I had the opportunity to shoot Clarissa and Michael’s Wedding a couple of weeks ago. Even though it was a very short notice booking, I met them on their wedding day, I am really happy with the results.
The wedding took place at Karmanel Function Venue and the formal (couple shoot) was done at Wijnland Auto Museum.
Here are a couple of my favorites:
The specific epithet deliciosa means “delicious”, referring to the edible fruit, while monstera means “monstrous,” in reference to the sheer size that this plant can grow to–over 30 feet in many cases. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monstera_deliciosa
I took a stroll through the garden this afternoon and came upon this beauty! I can’t wait for it to ripen, so we can taste the delicious fruit from this beautiful plant.
- Update.. I thought this was a delicious monster but four hours later it looked like the second image!
- I’ve read up a bit on it and if I understand it correctly, the second image is now the “flower” that needs to be fertilised.
- If you know more about this, please drop me a line. 😉
- Enjoy the photos!
Monstera deliciosa aka Delicious monster stage 1
Monstera deliciosa aka Delicious Monster Stage 2
I finally got some time to test my new Softbox!!
80 x 80cm 32 inch Quick Setup Easy Open Softbox for Bowens Type Strobe Light
The large size of the softbox makes for realy soft light that wraps beautifully around the subject. It folds up in seconds (like a windscreen reflector) and is really a convenient size when tucked away in its pouch.
Marida Smit was the model that helped me on the shoot, and I must say I am very happy with the results. Here are a couple of my favourites from the day:
My recent shoot with Nikita! For this shoot we re-visited Johannesburg Botanical Gardens. During my previous shoot, I had no problem shooting there, but this time round I was told that I need to make arrangements to shoot at this location. Duly noted haha!
I always have so much fun doing shoots like these! A beautiful couple that clearly love each other very much, a stunning location at Pretoria Botanical Gardens and a stunning day! Whats not to love.
For this shoot I Used a Canon 7D coupled with a Tamron 17-50 lens. For a bit of extra lighting I used a YongNuo flash to fill the shadows.
Here are a couple of images from the shoot: