Friday, December 20, 2013

A personal thank you to the year that was...

I can't believe its already late December and as I'm sitting backing up my hard drives for the next 5 weddings coming up between 21 December and 4 January I started feeling a little sentimental about
    the year that was :)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christine & Wesley couple shoot | Stellenbosch

Meet Mr & Mrs (soon to be) Moore!
Wow what a fun engagement shoot!!! Christine and Wesley were my fantastic models and we head into the forrest for their magical black and white styled shoot :) We couldn't have asked for a more stunning day...but we could've done with less bugs haha! We had to fight off the mozzies!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Nadine & Graeme couple shoot | Bo Kaap

Meet Nadine and Graeme! They are a fun, adventuring-loving couple and on any given weekend you can find them enjoying time away and 4x4ing. In fact they came home from such a weekend away and straight to their couple shoot that we did in the Bo Kaap :)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Katie & Richard wedding | Cape Town

 I'm so thrilled to share Katie and Richards big day with you! It was a simple, beautiful, rustic elegant family affair :) You see, Richard is a farmer from Graaf-Reinet and Katie is one of three sisters in Cape Town, and it so happened that Katie's one sister knew Richard long before he met Katie. And so by fate they were meant to eventually meet :)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Caitlin & David engagement shoot | Cape Town

I had the best time taking photos of Caity and Dave at their engagement shoot that we did recently in Cape Town!! It was mostly spontaneous and silly and lots of fun!! My absolute favourite thing is when a couple doesn't mind being silly infront of me or the camera :)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Megan and Dewald couple shoot | Waterkloof

I've been corresponding with Megan via email for months now about her wedding thats coming up in December and about their engagement shoot and it was so lovely to finally meet her and her fiance Dewald! We took their engagement photos at Waterkloof Wine Estate and there was still snow on the mountains - such a treat!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Meet Anke the cutest little one year old!

I had the privilege of meeting this little princess on her first birthday and we spent a part of it doing a family shoot in Somerset West. She is just the cutest thing and she loooooves the camera!! Can you handle that sweet smile :) Brother Estiaan loves smiling for the camera just as much. I told mom and dad, Irma and O'neil, to bring along his favourite toy to the shoot and Estiaan chose his prized remote control yellow Ferrari! Look out for it in the pics. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Silke + Billy | woodstock, CT

I had the most awesome shoot in Woodstock recently with these two lovebirds! They are Silke and Billy and they're getting married in January next year and moi will be there to document the celebrations :) And I can't wait! If their engagement shoot is anything to go by then I know for sure their wedding is going to be amazeballs! (yes amaaaazeballs!)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Salsa Flash Mob!

I was part of something different and fun a few weekends ago - I got to photograph a flash mob! For those that don't know what it is, follow this link to find out. This particular Salsa Flash Mob was put together and organised by Alisar Dance Company to promote and raise awareness for the Mzansi Cape Town Salsa Festival.

Monday, August 19, 2013

An afternoon in Philly

After doing a shoot in Philadelphia recently I decided to explore the town a bit - after all its a small town but with so much character! If you've never had the chance to get to Philadelphia (the Cape Town one - although I wish I were walking around in the US) you are missing out :)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Featured on ThePrettyBlog!!!

 So ecstatic to have the beautiful wedding of Kim and Charlie featured on The Pretty Blog! I was offline last week and unable to share the joy - but here it is now! Please go have a look and leave the gorgeous couple a sweet comment :)

Featured on MOOITROUES :)

What? Another feature on MOOI TROUES wedding blog!? Yes indeed folks! I have been super blessed the last few months with some great features of my work on online wedding blogs and in a print so happy and couldn't have done it without being booked by my fantastic clients!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Thailand // PHI PHI ISLAND

Early morning transfer to Phi Phi Island from Phuket. 
Half day trip on Phi Phi via long boat to see Maya Bay.

Monday, July 22, 2013

PHUKET // DAY 4 - 5

Day trip to Old Phuket Town 

Another one of my must see places was a day trip we took to the other side of the island of Phuket to see the old capital town they call Old Phuket Town. It is just such a beautiful little town with original Sino Portugese style buildings that are a photographers dream spot! I negotiated a fare of 450 Baht with our taxi driver from Patong Beach...he was quite amusing - he couldn't understand why we would want to be dropped off there in the first place, but obliged. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

