MR & MRS RAMSDEN |lombardy pretoria weddingDecember 11, 2014

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Theonette & Gordon said their “I do’s” on the 8th of November 2014 at Lombardy Boutique Hotel in Pretoria during an intimate wedding ceremony. They booked us to only cover the ceremony and post-ceremony portraits – it was a pleasure to be a part of this incredible couple’s special day. I absolutely adore Theonette’s wedding dress and I love that it’s a sentimental creation: it’s a transformation of her mother’s wedding gown. The weather also worked along so well on the day – a few good luck raindrops fell right after the ceremony but stopped just in time for us to capture the portraits outside!

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DU PLESSIS |botanical gardens family sessionOctober 2, 2014

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The Du Plessis family was a joy to work with! I met up with them for a Spring family session at the Botanical Gardens in Roodepoort & little Liane worked so well with the camera and is cute as a button! 🙂

Quintin, Tarien & Liane will also be welcoming another Du Plessis member to their lovely, joyous family soon!
Here are some shots from their family session:

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CHARLENE & WILLEM |mpumalanga piet retief engagement sessionAugust 29, 2014

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Charlene & Willem invited us to spend a day in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga, to get to know their beautiful little town (as I’ve professed many times before, Mpumalanga is, to me anyway, the most picturesque part of our country), them as a couple and cover their engagement session. Piet Retief offered everything you would want for a photoshoot: railways, foresty plantations and farm scenery – many of which will also be the locations and venues on their wedding day. I cannot wait to see how amazing their wedding will be 🙂 This is by far one of my favourite engagement sessions – and I absolutely adore these two – I’ll be counting down the days eagerly until their wedding day!

Charlene & Willem’s love story started in 2003 – Charlene’s friend had told her that his friend from Frankfort, Free State had come to visit and at first sight, at a local festival that weekend, seeing Willem from a distance as he approaced them, Charlene told her friend to introduce them to each other because she knew it would be her “trouman”! So it seems, love at first sight truly does exist!

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MR & MRS WEILBACH |nutcracker parys weddingApril 3, 2014

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Izelle & Fred are one of those couples that I bonded really well with (not just because the bride and I share the same name, hehe) – I looked forward to their wedding since the moment I met them; it was obvious it would be an amazing day. They were so great to work with during their engagement couple photoshoot (see their botanical garden engagement session here) and their wedding day was even more fun with the stunning touches to their decor and their beautiful wedding venue. They said their vows on the 22nd of February 2014 at The Nutcracker Country Retreat and Wedding Venue in Parys, Free State.

One thing that really stands out for me on their wedding day was the cheerful ambience thanks to their guests and family – it’s always beautiful to see the families of a newly married couple embracing each other with open arms and the heartfelt and funny speeches shared on their day (it was quite hilarious when one of the guests acted as a fake sign language interpreter during Fred’s speech) – it truly was a fairytale wedding for two beautiful people that are so obviously each other’s soulmates 🙂

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