N. & M. – A Couple Session in Cape Town
Every time I photograph a new session I feel like I am starting anew. It’s a whole new world in front of me and a whole new story to tell. This is especially true when I photograph in a country which is completely new to me. I am committed to writing a whole blog post about our recent trip to South Africa, and how I feel deeply enriched by it. This time around, I want to show a short but meaningful segment from it.
On a hot afternoon in February – yes, it was Summer there! – I got to take a walk in Downtown Cape Town with this couple. I had only exchanged a few messages with them and, once again, I was impressed at how photography brings to my path people who somewhat share something with me. As most of my couples, Nujeran and Matthew claimed they were extremely new to this and camera shy. And like pretty much all of my couples, they look absolutely incredible in these photos… But you can judge for yourself in a bit.
I honestly feel so lucky I got the opportunity to photograph them in their beautiful hometown. As true locals, they provided me with the opportunity to learn a bit more about Cape Town. Chatting with them made me feel a stronger connection with the place. The more I travel, the more I realise how important it is to establish a real connection with the place I am visiting. May it be through the language or through the history (I have been reading Mandela’s autobiography since then) or even better through the conversations with people, as in this case.
Thank you guys, I hope our paths will cross again soon and you’ll love the photos as much as I do.
If you’re planning a destination wedding in beautiful South Africa or knows someone who is, please feel free to get in touch with me. I would love to tell your story.