Little Madison and her adoring parents have some fun in Balito, Durban.  I did this shoot quite some time back and this blog post has been sitting in my 'Drafts' box.  Not sure why - but it's about time I share them I'd say.

She is SUCH a character and made the best facial expressions and sounds! Kim was bothered that Madison wasn't at her 'best'. I can't imagine what that must look like cos I thought she was fricken awesome!!!!
 
 
COLD and WET and MUDDY. Not the kind of weather any bride hopes for on her wedding date.  But Justine took this in her high-heeled stride and was not going to allow anything dampen her day.

Justine and Gareth got married at Straven Court – one of the best venues that I have had the opportunity to photograph at this year. It really is stunning – even in the rain.

When the party started – it started! It was obvious that this couple has a great group of friends and family. Charity and I left around 11pm and things were still going strong.

Justine and Gareth, I was sad to have your album in my hands for only a few minutes before passing it on. But I hope that it brings you a life-time of joy as you reflect back on that magical day.

Xx

 
 
Rachel and Kyle's wedding at Nkhutu Gardens was an incredibly warm and heart felt event.  Through out the day I got to witness what a strong and supporting family both kyle and Rachel come from.

Their service was done by Kyle’s 92 year old Grandpa.  He delivered such a powerful sermon and stood strong  for the full hour long service.  The music that Rachel walked down the aisle to was played by an orchestra made up of relatives.  The speaches told a lot about who each of them are as individuals and said a lot about the care their families have for them - I'm sure that this will flow through to their married life.

Rachel and Kyle...welcome to the start of the rest of your lives!
 
 
I've know Camish for years - we went to same High School, so I was naturally thrilled to hear of her engagement.

Congratulations to the two of you and wishing you luck as you plan your very exciting and unique wedding.

View Camish and Justin's motion picture by Charity Sarah.
 
 
Baby Bam Bam's on the way....

Helen and Jason are very good friends of mine, which made my job as the photographer WAY easier.  I knew that when I cracked the odd inappropriate joke that they would laugh instead of frown, and I felt comfortable standing on their bed and rearranging their furniture (only to not use that room at all - sorry guys!)

When I say that we laughed the whole way through, I'm not exaggerating.  It was SUCH fun!

We allowed ourselves plenty of time so that we could be spontaneous and stop when we felt inspired.  We met in Haji Lane and made our way down to Fika (a Swedish coffee shop) for a coffee&Cake break.  YUM!!! We then headed over to Helen&Jason's house and continued there until the sun was down.

I think that the photos show just how happy we all were to be together making memories.

Jason&Helen - when Bam Bam arrives, please remember that you have a personal photographer, babysitter, burper, nappy changer, nursery song singer, play dough maker, lego builder (and what ever else you need!)... just down the road.

Lots of love
Derryn
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Always a bit of time for fun and games!!
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Hanlie was THE very first South African that I met in Singapore after having been here for a couple of weeks.  She answered so many of my questions and gave me wonderful advice.  She EVEN gave me a bowl of ultramel. Aaah, if I wasn't homesick yet, I certainly was when the custard ran out! 

Now over a year later, her and Michael are expecting twins. One girl and one boy :) 

Hanlie and Michael, I wish you the best of luck with the rest of the pregnancy, and I cant wait to meet your little babas when they arrive. Enjoy the photos.

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