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Groot Brak Family Beach Session – Kok Family

Family Portraits

I love the natural feel of this session, no pretending, just pure family fun!  Susi plays a very important part in my family’s life, she is an amazing vet and always there with so much love and care for our four legged family members.  It was a pleasure to do something for her!

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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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Engagement Session George – Hennie & Jacobu

Couples

I am not big on watching television, so I had now idea that Hennie entered the very popular Afrikaans reality program ‘Boer Soek n Vrou’.  I met Hennie when I was the photographer at his twin brother’s wedding two years ago.  I received Jacobu’s enquiry just after they got engaged and was curios to see how the young lady looked that stole Hennie’s hart.  I did a bit of ‘research’ on Facebook and there it was, apparently their engagement was kinda news and I soon learned why, their story is a unique one, one for the books!

I only remember Hennie as the brother that loved to dance, the one with the twinkle of mischief in his eyes.  Seeing him with Jacobu was just super sweet, the way he playfully made her feel super special.  Jacobu is just a sweetheart and the most memorable about her is the fact that she does not know how pretty she is and that in itself just makes her even more beautiful.  She truly is beautiful from the inside out. From her first email I just knew that it was going to be awesome to capture their wedding, I can hardly wait!

This ‘Boer’ does not need to ‘soek’ anymore, he found his soon to be ‘Vrou’

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Great Brak Beach – Van Rensburg Family

Family Portraits

This was a last minute booking.  I met this family yesterday when we did a portrait session with the extended family celebrating the mom of the family’s 80th birthday.  I was almost late returning from the first session of the day but the timing was perfect and we were blessed with gorgeous light! Perfect session to end of a very busy weekend.

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George Forrest and Beach Maternity – Bianca

Maternity

Oh wow, I just loved this session.  Bianca went above and beyond to prepare for this session and that makes me feel appreciated and respected as professional. May you be blessed with this little one on the way.  Enjoy every minute of this precious time while he is growing safely under your heart.

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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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Bygracealone Wedding Garden Route – Andrew & Maudee

Weddings

I was not booked to capture just a wedding, I was booked to capture a Wedding Festival!  Andrew and Maudee had a true festival starting days before the actual wedding.  The family gathered for a relaxed lunch at the venue on the  Friday before the wedding.  This gave Andrew and Maudee the chance to enjoy the decor with their family and close friends.  This was a typical regal wedding, with even the guests in full formal attire.  The decor was rich in colour and the floral arrangements was unique with the artful integration with vegetables. Bygracealone was the perfect venue for this wedding festival!  Well done to each and everyone involved in planning this unique event!  Thank you to my fellow photographer and dear friend Anina for her role as second shooter, capturing the ceremony from a different angle and covering the pre drinks, job well done!

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Garden Route Couples Portraits – Hugo & Chantell

Couples

Such a special occasion, this young couple are newly weds from Mpumalanga.  Chantell is such a natural beauty, totally in love with the man on her side.  The way she looks at Hugo, you can truly see that she totally adores him.  I hope that you have a blessed honeymoon and enjoy these images captured.

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Mossel Bay Family Portraits – Whelan Family

Family Portraits

The beautiful young Whelan family!  The cutest little girl, with the most beautiful eyes, I wish I could take her home with me.  Looking at you as a young family, I can see a promising feature for you all, may you be blessed and all your dreams come true!  Thank you for sharing a bit of yourself with me.

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Garden Route Maternity Portraits – Erasmus Family Expecting

Family Portraits, Maternity

Jameelah contacted me a while ago to inform about my maternity sessions. She phoned me last Thursday and wanted to book her family/maternity session as soon as possible, luckily I had a cancelled session for Friday so we booked them for Friday afternoon.  Weather turned bad so we rescheduled for Sunday afternoon. Sunday’s are my day off, but due to a hectic schedule for the next 3 weeks and babies growing fast, we had no other choice.  I am so happy we did this session the day we did, the weather was awesome.  This family is stunning and was great to work with.  Enjoy this precious time.  Looking forward to meet this new little member of your family.

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Uitsig Wedding Venue – Wesley & Leandra

Weddings

Handmade decor, customised batman cufflinks, cowboy boots imported from America and an Anel Botha couture wedding dress, what more can a photographer ask for, oh yes, how can I forget, a couple with hearts of gold and the cherry on top an absolutely gorgeous bride! Leandra is blessed with a sister who was not only her maid of honour but also her make-up artist and hairdresser from Fetish, Hair and Nail Boutique.  This was my first wedding at the stunning Uitsig Wedding Venue, truly an awesome venue with stunning people.  I am so happy to have finally met Ester Taylor from Disco & Sound, hope to see you again soon.  Dear Wesley and Leandra, I loved every moment working with you and your family, may you be blessed and I hope you will love these captured memories.

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Garden Route Wedding Great Brak Bygracealone – Theo & Cherie

Weddings

A whirlwind wedding, is the best way to describe Theo and Cherie’s wedding at Bygracealone venue in Great Brak Garden Route.  Cherie was birds packed with energy and I had to think on my feet to keep track of her, there was never a dull moment.  Try as hard as I might there was no getting these two to pose for a few traditional wedding portraits.  I enjoyed this energetic bride and wish you all the happiness.  May God restore all that you have lost.