It is rare that I have the honor to photograph a wedding of a dear friend of mine. And it is one of the greatest honor I can bestow on someone close to me, not only does it allow me to be part of their amazing day, but it allows me to give them something personal; the way I see them and their love for their partner.
Technology these days are so amazing, I mean you have everything you need in your pocket these days! How awesome is that?! If there’s a difficult equation that needs an answer, your cellphone has the answer. If you need to get in touch with someone, your cellphone once again comes to the rescue. And when there’s an amazing moment to capture, once again your cellphone is there to save the day! And I’m a big fan of the latter…so badly that I’ve become obsessed with capturing moments. But here’s the thing. Its become very apparent the last few years that guests at weddings would rather start snapping their own shots, than being in the moment. Ive even had this one time where a guest would literally step into the isle, in front of me during the kissing moment (granted I was positioned perfectly for a different type of first kiss shot…which I got btw).
Today’s wedding story reads just like a fairytale. Complete with a white knight, a horse, a beautiful damsel and a precious little fairy. Jeanika and Stuart’s wedding is intimate and romantic. The lovebirds, surrounded by close friends and family. Jeanika and Stuart were married in a lovely quaint chapel and celebrated at the scenic venue, Die…
Love is a wild game for two. It seems only fitting then, that Jamie and Valdene tied the knot and celebrated on the picturesque Mountain View Game Ranch. Photographed by Daniel West, the fiercely happy couple gleam like wild flowers along Table Mountain while the South African sun sets.