You’ve got 15 minutes for the couple shoot… (HA! No ways Jaco!)
There is always something special and scary about photographing a friend’s wedding. One side you wouldn’t want anyone else to do it, because let’s face it, you only want the best and the other side, you DON’T want to mess it up, like ever! So yes I was a bag of emotions and a slightly stressed Eric for Sam and Jaco’s wedding. But after the ceremony was done and dusted and we headed for the couple shoot, I think the only words I said was “bangers” and “guys, I am literally freaking OUT!”.
Sammy, from the moment you asked me to take your photos you have been nothing but an easy going bride and giving so much freedom and responsibility to Jaco, which I couldn’t believe. It has been so awesome getting to know you even more over some amazing coffee dates, laughs, weird WhatsApp messages and voice notes. You looked sooooo beautiful and your dad’s face when he saw you was beyond priceless! What a moment!
Jaco, I know we joked about only giving me 15 minutes for the couple shoot, but dude, you schhhhmodelled hard towards the end. I am so glad promising you, that you could shoot me with the champagne cork kept you going during the couple shoot! We got so many amazing shots and Sammy has never looked so happy and in the moment. You showed so much patience and I can never thank you enough for being awesome during the shoot! I really hope you love the photos as much as I do.
Sammy and Jaco, I loved being part of your day, the teary eyes, the belly laughs, that amazing CHEESECAKE (I even got a couple of pieces of the wedding day), the sunset, the dance moves, the dress, the champagne spraying and the smoke bombs. Just such a fun filled day.
I am so excited to see how the “rest of your lives” play out, I know I am going to be there cheering you both on! Just don’t ask me to run anywhere! :p
Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering – Nicole Krauss
Venue: Knysna Elephant Park
Bride’s Make Up: Bianca
Bridemaid’s Hair: Ninja Scissors
Styling & Floral: Confetti
Wedding Cake: Murray Pienaar
Catering: Michelle Strode
Bride’s Dress: Besters Bridal – Vanessa
Groom’s suite: Omega (in George)
Officiant: Mark Brown
DJ & Sound: Confetti (Freddie)