Where did 2016 go? Nevertheless we had an amazing year with amazing bridal couples. Right through the year we were blessed with amazing sunsets an awesome scenery to work with. We thank God for keeping us safe on the roads and blessing us with supernatural creativity. People think a photographer just pushes a button, but it’s so much more than that. We spend on average 10 hours on the wedding day, excluding traveling times. I am thankful for sharing the best wedding photos for 2016!
Me and Yolandie was also blessed in 2016 on the 2nd of September with a beautiful baby boy!
This was late friday night and I had to shoot Hardus and Lenanda’s wedding the next day. Saturday morning while I was getting ready to travel to the wedding, I had a huge gallbladder attack. Went to the hospital and in the parking area the pain suddenly went away. So we drove to the wedding, and with the help of one of my photographer friends, I managed to shoot the whole wedding. That night about a few kilometers away from the hospital I had another attack. Went into the emergency room, and a day later they operated and took out my gallbladder.
I thank God that He kept me safe and gave me the strength to have been able to shoot the whole wedding.
I wish I could show every photo we did in 2016, but space is limited. So I will share and comment 1 or 2 photos that I think are awesome memorable moments of each wedding. Let’s go down memory lane and enjoy 😉
Dylan & Bernice
Dylan & Bernice flew in from Germany and we were privileged to be the photographers to capture their special day. I have seen a lot of sand ceremonies where the bride and groom mix sand in one bottle. But Dylan and Bernice’s sand ceremony was very special, as the mixed sand from South African soil and sand from German soil.
Wedding Venue: Lezar Opstal
Leonard & Rutasha
Leonard and Rutasha are two young people but their love for each other was amazing. The wedding was done on their family farm so we had awesome photo opportunities to work with. The first photo was at a old ruins and in the one door way the light was perfectly placed to give this amazing shot.
Tyron & Stephanie
Yes there was an owl that flew in the rings at the ceremony! What an amazing experience. This owl was left for dead when she was a baby but the good old samaritan raised it to health and into this magnificent thing to experience. I must be honest I was very nervous to do this shot, as the owl flew very fast and the isle was not very long, but we managed to get this amazing shot just before she landed. Definitely one for the books!
Wedding venue: Leopard Lodge Hartbeespoort.
Shaun & Retha
This wedding day was filled with joy and tears of joy. Very emotional fun wedding. Shaun & Retha has so much love for each other.
Wedding venue: Bush lovers lodge.
Gerhard & Dawn
Gerhard & Dawn’s wedding day was so special, this couple’s love is definitely a good example to anyone out there.
Wedding Venue: Waterfall Cove
Retief & Bonita
This wedding had us traveling very far (which we love) deep in the heart of South African bushveld. Truly one of the best wedding photos of 2016. This shot was not edited and yes the cheetah is real. Was a very difficult shot as you cannot tell a cheetah to sit and behave. I was very blessed to capture this moment and the split second where the cheetah turned his head towards me while sitting.
Wedding Venue: Mbidi Lodge – Ramela Ranch.
Morne & Jolene
I just love a chapel with a beautiful ceiling, it makes for amazing photos. Jolene’s wedding shoes was very unique with see through sides it made for this amazing shot.
Wedding venue: Oakfield Farm
Corne & Lizelle
I just love to sneak off with a bridal couple and do night shots, it never disappoints!
Wedding venue: Stop and Stay Lodge
Dian & Michelle
We were very blessed to have such an amazing sunset, we had time for amazing shots! Beautiful wedding
Wedding venue: De Haven Oost Wedding Venue.
Johan & Elizabeth
This was the first time I had the chance to shoot in a sunflower field, and it was amazing! Johan & Elizabeth lives in a farming community. So the windmill was the perfect backdrop.
Wedding Venue: Zakopane Country Village.
Justin & Nastasha
What a beautiful couple. They had so much fun on their wedding day. The romantic vibe made for awesome photos.
Johan & Veronique
I just love when wedding venues have amazing chandeliers. It creates amazing romantic photos.
Jean & Charmony
You can NEVER go wrong with a beautiful venue and by beautiful I am not talked about a nice garden or something, Im talking about something unique like the Royal Elephant Hotel. This photo is probably one of my most favorites, such a unique shot. What made this one of the best wedding photos of 2016 is the amazing venue and ofcourse the amazing couple, they have a love for photos. The Royal Elephant is an amazing venue with tons of photo opportunities.
Wedding venue Royal Elephant Hotel
Ettiene & Dorme
Ettiene & Dorme is grounded in Christ, we were so blessed to do their wedding day. These two shots are amazing.
Wedding Venue: The Moon and Sixpence.
Calvin & Bianca
I just love it when friends of a bride book us to also share in their special days. It a huge responsibility to capture a wedding, so when friends of a bride book us we feel very blessed. Bianca and Calvin has seen us in action at a previous wedding, it was so much fun sharing in their wedding day too.
Wedding Venue: Makiti
Hardus & Lenanda
This was the wedding I had to do with a damaged gallbladder. I didnt feel 100% but Im very blessed to have been able to shoot the whole wedding.
Wedding Venue: Lavandou Wedding and Events Venue.
Michael & Obie
When I first edited these shots I could not believe that these shots came from my camera. I am humbled to know that this is a God given talent that I cannot take any credit for.
Wedding Venue: Mooiplaatsie Country Estate.
Vernon & Faye
What more can I say about this wedding…the proof is in the pudding! WOW! They not only have the best wedding photos of 2016, but also the most beautiful.
Wedding Venue: Tres Jolie
Jonathan & Megan
I just love chandeliers! Makes awesome photos.
Wedding Venue: Waterfall Cove
Marcus & Morgan
This venue was not the easiest venue to shoot at, so you need to get creative. The reception hall is definitely one the most beautiful I have seen.
Wedding Venue: Heavensgate Wedding & Function Venue Boksburg.
Jacques & Jo-lize
I think this was the most beautiful sunset of 2016 but it was not the easiest. When the ceremony started the clouds started packing together in which the perfect sunset opportunity faded before my eyes. When we stepped out of the chapel, it was a nightmare, storm clouds all around us with wind blowing us away. But as I always say, we never stop taking photos! We pushed through and God gave us this amazing reward. Very blessed. Later that night I had another “first” when the bride and groom hired Pyrotechnics to do a shoot with. We nailed it 😉
Wedding Venue: Mellow Stream Wedding Venue
Stefan & Lizelle
Photography wise these photos are some of the best of the year! We were so blessed to capture this!
JJ & Christelle
Such a special couple, we had so much fun with them.
Pieter & Naydene
Rob & Nadia
This shot is just perfect, what a beautiful set of clouds!
Leon & Robyn
This was a unique wedding venue, which made awesome photos
Jacques & Talia
This wedding rained out quite good, even I was getting nervous, but the venue had a old workshop with these stunning windows. Timeless shot.
Juan & Norlene
We don’y have many wedding venues in south africa that has unique props to work with. This heart in the garden was just perfect. The sunset on the pier was breathtaking!
Andre & Bianca
Natural light is always fun to play with. On this day there was a TV crew also capturing their day which made the job very difficult, but we stayed focused on the bridal couple and gave them amazing shots!
Ian & Rumbie
Probably the happiest couple of 2016 they had so much fun. Rumbie is a fashion designer and designed her own dress, and yes she looked amazing.
Regardt & Shani
Very proud of this couple they are so humble!
Jay-dee & Ria
What a way to end of 2016 with this beautiful couple! Blessed beyond words. These are the bestwedding photos for 2016!
Hope you enjoyed the photos.
Leave a comment below and tell me which wedding you liked the most.