This week has been a pretty busy one with Grumpa's birthday, renovating Oliver's room and a luxurious dinner aboard Anthea, a vintage train locomotive part of the Rovo's Rail group.
When I awoke on the morning of Kath's and Carl's wedding day I almost shed tears, as there was a horrible misty drizzle - the type of rainfall that is usually confined to the UK, or Cape Town. It was a continuous downpour of small measly drops, with no peak, no ebb, no thunder. You know, the kind of rain you'll resign yourself to the fact that it will linger the entire day. I kept checking the skies in the hope that it would clear, but, to no avail. Cloudy and overcast is OK - but please no rain.
As I arrived at Kath's home, her bridesmaids were doing exactly that; continuously scanning the gloomy heavens and providing Kath with optimistic forecasts, such as how a certain teeny-weeny gap of lighter raincloud was a definite sign that it would clear. It seems that all our hoping actually paid off, because just following the ceremony, the rainfall stopped and we had beautiful, fluffy clouds right on cue. Perfect!
What a blast and what a bash! There are so many amazing moments to share, so here's a small selection of my personal favourites.
Oh, actually, before I commit this post, I simply have to disclose something, which may even be helpful for other photographers who may read this blog. Years back, through some obscure website, I read that when a couple kiss, the female, almost 90% of the time, tilts her head to the RIGHT, so ever since then, I've always applied this statistic at each of my weddings. Please do not ask me where, or from which blog/website, I obtained this handy hint, as I can not even remember my children's' names at the best of times.
Anyway, during the ceremony, as I am anticipating "The Kiss", you will find me tilting my head to the right, in an attempt to mimic the brides position and work out the best possible point I should be at to capture the moment.
Well, I am about to reveal an important detail about Carl and Kath (enter drum roll),.... they do not fall into that 90% group, since Kath tilts her head to the LEFT. As you can imagine, this quirk entertained us throughout our portrait shoot, so there wasn't any need to say smile (or cheese), as I think Kath and Carl laughed throughout the entire exercise.
Before my ramblings come to a close, I have to say a HUGE thank you to Carl and Kath, for being so much fun to hang around with and allowing us to be part of this very special day.
Flowers by Fields of Colour
The groom usually throws on a suit and is ready to go. I found the next series quite amusing as you do not just throw on a white dress...It is quiet a process.
First you need to find an entrance route.
Then you need to navigate your way through with out smudging your make-up.
Bride coming through........made it!
Then there is the puffery of the layers and finding the button to pin up the dress.
Followed by buttoning the dress and the application of the veil, which may cause some discomfort.
...and finally the looks of approval.
Kath's dad just before she walked down the aisle.
Wow! It's that time of year again and I'm only a couple of weeks shy of the end of my crazy, busy season, so, fingers crossed, things should start slowing down now.
I am super-excited to announce that RE.INVENT III is on the cards, which is a photography workshop that I will be hosting with the master himself....enter drumroll... Mr... Dror.... Eyal.
This time around, we have incorporated some extras, so RE.INVENT III should be bigger and better. With the purpose of accommodating the bigger aspect, the workshop will be extended by one more day.
It aims to teach, inspire, rejuvenate and restore. We would love to see you there, so if you are interested in joining us, please click here.