Lindsay & Dean :: Vrede & Lust, Franschoek

4th April, 2014


About 9 years ago Lindsay & Dean headed out to South Africa to meet and get in touch with Lindsay’s family. The story started with Lind’s South African Grandpa falling in love with an Irish lass when his work took him to that land as a young man. The quest of discovering her roots led to reconnecting to family and falling in love with our country. Stories like these make my toes curl of excitement. And I get to document it, even though a small part of the story – it’s an important part. The best part.

Lindsay and Dean was exactly like I imagined them to be after getting to know them over Skype and e-mails. No fuss, nothing formal and very Irish. And when I say very Irish, I mean completely huggable, warm, wicked sense of humor and off course party  animals.

Oh that and besides the desire I felt  to bottle their accent and keep it on my mantlepiece for a gloomy day. Lindsay herself is a photographer which meant shared sentiments making me squirm with delight  – no formal line up photographs or portraits. Let me shoot a photographer’s wedding any day! My entire mission was to capture the love and joy of their day in the most natural way. Easy.

Combine that with the most gorgeous venue in the Winelands, Vrede and Lust, my favourite magician Marli Basson, brilliant band, 10 thousand fairy lights and an intimate wedding party of wonderful people, how can you possibly go wrong?

Lindsay and Dean, I love you guys. Thanks for the giggles – looking forward to having a beer with you in Cape Town.






BY: Charlene Schreuder
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Nikola & Tim :: Suikerbossie, Houtbay

31st March, 2014


Nikola & Tim must be the sweetest, kindest two souls I have ever had the pleasure in meeting and working with, truly made for each other, besides the fact that they look pretty good together too. Tim’s Grandad married them in a little stone church in Constantia, before we went off to Groot Constantia where Nikola basically grew up. It was followed by the craziest dance party at Suikerbossie.

I’ve said it so many times before, but my clients are the very best. Thank you you two and family for making us feel so special and welcome. It was so fabulous to see so many familiar faces too, which made me feel part of the celebration in so many ways. May your first chapter in Limpopo be a happy one and the road ahead take you on many adventures together.

Houtbay, Cape Town wedding


Chris & Nicole Family Shoot in Blouberg

28th March, 2014

During a recent visit to Cape Town I had the honor to photograph the Korff Family Photographs. Nicole & Chris was awaiting little Klara’s appearance, the third girl in the family. I had so much fun with these guys, even though Nicha and Lienke was a hard sell at the start, I manage to wrap them around my pinky eventually!

Enjoy the photographs and huge congrats on the birth of  little Klara

Blessings, Chaz









































BY: Charlene Schreuder

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