South Africa Wedding Photography

Oh, how I enjoyed being a destination wedding photographer in Hermanus, just off Cape Town in beautiful South Africa. I love photographing destination weddings, and South Africa is one of the best places in the world to do it. The light at this part of the world is just magical, perfect for skin tones and wedding photography in general.

And don’t even get me started on the background and the landscapes. Africa, and especially South Africa is just perfect for anyone who loves truly beautiful wedding photography.

I photographed this wedding alongside an amazing and oh so talented Cape Town wedding photographer Linda Vos. It was honour, pleasure and so much fun. I couldn’t recommend Linda highly enough for anyone looking for a local wedding photographer in Cape Town or beyond. Not only does she create breathtaking, storytelling images but is also super fun and relaxed person to be around!

Hermanus Wedding Photographer

Hermanus must be one of the most beautiful towns we have ever visited with the family. And being able to photograph a wedding in this beautiful South African town was just a dream come true.

Hermanus was originally called Hermanuspietersfontein, but shortened in 1902 as the name was too long for the postal service, is a town on the southern coast of the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is famous for Southern Right whale watching during the southern winter to spring seasons. Although the Southern Right whale is the most prolific species in the bay, it is not the only one that visits these shores. The whales can be seen from the cliffs all along the coast from as early as June and usually depart in early-December.

Hermanus beaches include Voëlklip Beach and the broad Grotto Beach, overlooking Walker Bay. The Old Harbour Museum is a site encompassing the old harbour, a fishermen’s village and the Whale House Museum.

Hermanus is just a perfect backdrop for any wedding photographer looking to create a beautiful set of wedding photos in South Africa.

The scenery around Hermanus is just breathtaking with many vineyards, some of which great for organising a wedding at.

It is at one of those places, the Bona Dea Private Estate, that the wedding took place.

Bona Dea Wedding Photos

Here is a selection of photographs from this beautiful Bona Dea wedding, enjoy!

Bona Dea Wedding Photography

The whole wedding day photography at Bona Dea was super relaxed and fun. As I photograph most of my weddings in the UK it was great to see how weddings are being approached in South Africa. I have to admit that there are many similarities and the wedding day photography follows similar patterns in both sides of the world.

We pretty much always start with getting ready photos, than wedding guests gathering, wedding ceremony and drinks reception. That usually follows by the wedding dinner, cutting of the cake and the first dance and disco.

Photographing a wedding at Bona Dea was no exception but what I noticed is different compared to being a wedding photographer in the UK is that the atmosphere in South African weddings is just so relaxed. Bride and groom as well as the wedding guests don’t seem to bothered to much about strict timings and everyone focuses on simply enjoying the wedding day. Just a perfect atmosphere to creating beautiful, in the moment wedding photography!

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