Stephen & Salome

2 April 2011 La Vierge, Hermanus

Salome is an Afrikaans girl who grew up in Cape Town and Steve is British. They first laid eyes on each other in their London church and soon realised that they found in each other the life partner they have always been looking for! They are so sweet and down to earth and spontaneous so I had a fabulous time being behind the lens at their beautiful wedding. Salome mailed me a picture of her dress a few months before the wedding and I remembered thinking what a perfect fit and choice it was for her. She is so feminine, has lively blue eyes and a spontaneous, contagious laugh. Her make-up was soft and romantic and the roses in her hair complimented her classic look.  Although dark clouds and rain did threaten at times, we managed to take the most beautiful shots with the dark sea and clouds in the background and also in the valley of the beautiful ‘Hemel en Aarde Vallei’.

The food was amazing and so was the party on La Vierge’ ‘stoep’ area!

Enjoy this one!

Service providers:

Dress: Pronovias, London

Stationery: Scissor, Paper, Stone (London)

Décor & Flowers: Bride’s aunt

Hair & Make-up: Candice Leigh

Assistant: Adél Venter

Salome’s cute dainty shoes…

(Photographers: Shot taken with fixed 50mm f1,2 – the image quality of this lens is absolutely superb! Settings: 1/200 at f2.5):

One of my favourites from the day (Settings: 50mm f1.2 L lens; 1/250; f2.5; iso 320):

I can’t help smiling at Steve’s expression in this photo :)

I loved the background in this photo:

(Settings: 100mm Macro f2.8 L lens; 1/100; f2.8; iso 1000):


  1. Marti says:

    Sjoe, die foto’s is SO SO stunning! En Salome was ‘n pragtige bruid and Steve a very handsome groom! Was duidelik ook ‘n baie lekker party!

  2. Bernard says:

    Ooo stunning bruid (en LOVE daai rok!)! La Vierge bly darem ‘n wonderlike venue om by te skiet ook! Good job Nikki

  3. Nadine says:

    Wow, dit is pragtig! Die fotos is so mooi helder en die kleure asemrowend!! Pragtige fotos Nikki! Sien baie uit na wanneer jy ons fotos neem.

  4. 019 My favourite, baie mooi werk soos altyd.

  5. Absolutely stunning Nikki! Love it. What a gorgeous couple. I agree, the grooms face in that one shot says it all “She’s all mine now, so don’t you even think about it buster!” :)

  6. WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! I love!!!!! Your shots are full of romance Nikki!!!

  7. Leigh says:

    Stunning as ALWAYS!! WOW!!!!

  8. danelle says:

    Nikki, dis regtig PRAGTIGE, STUNNING foto’s!

  9. Gorgeous Nikki! I love the moody sky and what a gorgeous couple! You are so talented! x

  10. ESTELLE says:

    Nikki,jou werk is altyd wonderlik om na te kyk.Pragtige fotografie van die mooi bruidspaar en hele troue.

  11. Heathyr Huss says:

    These are beautiful Nikki, I love the shot on the rocks where her vail is blowing in the wind, just beautiful!

  12. Sjoe Nikki, dis so mooi – die detail, die bruid, die troue, alles en last but not least jou asemrowend mooi fotos! Die dag so mooi vasgevang.

  13. Louise says:

    Dis absolute stunning foto’s Nikki! Ek is veral mal oor die shots wat jy op die rotse by die see geneem het – jy het die hele mood so mooi vasgevang. En Salome was natuurlik ‘n beeldskone bruid! Fantastiese werk – baie geluk! ‘Ouise x

  14. ek weet regtig nie meer wat om te se nie, jou werk is net onsettend amazing nix!! ps. mal oor daai eerste shoe shot wow!

  15. Anli Dowling says:

    Baie geluk, Salome! Jy het absoluut stunning gelyk – alles van die beste vir jou en jou man vir julle toekoms saam. En Lana, jy het ook beautiful gelyk! :-) Pragtige foto’s, Nikki!

  16. Verie says:

    Ongelooflike mooi foto’s Nikki! Salome, die decor en venue pragtig!

  17. Salome says:

    Nikki, thank you so much for capturing our day so perfectly. The photos are everything we dreamed of. Love the decor shots too! Jy is so talentvol. Baie dankie!

  18. Steve says:

    Thank you Nikki for capturing so many special moments from our day … you have a real talent! The photos are truly beautiful and we will treasure them!

  19. Wow, her eyes are an amazing colour! what beautiful photos.

  20. Hanneke says:

    wow, WoW, WOW!! En jy’t jouself al weer oortref Nikki! Sjoe!! Asemrowend – alles van die bruid tot bruidegom, die beligting, die setting en die sponaniteid (as dit ‘n woord is) van jou werk: dood eenvoudig: STUNNING!

  21. (Settings: 100mm Macro f2.8 L lens; 1/100; f2.8; iso 1000):… hi Nikki – die fotos is So stunning en dankie dat jy van jou setting deel. Mag ek vra hoekom jy by die bogenoemde settings jou ISO so hoog opgestoot het met ‘n foto wat buite geneem is?

  22. Nadat Salome by ons Gastehuis aangetrek het, was ons SO nuuskierig oor die res avn die dag! Die foto’s vertel ‘n allerpragtige prentjie!!

  23. Esmari says:

    Nikki, jy het my PRAGTIGE niggie meer as JUSTICE gedoen op haar spesiale dag!!!

  24. I love your work nixs it is always such a pleasure and so inspiring

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