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A very busy month


Wow, what a busy month.

I’ve been to Cape Town, Durban, Clarens, Kroonstad and Bloemfontein.

One of the advantages of being a wedding photographer, you get to see the country (hopefully the world as well…anybody getting married in Italy that needs a wedding photographer?)

One of the highlights of the month has definitely been my new IMac that I bought this week, this is so much faster than a pc. I am now fully committed to Apple with my iphone, ipad and Imac all in sync. I think it is necessary in my line of work to be connected to the internet wherever you go and to have the best computers to work on. If you spend 9 hours a day editing photos you want to be working on the best computer and not be restarting all the time. (I mean, if you are a racing driver you want to drive ion the fastest car?)

My weekend to Clarens was a nice break, my wife Surika and I went there with friends to there weekend home. What a beautiful place. Our friends are very keen on walking all oner the place and they dragged us along, I never walked as much in my life, but also never felt better. Surika and I subsequently bought an exercise bike at Makro this week, I really want to put in an effort to get more exercise.

Here is Hantie and Frans on our first walk on the first day.



On top of the mountain after our first days walk. A “Rocky” Moment for me. Being a photographer my camera went everywhere, I think I would have been less tired if I didn’t have to carry it around! But then I wouldn’t have had the photos would I?

It was also our 3 year anniversary, I took Surika for a surprise visit to Durban, it was her first time flying, I’m glad I could have shared the moment with her. here we are at a restaurant, can’t remember the name now, but it was at Ushaka marine world, this photo was taken with my iphone, I decided to travel light this time. (Note to myself…make time to get away from the kids more often)

Last weekend I was off to Bloemfontein for a wedding. Are these people friendly. I enjoyed it, the Friday evening they invited me to a braai at the bride’s dad’s house. Luckily I asked them to take me home earlier so that I can get some rest for the wedding the next day, the party lasted till 02:00.

It was raining almost the whole day during the wedding in Bloemfontein, luckily it was just a light drizzle and the bride was VERY courageous, she didn’t even complained once and insisted that I kept on photographing outside.

Here is one of the shots, I was just as courageous, laying down in the mud for this shot.


Here is a fun moment where the bride was nearly dropped. The wedding was at Goose Hill wedding venue in Bloemfontein.

Today I’m off photographing a wedding at Thaba ya Batswana and tomorrow’s wedding is at Glenburn Lodge


JC Crafford

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