When cruising around East London, it is not uncommon to bump into someone, chat away and realize that you’re not sure where or when you met. But some how you know each other fairly well. Its an East London thing, its pretty awesome!
And, thats how Sarah and I met (I think?!). However, as you will read below, Sarah is not based in South Africa but is enjoying life Down Under. Sarah is also an ambassador for Karma Bikini’s a brand created by two sisters who have a passion for ocean conservatory and ethical practices.
So, while on a family holiday, Sarah and I connected for a morning sunrise shoot around Nahoon Nature Reserve, East London.
Without further do, I introduce to you, Sarah Alers
Hi my name is Sarah but you can call me Sar, Sar bear, possum? (I’ve only been called that once! Haha).I’m originally from East London ,but currently call Brisbane home. By day i’m a Storage Consultant and drive a forklift (wait, what?!?) but by night I’m a party animal and socialite. I absolutely love travelling and could totally spend my days exploring exotic beaches around the world. My favorite holiday destination is Seychelles (so far) and I would do absolutely anything for red wine, dark chocolate, sushi, Betty’s burgers and tequila. In my spare time i enjoy running, cycling, dancing and I’d really like to spend time with good mates.My perfect date…I love long romantic walks on the beach (Haha, see what I did there) but good wine, and a great deep meaningful conversations and I’m good! I have a crazy list call “Sarah’s Urban Dictionary” at work (Sarah says vs. Australia says) and no one knows this but behind the big laughs and smiles I’m actually quite shy.
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” 🙂
Pierre & Abigail chose to head to the coast with friends and family to say their “I do’s”. From the Free State, these two wanted to make sure that their wedding consisted of sandy toes and salty kisses. A day adorned with love and laughter, their infectious smiles and joy made everyone and ease and the party being a celebration. Thank you, Pierre & Abigail for inviting us to capture you day and we know that the journey ahead is paved with adventure!