Since relocating to the South Coast, this is my first wedding. It has been almost a year since touching down in this part of the world, and I cannot believe how hectic it has been. The opportunity to photograph my first South Coast wedding presented itself recently, I was all over it like a rash.
Sam we know because she spends a lot of time with our youngest daughter, and the reason Allan is the groom was obvious as soon as I met him.
It all happened at Palm Manor in Umtentweni. The white-washed walls, palm trees and view over the Indian Ocean gave the impression of an exotic location. It reminded me of my visit to Santorini a couple of years back. Views over Port Shepstone Golf Course and the Umzimkulu River topped it all off.
The bride and groom timed the service to perfection. Other formalities like family and group photos were done and dusted in a jiffy. Old Spike was hitting all sorts of angles, delivering some dreamy, thick light. We zipped all over the Port Shepstone area. The golf course is where we started (and got chased away). Our second stop was the beach and bridge over the river, and we wrapped up the shoot at the old train yard, looking out over the ocean.
Sam and Allan were great subjects for two people that claim to be camera shy. Canoodling in front of the camera had to be easier because of the fact that they are sooooo in love.
I can definitely get used to weddings on the South Coast.