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Willowmore Wedding – Hennie & Jacobu

Weddings

Okay so there is so much to say, I do not know where to start.  Will try and keep it as short as possible but I am going to do this one in Afrikaans, my home language:

“Met Jacobu se eerste epos navrae was ek aangenaam verras om te hoor Hennie gaan trou.  Ek het Hennie twee jaar terug ontmoet toe ek sy tweeling boet Kobus se troue afgneem het.  So besluit ek toe om bietjie op Facebook te gaan loer hoe die meisie lyk wat Hennie se hart gesteel het.  Gou het ek agter gekom daar is meer aan die twee se liefdesverhaal.  Ek is nie n tv kyk mens nie, so ek het geen idee gehad dat hulle redelik bekend was.  Miskien ook goed so want vir my was hulle net nog n gewone jong paartjie wat liefde gevind het en hulle groot dag met familie en vriende wil deel, hulle is plat op die aarde hartsmense en het my van dag een met hulle verlowing sessie soos n vriendin laat voel.

So breek die groot naweek toe aan en is ek, my assistent en ‘second shooter’ Beverley Matthee, vir die naweek deur Willowmore toe.  Ons het saam met Eon en Ilse Coetzee, die video span, in een van Hennie se gastehuise gebly vir die naweek – Eon en Ilse het dit super pret gemaak en het ek sommer liewer geword vir die awesome paartjie.  Dankie Hennie, die huis was stunning!  Die Vrydag daar aangekom, afgepak in Willowmore en toe deur plaas toe waar ons saam Hennie gaan kyk het vir plekke om fotos afteneem, Trompie natuurlik saam om te gaan verken.  Daar was n lekker kuier gees tussen al die harde werk, Jacobu se ma Tersia en die strooimeisies was druk besig, terwyl Hennie en Jacobu bont gestaan het om te kyk of alles glad verloop.  Die tente-dorp was reg vir die gaste om te arriveer. Die manne was in n kuier bui en het om n vuur gekuier met skaapstertjies op die kole.  Ek het die storie net so gekyk en gedink, nee jinne dit wil ek nie eet nie!…….kort voor lank toe vind ek myself met n skaapsterjtie inni hand, toe nogal lekker!

Laat Saterdag oggend begin die groot dag toe vir ons.  Wat n fees!  Almal was so rustig en alles was so mooi.  Jacobu se twee sussies, Noreth en Magdel en twee vriendinne, Arina en Arista was ware strooimeisies en het so mooi na Jacobu gekyk, veral ousus Noreth wat so mooi na die seremonie Jacobu se rok uit die stof probeer hou het.  Magdel het redelik emosioneel geraak voor en tydens die seremonie, maar het oorgeloop van die lekkerste lag tydens die fotos.  Jacobu het n mens se asem laat weg slaan, sy het sprokiesmooi gelyk.

By Hennie en sy strooijonkers, sy drie broers Dirk, Boy en Kobus en vriend Mike, was daar n regte manne atmosfeer.  Hennie het die sleutel na die karavaan verloor en moes toe sommer daar inni veld by sy bakkie aantrek.  Die manne het hom moedeloos gehad met hulle geterg, mens kon nie help om te lag nie.  Whiskey en sigare het gesorg vir n paar cool fotos voor die oulikste karavaan, versier met vlaggies wat Jacobu gemaak het.

Hennie en Jacobu het albei n traan in die oog gehad toe hulle mekaar voor in die ‘kerkie’ ontmoet.  Trompie was mooi gewas en het stroop soet aan n leiband gesit dwarsdeur die seremonie. Natuurlik moes die broers n laaste poets bak toe hulle die ringboksie stuif toe bind, Hennie het hom nie laat afsit nie en het dit met gemak oop gebreek. So is die twee toe getroud en Trompie was gou by om deel te word van die register teken.

Ons het oorspronklik begin met die fotos saam met die strooijonkers en strooimeisie voor n sink gebou by die venue, maar die stof het ons gou aan gejaag om maar eerder verder op die plaas te gaan probeer. Die fotosessie saam met almal in die grond dam was groot pret!  Boy het gesorg vir n lekker stofwolk, op Eon se kreatiewe voorstel.  Ek was eers vrek vies toe hulle so stof opskop maar toe die stof so agter Hennie en Jacobu verby kom sien ek die geleentheid vir n awesome foto.  Die res van die sessie met Hennie en Jacobu was letterlik n oorloop van eens spontane oomblik na die volgende.  Hennie het haar gereeld opgetel en laat dans, die man kon nie genoeg kry van sy mooi bruid nie.  Die sessie is afgerond met n stofpad skoffel teen sonsodergang.

