Roz & Gaston’s Wedding – Monkey Valley Venue
Noordhoek, Cape Town
I’ve always loved music; there’s just something effervescent about the way it makes a person feel and come alive. ‘It’s poetry to melody’, I would say. I’ve tried to explain to other creatives that I see music in colours. Naturally, “rockstar” status was the ultimate. Now my poetry is visual, and my instrument is my lens. Still, this dream became a reality when I photographed Ros & Gaston.
Craxton Manor in Constantia was the dressing room, with the magnificent Monkey Valley in Noordhoek being the glorious stage. Both these locations make a wedding photographer’s life a breeze. Easily accessible from all parts of Cape Town, each venue offers picturesque backdrops for the vibrant couple. Constantia and Noordhoek carry a reputation for being beautiful – and oh how they showed off on this special day.
Gaston, my groom, and I met 10 years ago as my music production course lecturer. All these years later, I had the privilege of capturing his special day with his remarkable bride, Ros. What a festival she is – beautiful inside and out. They were so easy to shoot – whimsical and free, yet stunningly peaceful. Shooting a wedding with a couple who are confident in who they are means I can craft poetically with my lens, bouncing light off soft pastels against the hues of the day.
What I love about Ros and Gaston is their unapologetic authenticity. Their steadfastness delicately filters through each photo and the radiance that you witness displays a life bathed in love.
Despite having to postpone on several occasions due to covid – we finally got to make ‘music’. Thank you to these two for gifting me with your story.