have them butterflies fluttering about in my tummy before a shoot.  We had such an awesome time, I really enjoyed this shoot for so, so many reasons… I am so proud of the photo’s.  Congrats  Judy and Reimar , I wish you love , joy and friendship always. Thank you,  you guys  are really very awesome. Much love.

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