“My Afrikan dream, is dream that we can follow. Now when the night begins to fall, I listen for your call, I listen for your heartbeat.”
One thing I particularly love about being a wedding photographer is that you get to go to places that you wouldn’t necessarily ever have stumbled upon by accident, and you get to meet people that you wouldn’t otherwise have met. Jembisa lodge has become one of those wonderful places I get to visit a few times every year and every time it fills my cup.
Another thing about being a wedding photographer is that you have to have a strong sense of adventure and you must not be afraid to travel the road that was not meant to be traveled by a small rental car. Literally. On this lovely occasion, somewhere along the way, me and my second shooter, Yolane missed a turn and we ended up approaching Jembisa from the wrong road. When I say road, I actually mean a mountain pathway feared by most 4×4 drivers. Luckily, by divine intervention – I know it was divine intervention because I was praying out loud – we made it to the lodge. One of the car’s front tires was a total write off – goodbye deposit – but we were there and we were on time.
Through rain and shine and slashed tires.
The rest of the day went very smoothly and we had the best time with these amazing bunch of people. Zena was an absolute stunner of a bride and the camera loved her. While I was editing these pictures, my mom who popped in for coffee gasped and proclaimed that Nick & Zena were the most beautiful couple she has ever laid her eyes on, and I didn’t disagree.
Thank you Nick & Zena for such a fun day and amazing couple shoot! Thank you Jembisa staff for always being so amazing and helpful and caring – I really love you all!
Simone – Cape Town Wedding Photographer