Winelands wedding photographer Lavonne Bosman resides on a farm in the beautiful Winelands between Stellenbosch and Paarl, not far from Cape Town city.
“I’ve been photographing weddings for more than 10 years and what is still my favourite aspect about it is that I get to be part of the most special moments of love and joy and it is my job to capture these emotions to be remembered for years to come!”
Wedding photography suits my style of photographing very well since I work in a documentary, reportage style of photography. What exactly is reportage photography you may wonder? Basically, it is a photo-journalistic approach whereby you tell the story through pictures. A true reportage photographer will capture the events as they happen in a candid and unobtrusive fashion. I don’t direct the wedding, I rather observe it from a neutral perspective. You don’t have to feel pressured to smile and look at the camera all day. Natural moments are best.
When brides ask me what they can do for me in terms of their photographs, I like to tell them to just carry on, be themselves and pretend like I’m not even there.
Only during the couple shoot I might direct you a little bit if needed, but still try to capture the moments when you are just your natural self. I am myself very camera shy (which is why you’ll find me BEHIND the camera!), so I am very sensitive to people (in most cases the groom ) who may also be camera shy and I try to make the process naturally fun.
I try to use natural, available light as far as I can. Only in extremely dark situations will you see me use my flash. I am happiest when I don’t have to use it at all. So, some extra romantic lighting like fairy lights or those white ‘Chinese lantern’ light balls at the reception is certainly welcome! (And think carefully before you decide to have your ceremony outside at midday with no shade! Some people don’t realize, but midday sun is MOST unflattering!)
Please enjoy my general Wedding Gallery below. You can also see more examples of recent weddings on my Portfolio page.
If you like my style and are interested in booking me to do your Wedding Photography, send me a mail with some details about when and where your wedding will take place and I’ll send you my wedding photography packages. email@example.com
Looking forward to hearing from you.