Johan and Monnique’s wedding day.

We photographed Johan and Monnique’s wedding yesterday at the Midrand conference centre. At first it looked like it was going to rain, but the rain stayed away until we were at the reception. Here are some random images from their day. They were a fun group to work with. We also played a bit in the rain, I am happy with how the shot came out. Enjoy.

Cathy Heaton - Hey Guys

I LOVE the blue image up the stairs!! Amazing. I hope you enter that next year. I also think the shoes reflecting on the table is a fabulous photo.

Strength to strength with every shoot.

It is an inspiration to witness to your brilliance!

CathyOctober 10, 2007 – 12:24 am

Matt en Adri Shaw - Pragtig en nogmaals pragtig! Die mooiste foto is die die familie foto van Johan, Monnique en die kinders, ag al die fotos is baie mooi. Julle troue was prentjie mooi. Fotos baie mooi geneem en die fotograaf ken van en hy mag maar. Baie Goeie Werk!October 15, 2007 – 8:01 pm

Bernie & Natalie’s slide show

Bernie & Natalie were here at the studio yesterday to view their slide show for the first time. It was very emotional for Natalie and Bernie jokingly asked for a box of tissues 😉 Thankfully they were tears of joy and not tears of sorrow. If you have broadband you can view a web version of the slide show. Enjoy

Colette - Die foto’s is beautiful… Julle lyk darem so gelukkig saam!!! Ek is BAIE bly vir julle.
Nats, jy was ‘n ongelooflike mooi bruidjie gewees.October 3, 2007 – 9:17 am

Nick en Elsie - Julle lyk pragtig,wens ons was daar!October 3, 2007 – 4:31 pm

Hestia - Bernie is reg, jy lyk soos ‘n prinses!!October 15, 2007 – 12:52 pm

Graham & Lorna’s slide show

Taken from Graham’s speach – the poem he wrote to Lorna:

Lorna My Darling,

I often wondered if dreams really do come true,
And then I met you.

You are the flame that lit my way,
That burns brighter every day.

Before I met you I was like a leaf on the wind, blown this way and that,
Not knowing quite where to land.

I often think to myself what if I never found you,
Where would I be right now?
Isn’t it funny how Life just falls into place somehow?

You touch my heart in places I never even knew.
Nobody loves me like you do.

You are my rainbow in a world of black and white.
And in time you will come to see that nobody in this world means as much as you do to me.

Thank you
for loving me and agreeing to marry me.
I really, really love you.
Thank You

And I am not the only one that loves you,
Our animals all love you too –
Butch Leo Winston Mischief Zorba and the countless wild birds
You religiously feed every morning, summer or winter, rain or shine.
Thank you for making our house a Home.

Elsa Blyth - Dear Graham and Lorna

Thank you for sharing your photo’s with us. Lorna you looked absolutely lovely.

We wish you all the best.

Lots of love

Peter and ElsaOctober 5, 2007 – 6:57 am

Bruce & Michelle’s wedding day.

We worked with a very fun and energetic couple yesterday who was game for some unusual wedding images. It was real fun photographing them. I played a bit with off camera flash as their wedding was at 11 in the morning and we ended up doing the photos in the middle of the day when the light is very harsh. This harsh light is not good light for photos, but I think they came out great.

Here are some random images from their day.

Michelle & Bruce Billson - Thank you Jaco and Daleen!
Our guests could not stop talking about the photographers!!! They were so impressed by the professionalism and fun that you put into taking the photos and the amazing guest registry book. Mich and i and are looking so forward to seeing the wedding photos!
Thank You
Michelle & Bruce BillsonOctober 15, 2007 – 10:41 am

Now I am tagging !!

OK so here are the people I am tagging for now.

Ryan Estes : a great photographer from the USA.
Mario Sales : One of South Africa’s best photographers, a great man and a very big inspiration to me.
Michael Tree : a good friend and very talented photographer.
Dave Alderman (Adjuvant) : Dave creates very spectacular work. Very inspirational.
Andy Armstrong. Andy another great photographer from the USA does some great glamour work.

