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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

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

Wedding Photography Availability – 2017

I love being organised. I currently have 3 diaries (!) for 2017 (one up on my wall, one desk planner and a brand new diary from Typo that I carry with me.) and each is already scribbled in, colour coded and dates marked. I’ve even booked our December family... 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

Bookstore Engagement Shoot | Immanuel and Tasha

The way Immanuel and Tasha get each other, is awesome. That they wanted to incorporate their love for reading and books into the engagement session, was just as cool! I met them on a quaint little corner of Durban, at The Readers Corner and we got straight into... 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

Bruce and Mags | Thorner Country Estate

It has been an awesome journey photographing Bruce and Mags, right from the very start with their Durban Rooftop Engagement Session through to their wedding day at Thorner Country Estate. I couldn’t help but smile while editing their photos, remembering all the... read more

Andre and Mandy’s wedding day at Macnut Farm

What a beautiful day Andre and Mandy woke up to on their wedding day. It was the start of Spring so their garden wedding just came together perfectly with blossoms in the trees and love in the air. Venue: Macnut Farm Bride’s Dress: Lydia Grabowski Hair and Make... read more

Five Tips For Handling Rain on your Wedding Day

I’ve had my fair share of rainy wedding days. But this last wedding season, has been something else. While there certainly was a lot of love and happiness to warm every day, there was loads of rain, mist and chilly breezes to remind everyone to snuggle a little... read more

Henk and Pamela | Waiting for You

Having a baby is one of the best rollercoaster rides you can be on. There’s the excitement, the fear, the unknown, the anxiety, the happiness and the worry. There’s the preparations and the washing and folding of baby clothes over and over again until... read more