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Etienne + Nicole | Light | Die Woud, Caledon

“Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.” – Henry David Thoreau . A love story that took another turn, where they had to postpone their wedding 5 times. Imagine that… I have to say I take my hat off. You cannot plan life, but it sure is amazing to see...

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    Nic + Paula | Golden haze | Cavalli Estate, Somerset West

    .. ”Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” – Elinor Glyn . Magic is the only word that comes to mind when I describe this incredible day. From the moment I arrived the picturesque landscape made it clear that it was about to show off the golden...

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      Jessica + Michael | Never lose | Hermanus, South Africa

      “You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” – Barbara De Angelis This quote speak so much meaning to what I was honoured to witness during this engagement session. I felt pure happiness from the moment I met these two. One of the most amazing things about my job is that I...

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        Kaveshni + Ruvahn | A great master | Cape Town

        “Love is a great master. It teaches us to be what we never were.” – Moliere Talk about creating magic in difficult weather. Needless to say that despite the unpredictable weather, it was just evident that no matter what life throws at these two (gale force gust winds and all) the beauty of their relationship radiates...

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          Conradie | Gift to you | Paarl, South Africa

          ¨You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.¨ — Desmond Tutu It was an absolute perfect morning when I had the privilege to capture this growing family. This little family reminded me how special the bond is you share with each other, how your souls grow together...

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            Monk family | Harmony | Cape Town, South Africa

            “In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” – Friedrich Nietzsche All the way from America this incredible family wanted to capture their visit to one of the wonders of South Africa and maybe the world. Although I only spent a...

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              Kenneth + Vera | The emotion | The Ungasan Clifftop Resort, Uluwatu – Bali

              “The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heal it.”—Nicholas Sparks . I have to be honest…this is one of the most difficult things for me, how do you describe a day in a few images? How do you make them tell the story you experienced and documented? I honestly...

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                Phillip + Ananda | Beauty of | Badensfontein, Montagu

                “Love is the beauty of the soul.” – St. Augustine . As I arrived in the heart of a mountain range at a little jewel of a location, surrounded with mountains and picturesque landscapes as far as the eye could see, I knew that the day was going to be nothing short of perfect. ....

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                  Tamlyn + Ian | When we meet | Durbanville

                  “Love is a dream that comes alive when we meet.”  Spring is definitely my favourite time of the year. When Tamlyn contacted me about her idea of a couple shoot, I knew exactly what she wanted. It was such a honour to be trusted to document the beauty of their relationship. One of the most...

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                    Lente | Possibilities | Malmesbury, Western Cape

                    “A new baby is like the beginning of all things — wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” — Eda J. Le Shan From the start Anke and I brainstormed and imagined the exact same thing for Lente’s new born shoot, but the little studio we ended up creating in their house exceeded our expectations completely....

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                      Esdras + Chelsea | The rest of my life | The Argyle, Cape Town

                      “I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.” . Wow is possibly the only word that comes to mind when I think of when I met these two. Last time I stated that when these two worlds collided; magic surely was born and I can say without...

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                        James + Marilé | Love makes your soul | Die Woud, Caledon

                        . “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” –Zora Neale Hurston . How incredible to kick this wedding off with such an amazing wedding. A day filled with cold and wet weather, but boy did Die Woud not disappoint. I know this might be a venue I know like the back of...

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                          Expecting Lente | Forever loved | Durbanville

                          ‘May you always know, little one, that you were wished for, longed for, prayed for, and will be forever loved.’ This little family close to my heart is expecting their 2nd miracle. What a privilege it is to see the people around me become the parents they were always meant to be. In Afrikaans Lente...

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                            Olivia | Felt so complete | Cape Town

                            “When he finally was placed into my arms, I looked into his precious eyes and felt an overwhelming, unconditional love….I never felt so complete and empowered in my life.” – Gisele Bündchen An inspirational little family that I have had the privilege of walking a journey with. The love that you experience when in their presence...

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                              Kobus + Patricia | All of this | Krakeelrivier, Eastern Cape

                              “You only need one man to love you. But him to love you free like a wildfire, crazy like the moon, always like tomorrow, sudden like an inhale and overcoming like the tides. Only one man and all of this.” ― C. JoyBell C. . Every now and again I get to travel to different...

