CHANTEL & JON COETZEE |delta park johannesburg maternityNovember 21, 2016

posted in Couple Photoshoot, Family Photoshoots, Lifestyle Photoshoots, Maternity

I’m so excited to share another happy-ever-after story of one of my past wedding couples! Chantel & Jon’s engagement session & wedding are some of my favourite photography moments and last weekend I shared another amazing moment in their lives with them: their maternity photoshoot. This lovely couple is expecting their baby boy’s arrival early next year.

We did their photoshoot at Delta Park in Victory Park, Johannesburg. Here are some of my favourites from their maternity photoshoot.

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SEBASTIAN’S BIRTHDAY & CHRISTENING |candlewoods centurion pretoriaNovember 17, 2016

posted in Events, Lifestyle Photoshoots

I was fortunate enough to capture Inge & Stuart’s wedding at Olive Mystery in Bapsfontein in 2014. Today these two have welcomed a precious little boy into the world and I had the privilege of capturing his Christening & 1st birthday party. It brings me absolute joy to know that my past wedding couples are doing well, and having the opportunity to celebrate these special occasions with them is a cherished gift. Little Sebastian is one of the happiest (and cutest!) babies I’ve ever come across and seeing so many familiar faces from their wedding day at his party was so much fun!

His Christening and party was held at the beautiful Candlewoods Boutique venue in Centurion, Pretoria. It was a beautiful day with close family & friends, and the day included a cake-smash!

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MR & MRS VERTUE |three rivers vereeniging vaal weddingJuly 2, 2013

posted in Real Weddings

Beverley & Kent said their vows on the 11th of May 2013, a rainy winter’s day, at Three Rivers – a lovely boutique hotel in the Vaal/Vereeniging area. Beverley was a bridesmaid at a previous wedding we covered and it was great seeing her as a bride. Both of them looked amazing – I just love her fitted gown & those vibrant blue bridesmaid dresses. A storm started brewing just before the couple’s photo session and we had a chance to play around with umbrellas and undercover areas for a change. Fortunately, Three Rivers Boutique Hotel had a wide variety of undercover options 😉

How did you meet/fall in love and how did the proposal happen?
Beverley: “We met in first year varsity at Wits. Kent was the quiet guy and I was the lost blonde girl. I asked him if he was in my physics class and we started chatting occasionally. Kent was so quiet that I actually thought he found me to be annoying, so when he asked me out (via SMS) I was rather stunned and confused. Kent proposed after eight years, in our home. He put the ring box in between a huge spread of sushi (my favourite food)… It was a random day in the week and so was very unexpected.”

Can you tell me about your inspiration – how did you do things differently?

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MR & MRS COETZEE |avianto muldersdrift weddingJune 26, 2013

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Chantel & Johny finally tied the knot on the 28th of April 2013 at the luxurious Avianto Estate in Muldersdrift. I just love these two – they look SO great together (it’s like they were made to be in front of the camera) and they are genuinely nice, kind-hearted people. Their The Notebook inspired engagement session in Cullinan, Gauteng last year was probably my favourite engagement session of all time and I knew their wedding day would be special in more ways than I could ever imagine. (Click here to view their Cullinan The Notebook inspired Engagement Session.)

 Elegant Avianto Muldersdrift Wedding Johannesburg Izelle Labuschagne Photography These PRIMARY school sweethearts planned an unforgettable wedding day, filled with beautiful creative DIY elements, stunning elegance and the most lovely heartfelt moments – Johny even sang a song he wrote especially for his bride during his speech!
Not to mention their wedding attire – Chantel’s dress & Johny’s suit was a dream to photograph and we were spoiled with the most lovely sunlight during their couple session; of course Avianto‘s gardens and scenery also never fails to impress.

Can you tell me about your inspiration – how did you do things differently?

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