Die onthaal was n ware boere fees in die skuur.  Die dekor was perfek en die kos, gemaak deur Louretta – Hennie se ma, was uit die boonste rakke.  Welgedaan aan die twee se mammas wat so hard gewerk het om hulle kinders se dag perfek te maak!  Toe ek die onthaal verlaat sien ek hoe mooi die maan oor die skuur skyn met die mooiste wolke, wat n stunning prentjie!

Dankie aan almal wat my so welkom laat voel het, dankie dat ek soos n familie vriend behandel is.  Ek hoop julle geniet hierdie fotos net soveel soos wat ek dit geniet het om dit te kon afneem.

Liewe Hennie en Jacobu, een stukkie raad aan julle:  As julle die stryd in hierdie lewe wil wen, hou Jesus die Hoeksteen van julle huwelik!

Met Liefde, Lynelle”

 

Service Providers:

Videographer: Eon Media

Tents: Zulu Overland

Snacks: Kasselshoop

Decor: Fabulous Functions

Groom & Best men Bow Ties and Suspenders: Eden&Co

DJ: Hanuli’s Sound & Video

Blomme: Kanetberg Flora

Wedding dress: Lealia Bridal Studio

Bridesmaid Dresses: Prettily

Venue: Millerstasie

Make-up and Hair: Melanie Gildenhuys, Thana Nel, Lilanie Dilley

 

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Botlierskop Intimate Wedding – Chris & Wendy

Weddings

Chris and Wendy tied the knot at Botlierskop’s Bush Villas with only close family and friends attending. It was a weekend celebration of two families united.  Wendy looked absolutely stunning!  I loved everything about her soft natural look.  Thank you for asking me to capture this perfect day!

 

Venue: Botlierskop Bush Villas

Wedding Dress: Carla Cornelissen Eveningwear

Make Up: Melany de Kock

Flowers: Fancy Functions Mossel Bay

 

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Garden Route Gourikwa Wedding – Wessel & Johandi

Weddings

Wessel & Johandi is a young couple with their minds set on working hard to achieve their dreams, I fell in love with them from the first day we met on their farm for their engagement session.  Johandi was totally stressed out about getting everything perfect, it paid off!  Congratulations on an amazing day and thank you that I had the privilege to capture all the little details and every special moment.  Looking forward to see you grow as a couple and all you will achieve.

Venue: Gourikwa Reserve

Wedding Dress: Rudolf D Couture

MUA: Anka from Pro Beauty

Hair: Lene form Lene’s Hairstudio Riversdal

Cake: Sticky Butter Stilbaai

DJ: Disco & Sound

 

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Garden Route Senior Farewell – Point 2017

Couples

The parents of these young ladies and men can be super proud!  I hope you all had a blast and the event was all you expected!  You all looked stunning and it was a honour to work with you all.  Best wishes for all your future plans and may you be blessed during the final exams, just remember that the more you put in the more you can get out.

 

 

 

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Maternity Portraits Garden Route Beach – Adri & Johan

Maternity

Stunning couple!  You can see the love these two already have for the little one safe and sound just under mommies heart.

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Garden Route De Vette Mossel Wedding – Hanno And Ivette

Weddings

Hanno and Ivette wanted a super relaxed, fun filled wedding. That is truly the best way to describe their beach wedding.  Both sides of their families was so amazing and they all made me feel like I was a close family friend, thank you!

I few word form the couple on my service as their wedding photographer:

“We are so impressed, Lynelle is fun, creative, hard working and goes the extra mile.  She has a passion for photography not a lot of people have.  She put so much effort into the wedding and pre-wedding shoots that we got the impression of her being in multiple places at once.  We received edited photos on both occasions before we went to bed, on that same day and OMW, it is beautiful.  We will definitely recommend her.  We are her number one fans.”

Hanno and Ivette toed the knot on the beach at De Vette Mossel Music was supplied by Disco and Sound and the team of Cronje Productions did the videography.

 

 

 

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Klein Karoo Prince Albert – Hanno And Ivette

Couples

Initially Hanno and Ivette did not book an engagement session, so I was super happy when they requested a pre wedding session for 4 days prior to their wedding day. The location was specific as Prince Albert is close to Ivette’s hart and they both have deep family roots in Prince Albert.  We had a blast with the abundance of gorgeous spots and not to mention the breathtaking sunset right at the end of our session in an olive grove just outside town.  Chenoa did an awesome job with Ivette’s makeup and we had the privilege to spend the even with Hanno and Ivette’s parents. Ivette’s mom have a gorgeous old fashioned, warm hearted home in the centre of Prince Albert. We were spoiled with an amazing home cooked meal!  From the bottom of our hearts: Thank you to you all for an unforgettable day!

