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All brides are beautiful, but when she has the Hollywood glamour of a Grace Kelly or Jessica Lange, the camera just seems to do the job all by itself.

This weekend’s wedding was held at the little stone church across the road from Kirstenbosch, with the reception at Silvertree Restaurant in the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.

We’re so lucky to be living in Cape Town, where such spectacular venues are but a few minutes’ drive away. The garden was ablaze with spring flowers, the weather was perfect, the bride and groom and their families were delightful, and there were about nine cute little children (aaawwww!) – not to mention all the fellows in their kilts.

Adding the final touches to her make-up.

Getting into the dress.

Dress detail

Almost ready to go.

A radiantly beautiful bride about to enter the church.

One of the retinue of many leading the way.

Wedding kiss

Rough and tumble on the lawn. Trying to get nine kids in one picture isn't easy!

More kid chaos ... love it!

A toast to each other.

A traditional portrait of the couple in the Aloe Garden.

For more pics of Julia and Craig’s wedding, please take a look here.

Boudoir photography, intimate portraits, personal expression … call it what you will, but a portrait session that has no purpose other than exploring your femininity, the general fabulousness of you, is wonderfully self-affirming and liberating.

Many women select the boudoir shoot as part of their wedding package, either as a gift to their new husband, or simply as a bachelorette gift to themselves.

The common opening line is ‘I’ve never done this before … I’m really nervous,’ quickly followed by ‘I’m not very photogenic.’ Well, unless you’re a model or a movie start, it’s quite likely that you’ve never done this before. As for being unphotogenic – leave that bit to me!

It’s a fun photo session, definitely worth a try!

I met Fadia at a photo shoot when she and a group of other make-up artists were completing their training. They each had about four faces to paint, and I was photographing each model as the make-up artist was done with her. There was a bit of a crowd in the studio, along with large boxes overflowing with make-up, bags busting clothing and accessories, music trying to make itself heard over the chattering, hair dryers, friends, pizza delivery … the noise and chaos levels were interesting.

Away from it all was a quiet patch. Fadia had stationed herself near the window and was quietly getting on with things. I particularly liked how Fadia’s models turned out, but thought I may have had it all wrong when suddenly she packed up and said good-bye … Was it possible that she had done all four models if all the other make-up artists were still agonising over models number two or three? My jaw dropped … did she do only one model? Was I confused? Nope. Four it was.

So, when I urgently needed a make-up artist recently, I gave her a call. She turned up on time, with a cheerful smile on her face, got on with the job without incessant natter, and was done and out of there not even forty five minutes later! I couldn’t believe it – again!

My client was so blown away by her transformation that she almost cried. Only the danger of smudging the eyeliner kept her in control.

Fadia has lots of in-store make-up experience, and works on sets as well as doing make-up for portraits and weddings. If you need to contact Fadia, please contact me, and I’ll pass your request on to her.

Make-up by Fadia Williams