The engagement session I did with Charl and Maryke was much less challenging than their wedding day. You could cut the light on the late summer afternoon for their engagement shoot like butter. It was just perfect. Be that as it may, I am never one to shy away from a challenge, and any one’s big day is a challenge that will be accepted.
Their wedding day was a totally different story. It was windy, getting colder as the day progressed, and just a bit grey. Inside the great units available at Platrand Lodge, the pre-wedding pics was a breeze to get. It got tricky with the couple shots after the ceremony, but with a bride braving the icy wind and a groom phased by almost nothing, we set out into the bush and got some great images. It just reminded me once again about the job and responsibility that wedding photography is. You have to make the best of what you’ve got. You only have one chance at it, so you’d better know how to use the environment, the available light and your gear.
Massive thanks to Maryke for braving the cold. My work would have been cut out for me if it wasn’t for Maryke’s steely determination and Charl’s calm demeanour. My assistant and lovely wife also gets a shout-out. She just doesn’t stop talking, and that almost certainly helps keep people’s minds occupied.
And then, lastly, I have to commend the folks at Platrand Lodge once again for putting up a quality event. They really know how to make it unforgettable. I really hope it isn’t the last time I shoot a wedding at Platrand Lodge.