I missed out on halve the party. Conrad turned 30 on the Saturday and the wedding celebrations / birthday party started that afternoon already. I was still shooting in Stellenbosch then but got up at 0400 the Sunday morning to make it to Piketberg in time for the preparations and ceremony. A bright and early wake up for a bright and hot day of shooting! With lots of joy!
The ceremony was extremely special. Mariete from Varsliefde did an awesome job (like always) to make Feathers Inn look amazing for the 2x C’s and their guests. Coca Cola was the theme running all the way through from the boutonnieres to the cake. Conrad loves Coke. And Corné 🙂
I must admit it was a tricky one from a photography point of view. It has been 5 years since I had to shoot a wedding over lunch time in December. Not anyone’s ideal situation. Conrad had honeymoon plans set in place, so we couldn’t move it any later. This was it. And wow, it was extremely bright. The patchy clouds brought some character but doubled the glare. I found myself balancing portable studio lights at full power with ND filters stopping down up to 9 stops. A real challenge in the heat. Thank the Lord for investing in my equipment! Conrad and Corné were extremely cooperative though and they did brilliant under the circumstances. We finished off the shoot at a well deserving waterfall at Laatson that restored the sanity to our overheated feet and brains!
And here they are … the hottest couple and shoot of the year! Enjoy!