Instead of Ashes, the Oil of Gladness | Part 7/7

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Sometimes it is good to look back, to take stock where you came from and to determine where you are heading to.  The exhibition was 5 years ago.  The first wedding I’ve done was actually a year before all this in Glasgow, Scotland back in 2003.  Since then, Peartree Photography came about and has handled numerous weddings and commercial shoots in a multitude of natural settings.  I got married to Adri in 2006 and Elih was born 5 months ago.  We are still loving Africa and feel close to our continent and people.  I personally feel I have improved a lot, but I’ll let the clients do the judging.  One thing is for sure, I definitely have better gear … and yes of course, it is still Nikon!   We’ve travelled a bit since then as well.  I went  to Swaziland and back to Kenya for work and travelled/ photographed for 3 months last year in Canada, Morocco, Spain, Italy and Switzerland.  It has been a amazing privilege!

Thank you to all the past clients who have made this possible.  Somehow I feel I only get beautiful people to photograph – you guys honestly make me look good!  We are having a great life because of your trust in my ability.  Thank you very much!

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  • Rian - Wil — my memory of the one photoshoot we had together is still so vivid in my mind. It was during our 2007 trip to South Africa, and Jess and I asked you to take some shots of us before we returned to the US. I always knew you were a brilliant photographer, but that shoot finally showed me that you have a gift that is so much more. You have the ability to make the spirit of the people you photograph part of the pictures. In our case, you made a video with some of the shots, with Coldplay’s “We Never Change” playing in the background. To this day, I have to stop whatever I’m doing when I hear that song, because it brings back such strong emotions that I have to focus and remember, I have no choice. Those photos live on (they are displayed all over our house, including a giant enlargement of the monochrome “kiss” photo, and my facebook profile photos basically rotate between those you took…), and will always remind me of good times, not just during our trip, but also the travels we’ve had together, and the friendship we have. Thank you…03/09/2009 – 22:30

  • Wil Punt - thanks Rian! You guys are so easy and fun to photograph. Let’s do a fam shoot again when you are back from California …16/09/2009 – 21:44

  • Lizaan - ai, Boeta, dit is amazing foto’s en ek is soooooo verskriklik trots op jou wat jou talente met moed gebruik!xxxxxxxxxx31/03/2010 – 22:11

  • sarah wood - just as awesome then as now!22/08/2011 – 09:42

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