Chrisna & Phillip
How the Proposal went down.
One weekend I was visiting with a friend where we were invited to spend the weekend like a real bunch of farmers next to a dam. This farm just happened to be my future husband’s farm! When we first met, I thought this guy was a real show-off and didn’t quite like him as much. But there was a specific photo taken that weekend which my friend really wanted, and the week after I decided to just ask him via Facebook for it. As I was about to send Phillip a message asking for the photo, he sent me a message at the same time and that’s when we started really talking!
A week later I was meant to be someone’s date at a wedding up in Bloemfontein. After flying up to Bloemfontein, the most humiliating experience happened as my date did not read his invite and realized at the last minute that he couldn’t bring a date. Embarrassed and sad, I got on a plane back to Cape Town and Phillip was the one who fetched me at the airport. He gave up his Sunday and took away all the pain and humiliation. After a month of talking and lots of sushi dates, I started to realize what true love looked like.
In December 2017, we went to my family’s farm in the Free State for Christmas. Phillip gave me the biggest surprise by asking me the big question on top of a little rocky hill. He had it all carefully planned with my mom, without me suspecting a thing!
Where and When do you plan on having your Wedding?
We decided on Die Woud in Caledon. I have always dreamed of a wedding under trees and Die Woud is just perfect for this. They also have a beautiful glass reception area which really adds to the atmosphere.
How do you know your fiance loves you?
Chrisna: I can see in Phillips eyes and the way he looks at me that he truly loves me. You can feel when someone really loves you, they don’t even have to say it.
Phillip: I know that Chrisna loves me because she does everything to the fullest for me. She always gives her best and tries to spoil me in some way.
What do you look most forward to about your new journey together?
To not being alone anymore and to have my best friend by my side for the rest of our lives. To start a family and decorate our house. I look forward to holidays, ups and downs together and spending life with my best friend always and forever.
Win Free Wedding Photography
– A chapter on giving
I know I’ve said this a thousand times,
but I feel so passionate about the importance of capturing life’s most precious moments.
Every year I try to give back to the universe for blessing me over and over again. I was given a talent and there are few things in life that makes me happier than being able to share and give the fruits of this talent to other. So every year I choose one deserving and loving couple to photograph their wedding free of charge.
One thing you’ll always hear me say is, if there is one thing at your wedding that you should invest in more than anything else, it is your wedding photographs! Your venue will look great, the décor will be perfect, the food will be delicious, the music will sound tasteful, your dress will look stunning on you and your hair and makeup all will have you transformed for your most beautiful day. But the only thing you’ll take home with you is the captured memories. This is why I value the wedding day photography above all else since it is the only part of the day you can take with you 50 years down the line.
So if you haven’t booked your photographer for your 2019/2020 wedding, keep reading!
Organictales will offer one lucky couple a chance to WIN FREE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY worth R20 000!
“I’m excited to see your dress! I’m excited to see your hair and makeup. How you’ve made up your venue and I’m excited to see all the happy memories shared between you and your loved ones!”
* A Pre-Wedding Shoot with 30 High Resolution Images
* Pre-Wedding Meeting and Discussion
* 10 Hours Wedding Day Photography.
* High Resolution Digital Files on a personalized USB
But that’s not all! ORGANICTALES will offer a 10% discount to anyone who entered the competition but didn’t win! (T’s & C’s apply)
ORGANICTALES PHOTOGRAPHY will also sponsor up to 3 other prizes for people who entered this competition but did not receive first prize.
Being able to capture the love union of two people is a big honour and blessing, so choosing winners for this competition will rest on a few things that will let me know how highly you value photography in your lives. Last year I did a similar competition and the entries and stories were so lovely, they had me laughing and crying with emotions. It was a pretty hard decision to make and I am sure this year will be just as much of an experience. This is why I spiced it up a little more. This year’s competition will have finalists who will go through to the next round where a final winner will be announced.
Building a relationship with all my clients is very important to me as it greatly aids in being able to capture your unique personalities on the day.
Couples chosen as finalists must be able to meet with me for an in person OR Skype interview.
So how do you enter and Win Free Wedding Photography?
- All you have to do is fill out the survey at the bottom of this post.
