In this blog I will attempt to show what I consider my best wedding photography of 2016.
I say attempt because its quite a tricky task. Some I love on a photographical level while others for sentimental reasons but hopefully you will enjoy this selection of images.
So with a full belly from my Christmas meal I have reflected on 2016.
2016 was tough but an amazing year for me, both personally and professionally. Its been my biggest year yet and with a wedding in Greece already on the books for 2017 I can’t wait for the new year. While I don’t only shoot weddings I do shoot a lot of them. Weddings are a challenge, you have to be quick on your feet fighting sunlight, rain or mist. There’s not much that’s in your control so in order to capture a beautiful image you have to think creatively and be able to execute the idea on the spot. There’s two sides to it for me, the high pressure on the day and then seeing the reaction from my clients when they see their album for the first time. With every wedding I try be different and I hope that comes across.
Thanks to everyone who joined me on this journey, and hopefully see you in 2017.
Shooting through an old window caused this getting ready shot to stand out. I love the layers it created, it’s almost like looking though a kaleidoscope.
Bow tie reflexions
A brave jump – Half the work is finding the right client… I love working with the adventurous type.
This little flower girl was struck in awe with Lindsay and her dress.
One shot, two rooms. I put myself in the middle of two rooms to capture the bridesmaids getting ready in the one room while the bride is getting her hair done.
The final touch.
Finally ready and then the nerves kick in.
Dad waiting to see his daughter.
Tequila faces might be my favourite thing.
By now I’m sure you have picked up that I have a thing about reflexions. Here I’m shooting through a window. I love the effect of a double exposure capturing the setting outside and the magic within.
Well this is just one of those group shots that stand out. Love the layout and the poses.
All boys are superheroes on the inside.
I will always remember this moment. This was one of the biggest summer down pours I have witnessed. We were trapped under a tiny roof with not much space. I noticed that the rain almost looked like a waterfall and though it would make for an amazing backdrop. We got wet but it was worth it.
A few moments later it was all over and we got to go out an explore.
I just love the forrest at Haycroft Farm Country
The horses at Champagne Castle Hotel & Resort are basically puppies. They are super friendly. While heading to my camera bag to change my lens I caught this moment.
This was my smallest wedding I shot. Just the couple and this little dude. The Oyster Box.
Lost in the sugar cane at Maroupi wedding venue.
Again these horses…heres two more epic shots I got with them featuring.
The great thing about Durban weddings is that nature is always in full bloom.
These rock n’ rollers where so much fun to shoot.
The KZN Midlands really knows how to treat us photographers, it may be cold but when the mist rolls in and you can capture moments like these its pure magic. Fordoun Hotel
These folding doors reflected the fairy lights in a way that made it look like a thousand stars. I positioned the couple just behind the doors to capture this kiss shot.
Simple compositions are so powerful.
Sometimes you get lucky. While on the creative shoot I noticed other photographers hanging around us by the train tracks. It hit me then that perhaps by chance they were trainspotters waiting for the steam train that runs once every 2 months. Turns out I was right, so we rushed to this location where I thought we could capture both the couple and the train. We would only have one chance and we got it.
Sometimes things don’t go right but still make for amazing images.
We got it right in this shot though.
The new bride arrives to her waiting husband.
Kids are always fun to shoot, they’re always up to something.
A touching speech. The decor has mirrors on the table which allowed me to capture both the couple and the guests at this touching moment.
The last kiss of the night.