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Charl and Kim’s wedding at Cranford Country Lodge

Venue: Cranford Country Lodge Make up: Blush Pro Make Up – Candice  Florist: Desire2Hire Cheese cake: The Farmer’s Daughter Bride’s Dress: Bride & Co. You’ll often hear a photographer say they shot such an amazing wedding, that it’s... read more

Darren and Louise’s wedding at Bellwood Stud

Being a photographer means I get to see quite a bit at weddings. I get to meet people from all walks of life. Sit and eat a meal with people who have stories to share. And I get to truly see the heart and soul of what goes on on a wedding day. So when I arrived at... read more

A Coffee Shop Engagement Session

I almost completely forgot to share these with you! Damian and Jitesh met with me just before their wedding to do their engagement shoot at The Book Boutique in Amanzimtoti. Just before they arrived, a huge wind picked up and it absolutely poured with rain! But... read more

Tommie and Kim’s Engagement Session

Tommie and Kim travelled to Durban from Ladysmith for their engagement session, so we hit the beach and soaked up some of that last beautiful light for the day. I’m so crazy about shooting at this time of the day on the beach and just love these photos! Tommie... read more

Marlize and Andrew’s Kloof Garden Wedding

Things I love about this wedding: – That Marlize married Andrew in her mom’s garden in Kloof. – That Marlize’ mom spent months working in her beautiful garden ahead of this special day. – The love from every single person who was there.... read more

Daniel and Megan | Engaged

Daniel and Megan are getting married in just a few weeks and I can’t wait – not only do I get to spend the day with them, photographing some amazing memories, but I get to do it all at the same venue where I got married! #superexcited I met Daniel and... read more

Sheldon and Kaylin | Thorner Country Estate

Sheldon and Kaylin’s wedding took place at one of my all time favourite wedding venues in KwaZulu-Natal, Thorner Country Estate. It was the perfect setting to this wedding – filled with lots of love and friends and family. The minute I met Sheldon and Kaylin, I... read more

Jitesh and Damain | Collisheen Estate

Damain and Jitesh got married on, what I believe to be, the hottest day this year. And still, they had a celebration that warmed every single heart who bore witness to this union. Everything about their wedding at Collisheen Estate was perfect; the decor, the details... read more

Marius & Lorinda | Umthunzi Hotel | South Coast Wedding

I have found the one whom my soul loves. Song of Solomon 3:4 Marius and Lorinda got married on the beautiful South Coast of KZN, at the Umthunzi Hotel and Conference Centre. It was a beautiful celebration of love, God and the two of them, with their closest friends... read more

Matthew & Neché | Brahman Hills

It was a gorgeous, sunny day in the Midlands. As the sun’s rays beat down on the rolling hills of Brahman Hills and a slight breeze danced through the lavender garden outside the spa, Neché dressed herself in her wedding gown. Her excitement revealed itself in... read more

Ryan and Lizelle | Baby Groger

It’s not every day that I invite clients back to my house for a bath. Actually, I’ve never done that! But when Lizelle heard that her sister had bought her a gift voucher for a photoshoot with me, we instantly started to plan for a milk bath! After doing a... read more

What to look for in a florist for your wedding day

Weddings are pretty. And it’s your dream to have a beautiful day with all the lace and trimmings. So you’ll know, flowers play a huge role on your wedding day! I love seeing which flowers brides have chosen for their wedding day – I feel it’s... read more

What’s important when choosing a wedding venue

Choosing your wedding venue will be one of the very first decisions you make as an engaged couple. That is, after setting the date for the big day. So I’ve put together a bit of my own advice as well as some advice from one of my favourite wedding venue owners, Chey... read more

Watercolour art/therapy class with Terry Angelos

Motherhood is all consuming. Throw in a business, marriage, life and you’re one hot sleep deprived mess needing a little escape. That escape came last week in the form of a Facebook post by Terry Angelos; there were just a few spaces left in her Art/Therapy... read more

Kieran and Kirsty | Umdloti Beach Wedding

I loved Kieran and Kirsty the minute I met them. And when I heard all about what they were planning for their wedding day, I knew it was going to be a great wedding to photograph. Kieran and Kirsty got married at a beach house in Umdloti on a beautiful January day.... read more

Beautiful Erasmus Family on Umhlanga Beach

Is there anything sweeter than a new family? The guessing (is she tired? is she hungry? Is she cold), the joys of each new milestone, the courage, and the teamwork. I know these feelings all too well! Eugene, Elana and tiny little Milana visited Umhlanga recently and... read more

Immanuel and Tasha | Collisheen Estate | Orchid House

Immanuel and Tasha wrote their own vows for their wedding day at Collisheen Estate and while it mostly included personal touches like, ‘I promise to drink milkshakes with you’ and ‘I promise to scratch your back’, they also promised to love... read more

Michael and Rozanne’s Misty Bellwood Wedding

There are so many things I’ll remember about Michael and Rozanne’s wedding day. The genuine friends, the belly laughs, a laid-back bride, the mist, the most beautiful Fresian horse ring bearer, my car getting stuck on a bank… But most of all,... read more

Dieter and Cherie’s Midlands Escape Wedding

Surrounded by just their closest family, Dieter and Cherie-Lee tied the knot in a beautifully intimate ceremony on the patio of a chalet overlooking the beautiful Kamberg valley. Although windy, the day was perfect and the few hours I spent with them, was just so much... read more

Johan & Leigh-Ann’s high tea wedding at Lambert House

I love that the weddings I get to photograph are always different. Some couples opt for big weddings, while others opt for elopements or smaller, intimate garden ceremonies. When I met Leigh-Ann and Johan earlier this year, I knew I would love their wedding. A... read more

Neil and Rozane’s Beach Wedding

I couldn’t help but smile while editing and thinking back on Neil and Rozane’s wedding day. They both look so happy, so in love, and so connected as a couple, and that’s exactly what they’re like when you meet them. Neil and Rozane wanted a... read more

Q and Shirley’s sunrise engagement session

I love engagement sessions, and this one was definitely one that I’m excited to share! I’ve wanted to do a shoot at this beach spot for months, so I loved that I finally got to use it with this family. Q, Shirley, Kara and Summer (teddy) met me early on a... read more

Francois and Kim’s Michaelhouse Wedding

Francois and Kim are two of the nicest people I’ve ever photographed. They’re genuine, down to earth and caring. There simply couldn’t be a more perfect pair. Their wedding ceremony was held at the Michaelhouse chapel and after photographs, we joined... read more