Thursday, 16 May 2013
When I first met Sharon & Michael I was struck by their pure, joyful excitement at the prospect of being married :) This sort of giddiness is infectious - and I found myself grinning behind my camera like a fool the entire day :) From their beautiful God-focused ceremony, to the moments straight after when they were laughing and crying with happiness, to the speeches where I'm pretty sure everyones sides hurt from laughing - this was a day of celebration :)
I loved so many things about their wedding - Sharon's exquisite dress, the bright coral the bridesmaids wore, and the HEAVENLY light I prayed hard for (we were so blessed!).
Sharon & Mike, thank you so much for the honor of choosing me to document your day of joy - wishing you a lifetime of the excitement & happiness you share now :)
Sunday, 5 May 2013
You may remember Candice & Luke from their beautiful, colorful engagement shoot last year (you can check it out here). We had so much fun that day, and their gorgeous wedding was just the same :)
They had the most stunning intimate wedding - celebrating with their very closest friends & family at the stunning La Mouette in Seapoint.
Candice, with her beautiful green eyes, made the most gorgeous of brides & Luke was incredibly handsome. They also get extra points for bravery - we shot their couple photos down at Clifton, in the midst of some serious crashing swell! There were several times we had to leap onto a rock to avoid getting soaked, so seriously, major points :)
Candice & Luke, thank you so much for the privilege of choosing me to capture your happy day :) Wishing you a lifetime of love & happiness!
P.S. Candice also has her own amazing blog, if you'd like to check it out, you can here.
Thursday, 18 April 2013
3 years. That's how old our marriage is :) However, 'we began' nearly 10 years ago. I've loved this man for longer than I can remember - I can't imagine my life without the craziness we share every day. Our ridiculous squabbles, the 'look' he gets shot frequently, the sparring, the joy, the doing & being that is life. In helping my best friend plan her wedding we found this quote:
"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen front their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two." Captain Corelli's Mandolin
I adore this quote. It's so real. There just isn't enough real these days!
I'm not an expert on marriage, and whilst I love my husband like crazy, I don't always get it right.
BUT I love our tree, and at any given time, will fight with all that's in me to protect it :) This is our tree. It's our life. It's our adventure. And I love it :)
To celebrate we paid a visit to Babylonstoren. Oh do yourself a favor peoples - go there! I cannot actually describe how beautiful it is - more than just an exquisite meal, an experience :) Such a beautiful place just soaks into the fibre of your soul and refreshes you beyond words :)
Oh, and I'd consider trading in my firstborn to shoot a wedding there if there are any takers ;)
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Jenny is an incredibly intelligent girl, who set out to the UK to further her already impressive education - little did she know that Dave was going to become a huge part of that adventure :) It was beautiful to see a wedding where the couples families are so invested in their children and their relationship - both dads spoke about just how happy they are that Jenny & Dave found each other :) And they offered some gentle prodding along the way in the hopes of expediting the process ;)
Jenny made the loveliest giggly bride & it was wonderful to see how perfectly they compliment each other :) They both spoke about how precious it is to have been made the Heavenly Gift of of each other - it's clear they feel that way form the joy on their faces!
Jenny & Dave, thank you so much for the honor of choosing me to capture your wondrous day - wishing you a lifetime of more of the happiness, peace & adventure that you share now :)
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Working with my husband is awesome :) Even if, when downloading cards after a wedding/shoot, there are a few shockers of me looking as if I'm confused/angry/in pain ;)
He also ends up being my test model, although he does play along fairly nicely ;) Here are just a few fun ones I've been collecting for a bit :)