I had mixed feelings before the wedding as I knew Dayn is a keen photographer so he would have had some high expectations regarding the photography. I also had Mike(my business partner) doubling up as a second photographer as Dayn wanted the extra photographs and two different angles on the day so for me I knew I had to be on top of my game with everything as I was the main photographer/director on the day. It turned out quite a laugh as I have never used an assistant in twelve years and now I had my partner carrying my bag on the photoshoot and holding the flash for some off camera lighting. I kept picking up my bag and Mike would go “no no I am carrying it you just direct and shoot”. I could get used to that. It was quite a coincidence as it was Ocean Driven Media’s first anniversary and we ended up working together on the same shoot which hardly ever happens but did so on that special day, cool. Agnes was a little nervous before hand especially when Dayn phoned her to see if she had the best men’s ties but apparently he had left them somewhere. They just went to Woolies on the way to the church and bought some new ones that were a close match so nothing to stress about. Then Agnes had to remind the minister to do the exchanging of the rings as he had forgotten that part, shame she must have been a bundle of nerves by that stage. The rest of the service ran smoothly and we then left for the photoshoot. We arrived at the chosen venue to find National Picnic day in full swing to it was time to move on. We tried the lookout over the Kloof Gorge but Agnes had to hang on to her veil as it was so windy and she had to fight a loosing battle with her hair. Luckily The du Boirs has some spectacular settings and it was a lot more sheltered as well. The reception hall was done out beautifully by Palesa and her team and they did a superb job throughout the evening with their hospitality. Dayn gave an emotional speech and then after that it was party time. Thanks to Karen from Videoccasions for being such a pleasure to work with. I wish Dayn and Agnes all of the best as they head back to Dubai and start their wonderful married life together.
Dayn and Agnes at The Du Boirs
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