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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

Grant and Kim’s beautiful wedding at Summerveld

I loved Grant and Kim’s wedding. The biggest thing that struck me at this wedding was how much love everyone has for this couple, and how far so many had travelled to witness these two coming together. Kim wanted very natural photographs, lots of laughing faces... read more

What I learnt in my first year of self employment

What a year! I almost can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I left my corporate media job and jumped into full time wedding photography! My business is four years old this November, but it was only in September last year, that the juggling of two careers came to... read more

Breastfeeding portraits for Breastfeeding awareness Week

Last week the world celebrated Breastfeeding Awareness Week to encourage breastfeeding and #normalizebreastfeeding in public. The World Health Organisation this year dedicated the week to supporting moms who breastfeed anytime, anywhere and so I thought I’d put... read more

Espee & Wilma’s wedding at Hlanganani, Northern KZN

Love, love, loved photographing Espee and Wilma’s beautiful wedding day at Hlanganani, near Ladysmith. This venue is pretty new to the wedding industry but is incredibly beautiful with its forest and elegant reception hall. They’re in the process of... read more

5 Reasons to have a Smaller Wedding

I recently met with one of my couples who are planning a small, intimate wedding at Lambert House later this year. They’re having just 25 – 30 guests and are planning a sophisticated high tea at the elegantly grand old house. While we were chatting about their... read more

Brides: The way I see it

I recently got to photograph two ridiculously beautiful weddings that I had to actually pinch myself. But it wasn’t just the incredible settings, handpicked decor or elegant touches that made them beautiful. Yes, there was pennygum and dainty florals and other... read more

Bruce and Mags’ City Rooftop Engagement Shoot

I waited so anxiously for this shoot, watching the weather as the wind blew and the rain started, and dreading that we may have to postpone. But an hour before the shoot, we all decided to push on. And I’m so glad we did, the rain cleared and the wind stopped... read more

Lisa Raleigh’s baby shower at Freedom Café

I recently got to photography the lovely Lisa Raleigh‘s baby shower at one of my favourite little spots, Freedom Café. Lisa is a wellness and lifestyle expert,  and now she’s about to add the most important roles to the mix: MOM! I’ve been a mom for... read more

My very first photography Workshop

I did it. I created, launched and hosted my very first photography workshop for moms and it was a great success! On Saturday just passed, I had 10 moms join me at St James on Venice, Morningside, for a workshop where I taught them how to use their DSLR cameras. It was... read more

Things to Remember on the Morning of your Wedding

I love arriving at the bride on the morning of her wedding. The atmosphere is jovial, the bride’s a little giddy and the room smells of happiness, fresh flowers and beauty products. It’s one of my favourite times to photograph. But no matter how excited... read more

Industrial Elegance {Styled Shoot}

I bet you’ve heard of The Morning Trade and The Station Drive Precinct. But you’ve never seen it like this before. When we planned our very spur of the moment styled shoot, we didn’t think about the weather. All the planning had gone so well, despite... read more


You are most beautiful when you are happy. This is my purpose. To show you how beautiful you are, by letting you be... read more

Jeremy & Sarah’s wedding at iNsingizi Lodge

I can’t stop smiling when I think back to Jeremy and Sarah’s wedding at iNsingizi Lodge. Their day had everything that a wedding should have; family from all over the world coming together, oozing with personality and character, and lots of happiness being... read more

Raoul and Carissa’s wedding at the Blue Marlin Hotel

Raoul and Carissa flew all the way from Dubai to have their wedding on the South Coast with their closest friends and family. The reception was held at the Blue Marlin Hotel in Scottburgh, which was a great venue for their ‘at sea’ theme. Although super... read more

A Wedding Day GIF, a little awkward, a lotta fun!

I’ve been wanting to put together a GIF for awhile now but just not had the chance (I almost typed in dance). But when a party comes along with pops of colour in their theme, I thought, ‘why not?’. So on the spot, the bridal party did a little jig,... read more

Thomas & Jenna’s wedding day

Thomas and Jenna’s wedding day was one that most of their family and friends had been waiting for, for years. Finally, after years and years of being together, they tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony and surrounded by their loved ones. Thank you for choosing... read more

How to get your guests to arrive on time

The bride’s ready. Her dress is pristine. Her bouquet tightly in hand. Her nerves are shot. And then the call comes through. “STALL!” There are guests who are missing and there are pews that are empty! While most brides I’ve seen have taken... read more

Anton and Juanita | Durban Engagement Shoot

I met Juanita and Anton in downtown Durban at the old Point waterfront to do their fun engagement session. I had been looking forward to this one for awhile as communicating over email with Juanita, I knew she was going to be a really stunning person to get to know.... read more

Craig & Alexa’s wedding at Kloof Country Club

Redhead bride? Check! It’s always been on of my bridal bucket list to photograph a redhead bride. That probably sounds weird but there’s just something about those gorgeous locks on a bride that makes me swoon. Alexa was that bride – gorgeous red... read more

Wesley and Kirsty | Engagement Shoot

“The first time I saw you,             my heart whispered,                     ‘that’s the one’.  What a STUNNING couple! I’m not going to lie, I had the best time photographing Wesley and Kirsty. We decided to do their engagement... read more

The de Villiers Family | Umhlanga Beach

Etienne, Jenny, Ethan and Zane recently visited Umhlanga on holiday and for Jenny’s birthday, Etienne spoiled her with a family photoshoot on Umhlanga beach. It’s always a great place to photograph, with the pier and the lighthouse and the rocks and... read more

5 Hymns to sing at your Christian wedding

Choosing hymns to sing during your wedding ceremony is easy if you already know some. You might have a favourite from school days, or one you’ve sung at a friend’s wedding. When it comes to choosing your own hymns, there’s loads to consider. Choose... read more

THIS is what you get with your wedding photography

Every bride’s list of essential service providers is topped with photography. Packages differ from photographer to photographer. Prices range & styles vary. What is important to you, may simply be ‘photographs of your wedding day’. But it’s... read more