Beach Wedding l Strandkombuis l Cape Town

We could not wait to share this small sneak peak from Kobus and Lynette's "Kaapse Liefde Fees" (loosely translated as Cape Love Fest for our non-Afrikaans friends) which took place yesterday at Strandkombuis on the west coast not far from Cape Town.

We cannot stress how beautiful and amazing these two people really are. They spoiled us (yes us) rotten on their very own wedding day, said yes to everything we asked of them and made sure that every moment together ended in fits of giggles.

Amazing couples make amazing pictures. It really is that simple.


Cape Town Wedding | The Old Mac Daddy Hotel | Elgin Valley

Francois & Jane
17th July 2011
Old Mac Daddy Luxury Trailer Park,
Elgin Valley,
Western Cape.

We say it all the time, but man-oh-man do we get to work with some rad people! Francois & Jane came all the way from Melbourne, Australia to tie the knot at Rockhaven Farm and celebrate at the Old Mac Daddy in the Elgin Valley. It was a small, intimate wedding of only 40 guests where everyone ate at one big table, kind of more like a dinner party, but with more dancing, happy tears and a bride and groom.

Francois and Jane are some of the coolest, sweetest and motherflippen good-looking people we've ever met. Yes. Ever. If they stayed in Cape Town we'd totally be best friends with them. So we were bummed when Francois graciously asked us not to share pictures of him on the interweb. He explained his reasons and we understand his desire to keep their intimate wedding, well, intimate. We'll always respect our clients wishes, but it really was tough looking at one of the best weddings we have ever covered, and realizing we could not share any of it with you, friends. We know you'd love them too.

BUT! We can, however, share the beautiful details and awesome decor that Jane and her family put together for this super day. Oh my - I almost fell on my bum when I walked into The Old Mac Daddy. Happy bunting, beautiful flowers, doilies everywhere! Yes, it was a Maike-dream-come-true wedding (besides our own wedding of course). No wonder we were loving these people so much! The hotel, and it's grounds, really are one of the coolest venues we could ever ask to photograph at! Future brides: be warned, welovepictures may be bouncing off the walls if you mention you'll be getting married here! ;)

Anyway friends, that's enough rambling from me and this post should have been up hours ago!

Francois and Jane, we really hope that one day you'll live in Cape Town so we can be maatjies (best buddies, for those not from South Africa). Thank you for allowing us to share your intimate and super beautiful wedding with you, we hope you know how lucky we feel! youguysareawesome.

Happy Friday, friends!



We've been desperate for good weather the past few days. Cape Town spring hasn't quite come around just yet. Wet and misty is good for a few days but nothing beats bright blue skies and body warming heat from the sun.

Today they sun came back. :)

Between 1pm and 2pm, it's power hour in the studio. It's our favorite time of the day, the light streams all over the studio. This is an important time on a gorgeous day like today - it prevents us running out of the studio and down to the beach to join everyone else slacking off work in the sun. We've got too much going on to slack off now.

Ok so we slacked a little to take, and upload these pictures. ;)


P.S Gareth is unfortunately not here, we say unfortunately but he is in fact in Zambia at the moment assisting on an FHM calender shoot. In his element - no doubt.

Seattle, Washington l Wedding

Travis second shot a wedding with Otto from Otto Schulze photographers while we were in the U.S. recently. He was super excited about it. Bouncing off the walls excited, as it had been years since they had shot together. Although it was hardly work for them, rather more like hanging out. Which is what most best friends do, they just chose a wedding to do it at.

They came back with some amazing stuff. Here's one of our favorites. :)