Thursday, June 17, 2010

Geordin & Carla

Geordin and Carla were high school sweethearts. There are not too many married couples who can say they married their first love. So I think it is pretty romantic and their wedding definitly was too. It was held at Meerendal, and it was a gorgeous day. They were surrounded by their closest friends, family and work colleagues.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Family Photos

2 and a half years ago, I photographed Olivia when she was just a few days old. Then when she started crawling her mom Sia asked me to take another set of photos as a gift for granny. Then a few days ago I got another suprise call from Sia to say she has had a baby boy, Christian.When I got there I couldn't believe how tiny Christian was, he only weighed 2.7kgs! and I was even more shocked at how Olivia had gotten so big.

When it comes to family photographs with newborns the best advice I can give is to photograph before 2 weeks, that is if mom is feeling up to it. The younger the baby the better. Newborns are less likely to be disturbed while sleeping and they are more pliable so you can get them into different positions. Also they are less likely to have baby acne by then.The next great age is 6-8months, before they are crawling around. They are sitting and discovering their fingers and toes and are very aware of their surroundings.When it comes to 18months -2.5 years then it becomes more of a challenge and a little stressful on the parents because getting the perfect portrait can be impossible so you should accept that the photographs are more about capturing the moment instead of a lovely family portrait.These photographs are just as beautiful and less stressful. Most the time at this age there will be tears if you force them to pose.

The photographs taken here are perfect examples of how easy newborns are and capturing the busy 2 years old.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It is all in the details.

Weddings are beautiful! What sets weddings apart for me are the couples. Each couple makes it exciting and each couple keeps it fresh. I definitly have an amazing job.

Another thing that makes weddings different from each other are the DETAILS. All your umming and aahhhing that eventually all comes together to make you, your ceremony and your venue look beautiful.

Here are some decor pics: The venue was Meerendal and I have not seen it look so dramatic before. This was with the help of NDG Events.

Brag Books

Besides the bride and groom, the parents of the bride and groom are the photographers next best fan. (Well hopefully!)
The day is almost as much about them as it is for the couple. Its a HUGE day for the parents! Seeing their children getting married, walking their daughter down the aisle, and being with all their friends and family is just very special.
I think as a result my Brag books have become very popular. It is an awesome gift of thanks to the parents.
Here is a layout of one my recent storybooks.