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.
I was recently asked if I use flash at the wedding reception. The answer is yes, I usually use flash and if the venue lighting is right I sometimes also take a few without. (using a fast lens and high iso setting on my camera)
The top left picture was taken by Paul.
On the dance floor.
I love old things.
Things made with love and an abudndance of history.
Knowing this, you will come to realise how much I loved Natasha's & Ryan's vintage wedding.
The dress, the flowers, ooooh the flowers, each table with its unique arrangement, the lovely traditional details, or just about everything of a bygone era!
It was gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous with no detail left unspared or missing.
Their wedding day was filled with all it should be: joy, laughter, tears, hugs and gorgeous little flower girls.
Yes, I could go on and on about all the finer points, I really could, but, I will save you from my non-stop ramblings and simply present you with the visuals.
Enjoy the Maldives!
How 'uber' cool is that seating plan!
Natasha's wedding handbag belonged to her granma.
More pics of the cute little flowergirls
Picture above taken by Chantal - my second shooter.