Those who know me, know that I don’t deal well with heat. I’ve heard some say that 15 February has been the hottest day so far this year, but I don’t agree. I believe it was on the 14th. On Valentine’s Day. The day that I celebrated being a wedding photographer for exactly 5 years. The day when despite the temperature, life was good, and Kimi and Niels celebrated their commitment to each other. If you know my work you should also know that Hawksmoor House weddings are my favourite because the venue is my favourite. I think Kirsten, the amazing manager, plays a tremendous role in that, but also just the simplistic beauty of the place. I’m blogging another wedding that took place there in March very soon and I still find nooks and crannies that I haven’t used yet.
Kimberly and Niels are from Germany and both work in aviation. Him flying the big planes and Kimi taking care of the passengers as a hostess. They are not only gorgeous on the outside but on the inside as well and the photographs are such evidence of their incredible fondness and love for one another. I’m pretty sure Vision on Fire (the videographers) had as much fun as I did capturing it all on camera!
They partied the night away on a perfect summer’s evening under the African Sky, with the temperature still refusing to relent.
I can’t help but laugh when I remember a moment during the ceremony where I couldn’t find a shady spot to stand in (it was over 40ºC) and I wondered what would happen if I fainted from the heat. Haha.. crazy things start going through your head! I’m pretty sure I looked like I’d just had a swim the entire day :)
I’m trying something new with my posts these days. I believe in given credit where it is due and since I have such an amazing assistant/second photographer I’ve decided to put a tiny watermark with her name in the right hand corner of the photographs that she took on the day. Have a look at her talent!