Freestate Loving

Friedl and Mareesa put all the effort into their hand-made wedding and that is why it was so AWESOME! They chose a very special part of the country, somewhere we had not yet been, to hold this wedding made for photographing.

Held at the Oranje Guest House, not far out of Clarens in the Freestate in a mindblowingly beautiful area. Wide open veld, with weeping willows and lazy wheat fields nestled between sandstone cliffs - for as far as you can see. We fell in love with it immediately.

Though young themselves, Friedl and Mareesa took everyone back in time with vintage everything. From her wonderful dress, and (in their own words) his "sweet-jacket" to antique plates on every table. There is actually too much to mention so we'll stop there and leave room for another post later.

Take a deap breath - its a big post!


We set up a small portrait studio at the reception with a few props for people to have a laugh with - did they ever. We had the time of our lives shooting these. Click on them for a better view.

It did end well.


  1. The best wedding ever!!! Awesome photos!!!

  2. Aww, these are gorgeous photos Travis & Maike - you guys rock!!
    Are you available for baby dedications? Next big photo op for any of us I think :-)


  3. This is just too awesome. Definitely one of the best weddings that I've been to.

  4. Congrats to the happy couple, on what looks like a perfect wedding! I wish you all the matrimonial bliss you can handle, plus a teensy bit more.