I have never shot a surprise wedding before but I hope to do it again.
Frikkie and Santet surprised their family when they said they were going away for the weekend. Little did they know what was happening.
When we arrived at Panzi Bushcamp I saw Sanet at the pool so I glanced at her to acknowledge I had arrived and to not make it obvious that I was there to take their wedding photos.
It started to get a bit tricky as I was taking photos of her family while they were about to go on a game-drive. During this time Sanet told everyone she is staying behind because she is not feeling well and I pretended to take photos of my assistant Jason. Meanwhile I was getting funny looks from them but everything carried on as usual. After all we were just "tourists".
The family eventually arrived at a wooden deck where they were told to go up and look. As soon as the music started to play Frikkie and Sanet walked down the bush path. Lots of tears of joy were shed and it was definitely a surprise for the whole family.
We drove to Cheetah Paw Echo Lodge for further celebrations and I could finally take their photos.
It was really an awesome wedding.
I hope you enjoy the photos.