Monique is a very very dear friend of mine – she is such a beautiful woman of faith and an amazing mother! She is expecting her second and their family will be another boy richer soon! Little Joshua! I wanted the pictures to have a dreamy effect – I feel they capture the beauty of an expecting mother, patiently waiting to meet her new son Joshua!

To Monique: My friend you are truly a very special person!  May you be blessed in all you do!

 


Fine Art Maternity Photography in Johannesburg by Isabel Pieterse – La Bella Photography

Ek het super baie uitgesien na Anneli & Adriaan se troudag! Hulle troue was nommer een – net buite Heidelberg en ek kom oorspronklik van Heidelberg af! Nommer twee: Dit was by die Stone Cellar – een van my gunsteling venues! En nommer drie: Dit was Anneli & Adriaan se troue! Yippee! Enige fotograaf se droom paar om mee te werk! Net lekker mense! En almal glimlag van oor tot oor! En dit is so lekker om so ‘n liefde raak te sien! Adriaan kan nie sy oe van sy bruid af hou nie… en gewoonlik praat mense van die “bridal glow” op die dag… maar in die geval was dit beide die bruid en die bruidegom wat gestraal het! Daar is geen vraag in enige iemand se kop of die twee by mekaar hoort nie – hulle is gemaak vir mekaar! En saam is hulle amper magneties… hulle positiwiteit vee af op almal rondom hulle! Aan Anneli & Adriaan – baie dankie dat julle my geskies het! Julle liefde en vriendskap, kameraatskap en ondersteuning vir mekaar is soooo mooi om te aanskou! Wees altyd so!

 

Ek is mal oor die simplisiteit in die foto:

Dit was vir my so spesiaal om die kans te kry om die bruid se ouers ook gou af te neem! As fotograaf vergeet mens partymaal om nie net te fokus op die bruid en bruidegom nie!

Die Kapel by Stone Cellar was die plaas se ou melkery!

I just love the emotion in this picture! These two where just so excited to see one another on their wedding day… and when that finally happened they could not stop smiling.

The officiant on the day was a very good friend of the bridal couple – such a sweet guy! His wife requested that I take a picture of him standing on his “pedestal”

…. Pavlova as a wedding cake – What a brilliant Idea!

SUPPLIERS:

 

Bridal Bouquet: Nerina Bloemiste

Singer: Dewald Ferreira

DJ / Music: Dewald Ferreira

Bridal Gown: Lubellos

Venue: Stone Cellar

Cake: Done by Venue – Stone Cellar

Bridal Hair: Unique Hair by Dina & Chloe – 012 993 0354

Photographer: Isabel Pieterse

Photography Assistant: Bianca Viljoen

 

Shalane is a fellow photographer with a gorgeous studio in Pretoria, we met a few years ago when we both exhibited at a wedding expo.  Shalane is a kind hearted, gentle woman of God who is a bit of a perfectionist with a very good eye for detail – you can see this in her work and it was just as evident on their wedding day. These two have been wanting to get married for such a long while – but life just kept on happening… and the budget was always the biggest obstacle… but this year it all finally happened – everything just landed in place and these two could say the I Do’s at Morgenzon a gorgeous Cape Dutch style venue that reminds me of the Winelands in Stellenbosch – such a gorgeous venue. The day before these two tied the knot was the coldest day of our winter… and these two planned their ceremony outside… and they had a beautiful day… a few things during the preparations did not go as planned… and Shalane had to walk down the isle a little later than planned, but nothing on earth could smother Shalane’s excitement for her wedding day. Herewith their beautiful story:

HOW DID YOU GUYS MEET?

We met in a church sell group in 2009.  Shortly after that myself and 2 friends went on a girls trip to Umhlanga where Deon and them happened to also be on holiday and our love story began.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR ENGAGEMENT:

December 2014 we went to Balito with family. On Chrsitmas day myself and Deon’s sister cooked a lovely Christmas meal. We all sat down to eat but before that we each had a Christmas cracker to pull. Out fell a little black box… and in my heart I just knew this was it.  Deon went down on one knee and asked me to marry him.  It took me a while to answer as I could not keep the tears of joy from flowing. 

WHAT WAS THE MOST SPECIAL MOMENT ON YOUR WEDDING DAY?

I have two – I remember standing hand in hand looking Deon in the eyes and saying my vows. For that moment it was as if we were standing alone, just me and him with tears running down our cheeks… The second one was having my brother walk me down the isle.  Our dad passed away almost 16 years ago. 

ANY SUGGESTIONS / ADVICE FOR OTHER BRIDES?

Remember this is YOUR big day.  Invite who you want to be there to celebrate in the joy of your marriage, and do what you feel is right for you as a couple.  It is impossible to please everyone.  Most of all, enjoy every moment, it passes by so quickly. 

Shalane told me about her cake in a jar before the wedding… I had no idea what she was on about… and then I saw their cake and I just fell in love with this idea! If you don’t feel like eating your cake you can take it home! Such a nice idea! Just a pity I did not take one with me… it looked and smelled so yummy….

PHOTOGRAPHER: Isabel Pieterse

PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSISTANT: Bianca Viljoen

DJ: Jam Jar

VIDEOGRAPHER: JPB Media

BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: YDE

SUITS: Eurosuit

GIFTS: Their wedding cake made by Rencia Lawrence – Rencia’s Creations

INVITATIONS: Made by the bride – an electronic invite with a website

SINGER: Zaretha – (ps: This woman has an amazing talent and voice! I had goosies everytime she performed)

DEKOR: Llove Decor

OFFICIANT: Adele Neeveling

SHOES BRIDE: Bride & CO

BREASTPINS: Cheeky Crafts