When I found out Francois was a serious mountain biker, I just knew he was a great guy. I really miss when I used to get out there into nature and pedal my butt off for 8hrs trying to keep up with those super fit dirt buddies of mine.
I have been to Red Ivory a lot this year and it does get a bit difficult especially at that kind of venue to do something different. This week I tried a few different spots partly because I had discussed this with Kirstie and Francois, partly because of the fact that the DJ had set up his equipment right in front of the wine bottle wall preventing me from using it properly and the fact that I just wanted to try something new. I think it turned out pretty nicely.
It really was one of those days that was a blur, before I knew it I was with the groom waiting for his bride to come down the aisle…
The ceremony was short, 20min give or take so I had to make sure I got all the cool shots I wanted before the “I do’s” were done and dusted. Even in the ceremony you could see the affection they felt for each other. Francois kept looking lovingly into Kirstie’s eyes, kept kissing her hand, awesome to see that.
For the couple shots we moved around the venue a little and then headed off the property. The one area I was super keen to shoot at was blocked by a gate and barbed wire and although Kirstie had already been lying in the grass, walked through a freshly ploughed field, I was pretty sure she would not try and jump over that gate :-)
Kirstie, thanks for letting me make you walk into lavender bushes, telling you “one more” when it was always at least six more. You were a star and i really appreciate it.
What a great couple, an amazing day filled with love and close family and friends. It was a pleasure to see and a privilege to be a part of.
Thanks for choosing me as your photographer, I loved spending the time with you and hope you love the sneak peeks!
Thanks for Wesley for assisting :-)