Weddings Swellendam Photography

Weddings Swellendam Photography

I was having screen calibrating issues when I saw a call coming in from Brett’s wife.  That’s strange I thought, but since I was busy with a Spyder performing colour tests on my screen, I couldn’t pick up.  I had a family shoot on that afternoon, and quickly listened to the message Ronel left before I got out of the car to do this shoot.  It was hot in the car, but I all of a sudden became ice cold!  Brett has been one of the photographers at Germinate Photography since early 2010.    I learned how his car got hit by a train earlier that day.  He was in ICU and doctors were still trying to see where and how bad he was hurt.  Awful News!  (Now try to do a family shoot after news like that!)

I quickly phoned Ronel and learned that he had broken 5 ribs, cracked a vertebrae, a few big scars and his lung was damaged.  But he was “lucky” man to be alive!  Thank God!  Even in this terrible ordeal, Brett asked Ronel to phone me to say that he was supposed to do a wedding the Saturday … and probably would not be able to do it :).  This guy!!

I phoned Wimpie & Lize on Thursday morning and explained the situation.  I had the Saturday open (last one till Christmas!) and offered them my services.  I am glad they understood and am blessed that they accepted!  It was a wonderful wedding at a brand new setting 12 kms outside of Swellendam (it’s so new, it doesn’t even have a name yet … we called it “Thys se Plek” after the owner on the day.  What a place!  And what a couple … I loved spending time with them and their families & friends.  I am sure the photos will portray their joy!

Brett is in still a lot of pain, but at home and recovering.  I am so glad he is OK.

Photographers and all people out there driving – please take care, be alert and stay alive!  Life is beautiful and I will continue to capture her beauty as long as I am given.  May I celebrate life with you soon.

  • Michelle - Sjoe – baie mooi fotos – die een van haar tussen die koring en die een van net die bruidegom en konfetti in die foto staan vir my uit!10/11/2011 – 11:59

  • Tonya van Rooyen - WOW WOW WOW! die fotos is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!10/11/2011 – 12:41

  • Brett Nattrass - Lize, you looked absolutely stunning and I am sorry I could not be apart of your special day, although I thought of you every minute and knew you would be in the best hands with Wil. Wil, thank you so much, for the photo’s and for just being who you are, you are a legend. These photo’s rock!!10/11/2011 – 12:59

  • Lizl Gray - Awesomeness! Ek sukkel om ‘n gunsteling te kies…10/11/2011 – 15:51

  • Lize Laubscher - Sjoe,Willie jy is ‘n ster!!!En Brett,baaie jammer jy kon nie daar wees nie,maar so dankbaar dat jy darem okay is-dis baie belangriker!Ons LOVE ons fotos,baie baie dankie.Wimpie en Lize10/11/2011 – 15:55

  • Naomi - Mooi Mooi Mooi!! BRETT – sjo, hoop jy voel al beter!?!? Jy sal gou moet herstel want anders vat hierdie Wil al jou werk.
    Wil – weereens, nog ‘n keer, altyd – WOW!!!!
    Bruidspaar – pragtig en lyk asof julle dit baie geniet het!! Hou van die unieke rok!10/11/2011 – 21:15

  • Yolandie - Ongelooflik mooi!!!!!12/11/2011 – 09:34

  • Anet Boltman - Mooi paartjie (in elke opsig), mooi dag, mooi venue, mooi omgewing en ‘n uitstekende fotograaf om dit vas te le! Dankie julle…was lekker om hierin te deel.12/11/2011 – 15:57

  • aneL - WOWOWOWOWOW!!! Lize sal my dalk nie onthou nie maar ons was saam in die koshuis op A3. Jy het haar sooo mooi vasgevang willie en hully lyk SOO happy!! MANJIFIEK!!13/11/2011 – 09:23

  • Eldri - STUNNING STUNNING STUNNING !!!!!! Ek love almal. Julle is beautiful en dit fotos is uitstekend. Well done !!!!!13/11/2011 – 19:32

  • Mabet Steyn - Wat ‘n voorreg om by die pragtige troue te kon wees ~ alles was nostalgies mooi!! Willie komplimente aan jou met die skitterende foto’s – jy het die dag mooi vasgevang met die lens. Veral die foto’s in die koringlande met die Langeberge laat my terug verlang na my kinderjare – het in die omgeweing groot geword.15/11/2011 – 15:00

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