We’re getting married in Botswana, they said. On a game reserve. Well, I can do that, I replied…trying not to embarrass the new clients by jumping up and doing a awkward (but rhythmic) happy dance 🙂 So, nearly a year later, off we went in the 4×4, armed with lists of camera equipment and serial numbers just in case), crossed the border into one of my favourite countries…vast open spaces, amazing people and hospitality. Tough job I have.
Stephanie and Ross’s wedding were all about the people, friends and family had come from all over the world to be there to celebrate with them… and as they got married on a clear Spring day overlooking the vast savannah, there were tears and smiles as everyone shared in their excitement and joy.
We did the creatives the normal bush way – jump on the back of the game vehicle and shout STOP numerous times when we see pretty light and probably irritate the poor ranger by doing this repeatedly and annoying loud…I tell you getting in and out of those vehicles with cameras is an art 🙂 Not to mention a wedding dress and heels… Once we reached the lake, we wanted to take some time and enjoy the setting, but there were 2 rather grumpy hippos not too far into the water making it known that they were not at all impressed – it is safe to say that all of us were a little nervous but the light was so pretty, we had to stay. With one eye on them, one of the ranger, we managed to not get eaten and stayed until the sun set over the water and Mokolodi… absolute bliss and peace.
Steph and Ross, we wish you much joy and thank you for the opportunity to share this day with you!