05 Apr Liam & Alison | Dinokeng, Pretoria
Cindy and I have almost forgotten how much we loved the bushveld, and weddings in the bush are always a highlight on our calender, if for no other reason than the smell of dry dusty roads and the grassy fragrance of freshly thatched roofs. Last weekend we got to hang out with Liam and Alison at Didimala, north of Pretoria in the Limpopo province, out on the Rust-de-Winter road I think, and as always we were wowed by the experience.
Liam and Alison had their ceremony out in the veld, with a wild reception being celebrated under a clear African sky and by candle light. We also, very uncharacteristically, spent about two hours with Liam and Alison on their couple shoot. We typically use only about 45 minutes, but, it was NICE to travel around in a Land Cruiser with Jaco and listen to him and Liam discuss trees and grass as only two game rangers can do, and then to shoot an impossibly cute couple in some amazing locations with terrific African light to round it off with.
I rarely mention vendors (I should), but Francois Nel did excellent work with the make-up brush, and I loved the collection of dresses for both bridal and bridesmaids by Lunar…a very fitting choice for the location indeed.
Back to Jaco quickly, a huge thanks to him and his excellent team at Didimala, who treated us like we were the Presidential couple (or harem if you will :-D….much much appreciated and highly recommended.
OK some random images that have been lying in the “edited” box for too long now…
and a few photo-journalistc moments of course…