Any time we get an email asking if we will travel to Cape Town for a wedding we can’t answer: “HELL YES”, quick enough.
This time was no different!
Not only are these two the sweetest Swiss couple we know, they chose WEDDING CONCEPTS to put the whole day together for them.
Over the years we’ve come to appreciate just how important good collaborations are in our line of work. When you work with like minded people magic happens.
We’ve come to know WEDDING CONCEPTS for their attention to detail and always creating beautiful events we want to shoot.
This was our first time to shoot at HAWKSMOOR HOUSE.
We are lucky enough to shoot a good portion of Cape Town weddings each year and the one thing we love about the Cape is it’s soul.
It just seems so easy to find little gems like this venue dotted all over the winelands.
We love how WEDDING CONCEPTS and this awesome couple put together all these elements so exquisitely.
Earthy but elegant, natural but opulent, timeless but fun!
There’s nothing more enjoyable than shooting a wedding when the details have been thought out so beautifully.
It’s even more enjoyable to shoot a wedding when the couple forgets that we are there and has the time of their lives.
That’s exactly what Leigh + Sandrine did.
It’s far too often that we find brides and grooms trying to micro co-ordinate from the main table. Forget about it, and ENJOY yourself!
My favourite part of the shoot is when we’re not directing anyone, when we’re not asking anyone to stand anywhere or to pose anyhow.
We love to just watch and observe the love and happiness that makes every family so unique. This wedding was filled with countless moments like that.
We were the lucky ones to capture them.
It’s crazy but after 7 years in the industry, at the start of this year we realized despite good intentions of styling and shooting something we love, we still had not quite got around to it. So when our friends over at Ganico told us that they were about to harvest their organic pomegranate crop our creative cogs started turning.
We have always believed: “shoot what you love and it will come back to you”. Life happens however and bills need to be paid, we don’t always get the luxury to just PLAY! The winter months in Johannesburg can be a challenge for any creative, but when we saw the colours of the farm, we knew this shoot would be awesome!
We just loved the colour, diversity and texture of this shoot. The change of season from summer to winter left the pomegranate trees this amazing yellow! Combined with the organic touches of herbs, wood and decadent food, it was everything we love about autumn all in one.
Throw in a donkey, whats not to love!
Ganico is a boutique Organic Pomegranate farm operating out of Muldersdrift. This farm is a family run business and they are passionate about what they do.
We might be biased but we are yet to taste sweeter, juicier pomegrates oozing flavour!
If you are ever in the area, pop in and say hello.
For the past few years we turned down dozens of moms to be for pregnancy and newborn shoots, since we felt we were not qualified to handle someone else’s most precious. We have many of our own nieces and nephews so we have always loved children, but this new avenue just seemed a little too big for us.
Last year when both our sisters got pregnant at the exact same time, we were overjoyed but knew that sometime along the way we would need to overcome our fears and dive in boots and all! The idea of working with kids and moms to be wasn’t the only scary bit, but also how we would manage to add this to our list of things to do.
With so much newborn, pregnancy content on the net that we didn’t really like, we wanted to approach these shoots a little more true to our style. So we decided to approach them much like we approach our weddings. With a clean, cinematic eye and focus on the soft, intimate, gentle moments that surround this special time.
We love doing a pregnancy shoot followed up with a newborn shoot when the baby arrives. Both these shoots are very special but when combined in an album together, we love how the journey unfolds of this special time. Have you checked out our packages for these shoots: