My first post on the blog. Stephan & Jo-Marie’s Wedding….

We photographed Stephan & Jo-Marie over the weekend. It was a very hot day in South Africa.
We managed to get some cool images for Stephan & Jo-Marie. They had these little LED’s on the tables for decorations, I decided it would make a cool photo so I raided the tables to get some of them. The heat of the day was broken by a typical summer thunderstorm, I could not resist using the rain. Jo-Marie said she wished it would rain as she loves the ran images I create, well she got her wish. Let me know what you guys think of the images.

Regards.

Jaco Fourie

Diane-www.sagephoto.com - March 14, 2010 - 5:48 pm

Magical images! Nice work

Will Pateman Photography - March 16, 2010 - 9:06 am

Wow images as ever Jaco…Love the first one cool lighting

Crash Taylor - March 16, 2010 - 1:25 pm

Rockin’ it up my man!

Mari Darr~Welch - March 16, 2010 - 6:18 pm

Wow!!! Stunning images!! You rock!

Jaco Fourie - March 17, 2010 - 1:18 pm

Thanks all. I do appreciate the feedback.

Ian Johnson Photo - March 19, 2010 - 7:14 am

great wedding photography I love number two – ian

Pieter Wolmarans - March 20, 2010 - 3:56 pm

Beautiful images Jaco. I have always been a great admirer of your work. It really inspires me. Well done.

jen - May 24, 2010 - 12:54 pm

ohhh la la… I love them all !!! Totally inspired by your work 😉

louis vuitton - June 2, 2010 - 4:42 am

Greetings, I enjoy your website. This is a great site and I wanted to post a note to let you know, good job! Thanks Katy

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Alexandria Kokostatis Images - July 25, 2010 - 11:54 pm

Wow .. wow … and wow! Beautiful, stunning, and addictive!

Lucy Abbotsford - August 3, 2010 - 5:42 pm

Amazing and wonderful photography!

Isobelle Thornborough - August 8, 2010 - 8:09 pm

You really do rock! Always love viewing your addictive and mesmirizing work, Jaco!!!

Vintage Bridal Accessories – Relive Photography by Laura Parent

As a wedding photographer with a Vintage Flair at Relive Photography,  I love accessories and especially “Vintage Accessories”.  I thought it would be fun to show some different and unique items that can be used during your wedding day.  I have just finished a Fashion Photo Shoot to show off these exact items.  The bride can not only use these awesome custom made rings but also can use them as gifts for their bridal party.  These rings have all been custom made by Wicked Peacock and are all created from antique estate jewelry which means that every one is a unique one of a kind.  Also Wicked Peacock is a fabulous designer of Vintage Hair Accessories and Bridal Hair Accessories. Take a look at these items and please feel free to contact me to get a hold of this fabulous designer.  Well, here they are!

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Crash Taylor - March 6, 2010 - 10:51 am

NiCe ArT!

Will Pateman Photography - March 8, 2010 - 8:38 am

Nice after effects…great finish and look..nice Art

Colleen - June 1, 2010 - 11:43 am

Amazing work …. especially your lead image!

Mary Fabian - June 1, 2010 - 3:21 pm

Ditto — great art. Looks like lots of fun!

Alexandria Kokostatis Images - July 25, 2010 - 11:56 pm

All of your work is incredible, artistic and wonderful … but I completely loved your first image the most!!!

JamieY - July 27, 2010 - 8:26 am

Wow, I love the fireplace one. So amazing, I love everything about it.

Lucy Abbotsford - August 3, 2010 - 5:43 pm

Very, very unique and splendid.

Isobelle Thornborough - August 8, 2010 - 8:10 pm

Such amazing work, angles — so modern and bold!! Fantastic work!

Emily W-- Tulsa Wedding Photographers - October 26, 2013 - 10:07 pm

Wow, these are so great! Modern, yet vintage. Sexy, yet unrevealed. I absolutely love the personality that is shown through these! Was this part of a wedding session? If not, it’s a neat spin on a bridal session. We’ve always provided a more “standard” approach to bridal sessions for the clients we provide wedding photography services to, but this is certainly inspiration to branch out. Thank you for sharing!

Relive Photography by Laura Parent – Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bermuda at the GORGEOUS Elbow Beach

Relive Photography by Laura Parent – Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bermuda at the GORGEOUS Elbow Beach  — Laura and Justin got married at an exquisite beach front resort http://www.mandarinoriental.com/bermuda/special_occasions/.  I always love going to the islands and just when landing at the airport you can see turquoise water for miles around.  So picture that and the finest softest sandy beach with a pinkish hue to have as a spectacular backdrop while becoming husband and wife.  Laura and Justin did just that!  The day started out looking as though the dark clouds were going to bring a nasty storm our way.   After all it was hurricane season in Bermuda and so it was a definite possibility.  Luck was on our side and proved to be the ideal weather for a beach wedding.