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Garden Route Mossel Bay Forest Session – Valentine Family

Family Portraits

The Valentine family, all the way from Canada, visiting family in South Africa.

What is there not to love about this session!  Awesome clients returning for another family session, stunning location, beautiful light and super cool moments!  Thank you for another great session with you all!

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Garden Route Wedding De Vette Mossel – Stuart & Ellen

Weddings

Stuart & Ellen tied the knot in the beautiful old church in Great Brak.  The celebration with family and friends was a real feast at De Vette Mossel.  My first meeting with Stuart and Ellen was early this year, what stood out about them was their kindness and the way they laugh! When I met Stuart’s dad I knew he got his way of laughing from his dad.  Ellen’s mom is definitely someone who knows what she wants, she wanted everything to be perfect for her daughter, so I was very pleased when I was told that I exceeded her expectations.  Thank you for sharing your special day with me!

I few words from the bride:

“They say that one of the most important things you can get right for your wedding day is your choice of photographer. Well, with you, we can honestly say that it was one of the Best decisions we made!!! When you told me you were originally from Bloemfontein, We just knew this was faith, definitely a sign that you are our photographer. Lynelle, you are a super star, full of energy and so enthusiastic about your work, very talented and easy to work with,  we both felt so relaxed around you.

Thank you for going above and beyond to capture our very Special day! Literally going down on the ground or up in the air, even in a bush filled with Thorns to get the Perfect shot!! You are Amazing, beautiful inside and out!!

We appreciate all the little moments captured between us and our guests, all the emotions, laughter and love, giving us memories of our wedding day that we shall cherish forever. Not only, do you take gorgeous photos, but the unique way of catching special moments between people!

Thank you for making us look absolutely beautiful ♡

Love

Ellen & Stuart”

Venue: De Vette Mossel

Decor & Flower: Fancy Functions

Wedding Dress & Groom Suit: Bridal & Co.

DJ: Disco & Sound

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Garden Route Groot Brak Family Session – Maree Family

Family Portraits

I never thought that a family would book a session when they do not actually want to book one.  This may sound silly, but this was the case for the Maree family. I am telling you all this because I think there are a lot of people out there who want family portraits but do not want to be in front of a camera! Cornelia contacted me to book a family session since some of her friends already had sessions with me and now the Maree’s realized it was time to get some proper family portraits.  When I met them at the beach it was obvious that this was going to be a ‘take it as it go’ kind off session, I loved it!! Mom and dad ended up enjoying the session more than the girls and the end result was super relaxed family moments.

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Garden Route Mossel Bay Maternity Session – Elizabeth

Maternity

I will never forget how over the moon I was when Elizabeth contacted me years back for her wedding.  I often saw her before then and thought how stunning it would be to get this classic beauty in front of my camera.  Well after the wedding it has been her first maternity session, Lafras’s newborn session and now expecting little Linmari. How awesome to share in such precious times, thank you!

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Garden Route Wedding Uitsig Venue – Donovan & Marike

Weddings

The images of this wedding speaks for itself.Thank you Donovan and Marike for sharing this gorgeous day with me!

Note from the bride, her words touched my heart and made me cry:

“When I started with the planning of our wedding, I had to search for all my vendors and suppliers from scratch, except one – our wedding photographer. I was already a big fan and follower on Facebook so I had no doubt in my mind that Lynelle simply had to document our special day from beginning to end. I think I might just have moved our wedding date had she not been available!

As a photography enthusiast myself I looked at her photographs as an inspiration. Her play with light and composition in her photos is always so stunning. But what really sets her apart from the rest is the emotion she captures in her images, and that is something that can never be taught. 

She was such a calming energy to be around on our (sometimes stressful) wedding day. She is rarely seen but always there. Professional yet she feels like someone you’ve known forever.

Lynelle, I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve received about our photos. You made our memories all the more beautiful. Thank you! 

I can’t wait to return for more special life moments captured in your uniquely stunning, talented way.”

I was once again such a privilege to work with some of our leading vendors:

Venue: Uitsig Wedding Venue

Decor & Flowers: Fancy Functions

Wedding Dress: Leali Bridal Studio

Hair: Inferno Hair Studio

MUA: Donique Leonard