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Karoo Stories

By WeddingNo Comments

The Karoo.  A place with real people, Genuine stories and vast dry landscapes.  It is the canvas that Stanley and Elaine chose for their wedding vows.

As I pulled in to Rooiberg Lodge after a 4.5 hour drive from Cape Town, I could smell the rain hanging over the landscape in thick dark clouds.  There were still a good 24 hours before the ceremony would take place and some rain would be very welcome in this dry, yet rich desert plain.

Stanley and Elaine’s story started 9 years ago.  Both small town kids with a natural love for the big outdoors.  They definitely chose a fantastic venue to express this part of their relationship with friends and family traveling wide and far to attend this one-of-a-kind celebration.

It was most certainly one for the books!

 

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A Fair Wedding

By WeddingNo Comments

Words simply cannot explain.  Goosebumps still let my arm hair raise when I think about the strong sense of love that was so overwhelmingly present on this day.  The ceremony was one of a kind.  Rye-lee looked stunning and beyond and their spontaneous laughter, tears and praise filled the canopy of trees under which they promised themselves to each other.

I want to write a whole book on this beautiful day, but I’ll let the pictures do the talking instead.

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To all the vendors that helped make this day special to the couple:

 

Second Photographer, Assistant, Stylist and Friend:  Seven Quarters Photography 

Dress Design: Glara by Shaun Mattig

Make up: Brushed by Shanna

Hair: Ilana Herbst

Videography: Carla De Villiers

 

 

 

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Forest Dance

By CouplesNo Comments

Your authenticity is mesmerizing.
Your vulnerability is captivating.
Your flaws are enchanting.
Your light is breathtaking.
Your love is spellbinding.
You are magic.

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Shadow Pup – Portrait Session

By PhotographyNo Comments

“That’s the lesson of the dogs, that it’s important to both live in the moment and then go on to the next wonderful thing.”
-W.Bruce Cameron, The  Dogs of Christmas.

I had such a lovely time visiting Roxy Hutton of CityGirl Searching down in the small town of Buan.  Roxy is a fellow South African Creative who also resides in South Korea with her husband Dale Hutton and their adorably cute rescue pup, Shadow.
Roxy and I connected via social media and started collaborating on creative ideas and concepts, exchanging tips and tricks  We eventually decided to meet up for a shoot and afterwards we sat down over lots of cups of tea, while playing around in our editing software, sharing knowledge and insight and more cups of tea.

It’s always such a wonderful thing when creatives get together and decide to share their knowledge.  It is so refreshing and inspiring.

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Snowscape

By PhotographyNo Comments

This was one of the most daring shoots I’ve done so far. Very different from my usual style and genre, but it turned out to be so much fun and such a great learning phase.
My model, Aletta was such a trooper and without her this shoot would never have materialized.  We met a day before the shoot in a Starbucks cafe to throw some ideas around.

And lucky that we did it on this day since the snow came really early this year when it was still relatively hot and it all melted within a day. Originally we had all sort of ideas but we lacked the time to plan it all.  Now we are waiting for the next snowfall to have those ideas come to life.

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Kisses under Persimmon Trees

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Tyson and Staci are from  Colorado and the Great state of Texas.  Both adventurous souls who love to travel and explore and engage in all sorts of exhilarating activities.  Both living and working in South Korea, it makes their travelwonder so much easier with all the great beaches of South East Asia so easily accessible. It was on one of these fun filled vacations to Thailand when Tyson decided to pop the question.  And she said… “duh!”.

For the engagement photos we headed over to the Asan Folk Village for a picnic set up with some traditional Makeoli brewed by the couple themselves.
Autumn really is the most beautiful time of the year in Korea.  So many red and orange trees colouring the grey city scapes.  The Korean Ginkgo tree being the prettiest with its bright yellow leaves.

The magic between these two people is so obvious that anyone can sense it from a mile away. I’m so honored to have captured their love.

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A Korean Village Love Affair

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A Korean Village Love Affair.
Nathan & Miran got married on a humid June afternoon and we met at Namsangol Hanok village just outside Chungmuru subway station in Seoul. We started off with the traditional Hanbok styled shoot.  Hanbok wear is made from silk and a lot of detail goes in to these dresses.  Because they are made from silk they are extremely hot.  I commend Miran for keeping up in the extremely humid weather we experienced that day.
After the hanbok session I had a few minutes break while they changed in to something a little more comfortable and less formal.

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