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This was my second trip to South Africa this year already…hard life being a destination wedding photographer right? I have come to love South Africa for many reasons, light being one of them…obviously I am a photographer. However, nothing could have prepared me for what would have happened when I documented the wedding of Stasi and Ashleigh.

We landed with no luggage for 24 hours which seems to always be the case when I fly to SA. However, Stasi and Ashleigh made us feel so welcome that we didn’t care about wearing jeans and jumpers in 30 degree heat. This wedding for me will go down in history for so many reasons and it has to be one of the best weddings I have ever documented…the party was off the charts! The people, guests, family and friends were just epic.

Being a destination wedding photographer is probably not what you may think it is. Quite often, it is harder than sticking to areas to are familiar with. But one of the best challenges for me is seeing how different cultures celebrate love and this keeps me on my toes. Telling stories for people is an honest living, a great reason to wake up in the morning.

Being invited into a family for a few days, observing them and packaging it all up in the form of some digital information sounds so shallow and I believe it is.For one day they are the bride and the groom but we ‘should’ see them from before and after as they are only a bride and groom for one day in their lives…what about the rest?

In my opinion, I believe in telling things just as they are. Allow the images to tell the most beautiful stories, rich and full of truth but just as they are. For that day only, they are a bride and a groom and everything else is what it is. In the case of Ashleigh and Stasi, South Africa was their foundation growing up and although they live and work in London today, they wanted to celebrate with their friends and family back home in SA.

This was my second trip to South Africa this year already…hard life being a destination wedding photography

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  • Michael O'Sullivan /   5 March 2014

    Another stunning piece of work Adam, I love your style and the way in which you capture the images. look forward to seeing more from you.

  • Laura Babb /   19 March 2014

    Masterful story telling. Beautiful. That party looks insane!

  • andreas /   6 April 2014

    you are the best! excellent work as always!

  • Fotograf nunta /   9 May 2014

    Fabulous wedding and fabulous photography. Congratulations

  • Stasi and Ashleigh AKA Bride and Groom /   22 May 2014

    Thank you Adam and Yiannis for the amazing pictures and for capturing our special day! The images turned out amazing and we could not have asked for more! We are blessed to have met you both and for you to have shared the wedding and build up to our big day with us!