I wanted to capture the dream of many young women: a fairytale wedding with the noble steed. And I'm not referring to the man.
The styled photoshoot came together beautifully with an enchanted forest background, a beautiful model wearing a true princess-like wedding dress. Add a horse into the setting and the magic of it all really came to life.
We chose Altydgedacht Wine Estate, situated in Durbanville, which gives the central and more developed area a country kind of feel with its fields and forests. I was fortunate enough to photograph a Cindy Bam wedding dress, owned and modeled by my dearest friend, Nikki. The detail of the dress was breath taking. Its hidden golden colour reflected in the soft, late afternoon light and gave the shoot the perfect mood.
Nikki was happy to bring her very own noble steed along for the occasion to make it even more magical. Ugo, a beautiful golden-red horse, fitted perfectly into the autumn look the forest gave and complemented the colours of the setting sun. He drew the picture of every girl’s wedding dream.
He knew he was in the spot light and posed proudly. This made things easier, considering we were working with an animal out of his comfort zone. I could not have asked to work with a better horse.
It was an honor to capture the fairytale that unfolded in front of me.