Wedding Details

 

Earlier this year I decided to start wedding photography, I started out with assisting and second shooting for some other photographers, to learn from them and see how they work. Here I decided to practice some detail shots, playing around with lighting and layout.

I have added film photography (Something Old) as an extra to my wedding packages so I also decided to photographed these details on black and white film, can’t wait to get back into the darkroom to process them and see how they turn out.

I love photographing weddings, I find them to be a beautiful display of love and devotion and sharing those moments with those you love makes it so special and capturing those moments so the couple can relive the beauty of their big day  and pass down and share with family for a lifetime, is the best part for me.

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Creed’s 2nd Birthday

 

Last year I photographed this little munchkin’s first birthday party and this year I got to photograph his second, everything was Barney and friends themed and Barney himself even made a surprise appearance and the kids just loved it.

It just amazes me how fast he has grown, last year his mom and dad had practised blowing out the candles with him, so he could blow out his own candles on his birthday, this year he couldn’t wait to blow them out and he got them on his first try and just look at that face, his going to be breaking hearts in no time.

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Bikers club

This shoot was great fun. One of the club members found this great spot, an old building that was torn down and beautifully decorated with graffiti by the local artists, just the perfect backdrop for a Cape Town bikers club shoot.

I also got to work with this great group of people, they were so fun and easy to work with, making it a walk in the park to capture the spirit of their club.  It was just a pleasure working with them and taking their club photos for them.

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Essie’s first Birthday

Here we have Essie’s first birthday party and what fun was had! With yummy snacks, bubbles and a jumping castle the kiddies just had a blast. Even the weather was on their side, despite the previous few days rain.

I just love photographing kiddies parties, there is no better way to capture the most natural photos of pure joy.

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Wedding

I could barely wait to share these photos of this beautiful wedding with you.

I had the amazing opportunity to second shoot on this beautiful outdoors wedding, as nervous as I was to take part in my first wedding shoot I couldn’t wait to get shooting at weddings and I was more than happy wit the outcome of the photos. I learnt so much from just this one day and continue to assist and second shoot so I can learn as much as possible and I have helped out on a few weddings since. I have also decided to start shooting weddings myself and am hoping to share one of my own wedding shoots with you shortly, so keep an eye out.

I had so much fun both shooting and editing these image and can’t wait for winter to come to an end now and wedding season to take hold.

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Birthday Celebration

I am so please to have been part of this lovely day, spent at the Ostrich Ranch. The day started off with everyone meeting at the ranch and having a stroll in and around the little souvenir shops, followed by quick group photos before a guided tour around the inner part of the ranch. Where we were shown the skeletal structure of an ostrich, the size of their eggs, compared to other bird eggs.

Then everyone got to pet and feed some of the ostrich’s, as well as meeting the ostrich that holds the world record for been the worlds smallest ostrich. then if you wanted to you could have a sit on one  of the tamer ostriches, as the birthday girl did. Followed by drinks, celebrations and a great meal prepared by the ostrich ranches restaurant.

This was both an educational and relaxing day spent celebrating in a slightly different way.

This was also my first time using my new 50mm f1.8 lens Nikkor lens, that I had been just dying to use and the results are better than I was expecting, it didn’t take long to become my favourite lens.

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Sheeba

Here she is, Sheeba 10 week old puppy, Max’s little sister (Max, last week’s post) at her first Doggie shoot.

After  she had a good sniff around my studio and wondering off every now and then, she sat just long enough between treats for me to take photos of  her and after she had her fill she started to get sleepy (just like her brother) and I got some lovely photos of her getting comfy and eventually falling into a well deserved slumber.

This beautiful blue eyed girl is a true model, well as long as you have treats to bribe her with. She has been on several photoshoots, including having taken part in a winter wonderland kiddies clothing shoot for a UK clothing company.

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