Claudio has his commercial pilots license, and Michelle's Dad is in aviation too - so it seemed fitting to have their engagement shoot with airplanes. Having flown down from Joburg, this lovely couple were up for anything, so enthusiastic and a real dream to work with.
The owner of these two planes gave me a bit of background into the history of the aircraft: After the Cold War, there were heaps of Soviet aircraft lying around the US - literally just lying around. Somebody took these planes, refurbished them and found willing buyers all over the world.
Aren't they just precious??
(The planes.... AND the couple...)
See you in June for the Big Day.
Michelle and Ben are the sweetest couple. He's from the States, she's from SA and they met on a Christian dating website. I'll save their story for when I blog their wedding photos.
For now though....enjoy the sweetness that took place at Ushaka Beach on the Moyo pier. It took us a while to arrange a day to shoot as Durban has seen a lot of rain recently...but when we got it, it was beautiful!!
High -: seeing dolphins from the pier, Low - getting stung by a blue bottle. :(
I chanced upon this cute little beach spot while looking for a bonfire that my friends where meant to have been at. I didn't find the bonfire, but was thrilled to find a new location. Yippee!
Congrats to Shiksha and Pravesen on their engagement. Thank you for putting up with that sneaky sea breeze...I know it crept naughtily up your skirt a few times Shiksha. You were very patient. :)
Kiesha and Marco are a very cute couple that I met while in East London for an engagement session. They warned me about 3 times that they were very awkward in front of the camera...but that was utter NONSENSE!!! They were such fun and absolutely perfect in front of the camera.
Dan decided to propose to Emma at the Botanical gardens - and further surprise her by having family and friends waiting at the Gazebo to celebrate with champagne and strawberries.
The weather was perfect, the sun set was romantic and everyone had a great time.
Good job Dan!
My time spent in East London with my sister Gaelyn and my soon to be Brother-in-law and step-neice-in-law :) was magical. Although the visit was short, it was so so special to me and I was thrilled to squeeze in a family shoot. Chris grabbed the camera toward the end and snapped a few of Gaelyn and I together, which I am so grateful for. Thanx Bro.
A few words from Gaelyn: "When my fiance and I got engaged in December, his 6 year old daughter was thrilled, but her first question about her new Step Mom was whether I had a poison apple or not! I wish I could have captured the look of relief on her face when she realised that her fathers new "Beyonce" (not fiance) was poison apple free."