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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Knysna Indigenous Forest, South Africa Elopement Photo Story Award

The chapel was situated in the indigenous forest of South Africa

Knysna Indigenous Forest, South Africa Elopement Photographer | This is the couple exchanging vows

The chapel was situated in the indigenous forest. This is the couple exchanging vows. I used the forest to add some context to this beautiful setting.

They decided on a small, intimate elopement wedding in the heart of the indigenous Knysna forest.  Their small group of family and friends were treated to 5-star food and hospitality during their stunning, luxurious wedding day.  Although is was raining, their love and joy never subsided.  

hunter hotels groom walks down the stairs as his parents catch up

Tsala Treetop Lodge - Elopement Getting Ready Image | The groom walks down the stairs

The groom walks down the stairs as his parents catch up on social media. Part of the wedding preparations at the Tsala Treetop Lodge.

Knysna Indigenous Forest, South Africa Elopement Photo of Bride's dog and dress

South Africa Wedding Dog with Dress Photo | The bride's dog came all the way from Johannesburg for the big day

The bride's dog who came all the way from Johannesburg for the big day, looks up at the beautiful bride. I love how the dog and the texture of the dress seems to feel the same.

Elopement image from a South Africa ceremony held in a wedding small chapel in the forest

South Africa Wedding Ceremony Picture | The wedding ceremony was held in a small chapel in the forest

The wedding ceremony was held in a small chapel in the forest. Here the bride is walking down the isle with her father. I used these antique doors to frame the moment.

The groom reads his vows during this South Africa wedding ceremony

South Africa Elopement Ceremony Photo of the Groom | The groom looks down at this beautiful bride

The groom looks down at this beautiful bride as he reads his vows.

exiting the South Africa chapel with flower petals

Elopement Ceremony Photo from South Africa | The couple exiting the chapel

The couple exiting the chapel with a rain of flower petals.

Autumn with beautiful majestic trees for this South Africa wedding portrait

Elopement Couple Portraits in South Africa | colored leaves to create atmosphere

It was autumn and the estate has beautiful majestic trees. For this portrait, I used the colored leaves to create atmosphere.

The couple was walking towards their South Africa elopement reception

Black and White Elopement Portraits - South Africa | The couple was walking towards their wedding reception

The couple was walking towards their wedding reception and I captured this beautiful look of love from the bride.