Dewald Kirsten

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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!


Matric Farewell – Worcester Gimnasium – Jacqueline & Pieter

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 Pieter and Charleen from Worcester Gimnasium Next up we have Jacqueline and Loic


Matric Farewell – TJ

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to do the pre-matric farewell shoot for TJ. We did the photoshoot at the Worcester Flying Club as TJ is busy doing his pilot's course. It was loads of fun and we had a great afternoon with great weather. Here is a selection of some of the images, please feel free to share with friends and family.    


Matric Farewell – Hiromé

Finally I get to post this stunning Matric Farewell shoot I recently did for these stunning people. Hirome has been in contact with me for months about this, as he had made up his mind that he wants me to photograph this big day and that is that. We shot at the historical Klein Plasie here in Worcester and we had some magic light. Please feel free to have a look and share this with family and friends.  


Engagement Shoot – Lee & Janine

Here we go, finally I get time to load the engagement shoot of Lee and Janine that was done at the stunning Die Eike Guesthouse in Rawsonville. The two of them took a break from their hectic training schedule for the Ironman to come and visit my valley for their engagement shoot. It was a stunning winters afternoon with stunning light here in the valley and we had loads of fun! That is why engagement sessions is so important to both photographer and the couple. Its more a get to know each other session than a photoshoot. We just happen to take cool photos in between. Please feel free to like comment and share this post!  


Worcester Engagement Shoot – Matthew & Megan

I met Matthew and Megan while I was in Yzerfontein to photograph Brent and Genna's wedding at Die Strandkombuis. The have booked the venue and came in for a meeting and bumped into me. Details was exchanged and as they say, the rest is history. We had their Worcester Engagement Shoot at the stunning Die Eike venue in Rawsonville. It was such a stunning day with stunning light. I am really looking forward to this wedding as I think its going to be a big one! Please feel free to like, comment or share this post.  


Maternity Shoot – Lizet & Johan

I recently had the pleasure of capturing a maternity shoot for this awesome couple. They where in Worcester on holiday from Douglas and thought this would be the perfect time for a maternity shoot. We did the shoot on their family's farm outside Worcester. We took a drive up to one of the hills in the area and we where greeted with a spectacular sunset and we had the most amazing light for a couple of minutes. We made the very best of it that we could, and I must say, I am extremely happy with the results. Please feel free to like, comment and share this post.  


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