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                              • Nina

                                ABSOLUTE STUNNING TROUE VIR ‘N STUNNING MENS. JOU FOTOGRAFIE IS VOORTREFLIK. ReplyCancel

                              John + Jané | Single minute | The One Heaven & Earth, Overberg

                              “Because I could watch you for a single minute and find a thousand things that I love about you.” . John & Jané’s wedding day took place on a perfect autumn’s day, in the most beautiful valley between Hermanus & Caledon. One of the most beautiful things to witness was the emotion during the ceremony...

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                                Anomi + Conrad | Unconditionally | Stellenbosch

                                “To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return.” – Madonna These two love birds were on their honeymoon in one of the places that they absolutely love traveling too and of course we had to make it even more memorable. Having these two beautiful souls in front of my camera...

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                                  Theo + Nicole | Between the shadow and soul | Murasie, Overberg

                                  . ”I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.” – Pablo Neruda . What a jam packed, mind blowing, emotional day this was. I felt at peace, surrounded by the beauty of nature and a bit isolated from civilization when I walked around at...

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                                    Gregg + Paula | What you are | Natte Valleij, Stellenbosch

                                    . “I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” – Roy Croft . Wow is actually the only word that comes to mind when I think of this incredible day. I have known Paula since school, never would I ever have imagined I would...

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                                      André + Yvonne | Miracles | Matjiesfontein, Karoo

                                      . “Where there is great love, there are always miracles.” – Willa Cather . Every now and again in my career I get to travel to amazing little towns that I will always drive past and when André and Yvonne asked me to capture their wedding day in one of the most famous Karoo towns...

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                                        Jané + John | The beginning of | Stellenbosch

                                        “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”—Mother Teresa The moment I met these two I started smiling and didn’t stop. Their love is unique, magical and honest and the moment you get to experience it, it makes you appreciate the power that it holds. It was...

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                                          Robbie + Caitlin | Everything | Rockhaven, Elgin

                                          . “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get–only with what you are expecting to give–which is everything.” –Katharine Hepburn . Looking back and reminiscing over this elegant Elgin-valley wedding carries a whole new meaning right now and it brings a smile to my face just thinking about the day. There...

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                                            Jake + Jamie-Lee | Even more | La Paris Estate, Franschhoek

                                            “I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.” – Angelita Lim . They say life is about the little moments, now I can say without a doubt how incredible it was to capture the little moments of Jake...

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                                              Jacques + Maria | Love gives us | Natte Valleij, Stellenbosch

                                              “Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” – Unknown . It is only on a rare occasion that I get to photograph people I have known since I was in primary school. That I get to tell, document and celebrate their special day with...

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                                                Anuska + Pieter | Their life | Cape Town

                                                “Our parents give us life, but they end up giving their life to us” – Unknown Two of the most amazing humans I had the privilege of meeting a few years ago at a wedding. Since then I have walked a journey with them and it has been one of the most amazing experiences. From a...

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                                                  Jaco + Karmen | Love is | Bergland, Worcester

                                                  . “Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.” – Marge Piercy . Wow is kind of the only word I can think of when describing this incredible emotional day. Their friends and family joined in smiles, popping champagne, shedding a few tears and just having such an incredible time...

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                                                    Ramiie + Khano | Every heart | Contreberg Farm, Darling

                                                    “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back.“ – Plato This was a jaw dropping experience from beginning to end. The minute I met these two they made me fall in love with love and showed me a new meaning of love. I stepped into a little world of uniqueness to encounter what...

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                                                    • Khano

                                                      I don’t think we will ever have words enough to thank you for documenting our wedding so perfectly. This is so beautiful and thank you for your beautiful words. ReplyCancel

                                                    Warren + Nicola | Love is more than a noun | Intle Boutique Hotel, Thornhill – Eastern Cape

                                                    . “Love is more than a noun – it is a verb; it is more than a feeling – it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.” – William Arthur Ward . I traveled all the way to the Eastern Cape to capture this incredible love story and it was worth every km travelled. Greeted with a...

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                                                      Nayan + Anjali | The heart sees | Rooftop on Bree, Cape Town

                                                      . “Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. . A quote that makes you realize that it is not just true with love, but I yet again realized how privilege I am to experience different cultures. Colourful, festive and perfect are a few words that come to mind...

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                                                        Nicole + Theo | Never lost | Franschhoek

                                                        “Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” – Washington Irving What a beautiful couple that made me feel all the warm and fuzzy feelings all at once. Needless to say that despite the unpredictable weather, it was just evident that no matter what life throws...

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