- To better your chances you can also go LIKE my FACEBOOK page and invite 5 – 10 friends (or more) to also like my page so they can support you. How do you do that? When you visit my page you will find a section on the right (circled below in red) that says “Invite friends to like this page” Please make a list of the people you invited and include it in the survey where it prompts you to do so.
3. For some extra points you can also go and FOLLOW me on Instagram and like/comment 5 – 10 of your favourite images on my feed to help me understand which of my photos fall in your favourites list. This helps me to get a better idea of the style and feel you desire in your wedding photography. Find me @Organictales
Fill out this survey and send through to firstname.lastname@example.org and stand a chance to WIN FREE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Entries Close 23 Feb 2019 at 23:00. Entries valid for weddings taking place any time between March 2019 – July 2020.
Since a wedding takes enormous amounts of time to photograph, process and deliver, only couples who complete ALL steps will be considered. This is a very personal gift and therefore only couples who show genuine interest and enthusiasm will be selected as finalists.
Good luck everyone!!
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*Organictales Photography reserves the right to cancel this competition or disqualify any entry without notice*
H.B Thom Theatre Engagement.
~A Shakespeare Chapter.
Stellenbosch is known for a few things, but it’s University and the bustling student life is probably one of many people’s fondest memories. Francelle and Ben met, during their days as university students in this quaint little town, more than ten years ago.
Their love for theatre and the performing arts has been one of their many shared passions. We thought there were no better way to celebrate their engagement, than the stage of H.B Thom Theatre. The little hub where they spent a big part of the first few years of their relationship.
Cape Town Forest Engagement
~An introductory chapter
Sue & Graham decided on a Cape Town Forest location for their pre wedding engagement photoshoot. We had a ton of fun and the weather played along so beautifully!
Rich & Angela
Rich Ting might sound familiar to you and you might recognize him from quite a few successful drama series like NCIS and Waco. Also from movies like Lone Survivor and SALT.
On a recent trip to South Africa to film the new drama series Warrior – a series inspired by Bruce Lee, Rich brought his darling Angela with him to Cape Town. It was with splendid mountain and ocean views in the backdrop where Rich went down on one knee and popped the question to the unsuspecting Angela.
A few weeks later they decided to get a few portraits to celebrate this beautiful event in their lives.
Anje & Chris
~A Seagull’s Song.
At the start of a brisk and fast paced week, Anje sent me a message; “Landi, we will be in Cape Town for 2 days, can we please fit in an engagement session?”
With all my evening slots already booked for the week, I knew that we will have to make a plan. We met at 6:15am at the V&A Waterfront. The morning was still waking up from the crisp and cool night air. Seagulls were circling and crying their morning hunger cries at the fishing boats. And in the distance we could hear the city traffic starting to awake.
Anje & Chris are both extremely talented photographers themselves, and when they contacted me to be their wedding photographer, I felt insanely proud and honoured. We had copious amounts of fun during this session. From waving good morning to the resident seals, to chasing the sun, to chasing pigeons, to trying in vane to get the attention of the ever so noisy and hungry seagulls.
I hope you enjoy their visual story below:
The Farmer’s Fiance
~ A not so Classic Chapter
A few months ago, I photographed a unique wedding in the streets of a small Karoo Desert Town. At this one of a kind event, I crossed paths with a so many creative and unique people. So when Carla told me that she wanted something slightly different from the classical nature scenery for their engagement photos; I knew we were about to raise the levels!
We decided to stay classic, but to add some life to the party! Don’t tell anyone that Free state farmers don’t know how to bring it! They can!
Riaan & Mardené
– A Thirsty Chapter.
It’s dry. When the sun is not scorching the earth and licking up the last bit of moisture with its flaming tongues of thirst, it is the wind that evaporates any traces of water in to thin air.
This is what the Western Cape is currently facing. With none of the regular lush green landscapes we are used to, we are now learning to find the beauty in what we once saw as devastation.
The dry, sandy banks of dried up reservoirs have become art. We see the bittersweet beauty of white dust reflecting the pink sky. A world transformed. A reminder that love will conquer our deepest fears. Love can florish where we plant it – we just need to believe. Here follows a story: