Tag Archives: engagement photography

My job is essentially an incredibly optimistic one. There really is a lot of love and so many happy connections out there in the world that I get to see… I know a lot of life is hard and demanding, but it’s an amazing thing to be able to witness this energised and inspiring time in two peoples lives when they can’t hide their adoration for each other or how excited they are for their future. I know these two, Margot and Leonard, will carry that beautiful spirit forward into their marriage together.

Margot, you have a 1000w smile and you and Leonard have been a joy to spend time with! I look foward to each of your lovely emails and I hope you love these photos and feel that they’re a wonderful start of your photo story with me which carries on in November! tx

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Well, I thought it would be awesome to go ALL OUT on the colour fest element of these photos! Danielle and Neil met us in Woodstock to shoot some townscapes for the Lovebirds engagement shoot and nothing says urban to me more than grafitti and bright lights :-) Oh and the vintage Harley of his grandfathers was just the cherry on the top!!! I hope these photos bring a seriously warm and colourful smile to you on these cold days :-D

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I love so many pics from Margot and Leonard’s Lovebirds engagement shoot, mostly for Margot’s incredible smile and the beautiful woods we found to shoot in, but I’m choosing this for the sneak peek because of the simple perfection of winter textures and it’s such a tender moment between these two… More photos coming soon!

So on Saturday Danielle, Neil and his grandfather’s vintage Harley motorbike met us down in Cape Town for a lovely city Lovebirds engagement shoot :-D Here’s a little sneak peek!!

Oh this engagement shoot is all about misty greys, crystal blues and shell whites… with a few beautiful kisses thrown in ;-) I’m always honoured to be asked to photograph other photographers and even more delighted when they have the best laugh in the business and the happiest ice blue eyes you’ve ever seen :-D Lovely Elaine and her gorgeous beau, Rudie spent the afternoon with me on a deserted beach just before the rain set in… Enjoy the photos.

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These two seriously gorgeous lovebirds are getting married in December and we spent a few hours out on the Almenkerk wine estate farm photographing their beautiful Lovebirds engagement shoot. What a stunning afternoon and what a great chance to get them used to being in front of the camera before the big day :-D Andrea and Alex, December is on it’s way!

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Kerry, Nick and I spent an afternoon wandering through the beautiful outskirts of Elgin following the afternoon light, along the train tracks and up to the dam with its abandoned tennis courts. The gorgeous Overberg never disappoints! :-) I LOVE how relaxed the photos are (but also the dash of serious glamour with Kerry’s Charlize Theron beauty!! :-D). Kerry and Nick, bring on some March wedding loveliness back here in Elgin!! :-D

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You can tell just how much these two lovebirds were missing their beloved dogs by how happy they were to see this local lab on his daily beach walk :-D They came down from Uganda to celebrate their gorgeous wedding at Palmiet Valley Estate in Paarl and we managed to sneak in a little engagement shoot the week before :-) Grainne even managed to organise a beauuuuutiful Fleur le Cordeur flower crown for our shoot! Cream peonies and baby pink orchids *swoon*… Grainne and Etienne are such a perfect match – a ying and a yang – and it was really fantastic to spend the day with them on this wild bit of the Cape coastline :-D Enjoy the pics – more from their lovely big day with Wedding Concepts coming soon! P.s I have not photoshopped how turquoise that water was!! Huge thanks to Claire Harries Photography for helping trudge bags and reflectors (and keeping spirits up) through miles of sand and wind!

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The hardest part of this eshoot with the GORGEOUS Amy and Gray was choosing which photos to blog ;-) I loved so many moments from this Lovebirds shoot on Amy’s family farm Oak Valley here in our beautiful Elgin! A misty morning walk to the dam and back through the greenhouses – such a wonderful morning getting to know these two better before their stunning wedding here next March! Enjoy the photos…

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So this story started with an email from Brandon, on the brink of proposing and asking whether I would be there to document the big moment – I’m a TOTAL sucker for such romance :-D After lots of chats we decided that as awesome as that would be it’s hard to smuggle in outfits and make-up for a beautiful eshoot without your soon-to-be-wife realising you’re up to something!! So we chatted some more and came up with a glamorous walk around Cape Town ending on the rooftop of the stunning Urban Chic hotel with the setting sun on Table Mountain in the background. I’m sure you’ll agree it doesn’t get more romantic than that :-D Lindsay and Brandon, what a fun day out with you two!! I can’t wait for your wedding next year!! Enjoy the photos…

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The most perfectly timed yacht sailing by… Beautiful Lindsay…

This shot makes me really happy… that is all… :-) More photos from Lindsay and Brandon’s graphic cityscape engagement shoot on the way…

The very last click of the camera on Saturday’s eshoot  :-) The serene and gorgeous Claudine…

The low autumn light of these afternoons is so unbelievably gorgeous and this morning I have some stunning light, awe-inspiring mountains and such a special couple on the blog. Kate and Riaan, thanks for sharing some amazing wine and a few beautiful autumn hours with me for your Lovebirds eshoot! Pretty much a year to the day before another gorgeous autumn afternoon at Hawksmoor House… Thank you to the wonderful Ataraxia Wines for letting us shoot at your incredible tasting room and around the farm. p.s Riaan designed that amazing ring for Kate himself!! Wow!!

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I just love this little one of Kate… Something so magnetically serene about it… More from their Lovebirds eshoot coming soon.