Carla & Jaco

26 September 2009 Stellenrust, Stellenbosch

Saturday was one very rainy day in Stellenbosch! They say that rain brings an extra blessing to your marriage and I just know that Carla & Jaco will be no exception to this. It seemed that the only thing Carla needed for the couple shoot (besides Jaco!) was the red gum boots – once she traded her dainty wedding shoes for these, she was ready for anything! Taking photographs in the rain (not a light drizzle, rain!) is no joke. Adél, my spectacular assistant, got so wet while trying her utmost to keep my camera from getting drenched. What made all the difference to the not-so-perfect situation, was that Carla & Jaco are just so in love with each other that rain was definitely not going to spoil anything on their special day. Jaco could not stop laughing once! At first we took some pics in Church Street, Stellenbosch and then head off to the Mooiberge Strawberry farm for a bit of colour to jazz up the grayness of the rainy day.

Luckily rain had no influence on the reception at Stellenrust! Guests were spoiled with the most sumptuous buffet and there after the party began in full swing. Carla even found herself trapped in the middle of the Helshoogte Blou Hoender dance!

Cream Library did the beautiful cream and green décor at the reception. I was in love with the light shades that hang from the ceiling, it gave so much atmosphere.

Carla and her two bridesmaids got dressed at the stunning Li Belle Guest House in Somerset West. And even though it rained there as well we could take photographs inside the light-filled house. Carla’s beautiful dress fitted her like a glove. Her soft make-up and fair skin made her look  like a fairy tale princess.

Carla en Jaco, julle was great gewees, ek hoop julle geniet hierdie voorskou!

(Tips for photographers: Make sure you are geared with at least 2 white or clear umbrellas. A colourful umbrella can look visually striking at a distance but reflects the colour strongly on the couple’s faces for close-ups – and this will cause much frustration when editing afterwards. Also, since you don’t have the luxury of  the sun’s warm glow when it rains, look out for splashes of colour around you so that the photos immediately look more striking)






  1. Jaco&Carla says:

    Nikki, die fotos lyk amazing! Baie dankie!!!

  2. Annemarie says:

    Baie geluk Nik met die stunning fotos! Julle het werklik die beste van die reën gemaak en die couple lyk regtig so gelukkig, julle 2 het behoorlik gestraal!

  3. Marti says:

    Nikki, jy en Adel en Carla en Jaco het regtig die heeldag-reëndag wonderlik hanteer . Die foto’s is pragtig! Wat uitstaan, is die kontras tussen hulle uitbundige vreugde (en die kleurvolle paper mache figuurtjies!) en die triestige weer.

  4. Carla-Vriendin, jou en manlief Jaco se foto’s is PRAGTIG!!! Mál oor die sam-brele en die rooi bootse! Hou al die heel week Nikki se website dop om julle foto’s te sien. Julle kan baie tevrede wees. Wil net weer sê, jy het PRAGTIG gelyk!!!
    Geniet julle honeymoon verder!

  5. Adel says:

    Nikki, jy het die twee stralende mense se persoonlikhede, hulle liefde vir mekaar en grootdag 100% vasgevang! Al wat ek kan sê is: WOW!:-)

  6. Die pics is stunning, ek kannie wag om die res te sien nie!! Carla, jy het ONGELOOFLIK mooi gelyk!
    Nadia – Cream Event Library

  7. WOW WOW WOW… Nikki die foto’s lyk ongelooflik mooi, dit help natuurlik dat jy sulke wonderlike twee modelle gehad het. Carla & Jaco julle is gemaak vir mekaar!!! Julle is pragtige mensies. En Nikki ek hoop ek sien jou een van die dae gou weer hier op Stellenrust.

    : ) Jeanne van Reenen – Stellenrust Wine Esta

  8. Monica Dart says:

    Hi Nikki, I also had a shoot in the rain. it was so cool to see what shots you came out with – great photo’s! Couples needn’t worry about a rainy wedding day – the light is the best! xmonica

  9. verie says:

    Wonderlike foto’s! Die kontras tussen die grys dag en die sonskyn-geluk op die gesigte van Carla en Jaco is treffend vasgelê!

  10. Julle het pragtig gelyk. Ek is mal oor die foto’s. Sou regtig nie kon se dat dit heeldag gereen het nie.

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