Martin and Liezl were, possibly, the most challenging couple we’ll ever work with. Liezl loves photos. Loves. Them. So very much that she sent me mountains of examples lifted off the interweb in the hope that I’d do them for her. All of them. Exactly. She had very specific requests for how she wanted her pics edited. She unpacked our pricing and found all our loopholes, then made handwritten notes on all our various quotes, and negotiated us down to an extremely good deal. She sent us a few hundred emails asking all the right questions and then more questions to our answers. Martin hates photos. Hates. Them. We never met him before they booked. He hardly spoke to us at the wedding, except to moan about having to pose for another shot, or to refuse to have a microphone attached to his jacket for the audio of the ceremony. He just wanted to get married, and party. That’s all. We were up to the challenge, and LOVED working with them! The couple tied the knot at Die Raasblaar in Groblersdal, where Liezl’s family is from. The family all pitched in to help with the decor, which was both rustic and sophisticated, and completely personal, including many many many photos. Very early on the morning of the wedding, the couple were treated to a surprise flight over their wedding venue. Champagne and beer were already flowing in abundance, setting the tone for an extremely celebratory day with a very spirited crowd! The wedding ceremony took place next to a beautiful lake, where cloud cover provided some welcome relief from the extreme Limpopo heat. As expected, the family was having too much fun to stand still for photos, and despite the hour and a half budgeted for family photos, with Liezl’s many helpers trying to gather and control the crowd, we still had to photoshop one or two missing people into the pics! While we were busy with the couple portraits, the guests were treated to snacks, cocktails, and a Snapdragon Selfie Studio, complete with onsite prints for the guest book. From then everyone danced the night away under a beautiful canopy of fairy lights. Photography by Leanne Williams, Film by Sean Williams, assisted by Megan Calitz.