Doing the wedding photography for Charl and Maryke’s big day was a bit more challenging than the engagement session (you can check out the pics from the engagement session here). The late summer afternoon we had to shoot their engagement was just perfect, with light you could cut like butter.
Their wedding day was a totally different story. Windy, getting colder as the day progressed, and just a bit grey. None the less, with a bride willing to brave the icy wind and a groom that is phased by almost nothing, we set out and got some great images. It just reminded me once again about the job and responsibility that wedding photography is. You have to make the best of what you’ve got. You only have one chance at it, so you’d better know how to use the environment, the available light and your gear.
Massive thanks to Maryke for braving the cold. Without her steely determination and Charl’s calm demeanour, I would have had my work cut out for me. And then of course my assistant and lovely wife. She just doesn’t stop talking, and that almost certainly helps keep people’s minds occupied.
And then, lastly, I have to commend the folks at Platrand Lodge once again for putting up a quality event. They really know how to make it unforgettable. I really hope it isn’t the last time I shoot a wedding at Platrand Lodge.