Laura was so beautiful and she wore an antique necklace handed down from her grandmother.  She had been so sweet towards Justin when her dad gave her away.  Before the minister began his ceremony Laura grabbed Justin and gave him a huge hug and kiss.  Then the minister proceeded!    Justin was so in love with Laura and looked at her with pure joy in his eyes.  He was so adorable after the ceremony was over and just kept admiring his wedding band (see attached photos)  so so cute!

The reception was fabulous and everyone had an amazing time dancing and celebrating this perfect union.  I was so happy to have been a part of their day and able to enjoy such a spectacular trip as well.  Congratulations Laura and Justin!

Patti Wallington - February 17, 2010 - 8:29 pm

What a wonderful wedding to shoot! The shot on the staircase is beautiful. I also love the textures on the last few pics. Well done!

Will Pateman Photography - February 18, 2010 - 10:44 am

Fantastic shoe shot Love the twist with the added texture

Erick - February 18, 2010 - 2:50 pm

Beautiful imagery, Laura! I agree with Will – I do like the texture.

Laura Parent - February 23, 2010 - 12:43 pm

Thank you so much – I love hearing all of your thoughts. Fantastic!

Christian Louboutin - May 30, 2010 - 6:25 pm

Good article Thank you so much

Scott Gatt Imaginations - July 26, 2010 - 12:00 am

Just love your photography … so very hard to pick a favorite or best of … all of your images are outstanding. Congrats!

Laura parent - July 29, 2010 - 7:14 pm

I am so happy to hear all of these wonderful compliments. You guys are so nice and I am thrilled that you appreciate my art.

Roberta Simpson - August 3, 2010 - 5:45 pm

Beautiful … I especially love the photo of the couple kissing in the water on the beach. Nice, nice, work!

Ron Jordan - August 8, 2010 - 8:13 pm

Brilliant work … you really managed to capture the beauty of Bermuda … but most importantly the awesome emotions of the couple with a gorgeous background.

Emily W.- Tulsa - October 28, 2013 - 10:11 pm

Stunning! I love the spunky attitude in the couple as well–you captured it perfectly.

destination wedding in greece

Alex and Karims Mykonos wedding was a perfect family celebration , the gentle winds touched everyone as did the speechs and tears, this was truly a beautiful wedding on Mykonos. The venue was Santa Marina Resort overlooking the Bay of Onos.The Santa Marina resort is surrounded by blue sky and the Aegean Sea. Mykonos is a picture-postcard come to life with its whitewashed churches, windmills, quaint cobbled streets and pristine beaches, this stunningly beautiful resort that captures the very essence of Greece. This place is a wedding photographers dream, I cant wait to go back.




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Patti Wallington - February 17, 2010 - 8:32 pm

Great images! The location is just amazing!

Scott Gatt Imaginations - July 26, 2010 - 12:01 am

Fabulous photos! Wish I could have been there … but your photos did a great job in doing that! Thanks!

Dani Meadows - August 3, 2010 - 5:46 pm

Gorgeous and vibrant colors.

Ron Jordan - August 8, 2010 - 8:13 pm

Isn’t Greece beautiful? Wow your photography is magnificent! Thanks so much for sharing!

Ben McIntyre - August 8, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Oh my goodness .. how every did you capture that beautiful blue sky? Amazing!

Emily W.-- Tulsa Wedding Photographer - October 29, 2013 - 6:49 pm

Wow– I just love the picture of the two if them on the pier. Talk about stunning!

Jamaican Adventures with Amy & Leroy

Check out this 10 min video to see some highlights of the whole story.
And be sure to choose the HD version and click the little button to make it go to full screen.

If you have a slow internet connection, just pause the show and let it load for a while before you watch.

After corresponding for two years with Leroy and Amy it was great to finally meet them in person in Negril. We met on the day before the wedding at a beautiful cliff-side restaurant called Rick’s Cafe. After an evening of dinner and drinks, the party bus came and took us all back to the Rockhouse Resort. The party gathered again back by the pool…

The highlight of the evening was the Queh Queh ceremony (an old Guyana tradition) where everyone danced and sang songs in a circle around the bride and groom. Then the bride was taken away to a hiding place (which is easy to do at the Rockhouse since the place is like a maze anyway). Then everyone formed a long line behind the groom (still singing and dancing) and snaked around and around the area searching for the lost bride. And of course if she couldn’t be found then the wedding was off! Or so the tradition goes. I suppose in the old days this gave the bride one last chance to run for the hills! But Amy was in no mood to run and Leroy eventually found

her hiding in the shadows.

