~I was so chuffed when Tracey asked me if I would photograph her wedding after having taken the photographs at her sister, Charlene’s, wedding in January of 2011.
Looking through the images you will see that although it was a fairly relaxed, lunchtime affair, so much care and effort was put into making it a perfect day. Set in the beautiful garden of their family home. Capturing every detail from the blushing bride (when she took the grooms left hand instead of his right to put the ring on when saying their vows) to the fab decor on the tables thanks to her good friend Donna (click here for more info on Donna at The Black Smiths) and the ever so yummy food lovingly supplied by The Larder!
Here’s wishing Armand and Tracey many years of happiness, understanding and compassion. Thanks for letting me share your day (from behind my lens).
Steve owns a paint shop. Eileen is a wife and mother to three busy children. Lucky for us, they decided to branch off from paint and parenting to open up a coffee and interior/gifting shop.
Rather amusingly, you have to go through the paint shop to get to the coffee shop. Bread & Butter and Living Textures came to life less than 6 months ago. After a personal tragedy last year, Eileen needed something to challenge her and occupy her physically and mentally. Since then, this establishment has become a destination in the area. Situated close to Elkanah High School and slap bang in the middle of Builders Warehouse and the West Coast Village Shopping centre (with Blaauberg netcare hospital down the road) Bread & Butter has become a meeting place for all sorts. Mommies having a quick coffee after the school drop, business meetings, church meetings, in-between-gym and shopping meetings. Aside from astoundingly good coffee (Steve has a secret recipe for their own blend), mouth-wateringly delish cupcakes and muffins and rather yummy open sandwiches, there is an array of goodies to buy as gifts. From wooden hearts that will permeate any room with the soft smells of lavendar, vanilla or sandalwood to gorgeous ceramics made by local potter – Hayley. Coffee and good nosh aside, if you’re looking for a gift or a self-spoil, you will definitely find something here, at a reasonable price nogal.
Had the great pleasure of photographing the four very gorgeous ladies who make up brand new string quartet – THE CADILLAC
We were lucky enough to get a beautiful Pink Cadillac loaned to us by its owner – Anthony and after posting an invite on the KIKI forum – 4 other togs joined me in what ended up being a fabulous day. Starting off at Durbanville Hills Wine Estate, shooting in the heat of the day, with the sun directly overhead is NOT ideal but – we made it work and decided to finish off our session in the cool forest at Poplars @ D’Aria. Lovely. Thanks go to fellow togs – Jon Meinking, Liezel van der Merwe, Kym Clayton Smith and Freda Roetjens as well as the four wonderfully patient members of the band: