Picture this. A few months ago Shaughan’s family contacted me and asked me to photograph his proposal to Bridget. Proposals are always super exciting, but little did I know how much more excitement was in store for me. The family and friends had been invited to the event and they thought they'd been entrusted with the secret, and it was all a surprise for Bridget. But after calling Shaughan to set things up, he informed me that I was indeed not going be photographing a proposal, that in fact he and Bridget were already engaged and they would actually be surprising the guests with a wedding!!
All the guests met at Republic of 94 (which is nestled in one of the most beautiful corners of Braam) where the ‘proposal’ was going to go down. I got to sneak around and catch some behind the scenes shots of them all getting ready on the sly and then capture the final surprise as they rocked up, dressed as bride and groom. The amount of emotion that poured forth when everyone realized what was going on was amazing, and it’s plain to see in the photos how much happiness this marriage brought to all their friends and family.
Bridget and Shaughan - photographing your wedding was a total rush, and I loved every second of it. You guys have a real spirit for adventure and fun, and that totally came through on the day. Your families and friends did so much to support you on the day (even if they didn’t quite know what they were supporting!) and really showed so much love for you.