David & Sandra

27 February 2010 Nelson's Creek

Some of you might remember Sandra and David from the couple shoot I did end of last year. I was so excited to see what these 2 gorgeous people of Portuguese origin’s wedding would be like and what a feast for the eye it was! Sandra, being a natural beauty, was radiant in her gorgeous Kobus Dippenaar gown and Sebastine Peplar worked her magic doing Sandra’s hair and make-up. I also loved the combination of David’s suit, shoes and hairstyle. The day was a whirlwind of exciting activity. Nastassja (my wonderful assistant for the day, thanks Tash!) and I started the day at the Eden on the Bay complex on the Big Bay beach front in Blouberg where Sandra lives and also got dressed for her big day. After taking some lovely candid shots in this beautiful light filled apartment, we set off to their church in Table View. Sandra & David really enjoyed their ceremony, they could not stop looking at each other and their eyes were filled with joy and laughter. Our next stop was de Grendal farm in Milnerton. Being an avid lover of animals, I am quite jealous of Sandra who makes use of horses in her professional capacity as a child-horse-interaction psychologist at de Grendal. She wanted pictures of her and the beautiful white creature (featured on some of these photo’s) on her wedding day. There after we travelled to Nelson’s Creek, just outside Wellington, where guests were entertained by Jamie Faull’s sax playing talent and mouth watering canapés. We were lucky enough to catch the last bit of light for some more couple photo’s at the venue. Although David apparently dislikes talking in front of a crowd (and lets face it, there are not many of us who don’t get nervous at the thought of talking to a sea of faces!) the guests were highly entertained by his speech and witty humour. At one stage David himself could not stop laughing! Sandra and David really put in a lot of effort in creating the perfect day of their dreams. Every little detail was considered, from the vibrant choice of flowers to the blowing of bubbles during the opening of the dance floor. Sandy & David, thank you so, so much for having me as your photographer, it was such a treat to work with you guys. You are such beautiful, kind hearted and fun people!

Dress: Kobus Dippenaar
Hair & Makeup: Sebastine Pepler
Decor & Flowers: To-Netts
Videographer: Olive juice productions

Cake: Madelein Buys

Wedding coordination: Pia Dewar

Stationery: Project Flair
Sax player: Jamie Faull (this guy was excellent!)

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The church was very dark for taking photos, the only light I used was my on camera flash on manual overexposed at two thirds of a stop and using my ‘good friend’ the Gary Fong diffuser. I made use of the 5D mark 2’s awesome iso capabillities and took all the shots at 2500 iso. I used my 24-70mm f2.8 lens. Then, afterwards in Lightroom, I played around with colour correction which really elevated the end result. I will never set up a second light in a church as I find it to be quite distracting, but this is just my personal opinion!)

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I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

  1. Marti says:

    When I saw the E session’ photographs I knew a beautiful wedding would follow and I am not disappointed – these photographs are just SO SO stunning!!!

  2. Adri says:

    Wow Nixi. Beautiful couple en stunning photos.

  3. Rozana says:

    WOW!!! These pictures are STUNNING, BEAUTIFUL and GORGEOUS* The colours are lovely and besides the Brides dress been exquisite, the Bridesmaids dresses are just are beautiful. Can anyone tell me who made their dresses, or was it Kobus as well?

  4. danelle says:

    Nikki-jy het jouself oortref met hierdie foto’s. Dit is stunning!!! Elke keer is dit net mooier en mooier.

  5. Pia Dewar says:

    Nikki – UNBELIEVABLE! The pics are absolutely gorgeous – just like the couple. I was so proud to be a part of the co-ordination on the day and get to meet you!

  6. Lucy says:

    Breathtakingly beautiful!!!

  7. WOW WOW WOW!!!!
    Nikki, you never cease to amaze me!
    Your work is breathtaking!

    I new right from the start you were going to be HUGE in the photography world! Your talent is truely a gift, which you have nurtured so beautifully :)

    We loved the way you captured moments and portrayed us as the couple we are… We were blessed to have you be apart of our special day.

    Moments to cherish forever ;)

  8. Mia says:

    Nikker, hierdie foto’s slaan my asem weg – asemrowend mooi! Kompleet uit ‘n sprokie – jy raak net beter en beter by die dag! Dis regtig ‘n gawe om sulke mooi foto’s te kan neem.

  9. EDDIE says:

    More beautiful than this, you cannot find. I love you both with all my heart.Your beauty is so serene, so peaceful, yet so full of excitement. you are the first wonder of my life xxx

  10. Ellena van Tonder says:

    Wow!!!!

  11. Mara says:

    absolutely amazing!! so stunning and really captured the moments!!! xxx

  12. Tanya says:

    Hi there,
    Lucy sent me your link to have a look at and I must say, this photography is beautiful, the images are really really nice, just wanted to say that.

    Thank you

  13. Adel says:

    Nikki, die foto’s is absoluut meesterstukke en stunning soos altyd! Dis ‘n voorreg en wonderlik om by die beste te leer!

  14. nastassja harvey says:

    nikkers, waar begin ‘n mens?? jy is regtig ongeloooooflik! so ‘n privilege om jou te ken, en nog meer om elke nou en dan vir jou te werk! ek leer SO baie by jou, jy’s ‘n legend, die fotos is A M A Z I N G! sandra & david, you guys are incredible, and you both looked unbelievable! wishing you both a lifetime of awesome memories together! :)

  15. I think we might just have our next ‘Bride of the year’ winner right here….
    Stunning guys!! And stunning pics too Nikki (as always)

  16. Oh Nikki, how breathtakingly beautiful! You know, it always helps if the people you work with are stunning to look at, but you have a magical touch that enhances that a million times over! Exceptional work, capturing a gorgeous couple and scenery! Ah, got a tear in my eye, and I don’t even know the people you photographed!! Great work! xx

  17. Ronel says:

    Wat ‘n mooie vrou. Stunning pics. Keep up the good work, you are brilliant.

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