Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Simon & Kelly's wedding

Having Simon and Kelly choose me as their wedding photographer was for me very special as I have know them since they met way back in 2011 on the Reefsteamers New Years Train to Port Shepstone. Simon and I we're working as volunteer crew for Reefsteamers on the New Year Train as we we're busy welcoming our passengers aboard at the depot Simon spied Kelly walking towards the train and his face lit up with excitement. in fact his words we're "I hope she is booked on the train". Lucky for Simon, Kelly and her family we're booked for the train and he'd have the best part of a week  to get to know her surrounded by sun sea and summertime fun on the coast. by the time we arrived back in Germiston Simon was smitten and Kelly had agreed to a date and well the rest they say is history as Simon and Kelly walked down the isle as Mrs and Mrs Bennett on the 9th of November 2013, surrounded by friends an family and being showered with blessings for a happy marriage.
Mrs and Mrs Bennett here's to many happy years of Marriage and thank you for allowing me to share in your very special day. 

the groom was shaking like a leaf

and then the emotions took hold when he saw Kelly come down the isle.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Hamba Kahle Tata Madiba

This past week has been a sad week for all South Africans and the rest of the world as we bid farewell to a great man. Nelson Mandela left us to fly with the angels on 5th December 2013.

He left behind a legacy that will live on and I hope be carried forward by future generations, especially the "Born Free" generation who have him to thank for making South Africa the place it is for them to grow up in. A place where they can learn to fly and become great South Africans.

This post is mainly pictorial showing the unity amongst South Africans as they converge on Nelson Mandela's home in Houghton to pay their last respects. In Africa we dance when where happy, we dance when we're sad and this is so fitting of how South Africans have come together to mourn Tata Madiba by dancing and signing in joy and in sorrow to mourn the loss and celebrate what he did and stood for.

Hamba Kahle Tata Madiba - Fly with the Angels you're at peace now.

Enterprise in Africa, selling Madiba memento's in Houghton.

Pavement shopping in Houghton

a mountain of flowers

this little lass was very proud of her holographic frame of Madiba