I had the rare and privileged pleasure of second-shooting a wedding with Dror - rare, because I don't get to second-shoot much for the best of possible reasons, since I have far too many of my own assignments.
It is always fun when I can attempt new things and flex my creative muscles, rather than the usual responsibilities and stress of being the main photographer!
Mpopi and Rorisang had a beautiful outside ceremony in the luscious Shepstone Gardens and I feel so lucky to have witnessed their big day. We tried to explore a few lesser-known locations to achieve a different element.
Check these out.....
Oh, BTW I think I may have been influenced by Dror, as it seems I have converted more than my usual "one image in a blue moon" into B&W
Look what I found whilst busy editing Angie & Keith's wedding. I love these two photo's from Angie's getting ready session...
12 bottles of wine arrived yesterday with the following note inside the box;
Dear Andrea & Ursula
Thank you so much for making our wedding so special and memorable. You are both amazingly talented and we feel so fortunate to have you both. We will cherish our photographs for years to come.
These are two of our favourite wines. We hope you enjoy them.Enjoy a glass of wine on us in the sunshine.
Love Florian and Tracy
A whooping "Cheers!" Tracy, Florian! Thank you, the pleasure was really ours!
I'm sipping the delicious Life from Stone Sauvignon Blanc as I type this blog post. No sunshine, but hey, I have good wine!
One of the things I must confess to here and now (sssssssshhhhhh. Do not spread the word) is - I do not count images, since I am not a bean counter. In fact, I will never be a bean counter.
I realise my packages do stipulate a minimum number of pictures to be handed over and that defined number is always met.
In reality, the couple receive all the best images from the big day, which isn't, by any means, a quantifiable number - it quite simply depends on how many great images were captured on the day itself.
That is why editing sometimes takes a little longer.
It's always such an honour (and a tad nerve-wracking) when a high profile Johannesburg photographer refers us, so the pressure was most definately on!
Ursula and I headed out to Memoire and when we saw the awesome sky, we knew exactly where we were going to head for the photos - there was also a must-have we left 'til last.
I realise the burnt veld and the final location did raise an eyebrow or two, but, I am sure you will agree, it was worth it!
Samantha (and Sergio), you guys are legends, conquering rough, burnt terrains, dust storms and a dodgy shebeen, with a few intoxicated onlookers.
Thank you for trusting us on our jaunt out for such a great set of images - we can't wait for you to see the rest!
I love the 'shabeen series' - I will have to post more a little later.