Its an East London thing. If you have lived in East London for more than 6 months, you will have heard of the Discovery Surfers Challenge, or just “Surfers” by us locals. Its an annual coming together. of young and old, fit and unfit that take on 17.5km from Kwelera Mouth to Nahoon Beach. Weeks before the event, you get asked, “Are you running the Surfers?” and after the event, “Did you run the Surfers”. Its an East London love that we are all proud of.
I was at the start line of the 2018 edition, but not with running shoes (*insert sad emoji), but with my trusty Canon. My job today was not run, but shoot and specifically shoot for the Surfers media partner, Algoa FM. The brief was simple and allowed me to show case some really cool details as well as the vibe.
Here are some of my personal favorites from this year’s “Surfers” 🙂
Its really cool coming across a couple who are affectionate and comfortable in each others arms. The first time I met them, I knew it would be really fun working with them and capturing their energy that is shared between them.
On a typical wintery afternoon, we took a stroll down the beach and found a cozy corner to photograph that exact energy. What a pleasure.
All the best with the rest of your engagement, Wes & Monique, enjoy this exiting time!
Months back, Sam got hold of me about booking a sunrise Trash The Dress photo shoot. I was definitely keen in anticipation of a beautiful warm sunrise. However, come shoot day and we greeted with freezing cold water and and gloomy skies.
But did that stop us from rocking this? Never! Something I often say to my clients is that no matter the weather, we will tell and capture a story… and so we did. A couple who’s adventure matches their love for one another.
As a photographer, how could I not be stoked when receiving a message saying “Those Photos are epic.. Thank You!”