Nkosazana & Ryan

Nkosazana & Ryan

What an awesome time we had! This shoot was extra special, firstly because Nkosazana is a dear friend of mine. I met her when she was still working side-by-side with Mom Carol at Ikageng. She had asked me years ago already if I could photograph her wedding when the time comes… and I was so thrilled. Then the time came… and I had already been booked for the date they had scheduled their wedding for. I was very disappointed that I would not be able to spend their day with them so we arranged an engagement shoot instead. I am so glad we did. It was such a fabulous day – for all of us.

I managed to arrange a special location as well which made me even happier – and so, all smiles, I was ready to roll…

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Nkosazana was concerned that the both of them were rather nervous as they didn’t consider themselves to be “natural posers”. With a little bit of encouragement I think they did really well!

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They started to relax and enjoy themselves!

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… and then they got REALLY comfortable…

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… and then the wheels came off… well, sort of…

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A day after we parted ways I received this email from Nkosazana:

“Thank you so much for the time that you spent with us – showing us all kinds of poses plus seeing you again was really great. I had forgotten HOW talented you are until I saw the wedding photos from the last wedding – they are so special. I must really say that your pictures tell a story, it really creates a mood that connects you to the picture.”

… and another one followed shortly after I had handed over their images to them:

“Thank you so much for the photos, THEY ARE GREAT!!!!, I’m excited about them. They are really…really… beautiful. I don’t even know how to express how I feel about them.

The collage has really captured all the highlights, I could not even work yesterday because of all the excitement – Ryan and I are truly grateful for all the photos, your time, your energy and patience with us.

Thank you … thank you… thank you…. so much dear. I’m out of words – yesterday when I looked at the photographs I had butterflies in my stomach and was really all smiles in the office.”

I feel grateful and blessed to be able to share moments like this through the work that I do.

Thank you so much, Nkosazana for all the kind words – I feel truly humbled, and inspired!

 

 

4 Comments

  • Stanley-Carl du-Pont

    What a gorgeous set of images and such a wonderful way to celebrate an engagement!

    Nat’s you lead a fresh path in revealing joy in relationships – just as it should be: colourful, fun and in local environment.

    Awesome work chick ;-)

    • Nathalie

      Thank you! So much! This inspires me so much to do more, and more, and more!

  • Hannes

    Awesome stuff Nats! Your work is superb!

    • Nathalie

      You are too kind, Hannes! Thanks so much for your comment!