Dewald Kirsten

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Proposal Shoot – Jaco & Martin

This was only my second Proposal shoot and it was very special! Jaco contacted me a while ago about doing a couple shoot for him and Martin. He then mentioned that it was his intention to pop the big question during the shoot. This got me excited. I just LOVE these special moments I get to share with my clients. Jaco said that I should choose the spot and the moment and he will get down on his knee and pop the question. I found the perfect spot where I could stand back and be out of earshot so they could have this special moment for themselves. I kept firing away and as soon as the question was popped and the ring was on the finger I came in close. Even I had a big lump in my throat! The rest of the shoot was just as awesome, but lets not keep you waiting, go and check it out! Thanks again to Charmaine from Die Eike Guesthouse and Wedding venue for opening your doors for us and this special shoot.

Engagement Photography – Tinus & Michelle

As murphy would have it, photoshoots don't always go to plan! For the engagement photography session that we planned, we wanted to do some landscape panoramic images over the Slanghoek Valley in Rawsonville. We had a sunlight mountain in mind in the background, but...The morning of the shoot was some of the thickest fog I have ever seen in our valley. As I always say, roll with the punches! I honestly think that the job description next to the profession of photographer in the dictionary MUST be A Problem Solver because that is what we do 90% of the time. Well, we got some amazing shots in the fog, it just adds another element to the images, one tat you dont see often. Let me know what you think, and feel free to share.

Matric Farewell shoot – Rugen & Tiffany

It's that time of the year again where it's one Matric farewell shoot after the other. Here is one I did in May for the stunning Rugen and the even more stunning, Tiffany from Bree Rivier High. Please feel free to comment and share.

Same Sex Couple Shoot – Bennie & Uhann

I had the privilege to do another same sex couple shoot with this stunning couple. I did Bennie & Uhann's wedding almost 3months ago and now we did another shoot. I wanted to expand my portfolio for same-sex couples a bit and I asked them if they would be keen to do another shoot. And they were! We shot on Blouberg beach on a cool cloudy day with stunning light. But let me not keep you longer, here is some of the pictures!

Worcester Couple Shoot – Gideon & Gretha

I recently had the pleasure of meeting this lovely couple for their Worcester Couple shoot. We shot at a few locations all over Worcester and when we finally got to the last location, we were swarmed by tiny biting insects. I would say that the great images made up for all the scratching the next week LOL. Here is some of those images, feel free to share.

Cape Town Engagement shoot – Deano & Judith

I think it's about time to get some of my images up on my blog again, man it's been long. So let's start off with the Cape Town Engagement Shoot of Deano and Judith. I have known these two for some time already and a couple of years back, I did the shoot for them at Judith's 21st birthday. Now a couple of years later, man how time flies, they contacted me again to shoot their wedding later this year! What a stunning couple, inside and out and I am really looking forward to this wedding in November! Please feel free to share with friends and family.

Proposal Photography – Hentie & Caitland’s African Engagement

I got this email one morning from Hentie asking about proposal photography, to which I replied but somehow it must have gotten lost in the interweb's abyss, I got a phone call from a number showing Florida on my phone...weird, who would call me from all the way over there? It was Hentie, so we had a quick chat about what he had in mind. Basically to cut the story a bit short is that He wanted to ask Caitland, on her first trip to South Africa, to marry him in the African Bush. Now the Western Cape is not renowned for their amazing wildlife opportunities. After quite a few phone calls and WhatsApp messages back and forth the venue was decided. He booked a private game drive at Aquila Game reserve, just outside Touwsrivier. From there we would go to Kagga Kamma in the southern part of the Cederberg. Now its a bit of a drive but its worth it. Right, so here was the plan. Firstly I had to make a sign for him, saying: Would you Marry me Caitland. That was done while we just had our baby! I just figured I need to help this guy going through all the effort for this special day, and to say the least, I think we became friends in the process! I was going to meet them at Aquilla, I was going to act like just another tourist that just happened to be on their game drive. So armed with my long lens I looked like a wildlife photographer. As we got on the game drive vehicle we introduced ourselves and I had to pinch myself from giggling like a little girl the first half of the trip! We chatted like this was how it was supposed to be. I asked what they do and where they are from, obviously I knew all of that already LOL. I even offered to take photos of them and offered to mail these to them afterwards hahahaha. So as we took the drive up the hill where the table was set with bubbly and flowers I got myself ready to jump out and start shooting. As they say, the rest is history! Man, it was so special to be such a huge part of this special day for them. From Aquilla, we drove to the stunning Kagga Kamma Nature reserve to do the formal engagement shoot. The location we did it at was their outcrop room under the stars! Simply mind blowing. Caitland got all dressed up and after a short quad bike ride with some laughs, we were there. We were treated to a spectacular sunset. So here is some of the images of this awesome day. Feel free to comment and share with your friends and dont forget to give my Facebook page a like.    

Engagement Shoot – Frederick & Annele

I will be doing Frederick and Annele's wedding later this year at a stunning new venue in Worcester. But first we had to do the engagement shoot! Both Frederick and Annele wanted to do something a bit different. Not the normal couple shoot for their engagement shoot. They really loved the idea of something to do with water and I have always wanted to do a similar shoot at Theewaterskloof Dam. So the plan was made! With the current level of the dams in the Western Cape, there is very little water in the dam, that means that all the old trees that used to grow on these grounds that is submerged during winter when the dam is full, is all exposed on dry land! This makes for a stunning backdrop and I have shot here many times before. With the awesome late afternoon golden light, we had we created some amazing images in and out of the water. So, let me not keep you longer, here they are!  

Jeanre & Luan – Engagement shoot

This is the engagement shoot of Jeanre & Luan. This stunning couple booked me for their wedding that is taking place later this year. I simply can't wait for it, as I think this is going to be one fun wedding! If I make a really cool connection with clients during the first meeting, the big day is bound to be awesome. Feel free to share.  

HTS Drostdy – Matric Farewell – Pierre & Nadia

 Next up it was the Matric farewell of HTS Drostdy. With it being that time of the year where the Matric learners finalize their last weeks at school, everyone is getting ready for their matric farewell ball. This is probably the biggest function that you will ever attend while still at school. This year was the same as the previous years, the girls looks amazing and the guys where not far behind. Here is the first one that I photographed. Both shoots were done at the stunning Die Eike Guesthouse and wedding venue Here is the selection of Nadia and SJ from HTS Drostdy Up next we have Pierre and Danica Check out their epic ride, a Peterbilt truck!

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