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February 24th, 2017 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

They grew up speaking different languages, but their hearts understood each other’s love…

Your day was SO special Jurgens and Holly, thank you for making me part of it. Enjoy!!!

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November 8th, 2016 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

These 2 beautiful people celebrated their 10 year anniversary in style! It was beautiful to witness the depth and understanding of their love and commitment towards each other after so many years. THANK you for loving each other and your families Soso and Lwazi. I loved photographing your day! xxx

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September 15th, 2016 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

From the very first mail Abi sent me I was excited to photograph her and Gary’s wedding. I met her back in 2009 when I photographed one of her sister’s weddings, also in Colorado. Little did I know, a few years down the line I would witness her getting married! The day and everything around it was beautiful. She must have been one of the calmest, yet most excited brides I’ve ever photographed. And Gary – he just LOVED making Abigail his wife.

Thank you so much Abigail and Gary. I loved documenting your wedding day, getting to see some familiar faces and meeting new ones! <3

 

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June 21st, 2016 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

WAT ‘N TROUE! These 2 are CRAZY about each other and I loved witnessing them starting their marriage. Yes, the location was spectacular, good light followed us all day long and they were dressed the tee, but what stood out was how excited Constant and June was to get married.

June en Constant – julle is so ‘n awesome couple. Ek sien uit om te sien watse lekker planne die Here met julle 2 saam het. Om julle te kon document was net ‘n lekkerte en voorreg van begin tot einde.

Geniet die memories van die dag! xxx

 

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June 15th, 2016 | Shoots,Travel,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

What a privilege to photograph these 2! Beautiful people. Breathtaking landscapes. Twinkling eyes.

But, this wedding has a little extra story to it…. As Johan said in his speech on the wedding day: “Esté had her photographer before her groom.” Have a look at her first 2 emails to me:

2010: Epos van Esté na ek foto’s geneem het van Johannes en Carmin in New Castle:

Hi Lizelle,
Ek beplan om oor 5 jaar te trou in die Drakensberge. Intussen moet ek eers oor my siening kom dat die lewe te kort is om nog te deel. Ek joke net! Seriously, beplan om eeeeendag te trou en sal graag wil hê jy moet my kiekies neem. Ek laat weet net soadat wanneer ek jou oor 5 jaar bespreek, jy my sal onthou.
Blessings, Esté

2015:

Dagsê Lizelle. Ek herrinner jou graag, sommer baie graag, aan ‘n e-pos wat ek 5 jaar terug vir jou gestuur het. Ek vertrou dit gaan sommer baie goed met jou?

Ek is verskriklik opgewonde om te sê ek het toe my suinige siening heeltemal verander! Ek het die afgelope naweek verloof geraak aan ‘n rockstar-nerd, yster van ‘n man met ‘n hart van goud! Ons hoop om in 2016 die knoop deur te trek.  Ek het nog nie ‘n venue nie, ek het eers gaan kyk na jou beskikbaarheid maar ek sien daar is hoop vir my!
Ek hoor bitter graag van jou!
Vreeslike verliefde groete,
Esté
And of coarse I was super excited to be able to travel to Clarens to photograph this wedding I’ve been “promised” 5 years ago. It was nothing short of magical. (Here are a few personal images from this trip) From Esté making triple sure we have enough to eat at our garden cottage, to the amazing bridal party and guests that made both Theresa and I(who was my right hand and traveling friend on the trip) feel like part of the family, to family members who agreed to drive us up mountains for the bride&groom shoot.

So baie dankie Esté en Johan. Mag die mooi van jul dag en omgewing net ‘n weerspieëling van julle huwelik wees! Dit was so lekker en ekstra spesiaal om in ‘n stukkie van julle storie te kon deel.

Baie-baie liefde, Lizelle xxx

PS: As julle ooit vows renew – kan ek ASB julle weer afneem!? 🙂

 

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May 19th, 2016 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

What a beautiful wedding! It had a few surprises (like moving the ceremony from outside indoors because of rain) but in the end Thys and Samara got to say their I dos and we had some soft light for their images.

Thank you Thys and Samara that I could document your day! Baie blessings vir julle en jul huwelik. It was awesome getting to know the 2 of you. <3

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Ek het lanklaas sulke lekker trane gehuil by ‘n troue. Ek is altyd bly ek het ‘n kamera om voor my gesig te druk in sulke tye. Ok, om die waarheid te se het ek gewoonlik iewers deur ‘n troue ‘n traan in die oog of ‘n knop in die keel. Troues is spesiaal, maar sjoe – die troue…. Ek het vir Nikki ontmoet op ‘n kerk uitreik Namibié toe. Ons was o.a die kos tannie en lag nou lekker vir die foto’s van daardie tyd. Ons het toe bietjie meer soos kostannies gelyk. 😛

Ek het nog nooit ‘n bruidegom gesien wat letterlik nie sy oe van sy bruid kon afhaal nie. Hy het ‘n konstante glimlag op sy gesig gehad en Nikki het behoorlik gestraal. Dit was so ‘n voorreg om dit alles te kon vasvang – soveel oomblikke wat liefde weerspieel.

Dankie Nikki en Izak, julle liefde vir mekaar is ‘n aanmoediging!

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April 28th, 2016 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

Mooiste mooi, lekkerste-lekker mense! Dit was my eerste keer om by Eensgezind af te neem en dit het gevoel of alles net so perfek saam gewerk het! Die son, die wolke, my awesome couple, die koeie wat net mooi gevoer is toe ons daar wou “shoot”, al die baie grappies, mooie klere en decor….en 2 mense wat erg is oor mekaar en hul mense.

Dankie Philip en Minette! Baie seën vir julle huwelik en geniet die herinerringe van julle dag.

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April 20th, 2016 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

I will probably forever remember this wedding by this one beautiful thing: laughter! (Ok, and a few tears.) Stefan and Andrea has been married for 1 year now and decided to have their celebration in Andrea’s country of birth – they picked the picturesque La Petite Dauphine in Franschhoek.

Dankie dankie dankie Stefan and Andrea that I could be part of your celebration and capture it. May your relationship grow stronger every year and may your laughter never stop. xxx

 

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April 8th, 2016 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

Day 2 – the wedding day!

<3 <3 <3

 

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April 6th, 2016 | Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

Dominic and Emma had a 3 day wedding celebration – what a feast! This was the day before the actual wedding and was held at La Petite Dauphine in Franschhoek. Live music and laughter could be heard on this perfect windstil summers evening, while friends and family from all over the world gathered to celebrate with Emma and Dom.

Enjoy your images guys. Your attention to detail was immaculate!

 

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March 18th, 2016 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

What a joyful wedding! Craig and Lauren are laughing ever since the first date…and they didn’t stop yet! It was so beautiful to witness their wedding day and how fond they are of each other.

Thank you so much that I could capture your very special day with each other, God, your friends and family! Enjoy the memories! xxx

 

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March 1st, 2016 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

What a JOYFUL day! Cecil and Jolene have warm hearts and live and love freely. They make every person they talk to, feel special.

There are so many aspects I loved about their wedding: Beloftebos, the bridesmaids dresses, Jolene’s laugh and beautiful bouquet, Cecil’s smile that never left his face, Abraham the donkey (apparently he is retired now :)), the many tears, bonfires and much more!

Jolene brought the fun element to the wedding where Cecil is the stable, caring one. Together they are a great team! Soooo baie dankie dat ek kon deel in julle bitter spesiale dag. Mag julle huwelik nog meer fun as julle troue wees!

Lekker kyk <3

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Venue: Beloftebos, Stanford

Flowers and Decor: Special Events

Guesthouse (Cecil) : Haes, Stanford

Guesthouse (Jolene) : Beloftebos Cottages

 

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