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KZN Weddings ~ Kirst & Wayne

Its taken me a long while to work out what I’d like to say about this wedding.  There’s so much.  I don’t want to leave stuff out but I also don’t want to ramble on :-).

When I first met Kirst & Wayne, I knew immediately that I was more than happy to shoot their wedding.  They both had such a gentle, warm vibe about them.  We went on to do their E-shoot down at the river (Mooi) and had so much fun at the time, I knew without a doubt that the wedding was going to be lovely.  Well.  It was so much more than that.  Its not always that you get two people, that you just know, deep down, are so totally meant for each other.  Who seem to just get each other and more than anything, really respect each other.  The foundation for a long lasting marriage I’m told (by my very experienced parents who’ve been married for over 50 years).

I hope I’ve managed to tell your story in the images below.  Watch how the anticipation, the nerves, the last minute details, the tears and the laughter unfold.  A lot of these images are the in-between-moments that I love so much.  For me, they speak volumes.

The ceremony, the speeches and indeed the huge party afterwards, were a magnificent testimony to the love that you two share, not only with each other, but also with your friends and family.  It was truly an honour to be a part of this and to have the opportunity to capture these memories that I hope will last you guys a life time.

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Some Supplier Love goes to:

Venue ~ The Orchards – Simply Stunning!

Food ~ Harvey’s Catering – OMG was this yummy.  I was lucky enough to fit in all 3 courses.  Totes delish.

Make-up ~ Camilla Kerr – beautiful bride and her bridesmaids speak for themselves

Brides Hair ~ Crop Hair / Donné Joubert

Decor and Flowers ~ Fields of Colour ~ flower and décor were nothing short of spectacular.

Grooms Suit ~ Dapper Avenue

Dress ~ Zita Contenté Couture

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St. Annes Diocesan College {Chanel Dance}

KZN Midlands Photographer – Diocesan College ~ Gr. 10 Chanel Ball pre-drinks

Chiffon, satin, organza and lace. From soft pinks and pastels, blues and lavender to stunning red, teal, orange and emerald green. So it was with the beautiful young ladies of the St Annes 10th Grade.

I have to say, personally, I LOVE the long, elegant style that appears to be the preference in KZN Midlands schools. I’ve seen quite a few high school dance photos where the dresses barely cover bums. For me understated elegance and a chic sense of style beats sexy and sassy any day (at this stage).

The girls were all radiant and Helium balloons and photo booth props added a sense of fun to the evening. Last but least, the paparazzi (i say this with a smile). The proud Papas and pretty Mums who chaperoned their daughters to this particular dance.

I look forward to next year ladies <3<3<3

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KZN Food Photography {HARTFORD HOUSE}

KZN Food Photography – Chef Constantijn Hahndiek

My passion for food and photography continues unabated…….so I was of course rather thrilled when the GM from Hartford House – Duncan Bruce – called me to set up our next shoot.  They had a VIP guest,  restaurant crit and blogger, Chris Von Ulmenstein and Chef Tijn was preparing some special dishes.  I have to admit,  I got to taste each and although they were all beautifully presented, smelled sensational and tasted divine – the Quail did it for me.

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Heirloom kale and cremealat gorgonzola with oven roast grapes

UP next was JODIS QUAIL – seared quail breast, sweet corn chowder, crispy pancetta and bacon powder

Rock Cod on the rocks – grilled with clay baked potato, pea puree and the magical confit egg yolk. Paired with Creation Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

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Best End of Lamb – winters end vegetables, beetroot gnocchi and kalamata olives paired rather nicely with Thelema Merlot

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Apples gone Rhubarb – Parfait, compressed apple with butter cake and gel. Paired with Klein Constantia vin de Constance.

KZN School Dance { St Annes } – Hilton

KZN School Dance at St Annes

Nothing like a bit of nostalgia whilst shooting these beautiful young girls, dressed to the nines, for their school dance.  Lets not forget their very dapper partners from Hilton, Michaelhouse and College.

Always a bit of a tricky shoot with the proud Mums and Dads jostling to get a photo but so satisfying to see how gorgeous each and every one scrubs up.

Hosted by one of the Mums, the St Annes Gr 11 pre-dance cocktail party was fit for a princess.  Gorgeous smelling sweet peas laced the air, salmon canapés, Moet and 20 young women in the most gorgeous dresses added to the sense of heady celebration.

Enjoy!!!