30 April 2011
LAKE DE LA VIE
This is the last wedding of the wedding season, and I can finally boast that I am officially up to date with my editing. Its been a crazy fun wedding season and from September its been a non-stop ride. I knew it would be. And boy I had met awesome people and each couple has had an impact into my life. Long ago I read something in a book that said that with each person you meet you change a bit and that even one look from another person can change a thought or a process in your life and that all of these moments in the end, make up who you become. I love meeting people and spending a day with people at a wedding is sometimes so life changing to me. Thank you to each each couple who has allowed me to spent this time with them. Its been an awesome wedding season and even though each season brings with the fair deal of laughs and cries, I am forever changed by those moments.
I have been driving passed the Lake for 7 years and across the water you can see Lake de la Vie. I have always wanted to photograph a wedding there and I am so glad I only got to photograph a wedding there now, since they have changed the entrance. I always knew I would like the venue…what I did not know is what an awesome drive it would be to get there! The wildlife I saw within that 10 minute drive to the venue, most tourists would not find spending a week in Kruger and even though we in SA might be a bit spoilt when it comes to wildlife, it does not get old when a 2 story high giraffe walks right pass your car. They just do not look that big in photographs.
I have been blessed with such organised brides this season and on my list it would be between Megan and Nichola for the first place spot! I so admire people that is so organised and just like at Megan’s wedding, this wedding had a perfect flow. The planning was done to the last milli-second and it paid off! I loved the fact that Matt and Nichola joined their friends for sun downers before everyone entered the hall. It just made it feel so personal. There was just such a warmness to this wedding and hope the photos tells the story!