PHUKET // DAY 1 - 3

Morning and lunchtime spent in Bangkok and caught a flight to Phuket

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thailand // Bangkok

Exactly a year ago today on Nelson Mandela's birthday my mom and I set off to Thailand!!! And what an incredible journey it was. We spent 10 unforgettable days in Thailand - 3 nights in Bangkok, 5 nights in Phuket and 2 nights on Phi Phi island. I came home after the trip and had a wedding to shoot and have been non-stop busy since then and have sadly not posted any photos from my trip yet. I thought on the year anniversary was a good a time as any :)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

natalie autumn maternity shoot

Introducing the beautiful and oh so stylish mom-to-be Natalie! I had the pleasure of taking some fun pictures of Natalie at 36 weeks pregnant with her hubby Brandon in a stunning Autumn setting in Somerset West. They are expecting a little boy and plan to call him Timothy (which also turns out to be my dads name...hehe)!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

My 150th blog post!!! | portrait shoot

//   Yay for celebrations!!!  //

 This has been an eventful week so far me, first launching my new logo for Taryn Ward Photography (click on the link to view it), introducing a family shoot special (see my facebook page for details) and now blogging my 150th blogpost!! And what a great shoot to get the honor of been number one-five-ohh...a little fashion portrait shoot shot in the country side.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Hanchen's surprise kitchen tea!

This shoot was something a little different to what I normally document and turned out being such a sweet surprise! I was contacted by Mizelle to take photos at a surprise kitchen tea she and the girls were throwing for their soon-to-be-wed friend Hanchen. And from the look on Hanchen's face - she clearly had no idea about it and it was totally unexpected!! (Good job girls!!)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Kim + Charlie Wedding | Franschhoek

This is a long overdue bumper post as I couldn't leave anything out - I just loved this wedding so much!!

This is the love story of Kim and Charlie the Englishman. Kim was born in South African and has been living in the UK since she was about 13, add some years later and this is where she met the man that won over her heart, which is fitting because Charlie is a cardiologist from the UK :) They decided to get married in South Africa (yay!) at the stunning La Petite Dauphine in Franschhoek. This meant that about 95% of the guests flew in from overseas to join in on the festivities.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

We've been featured in Ideas Magazine's wedding issue!

I'm bursting at the seams with joy a the moment! I heard yesterday evening that I've been featured in the latest issue of Ideas magazine's annual wedding issue!!! I couldn't wait to get to the nearest book shop to get myself a copy and share it with everyone :) It goes without saying that the magazine is crammed with stunning wedding ideas and I would recommend anyone planning a wedding to get your hands on a copy. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Leani + Ettienne | Philadelphia

I absolutely loved this wedding! Leani and Ettienne are such a sweet couple and decided to tie the knot in the little town of Philadelphia - the South African one that is :) The venue was situated on a farm just outside the town and my oh my is it gorgeous! The venue has a barn that they turned into a luxurious indoor venue and the decor on the day was tasteful and simplistic and just so pretty!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Natalie portrait shoot

I had the opportunity to do a fun portrait shoot with Natalie Mostert in Stellenbosch not too long ago. She is a talented performer and amazing singer! Annnnnd such a natural in front of the camera - she was such an absolute joy to capture. The shoot was divided up into two - one half being soft, feminine and whimsical and the other half was more of a hardcore, edgy, rocker chick look, which combine the two sides of Natalies personality :) 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Matthew + Maxine 2nd birthday

This shoot was a little different to my usual - I got to document a 2nd birthday party for twins Matthew and Maxine and friends. The theme of the party was farm style and it was only fitting that they have it held on a farm and be able to touch and feed the animals :) The kids naturally loved it!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tamsin + Walter's Wedding | Elgin

Tamsin and Walter's beautiful wedding was held on an apple farm in the heart of the Elgin valley. Their ceremony had absolutely breathtaking views of Elgin, guests sat on hay bales and looked down into the valley with lakes and orchards and new forrests - it was just so perfect! I couldn't believe I got to capture all that beauty!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Nina + Wynand wedding | Rawsonville

This beautiful wedding was held in the picturesque Slanghoek valley and even the pouring rain couldn't dampen the spirits of Nina and Wynand when they became husband and wife. I had the pleasure of meeting this down to earth couple some time before the big day and got excited about shooting in Rawsonville again! Nina looked exquisite an Wynand cleaned up nicely and they put together an elegant wedding for me to document to my hearts content :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Marais family | Robertson

Meet Yolandé, Francois and their little angel Anmarie. I photographed Yolandé and Francois's wedding as well as engagement shoot in Robertson, their home town, about a year ago and was over the moon when I received an email asking to come take photos of the newest addition to the Marais family!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Different kind of boudoir shoot | Cape Town

I took these photos toward the end of last year of a client (that prefers to stay anonymous) which was kind of a boudoir styled portrait shoot. I shot everything indoors and just used natural available light. It was fun to incorporate the boxing element, which was what got this ladies' body so trim and toned! So ladies get your butts to the nearest boxing gym asap!