Serenade to a love song! | Styled Shoot | Toadbury Hall
‘’Love is a song that never ends. Life may be swift and fleeting, hope may die, yet love's beautiful music comes each day like the dawn. Love is a song that never ends. One simple theme repeating. Like the voice of a heavenly choir Love's sweet music flows on’’ (Disney’s Bambi)
I attended a photography conference recently and the speaker said "if you do not put yourself in the shoots you are doing then you will lose interest". What she meant was that if you do not photograph things you like or like doing, you will eventually grow tired of doing this.
I love music. I am not a musician, but I used to play piano and trumpet when I was a kid. The trumpet thing didn't last long, and I think my parents were happy...hehehe. I recently bought myself a guitar to learn to play, and I have music playing in our house almost 24/7. One of my passions is to photograph live music events, so long story short...I love music.
So my idea was....Musicians need to get married too...and I had this idea of doing a super stylish shoot where the groom serenades his soon to be wife! I took this idea to Natasha from Weddings by Tasha and we collaborated to create this amazing shoot with vendors in the Wedding Industry. Natasha are personal friends with Josh and Kerryn Ansley (Josh Ansley was the runner-up winner of The Voice SA 2nd Season, and boy oh boy this guy is talented!), so she suggested we use them for the shoot...and I was over the moon!
I also asked two of my friends Tebogo and Jaqueline to model for us, to get a different perspective of the day.
We also wanted a forest look, so Toadbury Hall Wedding Venue was the perfect fit with their forest chapel area and river.
I truly loved doing this shoot, and I just love how everything came together perfectly. Natasha you are a machine in organising everybody!
Here is a list of all the suppliers who were involved:
Venue: Toadbury Hall Wedding Venue | Organiser and styling: Weddings By Tasha | Decor: Spectacular Occasions | Flowers: The Bloom Room | Lights: FF Decor | Stationary: Armadillo Media | Cake: Kelly Jane’s Cake Boutique | Photos & Donut Wall: Wynand Van Der Merwe Photography | Video: BlueScape Productions | Donuts: Wolfgang Doughnuts | Hair & Make-up: Angelique from Composurestylist | Wedding dresses: Dimity Eco Bride | Woman models: Kerryn Ansley & Jaqueline Fey Mcphiri | Male models: Josh Ansley & Tebogo Mabye | Josh's suit: Uzzi van Truworths
Enjoy the photos and please leave a comment at the end!