Daleen & James’s engagement shoot was a bit touch and go! Here’s why:
- Daleen & James are farmers, so they are super outdoorsy. Their shoot needed to be done outdoors.
- They are based in KZN, so in order for them to not pay extra for travelling, it had to fit in with my other jobs in KZN.
- It also had to fit in with their work schedule. (So that left one weekend that we could do it.)
- And the big one – Cyclone Eloise. We had planned the date and everything, and then the news about the cyclone came. There was a good chance the entire weekend would be raining and the whole province would be effected.
So we decided to stick to our plan and try go ahead with the shoot. But, we also came up with a few back up plans for if things went wrong.
Shoot Day! 🥳
The day of the shoot arrived, and I spent the majority of the morning staring at my phone checking the weather! But all looked good and we were safe to go ahead as planned.
I drove into Pietermaritsburg and there was heavy fog and dark rain clouds all around. However, as I got to the other side of Pietermaritsburg and closer to Cascades (where we were doing the shoot) the weather conditions seemed better!
Daleen and James arrived and Daleen very happily informed me that she didn’t mind even if it did rain. She was completely fine, even if she got drenched. So all my concerns about getting my clients feet wet and dirty and not having perfect conditions for them eased. But I still made sure to keep an umbrella in my camera bag. Just in case.
The weather held off though, and we had a fabulous time shooting in the forest, in the long grass, on bridges and what felt like all over – although we barely left the entrance of the park!
When the sun came out to play
We were just finishing off the shoot when Daleen mentioned to me that she had wished the sun had come out so that we could get some nice golden light. I definitely didn’t need any more encouraging to pull out my own sun and make some nice golden portraits for them!