Earlier this year we headed off to Mauritius for a little break to celebrate Dylan’s parents 40th wedding anniversary.
This year has been a special year for both our families welcoming new babies on both sides, our parents reaching this milestone in their love story and getting to celebrate with them all in such a special place.
We travelled so much over the past 18 months, this was the first trip we had actually not planned for work, so we were excited to just enjoy it.
But as always when you arrive is such a beautiful place and the light is as beautiful as it is in Mauritius, your photographer brain and shutter clicking finger starts looking for beautiful things to aim your camera at.
Bianca & Dave were close to welcoming their second baby girl into the world so we documented a piece of their story in this beautiful place that will forever be etched in our hearts now.
If you ever get a chance to visit Mauritius, we can recommend a beautiful private villa near Grand-Baie, where we stayed, which really made it a trip to remember!
With our second baby on its way, we talk a lot about how to balance work and family life.
Its amazing how when you don’t have a family, a passion or a job can mean so much to you, who you are and what makes you, YOU.
For so long much of our purpose and self worth was wrapped up in being good at what we do.
Don’t get me wrong, we still love what we do and its important to us to be really great at it. I often hear people talk about chasing their dreams and working hard to achieve them! Maybe we should realize we are all just human and doing our best in all aspects of our lives is all we can expect from ourselves, and in the end what really matters is how we loved others and how others loved us!
These two were beyond excited for their wedding day! From daily facebook countdowns to little reminders of how many sleeps were left before they tied the knot, it was fun watching their excitement grow as the wedding day drew closer.
As owners of a creative business, Sharne and Wayde chose an Alice in wonderland inspired theme for the quirky touches to their decor and guest entertainment to make their celebration one to remember.
These two wanted to have a few moments to themselves before making their way down the aisle, so they chose to do their ‘first look’ before the ceremony on a quite little road out the way.
They literally coudn’t contain their excitement to see each other. We loved their response when seeing each other;-)
These two beauties chose the island of Mykonos to tie the knot in June this year. We were the lucky bums they chose to make the great trek to document their story. Shooting in Greece is always such a treat with its crisp blue skies and clean white light, not to mention a few of our favorites like grilled octopus and a gyros at every turn.
We often get questions about how we manage to travel for work with our 16 month old son while still maintaining our professionalism.
Truth is it wouldn’t be possible if we didn’t have an amazing support structure of family and friends aswell as systems in place to make it possible.
For the first few months of his life, we would take our son with to most weddings, without it disrupting our work. We always arranged beforehand with the venue that we could have a spare room where our nanny or family member could babysit. This allowed us to check on him from time to time and helped for our own peace of mind.
Surprisingly most venues were very understanding of the fact that I was breastfeeding so they were more than willing to help. Most times no one even knew he was there. It helped us to be focused on the day and not constantly worried about leaving our hearts at home. Now that he is older and we are more comfortable he stays at home for local weddings.
As we head off to the mountains today for this weekends Drakensberg wedding with our son coming along as always, it reminds us that this is a life we chose and its allows us to do things we wouldn’t ordinarily do and spend endless hours seeing places we wouldn’t necessarily get to see so regularly if it wasn’t for the beautiful gift of travel.