I would like to tag some other friends as well but they do not have blogs yet. Go and check out all the blogs I have tagged. Some great work there.

I have been tagged!!!!

So, there is a thing going around on photographer’s blogs worldwide where you get tagged and then you have to tell 8 things about yourself and tag another 8 people. I was tagged by Amie, a very talented photographer from the USA. Her blog is at thebellavitas

So here are the 8 facts about me.

1] I have a missing middle finger on my right hand. It freaks out some people.
2] My favourite colour is ……. can you guess? …….. red.
3] I like to work under stress. Funny I know but I just work better that way. That is probably why I love to shoot weddings so much.
4] I just love gadgets and electronic devices. I love my Xbox 360 and PSP. I just need to find time to use them.
5] I love fast cars.
6] Here is a funny one. I like the smell of chalk and baby powder. I think I am spending too much time in the book workshop.
7] I like to help people and teach them new things.
8] I like a braai (barbeque for our friends from the USA) and support the Blue Bulls rugby team (NOU DIE BLOU).

OK now I have to go tag 8 other people.

Eben & Lizelle’s wedding day (my little brother)

Yesterday was my little brother’s wedding. It was a great privilege for us to shoot their wedding images. It was my brother who encouraged us to take up wedding photography in the first place. It was a very emotional day for me to see my little brother get married as he almost did not live to see this day. Eben and Lizelle knew each other for only a little while when my brother was involved in a very big motorcar accident and broke his neck and hip. The doctors said he would maybe be back on his feet in about 18 months. But let me tell you this, our heavenly Father is great and in only 6 months my little brother was back at work, the only sign of the accident are the marks on his head from the halo brace.

Well to be honest yesterday was a bit hectic as our son fell ill again and Daleen had her hands full trying to get him to the doctor and helping with the shoot. Our son was the ring bearer as well so it was a bit of a challenge to get everything to run like clock work with him being sick . But in the end all went well and we had a great day.

Here are some random images from the day. All the best little brother.

“God is met julle en ons is baie life vir julle, Liefde Jaco, Daleen en Wildre”

Little Brother - Hi julle 3, dit is little brother en new little sister hier. Dankie vir al julle hulp, moeite, liefde en geduld met ons groot dag gister, dit word opreg waardeer.

Hou aan met julle goeie werk, julle gaan van krag tot krag.

Dankie vir die stunning fotos op die blog, kan nie wag vir die finale pakket nie!!!!

Lief vir julle
Eben & ZellieSeptember 23, 2007 – 11:25 pm

Mitchell Wong Ho - Fantastic story of family, love and prayer.
Great images too 😉

Thanks for sharing 😉September 23, 2007 – 11:31 pm

Ricardo - Hi julle dit is Ricardo!

Ons wil net vir julle s julle doen regtig baie goeie werk! Hou so aan! Kyk mooi na Wildre’!

Groete en liefde
Ricardo & Tannie NettieSeptember 26, 2007 – 3:51 pm

Juliette & Cobus - Wow! Wat ‘n mooi storie…julle inspireer ons almal. EBen & Zellie – julle is pragtige mense en ons is baie lief vir julle!
Jaco & Daleen – dis werklik nice om te sien hoe goed julle doen met julle talente! Hou so aan!

Cobus & JulietteSeptember 27, 2007 – 10:57 am

Riekie - Hoe klein voel ‘n mens nie in die teenwoordigheid van soveel genade en liefde van ons Hemelse Vader nie? Koester mekaar en die liefde wat julle vir mekaar het, dit is baie kosbaar. En wat ‘n voorreg om so nice ouboet en skoonsus te he!!!

RiekieSeptember 27, 2007 – 12:40 pm

Amie - Hey Jaco! I’m tagging you! Go to my blog for details! http://www.thebellavitas.comSeptember 27, 2007 – 4:48 pm

Wilma - Baie geluk julle twee. Dis nie elke dag dat twee sterretjies van ons Vader een groot ster word nie. Alles wat mooi is vir julle op julle toekoms pad saam.

Wilma (PR)October 10, 2007 – 3:35 pm

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