SAMANTHA & MARSDEN |cullinan couple sessionAugust 5, 2013

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The Vickeries approached us for a couple session in celebration of their third year wedding anniversary. We decided on Cullinan, a beautiful yet humble small town just outside of Pretoria. Samantha & Marsden wanted to tell the story of their marriage journey throughout the session. This included their struggle in starting a family and their hope for the future. It was a really personal, creative and fun session. We were spoilt with the most beautiful golden natural light and the session finished off with a gorgeous sunset.

Here’s a summary of their journey in Samantha’s words:
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MR & MRS VERTUE |three rivers vereeniging vaal weddingJuly 2, 2013

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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 NAIDOO |galagos cullinan weddingApril 4, 2013

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Evasen and Celia are the sweetest, kind-hearted couple and it was such a pleasure capturing the moments on their wedding day. They had a Hindu wedding ceremony on the 10th of February 2013 at Galagos Country Estate, a lush forest venue just outside Pretoria.  They kept things simple with a wedding theme that Celia describes as “East meets East and then swings by West”. There are so many special elements in this wedding; I absolutely adored the beautiful colours during the ceremony and the fact that both bride and groom had exactly the same surprise for each other during the reception: videos from friends and family from all over the world!

I asked Celia to describe how/when she knew Evasen was the one:

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MR & MRS TEN CATE | olive mystery bapsfontein weddingDecember 4, 2012

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I cannot even begin to describe how much fun I had at Claudi & Luan’s wedding! I couldn’t help but giggle as I edited their photographs – Mr & Mrs ten Cate really enjoyed poking a bit of fun at typical wedding poses! Claudi & Luan said their vows on the 25th of October 2012 at Olive Mystery in Bapsfontein. I adored all the decor and details at their wedding! They put an incredible amount of thought into everything and the blue and red colours just work so well together. The weather also played along perfectly on their wedding day: Claudi’s wish for an overcast day came true and I love how dramatic the sky looks in their couple photographs. I also enjoyed the fact that we had some couple photographs done prior to the ceremony – it really gave us the extra time we needed to get those romantic wedding photographs as well as some random, crazy poses!

Here’s Claudi’s version of how they met:

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