Engagement shoot – Benie and Mpho

The best word to describe these two is definitely lighthearted. From the beginning of the shoot they played around and you could so easily see that they love each other.

Benie showed his creative side by having very stylish T-shirts made just for the occasion. Bloemfontein, once again, did not disappoint and provided us with a few interesting spots all over town. And while this vibrant city offered a beautiful backdrop, nothing in the photo is as lovely as the way that Benie and Mpho look at each other!

 

Never reach that point where you look at life as a series of occurrences that you have to survive.

LIVE.

Live through the laughter.

Learn from the pain.

Light the way for others….

– andreamichelleco

 

Couple Shoot- Asad and Li-fen

For him there was no star that burned brighter or exuded as much warmth as what she did when she smiled and mirth rang from her lips.

For her there was no feeling more comforting or welcoming than what she felt when she was at his side and under his gaze.

– andreamichelleco

Li-Fen has been one of my dearest friends since university and I was so honoured that I leaped at the chance to capture the love between her and Asad on their journey from engagement through to what would be their very special (and unique!) day.

For their engagement shoot we headed off to one of the most scenic parts of Cape Town with us knowing that the colorful houses would make the most beautiful backdrop. And – of course – we had to at least pay a visit to the beach.

Seeing them through my lens that day sure made me look forward to their wedding!

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Couple Shoot – Anicia & Marcus

Anicia and Marcus is a very private, shy couple. At first they did not want to do an engagement shoot but after some convincing we had a lot of fun. Their daughter came along and ensured some silly moments.

“I hope you know that every time I tell you to get home safe, stay warm, have a good day, or sleep well what I am really saying is I love you. I love you so damn much that it is starting to steal other words’ meanings. ” 

Couple Shoot – CJ en Annerie

Best Friends

We first met as strangers, became friends, then best friends. I could not believe that we are lovers right now, but I do not forget to count you as one of my blessings every day.

CJ and Annerie started as friends but there love grew. They are so comfortable with each other. You can just see how much they love each other laughing and just being in each others presence seems the only thing they need. I am looking forward to their wedding.

The person you are most happy with is the one who can make you laugh without inhibitions, the one you can fool off with and be yourself. And that is your best friend.

Couple Shoot: Zi-Mari en Michael

Zi-Mari en Michael soon to be forever as one

Love story

What a beautiful fun couple. Capturing the love between Zi-Mari and Michael was like a dream. The is nothing to say but “They fit”

We headed out of town to a private conservation area where we had some fun. They were game for anything climbing up walls and being fun. Laughter was in the air. I just can’t wait to see what their wedding will be like.

I can’t promise you that I will never cry
But I can promise you that I will always be true to you
And baby I promise that I will always love you more than anything with all my heart, no matter what happens or what we go through, baby I’ll love you until the end of time!
Ill be your guardian angel
That’s my promise to you!!

Couple Shoot: Tania and Martin

What a fun shoot. Sussa the Golden Retriever had a nice long walk as we explored Bloemfontein. The love Tania and Martin has for each other is evident in every photo.

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate then when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
– Pablo Neruda, 100

Tania is a teacher with a heart of gold. Playful and loving while Martin is more of a quiet creative guy. Both love animals and there dog is just like a child for them. I look forward to there wedding.

Couple Shoot: The story of Louise and Clyton

“I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

Louise and Clyton is one of those couples that you can just see belong with each other. Despite the out of season windy weather I had a great time capturing there love story.

 

“They say a good love is one that sits you down, gives you a drink of water, and pats you on top of the head. But I say a good love is one that casts you into the wind, sets you ablaze, makes you burn through the skies and ignite the night like a phoenix; the kind that cuts you loose like a wildfire and you can’t stop running simply because you keep on burning everything that you touch! I say that’s a good love; one that burns and flies, and you run with it!”
― C. JoyBell C.

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Couple Shoot: Gertruida en Neil, Love is blooming at the Bloem Show

Carnival love at the Bloemfontein Show

“You know I love you, right?” The urge to kiss her goodbye was so strong that I almost broke our rules.

She smiled, beautiful and golden in the late morning light. “Not as much as I love you.”

“Oh, man. This is my dream come true: having an ‘I love you more’ debate. Here, I’ll start. I love you more. Your turn.”

Sydney laughed and opened the door. “I’ve taken debate classes. You’d lose to my logic.”
Richelle Mead, The Fiery Heart

The Bloemshow brings a lot of colour to Bloemfontein every year. This year I jumped at the opportunity to get some colourful pictures. Getruida and Neil was the perfect couple. You can see there love for each other in everything they do. After walking trough some of the stalls and taking some shots at the theme park, we had a well deserved break before getting some more theme park shots.

Couple: Gertruida en Neil

Place: Bloemfontein Show grounds

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Couple shoot with Kumika and Murray

“I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it wasn’t something about you at all. It was just you.”

I headed of to the beautiful serine Free State Botanical Gardens to get some shots of this remarkable couple. The Clivias and Lavenders made a beautiful and colorful backdrop. Ironically when I got to the gardens every single sprayer was on and I was a bit worried that we would get soaking wet or that I will need to kindly request that they are turned off. Luckily for me they were turned of just after the couple arrived. Dressed in denim and light colored shirts Murray and Kumika looked advert perfect. There love for each other is evident in every moment.

“If my love were an ocean,
there would be no more land.
If my love were a desert,
you would see only sand.
If my love were a star-
late at night, only light.
And if my love could grow wings,
I’d be soaring in flight.”

Venue: Botanical Gardens

I am looking forward to being the couple’s wedding photographer and capturing the couple’s wedding taking place later in October at Jackalsdraai.

Couple Photography by Mudboots Creative Art and Photography

Mudboots Couple Shoot: Hannelie & Jacques

Love is not finding someone to live with. Ir’s finding someone you can’t live without.

Hannelie and Jacques wanted to show of the beautiful city of Bloemfontein that they live and love in. The couple is so relaxed both quiet and beautiful inside and out.  I had such a wonderful time with Hannelie and Jacques that I decided to tag along when they went to look at there venue, Olive Ranch in Bleomfontein, to get even more stunning images of this beautiful couple.

I can’t wait for your wedding and believe that it will be a stunningly beautiful day.

“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

Assistant Photographer: Marlia Olckers

Assistant: Andrea Coetzer

 Couple Photography by Mudboots Creative Art and Photography

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