The wedding day had not a cloud in the sky and everything fell into place perfectly. Immediately after the ceremony we took some family group shots then did a couple shots of Amy & Leroy out on the cliffs with the sunset in the background. Amy was quite the trooper as Leroy and I helped her out across the razor sharp Coral rocks in her Jimmy Choo spike heels.  I doubt Jimmy had that in mind when he designed those shoes. The shoes will never be the same but the light was so beautiful that I it was worth it.

The reception lasted far into the night. One of the most hilarious things I’ve ever seen in the several hundred weddings I’ve attended was the “dance-off” that took place very spontaneously between the local Jamaicans (the DJ and Rockhouse staff) and the Groom’s relatives from Guyana. Pictures simply don’t do justice to something as fast moving as this dance but I can tell you it was a RIOT! I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time.

As I was shooting table settings in the late evening, one of my 5D cameras (the one I’ve shot probably 200 weddings with) started making a funny noise when the shutter went off. When I held it over a table and took the lens off, the mirror fell out on the table! Yikes!  I always bring two camera bodies so it wasn’t really a big deal. The next day I walked down the road looking for some super glue but the tiny little Jamaican stores in that area don’t carry too much in the way of glue – except for finger nail glue. Upon closer inspection, I realized this stuff was the same cyanoacrylate chemical as super glue so I took it back to my hotel room and glued the mirror back in place. It’s still going strong, but yes, I am overdue for a new camera body. Maybe I’ll convert this one to Infra Red.

Two days after the wedding (and barely recuperated from waaaay too much rum punch) Amy, Leroy and myself met up with my long time Jamaican friend Ricky, for a drive out into what I call “the real Jamaica.” We drove out to Roaring River where we swam in the river and got the royal tour from a very real Rasta. He chopped open fresh coconuts, pick local wild fruits and herbs, and even cooked us lunch in what was perhaps the most humble setting I’ve ever eaten anything. But the food and the Jungle and the swim in the river and the leisurely stroll through this humble pastoral village could not have possible been more filling both to our stomachs, and our souls.

More driving through the countryside and up into the hills along twisting bumpy rocky roads that would barely meet the standards of a goat trail in the US, finally brought us to a private bird sanctuary nestled back into the thick Jamaican jungle. We arrived late in the evening as the bird life was at it’s busiest. Strange calls floated out of the Jungle, and the strangest of them all was the high pitched twittering of the Doctor Bird, Jamaica’s national bird. Like Tinkerbell, this tiny creature seems so strange that it could easily have jumped right off the screen of a Disney movie.  A tiny hummingbird that glows and sparkles iridescent green and blue as it rushes here and there on wings that twitter loudly sound as it darts through the thick tangle of forest branches. The iridescent green tail feathers split into a V and trail behind the tiny bird nearly a foot. So busy is it that most human activity goes completely ignored and it often passes so close that you can feel the wind from it’s tiny wings as it zooms past your face.

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Leroy and Amy, I can’t thank you enough for inviting me to share in your Jamaican adventures.

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Julia Rockler - February 11, 2010 - 11:26 am

These are drop-dead gorgeous shots; my favorite, the couple in chairs, relaxing in the sunset.

Will Pateman Photography - February 11, 2010 - 11:28 am

Great shots Great website

Shannon.haley@yahoo.com - February 11, 2010 - 12:42 pm

These photos are amazing. I never would’ve considered a location wedding, but I feel as though you’ve sold the destination with these special shots.

Kate - February 23, 2010 - 8:26 pm

This feels like a spread in Conde Naste… really. I feel like I have just taken an intimate journey to Jamaica … the real Jamaica and I loved every minute of it.

Yvonne Dunnington - July 26, 2010 - 12:04 am

Oh my goodness. I just myself returned from a destination wedding in Jamaica (as a guest, not a photographer). Wish we would have known you before the wedding … absolutely love your work!

Dani Meadows - August 3, 2010 - 5:48 pm

What a wonderful story and beautiful imagery. Gorgeous!

Lyndsay Bucik - August 8, 2010 - 8:17 pm

Beautiful, beautiful photos! I want to get on the next plane to Jamaica — the photos were so inviting.