Kylie & Gerric flew in from the UK to KZN for their wedding at the gorgeous Cranford Country Lodge. Situated on the R103 near Currys Post, Cranford is an absolutely stunning venue for “country-chic” weddings. From the minute I met Kylie (bearing in mind we’d only ever communicated over email), I knew I liked her. Warm, welcoming and with abundant personality we fell into an easy relationship straight away. Her huge eyes and Greta Garbo style intrigued me the minute I had her in my lens :-). Not forgetting her husband, Gerric. A gentle giant with an easy humour and an observant eye. It was quite obvious that Gerric was madly in love with his wife-to-be. The two met as young teenagers sharing the same high school lift club. From what I recall of the speeches Kylie didn’t even look twice :-). Or was it the other way around?? However, the pair soon got over themselves and got together in the matric holidays. Think we are talking 12 years ago now. Gerric proposed by flying Kylie down to Cape Town, driving through Stellenbosch, then along the coast and finally checking into a romantic, luxury beach lodge in Hout Bay. On the second evening, sundowners in hand, sun slinking low below the horizon, he got down on the proverbial bended knee……. So much laughter, and tears to match, the wedding was a study in procrastination. Only joking. The wedding was absolutely sublime. The mist that drew in slowly and eventually descended like a blanket on the proceedings only served to add to the mood and mystical quality of the afternoon and evening. Thank you once again Kylie and Gerric for the wonderful privilege of capturing your wedding memories. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
ALL THE LITTLE DETAILS, PREPARATIONS AND THE CEREMONY
KZN Midlands Family Photography | Gowrie Farm
We were blessed with the most beautiful wintry afternoon light for this family photo shoot. There was also no shortage of posing and monkey-business going on. Loved the absolute spontaneity that characterised these two precious little sausages. They really made me giggle. Beautiful, Beautiful family. And shooting on Gowrie Farm was also quite pleasant with the amazing scenery, autumn leaves lying everywhere and the beautiful soft duskiness of the afternoon. And then it got cold and we had to go in for some wine. So very pleasant. Thanks guys.
Beautiful You | A new idea | Teen Photoshoots | Mom ‘n Daughter photoshoots
Its one of those ideas that’s still taking shape. Teen Photography appears to have a little gap in the market all over, which is weird. Also, there are a million wedding and family photographers out there. I love Boudoir photography but us Capetonians are generally a little shy.
Having lacked serious confidence as a teen, despite (according to my folks) being quite pretty and skinny (Wednesday legs), I want to use my skills as a photographer to show young teenagers how beautiful each and every person is. No matter how tall or short, pimply or olive skinned, straight hair or curly, quiet or flamboyant. With the odd prop and some good humour, some soft light and gentle encouragement I’d like to portray the bits that make a young girl (or guy) so beautiful – purely by virtue of the fact that they are who they are.
Spot little sister Romany cream – sneaking a teen styled pose on the hanging chair!!
A lovely quote to keep in mind:
“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature’s laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to by keeping it’s dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.”
― Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew from Concrete