Norman & Ananda wedding day.

We are currently working on this wedding. They got married at the Midrand Conference Centre on 05/05/2007. They are a real sweet couple and have been together for a long time. We had fun and hope they did as well. Here are some random images from their day. Will post the slide show soon when it is done.

Michael Tree - The mirror shot with dark vignette, very effective – well done, a sure winner for the bride.June 25, 2007 – 3:31 pm

Timothy & Roxanne

We had the pleasure of photographing Timothy & Roxanne’s wedding on 01/05/2007. Roxanne got ready at Castello and they got married at L’Aquila

Here are some random images from the day. We are currently processing this wedding and will post the slide show when done. We video recorded this wedding as well to show you what fun we have on a wedding day. Still need to edit it and will post it at some stage under the about us section.

Michael Tree - I admire your use of video light, the very fist pick. I just purchased mine and cannot wait to get to use it a wedding. Your second picture is extremely romantic – did you use one of Hodgys actions to create the effect?
The third picture, when architecture is there to use, you have used it well – colors are beautiful – wonderful picture Jaco – did you use natural or video light on her?June 18, 2007 – 9:42 am

Jaco - Thanks Michael. Nope I did not use Hodgy’s actions I will send you the action I used. We did use a video light on her in the spiral stair case image. It was vary dark at the bottom.June 18, 2007 – 8:44 pm

Timothy - Yay 🙂 Cant wait to see the rest! they look great!June 19, 2007 – 6:53 am

Dror - Very nice. People don’t always know but Laquila is quite a difficult place to photograph at as the sun tends to set behind the trees at the front of the chapel, which is pretty much the shot you want to get.
Excellent images all around, and you know I’m not big on splitones. The whitebalance between the hot and cold on the spiral staircase gives it a very cinematic feel, really works.

Dror.June 28, 2007 – 4:42 pm

Jaco - Thanks Dror.June 28, 2007 – 4:56 pm

And so the generator saga continues…..

Well as you know we got a generator about 3 weeks ago. We had the electrician here and he did all the wiring for us so we could switch over to the generator when the power fails. For testing purpose they connected the generator and let it run to see if all was OK. Daleen instructed them to leave the generator so I could see that all was OK. Now this thing is very heavy. You need 2 big strong guys to carry it. There is no way my wife will be able to move it so we decided to leave it where it was. After all we are in winter and it does not rain in winter. Who would guess that Pretoria would have its biggest downpour this year in the middle of winter? Last Wednesday we had a huge downpour and you guest it. The generator was still outside. It got soaked. I took a piece of plastic sheeting and covered it and hoped it would still work. Next morning my gardener and I carried to generator to the garage and I used air to blow it dry. I was very please when I started it and found all was OK.

So then I decided that this weekend would be the time I build the roof for the area where the generator will stand.

I got all the tools and set off to build the roof.

This is the area where the generator will stay

First I build a frame for the IBR sheeting.

Here is the completed roof

I spent most of Sunday modifying the base frame of the generator and added some wheels. Now even Daleen can push it around with out any effort.

I still need to add the sound proofing, parapet water proofing and the custom build exhaust system that De Graaf will build for me. It will go through a hole in the wall as you have to get rid of the gasses the generator produces. That is on the agenda for next weekend if all goes well.

I love this job ….

We love our job and are happy to be of service. We got this little e-mail today from Sehume & Nthabiseng. It is great when people appreciate your efforts.

Words cannot explain our gratitude for the work that you have produced. We will be forever grateful for what you did for us. Thank you.
Sehume & Nthabiseng”

We are happy you like the work guys. It was a blast working with you. All the best for your future together.

Devan & Sonelle’s slide show

The show moves a bit fast. The song I used was the song I used on their e-session DVD. They liked it so much that they opened the dance floor with it. It is a short song only 3.3 min long so you have to keep up 😉

It was hard shooting in the chapel as the sun was falling directly on them, so I had to use the flash a bit to balance the light.

Well I hope they like the images

Click on the play button for the slide show to start.

Got this great letter in our post box today ….

Dear Jaco and Daleen

We have just spent hours looking at our wedding photos and we are absolutely thrilled. Not only did you capture our special moments you made them magical.

Deciding on a photographer for our wedding was not an easy task. We spent many weeks seeing various photographers and looking at lots of portfolios but somehow we couldn’t make a decision until of course we had a look at your portfolio. We knew within an instant and without hesitation our decision was made.

We found your package to be great value for money. All the extra things that you included, such as the engagement session, the web links and the way you presented your work to us on a projector was extremely impressive and professional. The engagement session was such a bonus and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and loved the photos.

As you know our wedding day was a bit hectic, everything seemed to be against us, time, traffic jams and the weather. But looking back none of those things mattered. You captured our memories as it happened. We are extremely grateful for our engagement photos because this ensured that we had photos of just Alon and I.

Wishing you lots of success and may many other couples experience the perfection of J & D Photography.

Kind regards

Alon and Lucy-Anne Monastursky

Devan & Sonelle

Here are some random images from the current wedding we are working on.

Devan and Sonelle got married on 28/04/2007 at La Petite Auberg in Witbank Mpumalanga.
It was very cold that day and Sonelle had to face the elements but she did so with a smile.

Devan reminds me so much of my own brother who is getting married in September this year. We are doing the photography for him and his new wife to be. It was great fun working with them. Sonelle had this great room divider that was filled with photos from the engagement session we did. She also made a guest book with the images in from that session.

We are finishing off post production and will post the slide show when they have been to the studio to view the images on the big screen.

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