When we get to shoot at one of THE FORUMS venues, we know its going to be a good day. James and Julianne’s wedding was no different! We love the city feel of this venue. This couple requested that we do very little or no formal couple shoot as they wanted us to focus on capturing the day as it happened.
With beautiful light, an awesome coordinator and decor to die for, of course we wanted to capture every last detail! With very little time for any kind of portraits I think we managed to put this story together in a beautiful way!
To capture a moment is harder than it looks!
Besides being in the right place at the right time, unable to control your subjects body language and expression makes it really hard to catch the moment as you may be experiencing it. When we do catch them just right, we are forever grateful and know they will live forever.
James and Juli we wish you guys all the happiness that married life will bring and know that we are cheering for you guys. From an ‘old’ married couple (us;-) it really does just get better all the time.
Treat each other like the best friends you’ve started out as and the blessings will keep coming.
Since there was little or not much time for portraits, we managed to snap a few in this stunning afternoon light. Nothing quite like a nice sunny afternoon in Jozi! Not a breath of wind and the warm rays on your back. One of the reasons we use to convince ourselves that Jozi is a nice place to live… the weather!
There’s not much to say about this decor but that it was amazing! It was so different! I think OTTO and his team really thought out the box on this one. We loved the fresh breads on the table as part of the decor, the science lab jars for the wine, the candelabras that mirrored the city skyline which was illustrated all around the venue and we are totally in love with this use of the map of Africa.
On Monday night we hosted another TYMEOUT basics photography workshop on: ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed for beginners. We’ve hosted this workshop several times before but last nights workshop was special to us. We got to host a small class in a studio that we can call our own! Not one we rent or share with other creatives, but one we built from scratch.
For any creative person, the environment you work in is sometimes as important as the job on hand. At times a creative space can literally be the difference between average or amazing work. Not only is it finally the creative space we’ve seen ourselves working in, it’s also a place we now call home!
We love this place! We can see ourselves learning here, reaching new goals, pushing ourselves beyond our comfort zones and maintaining our joy in doing what we do. Its been a 3 year project and we are finally done! I will blog about this crazy journey in an upcoming post but in the meantime…
Here’s a little behind the scenes of last nights workshop.
We get dozens of emails asking us all sorts of random questions about photography, blogging, technical info, not only from professional photographers but also many who want to start out as a photographer or hobbyists who just want to know how to become photo ninja’s;-)
That’s why we started TYMEOUT beginner workshops.
Each student gets to practice what they have learnt on the night and will walk away with enough understanding to get them going on their photo taking adventures.
We are excited to introduce this new workshop: HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR BABY? Saturday 13th June 2015 If you are a mom you’ll know that everyday presents so many beautiful little moments. Come and learn how to document these precious moments using good light and a few simple techniques that you will get to practice during this workshop.
This workshop is designed to help you find good light wherever you are, how to find a story in the everyday moments, simple styling of an image, and how to best pose your little ones. It is best suited for moms with babies that are not walking or too busy yet. If your little one is a busy bee already then maybe our upcoming workshop for toddlers will be the one for you.
This was our first shoot at CAPE POINT VINEYARDS
Who wouldn’t love to shoot at a Cape wine farm that overlooks the sea?
Bruno and Carmelice hosted their destination wedding at this sweet little spot for all their international guests. We were the lucky ones to document it all!
When styling your wedding, try to think of the end result and
remember the big picture is created by all the finer details.
What do you want your wedding mood board to look like?
Have you thought of using a private INSTAGRAM account
to create your wedding mood board?
Bruno & Carmelice came out to South Africa from Angola to celebrate their wedding.
Since English was not their first language they had a translator to help us
communicate with them and their guests.
But I think the images need no translation!
Cape Town is without a doubt a world class destination for photographing weddings, amongst other things of course! But if you’re thinking of celebrating your wedding there, consider February or March.
Its still hot but less windy.
We always envy shooters that get to work in Cape Town every weekend, the light in the Cape is so special!
Up on the highveld, the tones are way warmer and images seem to be a lot harder in appearance. Its a hard thing to explain but whenever we work in the Cape, we always feel like our images take on a softness we cant put down to technique because we shoot the same way, regardless of where we are.
I suppose you could say we have a crush on Cape Town!
Something to consider when you walk through the venue before the big day is to ask, where the DJ will be set up? What will happen with all his cables, his huge black speakers?
These are details that are often forgotten but make a huge difference to the overall finished look. This wedding setup was fantastic in this regard.
This venue actually has linen covered compartments for the DJ to hide his speakers in that still allow the sound to come through perfectly. If your venue has not made provisions for such things, talk to your venue co-ordinator or maybe your photographer or DJ can suggest something.
After all, it’s these details that make your images just that much more beautiful.