15 January 2011 – THE PLANTATION
I sometimes have to force myself to breathe a little deeper…slower. If I pay attention, I realise how each muscle in my body is tensed up and can just imagine how ridiculous I must look all pulled up against my steering wheel. No..it’s NOT because I battle to see out the front window, but because I subconsciously think that I might get to the destination faster. Some days everything seems to slow me down…and that I just can’t get things to move faster!
I am currently working on Megan’s wedding (29th Jan) and this season has just gone way better than last year. I was so far behind with my editing and made it my life’s goal to get these weddings out faster. In actual fact, if I have a wedding each weekend, I just have a week to finish that wedding anyway.
Apart from that, I have so many plans. I wake up every morning super excited about the possibilities and an incredible urge to get 27 hours of work done in one day…and still things are moving way too slow. I am still not too sure if being me is a curse or a blessing (and opinions will differ) but all I know is that I can sincerely not be anyone else, so I might as well sit back and enjoy the ride.
I do think that it’s one of the reasons I really enjoy photographing weddings. It brings me back to a reality where it becomes so clear that there is so much uniqueness, even among the sameness and that even though weddings (and lives) are about pretty much the same things…each one stays unique in its own special way.
Lisa is one of the prettiest girls I have ever seen, and I remember thinking at her sister, Marion’s wedding, I hope Lisa asks me to do her photos too. And I was ecstatic when I was asked! The love between the two is contagious. They got married at THE PLANTATION, and her colours were bright and vibrant. Just like Lisa. She is also bright and vibrant. You can see Gerhard’s love for her a mile away. I love Lynleys’ flower arch (at the chapel) and her chandeliers that hung from the ceilings above the main tables. I have a serious weakness for vintage cars and this one had me weak at the knees. Riaan (the vintage car man) always allows me to drive with them to the locations. Of all the photos, I just love the ones I got in the car.