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Family Photography in Perth

We had a wonderful opportunity last week end to photography a lovely family and their young family, Tony and Karabo were very excited to show off they young son Selasi , and he was as cute as ever, we also got to meet Karabo’s twin sister Keletso and her young son Sotho.

We had a lot of fun, esp since Tony and I both have something in common, we both married twins, so we were comparing notes….! ;0) I hope you all enjoy the images.


Glamour Photography Shoot

Last Sunday we had a Glamour shoot training day at f8 studio in Pretoria, this was an opportunity several photographers to get together and to try a few new things, experimenting with a few new models and lighting techniques.

We were very lucky to have two very sexy models, Yolande Wagener and Monia Swanepoel to model for us, as we played with different lighting scenario’s and well as the models different clothes. we had a lot of fun and I know the models did as well, even though they were very tired by the end of the day. well done girls you were great and we appreciated your help.

Have a look at a few images we took.

As  wedding  photographers , we get to experience many exciting moments with our brides and grooms, each with their own wonderful stories of how they met, and the most amazing and romantic proposals that some have put to their respective partners.

I have heard of proposals in hot air balloons, on secluded beaches, and other amazingly romantic environments and venues. And all these amazing stories seem to happen to someone else…..!

But let’s face it! We males tend to not be the most romantic creatures out, and sometimes we do need to try and step up and out of the box in this area, taking some pre planning and careful fore thought.

Let’s face it! You want your wife in the future to think back on this momentous occasion with tears in her eye, and certainly not from laughter at the feeble and botched attempt.

I remember well the thought process I went through, which entailed quite a bit of pre planning on my side as well as a bit of effort on my future wife’s part.   I still stand by the belief that they need to work for it at the same time.

I was having a long distance relationship with my future wife, me living in Australia and my future wife in South Africa, and we planned to get together one December, with her visiting me in Perth.  So with a bit of thought!  I suggested that my future partner take up the same sport I love so much, and that is Scuba diving. Nothing worse than you and your future partner not having anything in common.

Well Nina agreed without hesitating, and so I set up her open water training with a local dive school I went too, everything was pre-arranged for when she arrived on holiday. When she arrived everything went well, and I accompanied Nina on her training dives and she had a great learning experience. Little did I know that she was in fact terrified of water, never mind that of the open ocean? So this was an opportunity to overcome her fear, which she did with flying colours.  She didn’t once blink an eyelid and enjoyed every dive we did together.

So after her training I suggested we go and do a dive from one of the secluded beaches I used to frequent, and it took a bit of persuading on my part to get her into the water, as the ocean that particular day was a little ruff.  So the water wasn’t as picturesque as I had imagined it would have been in my perfect proposal day dream.

I remember the swell on the sea bottom was a little ruff, making it difficult to just hover weightless as you would normally do. During our swim out I noticed a dark shadow dashing out from behind one of the rocks and into the distances, just out of visibility, and remember thinking, Oh hell that all we need is a shark or something else like this to ruin the day, but to my amazement and part horror it turned around and rushed towards us, only to realize that it was a huge seal. He/she came back to us just long enough to check us out, touching Nina’s mask and mine with its hairy nose, like a friendly hand shake.  After which turning around he/she swam away. You could hear my sigh of relief…!

Anyhow hand in hand we swam further out into deeper water where I turned to Nina and indicated to her to watch me, as we sunk to the bottom of the sea bed on our knees facing each other.

I could see her questioning concern look as to what was going on, so blundered on. I pulled out a few carefully prepared laminated cards out of one of my dive pockets and handed her one at a time.

The first card explained that I was enjoying her company on our holiday together, and then handed her another suggesting that I would love this to continue for a very long time. After which I handed her another suggesting that I would love her to consider marring me and share our future lives together.

As Nina read each card, you could see the expression on her face change, even with the dive mask squashed up against her cute face, it couldn’t hide the biggest smile you could have without safely losing your regulator.  Bubbles emitting from her mouth and mask as she laughed into it. It was an amazing sight, also her positive balance wasn’t as yet perfect so she sort of floated off the sea bottom like an inflated blow fish would in the rough water below.

Realizing that Nina wouldn’t be able to answer properly, so I gave her another card which was double sided, one side said YES! And the other Side NO!  It was that special moment when nodding her head and pointing to the card that read YES helped change my life.

Then taking out the small little box with her engagement ring in and slipping it on her little pale finger will always be imbedded in my mind for years to come.

As for the rest of the dive it was pretty short and uneventful, and with great joy and excitement we waddled out of the ocean, hand in hand like two drunk sailors on shore leave.

The notice in the Local newspaper read:

Anetta (Nina) and Nigel Sparg are delighted to announce their engagement, which took place on the 24th December 2007.

The proposition made and accepted under the ocean during a recreational and engaging scuba dive.

Well it’s been a few years now, and I know Nina still keeps those proposal  laminated cards in a safe place, and together we have had the opportunity and pleasure of scuba diving all around the world, in some of the most amazing waters with my life long dive buddy and partner..!

Oh Nina also love Photography and we make an amazing team, Who said you can’t have it all.  ;o)

P.S  So have you stepped up to the mark? tell us how it happened.

Wedding Photography

As wedding and studio photographers, both my wife and I have  always been amazed at the creative dresses designed and hand made by Biji and Laura from Biji Couture. Their designs have graced the covers of many bridal magazines and the catwalks of every Bridal fair that we have visited here in South Africa, but that’s not all. They have also won amazing accolades and awards oversea in far-way places such as Hong Kong  for their commitment to high quality wedding fashion wear.

We finally plucked up enough courage to approach Biji and Laura, asking if we could photograph some of their wonderful creations. We had to of cause use some beautiful models who just about fell over each other to take up the opportunity to wear these creations. We had a tremendous amount of fun in our studio with Leandri, Ellen, Judy, Elze and Tami.

Talented makeup artists, Kathryn and Kim helped to fashion the makeup and hair into varied creations for us to photograph.  Well done to all of you.

We wanted to shoot these couture dresses in such a way as to highlight not only the design but the attention to detail, something that is often missing in wedding photographs – not because its never done, but more often because of the stress and mad rush that wedding days always evokes.

Our objective is to produce a portfolio showing different types of imagery that we would like to shoot well ahead of any wedding day- i.e. in a  relaxed atmosphere without bridesmaids, parents and guests. It’s a moment to create some magic moments of the bride alone in her wedding dress. Just think about it, the amount of time, effort and money needed to create these works of art  that  deserve to get more than just a single wedding days viewing.

Have a look at some of our teaser images, further images will be uploaded at  a later date.

Boudoir Photography in Perth

Two Sunday’s ago we had an amazing opportunity to photograph some models with some amazing Biji Couture wedding dresses, and while we were in the wedding mood, I suggested to the models to do some tasteful boudoir shot – the kind of images we like to create before or on the wedding day as the bride prepares for her big event.  We offer all our brides the option to create similar images, obtaining some creative images with and without the wedding dress, either in our studio or in the privacy of their own homes.

With boudoir it’s all about the relaxed and tasteful sensual images that get the most attention – well that’s what we believe. We shot most of this in high key, with warm relaxing tones, and I must say it certainly delivered beautiful imagery that any future bride would want.  We had Leandri, Ellen and Judy to help us recreate some amazing relaxed imagery, after which we started dressing them up in the amazing Biji Couture wedding dress.

So please peruse our boudoir images,  contact us if you are also interested in creating some beautiful sensual images for yourself and your loved one. we would love to assist you in this regard, the Biji Couture wedding dress teasers will follow this post.  Hope you enjoy our images.