The collection of my shoot with the lovely Stephanie & Sershan. They decided to go for the unconventional method on their Wedding day! So we met up in the beautiful Pretoria Botanical Gardens, 31 Dec, before they headed for the courthouse to start 2017 as a married couple! Both having lost their Fathers in earlier years felt that the images of them holding their parents wedding days was a great way to have them there on theirs! I think it was a lovely thing to do and am most happy to have captured it! Many blessings for their future together!
“For those who love, time is eternal” – W. Shakespeare
When Stephanie called me up for a shoot that was unconventional and super special to them and Family, I was excited to be part of it! Before heading out to court they wanted to capture some special Photos to concrete this momentous occasion of Marital union and Family. More to come of this beautiful couple and their loved ones.
Photographer | Edit: Bernice Nelson
Assist: Charmaine Nelson
Couple: Stephanie & Sershan Pillay
“It’s different cultures that make the world go round at the end of the day” -S. Fox
Story: Thembi is a dear person to our Family and she is very dedicated to her own, she has been taking care of her ailing Mother for a very very long time now and these photos were a gift to Mama Rosa who was dear to us as well…Thembi was never able to have photos taken professionally and this (plus capturing the beauty of the Zulu culture) was just an honour to gift Mama Rosa (which she loved! )…unfortunately Thembi lost her Mom on Sunday at the age of 92. So even though speaking to her on the phone was all we had of Mama Rosa…we know her beauty will live through Thembi…and these photos are proof. God bless you sweet Mama Rosa.
“People will stare, make it worth their while!” – H. Winston
A lot of woman will shy from an image like this, saying it doesn’t look like them or ‘wow, is That me?’ and the answer is YES! Woman find it hard to see their own beauty and probably are guilted when others see it too. To be able to capture the core you and show you what the world sees is what makes my job worth it! All woman are beautiful, we should support each other more and encourage to facilitate the beauty we all have inside and out. I hope you like this image as much as I did capturing it!