As we prepare to finish off our 2016 weddings, we can’t believe another year has come and gone.
We have shot some of the most amazing weddings of our career this year!
We got to work with the best suppliers in the country and shot some amazing destination weddings.
What more could we ask for?
The one thing that was solidified in our minds this year as our industry in general felt the pinch of the current economic climate in South Africa, is that, like everything else in life, it’s all about the relationships you maintain.
Relationships with old and new friends in the industry proved to be very important this year.
We are very grateful to everyone that continues to support our work and love what we do even when we’ve lost our own joy at times. Something thats become very important to us over time is to work with clients that get who we are and that we get as people. After all, our jobs involve so much emotion and expectation, I think its probably one of the most important aspects to a successful shoot.
This was our first wedding at VILLA ARCADIA
Brides often ask in our meetings if we’ve worked at a venue before, as if we have, it somehow puts us at an advantage? In fact we always find it easier to shoot at a venue that we’ve never worked at. We see it with new eyes and can shoot something fresh and original that we haven’t shot before .
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.