Tuesday 3 January 2012

Carien & Lefras | 10 December | Under Oaks, Paarl

She stepped out of the car in the most beautiful hand-painted dress from Lunar. Her dad had the proudest tear in his eye as he walked her down the aisle to the strains of Elvis Costello's 'She' played on the accordion. He stood there waiting, and then as she appeared he smiled, BIG TIME :) Tears came to his eyes and he was overwhelmed...and then she stepped into his arms and they both beamed. Truly, I've never seen a happier bride, she giggle and smiled throughout their heartfelt ceremony :)

They stood together, arms wrapped around each other, her bare toes wiggling on the bricks whilst her gorgeous heels hid in the background. Their friends and family stood in a semi-circle as they exchanged rings...and then he kissed her, whilst everyone applauded :)

After this beautiful ceremony, there was the blissful simplicity of kuier-ing with friends and family, the most delicious Italian food, and a stunner of a Paarl evening. And their love for each other shone over the entire day.

Carien, you made the most beautiful and overwhelmingly happy bride, I smiled my way through the entire day! And Lefras, the way you love your wife is an example to men everywhere :) I pray for a lifetime of blessings on your marriage, and feel incredibly privileged to have had the opportunity to capture your beautiful beautiful day. Thank you for choosing me!


*Carien & Lefras asked me to capture their day from a purely photojournalistic view, with only family photos posed, and it was wonderful capturing a day so filled with happiness, laughter and love!

A stunner of a day in Paarl, wow!

Beautiful details.

A gorgeous view!

Lefras waits for the guests to arrive, love the serenity of this shot.

The magnificent oak tree they got married under :)

Loved all the proteas and fynbos!

Many gorgeous animals.

Howe gorgeous is this? Love the rustic Italian feel :)

The boys had a beer to relax whilst waiting for the ladies to arrive :)

The prettiest little girls :)

How amazing is this brooch??

Have you ever seen such an excited bride? :)

How very very special is this? I shed a quiet tear :)

So awesome seeing previous clients - you may remember them from their Baby Bump Shoot earlier this year? Well, this is Nandi, how adorable is she!!

This is so Carien, I loved how she chose a dress that suited her so beautifully, and that she spent the day barefoot :)

Just love, in all its beauty :)

Beautiful Nandi!!

The most rustig vibe, it was so lovely to see everyone just visiting and enjoying each others company :)

The most amazing food, wow!

Carien and her wonderful Papa!

Lefras picked out her rings all on his own!

I convinced Carien to pose for just a few portraits, and wow, how jaw-achingly beautiful and HAPPY is she?? Love it :)

And just two of the bride and groom :)

Carien and her very special Oumas :)

Caught the sun just behind these and LOVE love the light :)

Heartfelt speeches :) Loved when Carien related how her Father-in-Law once told her 'Carien, insanity doesn't run in this family, it gallops!!!' Hehehehe ;)


  1. these are so special tiffs, well done girlie!

  2. Wow lady - this is so beautiful! Such wonderful candid shots!

  3. Hi Tiffs! The photos you have taken of proteas are so incredibly beautiful! I just love the last couple of them! I love weddings, they are so lovely!

  4. Om my goodness, Tiffs these are super special!!!!! Oh wow my heart is full looking at these awesome memories!!! Very beautifully done!!!

  5. As the client, I need to say that Tiffany and Ross made the perfect photographic team for our wedding. We could not have hoped for better. They were discreet, professional and enthusiastic. They really added to the charm and the energy of the day. Tiffs, thank you so much for capturing our wedding with so much love and happiness. Your images bring smiles all around, and I can promise you that it's not just me saying this. There, I've done gushing now. Thanks!

  6. Amazingly beautiful shots Tiffany! So bright and full of emotion, you've really captured the essence of the day, I bet the bride and groom are thrilled! GORGEOUS!!!

  7. Thank you so much for your comment Kate! Means a ton :) xx