that time i shot a wedding

Back in October, I shot a wedding on what had to be the hottest day in the Lowveld in all of 2016. Seriously, it was sweltering, but man, it felt good to have a camera back in my hands. I warned the happy couple on several occasions that I had never shot a wedding in my entire life. I didn’t want to get their hopes up. It’s a big deal to capture the MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF YOUR MARRIAGE! Despite the heat and glaring sun, I was quite happy with what I captured.

flower girls

the ceremony

they're married!

sipping a cool drink

favorite pic


she's beautiful

happy couple

This was a beautiful mix of two cultures being united (American and South African, Zulu, to be exact), so the ceremony was a traditional American white wedding. Then, the whole wedding party changed to Zulu outfits and made a grand entrance to kick off the reception. Jeremy was a groomsman, and his Zulu dancing was spot on. 🙂

zulu dancing

bride and groom

dancing away

first dance

We wouldn’t have a proper Zulu wedding party group photo if there wasn’t at least one serious photo with no smiles.

serious zulu shot

furry feet

honeymoon time

bye bye

So, there you have it…that time I shot a wedding on the hottest day of the year…

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    Sarah DeSalvo
    December 30, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    That is absolutely beautiful! Your pictures are amazing, and the couple is just so happy in love!

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    December 31, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Gorgeous photos! Did the groom lose a sandal, Cinderella-style?

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    January 2, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    So fun! Great photos, and glad you survived the heat. 🙂

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