Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Cape Town Wedding

A good friend Lloyd Goss got married to Candice Abrahams on the 20th. They asked me to shoot on the day & while thinking of a good location for the shoot they decided that in town & along the fan walk would suit them much better than going to a garden. At first I thought it would be a serious challenge to shoot in a busy city, but after walking around the weekend before scouting for interesting things I was seriously liking the idea more & more.

I went to Candice's house to get some shots of her getting ready & couldn't resist getting my flashes out for a few shots. Then we were off to the church, low light, high ISO, grainy, but a great atmosphere.

Then it was time for town. Lloyd, Candice & their entourage walking around town was an amazing sight, cars hooting & passers by congratulating them made such a great atmosphere. We were super lucky. I'm still not sure what was going on in town, but half of the roads were blocked, so we had the place just about to ourselves. A nice overcast day made shooting easy under earth's softbox. We went along the fan walk & stopped at anything that grabbed our attention & with some of the world cup decorations around we didn't have a shortage of interesting props & spots to work with. We finished with some group shots at Thibault Square & I couldn't resist getting my flashes out again & after shooting a few long I thought I'd try some fun shot with my fisheye just for something different. The overcast skies & dark buildings were working perfectly with the bright colours.

Then it was back for dinner, speeches & a few songs. It was tricky to shoot in the dark & didn't want to start with flash setups, but high ISO, f/2.8 & a steady hand was good enough to capture the romantic atmosphere.

Congratulations to Lloyd & Candice Goss. Thank you for letting me be part of your special day & hope married life treats you well!


Unknown said...

Stunning Pics!!!! Let the journey begin...

ORIA goes AWOL said...

wow. I'm seriously impressed. That captures such a vibe. I hope you are ready for the 15th!

Wenni Donna said...

Oh my goodness, this Cape Town Wedding is just so brilliant. I had a lovely time watching these photos. I also would be starting the preparations for my big day but it is challenging for us because we are having a little low budget and our expectations are high for the d├ęcor and all. Would be booking one of the garden NYC wedding venues and now thinking to cut off some expenses like not getting help from a planner and would like to plan everything on our own.