Emily and Dan recently got married, they both travelled to Southern Africa with us, we rafted the Zambezi River together, went on game drives and watched a massive storm filled with sand and rain burst through camp. They are well travelled and a laugh to hang out with. Congratulations you guys.
Thanks Tanner, Stacey and Laurel for the great morning exploring Worlds end State Park. Such a pretty area for some photos.
We just got back from an incredible weekend in Philadelphia. In 2015, we spend a year living in South Philly. We knew we wanted to visit some of our old favorite spaces. The city seems to be the same and we love it. The one new addition where the Inego bikes you can rent, for $10 we got ourselves a day pass and got moving! The day went like this, breakfast at Chaya Cafe, the sunrise eggs on biscuits with lox was so good, Ashley stole some lox. For a late lunch we cycled across town to Frankford Hall for a BIG beer, yup a 1 liter beer. Then we found a new spot for Ice Cream sandwiches called Weckerly's. before heading back to South Philly. Wedding season is right around the corner for us.
The Weber family have their portraits once a year. I love it, they have a large family and seeing everyone all at once is a rich experience for me. The kids grow quickly, Jeff and Lindsay get even more cool as the years roll on. We spent the afternoon riding Swain Resort in NY. It is the perfect place for family riding and everyone had a good time out on the hill. If you are interested in an adventure family session let me know and lets make it happen.
Madison and Zoe’s summer camp wedding was very special. Ashley and I met both these beautiful people (and each other) at Windsor Mountain International Summer Camp years ago. We worked as counselors together and even lived in the same neighborhood in South Philly for a little bit. If you had told me ten years ago that I would be photographing their wedding back at camp with my wife, I would have laughed in disbelief.
When Madison and Zoe let us in on the details of the wedding, from a run and yoga session in the morning to an amazing DJ spinning the best tunes (vendors listed below), we knew this was going to be a weekend filled with love and laughter.
Thank you so much for letting us capture your weekend in the mountains of New Hampshire, where the purple lilacs grow.
As I write this Ashley and I are currently in Mdumbi, Eastern Cape, South Africa. We are volunteering our services to TransCape, an organization which helps the Mdumbi Community with Education, Health and Livelihood issues. It’s been three weeks of our four week stay and we have loved it. Of course it has come with high and lows. But living in a mud hut, collecting water, managing food and electricity (when it works) has slowed us down and really appreciate what we have in our lives.
Four years ago, we visited the Mdumbi Backpackers as guests, after 4 days we both agreed it would be ideal to return for a longer stay and possible help with the community which is in desperate need. It really feels like the country has forgotten about this land and it’s people.
Being South African, I grew up in a suburb, in Cape Town, I thought I knew a lot about the Xhosa life. Since I have been here I have learnt more in the past few weeks that any amount of time at high school. Community living where everything is shared has been one of my biggest lessons to learn. We had a BBQ the other night, before the food was off the grill we had 4 brothers from our host family standing around the fire. We catered for three people and then ended up sharing it with seven. It feels good to share, coming from the western world mentality, we hardly share with strangers, even look up from our screens to greet them with more than a “Hi!”. People stop to ask how you are doing, how your day has been before continuing.
Our good friend Ant from Ant Hoard Films flew out for three days of shooting, we didn't get the weather we hoped for and only lost the drone once due to strong winds, but collecting some stunning footage with what we had to work with.
Hope you enjoy some of these shots, from the past few weeks. We have been updating our Instagram account @thephotofarm, if you want to see more images from our journey, hit follow.
We joined friends and family celebrate this awesome summer by attending a Corn Roast. BBQ, great company, laughs, cold beers and best of all Square Dancing, what more could we ask for. I shot this all on a Sony a6500, manually, I had complete control of focus, shutter speed, aperture, iso. It was a treat, especially having a flip out screen to shoot from the hip, old school style.
We love meeting new people we connect with! While in Cape Town, we met up with Nicole and Mike for a couples session on top of Table Mountain. We got the most magnificent weather, a breathless evening and stunning sunset. We ended up having beers and burgers with these two after the shoot. We love it when clients become new friends.
After four weeks of traveling, surfing and shooting a wedding and couples in and around Cape Town, Ashley and I found the cutest little house, on Airbnb, tucked away in the Witzenberg Mountains. It is nestled on an apple and pear farm and called Oubos on Ouplaas. The hot tub was the selling point and the hike to the summit of the pass gave us a million dollar view over the Tulbach area.
At the beginning of fall, we left the orange and yellow leaves of the farm and headed south for a few weeks. A traverse south, Johannesberg to Cape Town through the Drakensberg Mountains.