ASTRID & JUAN | accolades picnic e-shootApril 19, 2012

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On the 12th of May 2012 Astrid & Juan will be saying their “I do’s” & this is a wedding I’m really looking forward to! These two are such a cute yet very down-to-earth couple. They chose Accolades in Midrand as the venue for their picnic engagement shoot. They also brought along their adorable little girl. I really enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of this e-shoot session & I cannot wait to be a part of their wedding day in May!

Picnic Engagement

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CHANTEL & QUINTON | trash-the-dressApril 18, 2012

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It’s not often that clients come back to ask for snapshots as they trash their dress, so it’s always an exciting opportunity. Chantel & Quinton are such a lovely couple and Chantel had such great ideas for this shoot! It had everything: a cheetah, a snake, a waterballoon fight, a wedding dress in a pool, cupcakes, paint, glitter and bubblegum! Needless to say, it was a very eventful day & I always love working with these two!

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MR & MRS HARPER | weddingApril 12, 2012

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Chantell & Gary celebrated their wedding day on the 17th of March 2012 in Alberton. It was such a pleasure being a part of their wedding. The day was filled with special gestures from friends and family & it was a heartwarming occasion. I loved all the detail they put into the planning of their day & how well everything turned out.

Here’s Chantell’s version of how they fell in love:

“ I found my love in a video store, what a love story! At first I thought of him as a really good friend,
but I realized that my feelings didn’t end there. After renting almost every movie in the shop & two years had gone past, I was still so afraid to tell him because I didn’t know what he would do. Then I discovered that he felt the same way! Ten years later we are still together and still very much in love!”

Chantell also has some advice for other to-be brides:

“The best mindset to have is to think of stress as the enemy, just make sure you don’t get stressed about being stressed! Realize your budget and plan accordingly. Try and do as much as you can yourself, because that way you’ll appreciate it more and it’ll be exactly what you want! Most importantly, have fun! A wedding is a celebration of love and at the end of the day if you are stressed and overly tired it’ll sure show in your photos – best choosing your photographer carefully; I know I chose the best! All I wanted was to bind our love in marriage and give my guests an unforgettable night!”

For her wedding, Chantell wanted their unique personalities to show in the decor:

“It started with the invites, I wasn’t looking for an ordinary invite and so I came up with the newspaper idea! I called it Romantic Times. I asked a couple of people for some stories, they had no idea what they were giving the stories for and at the end of the day it worked out to be stunning! People loved it! Our seating plan was glass coke bottles, form Coca Cola Depo in Vanderbijlpark, and instead of table numbers we used table names such as Peace, Love and Hope.”

 

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MR & MRS KIRSTEN | weddingApril 11, 2012

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On the 14th of March 2012, a beautiful bright and sunny Wednesday, Anthea & Adrian said their “I do’s”. I absolutely loved everything about this wedding, from Anthea’s vintage short and long combination dress, the choice of flowers & the fact that the venue was on a golf course (which meant getting to play around with golf cars during the couple shots!).

Mr & Mrs Kirsten make such a sweet couple and their very relaxed yet creative nature made them an awesome couple to work with!

Here’s what Anthea has to say about her hubby & their wedding day:

“We started dating on 14 March 2006 & very soon he became my mentor, my best friend and the love of my life.  Five years later, 14 March 2011, he finally proposed! Exactly a year later, 14 March 2012, we devoted our lives to each other.  I still get butterflies when I see him. I cannot imagine a better day or a better life.  Thanks to Izzy we have amazing memories of our special day.”

Here are some shots of their lovely day:

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MONIKA & GARETH | coffee date e-shootMarch 8, 2012

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I loved this engagement shoot! Monika & Gareth were both eager to do anything & we found some really nice spots to take their photographs.

Monika & Gareth are getting married in November 2012 and met whilst watching a rugby game in a restaurant. Gareth couldn’t keep his eyes off Monika & soon asked for her number.

Gareth took Monika for some adventure golf on the 17th of November 2011 and at the 7th hole Monika discovered a scrapbook that Gareth created, now famously known as their “engagement book”. The book had a collection of photographs of their time together and on the last page had 3 photographs of Gareth holding signs asking her to marry him!

Beautiful proposal story, beautiful couple & what I know will be a beautiful wedding in November!

We started with some photographs taken at the lovely coffee shop, Chocola.j, in Randburg:

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