Andrew and Susan’s wedding day.

We had the pleasure of photographing Andrew and Susan’s wedding on Sunday. Susan is a lady that hates being photographed. I don’t know why as she made a very beautiful bride and was a natural in front of the camera.

It seems the latest thing is to use star lighters during the first dance. The venue on the other hand asked them not to use it. So we had some sparkles that we could not let go to waste and I decided to play a bit.

Here are some random images from their day, let us know what you think of them.

Ligloop vir eerste indrukke

Die is vir my ‘n mooi stuk wat Daleen vir my gestuur het wat ‘n vriendin vir haar gestuur het. Ek deel dit graag met julle.

“Ek lees onlangs in ‘n boek oor neurologiese navorsing dat die basiese waarnemings funksies in ons kop al binne ‘n 20ste van ‘n sekonde ‘n indruk oor iemand kan vorm. Daardie opinie bly nog vir ‘n 5de van ‘n sekonde in die laer dele van ons brein voordat die hor denke eers begin oorneem. Die kort en die lank is dat eerste indrukke veel vinniger en ook meer blywend van aard is as wat ons dalk dink. As jy nie doelbewus ingryp op die eerste opinies wat jy oor mense vorm nie, gaan jy lewenslank ‘n “eerste-indrukke” slagoffer bly. Jou brein is ‘n fenomenale gawe van die Here, maar jy moet dit leer om reg te dink, anders loop dit haastig ‘n eie pad. Onthou, eerste indrukke oor mense is nie altyd reg nie. Dis dikwels net oorhaastige emosionele opinies. Hoor daarom wat die Spreukeskrywer s: “Wees versigtig wat jy dink. Jou denke kan jou lewe ingrypend benvloed (Spreuke 4:23).” Doen ook wat Paulus in Kolossense 3:2 s: “Rig jou gedagtes op Christus.” Laat Hy jou wys hoe om reg oor mense te dink. Doen dit! Dink lewe, nooit dood nie. Dink hoop, nooit hooploosheid nie. Dink vergifnis, nooit wraak nie.”

Fuji Professional Awards 2007

The Fuji Awards (South Africa’s Premier photographic awards) were announced on 31 August.

This was the first year we entered the Fuji Professional Awards and we were very exited to win 7 awards. We did not know we won until another photographer phoned us on Friday to congratulate us. We were busy at a wedding.

These images are dedicated to our Lord and saviour who give us these talents. Glory to his name.

Here are the images that won awards.

Alisia - These photos are amazing! Machiel and I are looking forward to sharing our wedding with you next month! God is truly goodSeptember 5, 2007 – 2:07 pm

Cathy Heaton - Awesome guys!!! You will get Gold next year, I have no doubt. You just grow from strength to strength with your photography!September 5, 2007 – 11:50 pm

Jaco - Thank you all for the kind words.September 6, 2007 – 11:48 am

Tian & Elsabe’s wedding Day.

We had a marathon weekend. We got up at 4:30 am to drive the 350km to Tzaneen to photograph the wedding of Tian & Elsabe. I was very tired after driving for about 2 hours and Daleen had to take over for a while. Our son did not sleep the previous night, he was not a happy camper, and screamed and cried for most of the trip to Tzaneen. My parents went with us to look after our son. Anyway we got there in time to cover the day. We had a blast and hope they did as well.

Here are some of the images from the day. As always I will post the slide show when done.

We were booked a room at this very nice little B & B in Haenertsburg called the Pennefather
If you are ever in this little town. Do your self a favour and stay the night at this B&B. It is well worth it.

Here are some images from the B & B

Bernie & Natalie’s Wedding Day.

We photographed Bernie and Natalie on Friday. We did their photos before the ceremony as it was a Friday wedding and a lot of the guests were working, so the ceremony was scheduled for 5pm. We had a lot of fun. Natalie was a bit stressed at first but all went well. We had an arrangement with them to not keep us too late l as we had to drive to Tzaneen the next day to shoot another wedding. Thanks for understanding guys, we do appreciate it.

Here are some of their images.

I will post the slide show when done.

Andrew & Susan’s e-session.

I had the pleasure of working with Andrew and Susan about 3 weeks ago. They are getting married on 9 September at Moon and Sixpence. Susan was very shy in front of the camera at first but soon discovered it is not like a visit to the doctor (wink wink , nothing to worry about) they are both doctors by the way.

Here are some images and the slide show if you have broad band. Enjoy.

Some more models shoot images

Well I am finally almost finished with the images from the model shoot that Cathy planned for us. Here are some of the images from the shoot. I have already started planning the next shoot, Cathy and Michelle said they are in so watch this space. I would just like to thank Cathy & Michelle for doing an exceptional job with the girl’s hair and make up. If you are looking for a hairstylist and make up artist you have to give them a call. Then to the girls who sacrificed their Sunday for the shoot, thank you. I hope you like the images.

Cathy Heaton - Fabulous!! I loved working with you on this shoot. It is always an honour. Plus you took some great ones of me. I don’t always love how I look in photos and I LOVE them!!

You’re the best!!August 30, 2007 – 11:40 pm

Graham & Lorna’s wedding day …..

We photographed Graham & Lorna’s wedding yesterday. It was a cold and cloudy day but Graham & Lorna were real troopers and took all my orders with a smile. Here are some of the images we did at the venue. Their reception was at the Wonderers club. I will post the web slide show when the images are done. You are most welcome to leave comments if you like the images.

Michael - Lovely evening shots Jaco.August 27, 2007 – 10:56 pm

Gizelle - Spectacular pics – look forward to seeing some more.September 26, 2007 – 12:36 pm

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