Posts Tagged ‘weddings’

Simon and Linda celebrated their wedding day against the dramatic backdrop of a stormy Churchhaven sky. This is their wedding album.

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.

Julian EmdonIt was very pleasant to work with a videographer who has a sense of personal space. Julian Emdon is quiet, unassuming, unobtrusive, yet friendly and obliging.

Take a look at the website of Andrew and Julian Emdon here and their You Tube clips here or send an enquiry to info@emdonvideos.co.za

The wedding album of Wayne and Louise is in the works.

Most of the pages were created in Photoshop, and then dropped into the Booksmart templates as a picture. The rough borders around some of the pics were created by scanning a darkroom image, cutting out the pic and creating a template. Using layers, I would drop in the images that I wanted to give the rough border effect, resize them using the Transform tool, and finish off with some grunge brushes.

The album contains some their Trash the dress pics at the end.

There was no messing around with these guys. If we’re calling it ‘trash the dress’, then trash the dress is what we’re going to do!

The shoot was at U-Tac, a very cool paintball range on the R304 towards Atlantis. We were hoping for stormy weather – just to add to the grunge atmosphere – but the worst of it happened while we were driving, which is just as well, since I had forgotten to pack the huge umbrella that was supposed to protect my gear. Atmosphere was provided by dark clouds, but the shoot remained dry (until we drove off!).

We started with a few tame images in and around the wooden buildings –

All cute –

… and romantic …

But we soon got our teeth into it …

Don’t you just love the gumboots?! Soon our bride got ready to kick some ass …

… and she was taking no prisoners!

They soon patched things up, though …

The dress was a gonner …

But the big, strong, handsome groom saved the bride …

And they both lived happily ever after …