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Chantal and Ian – Engaged

They were casual acquaintances, and hadn’t seen each other in years.  Then she popped up out of the blue, and although all she wanted was a house to rent, his offer for a coffee date was accepted.  In no time at all they were best of friends and planning to leave South Africa to start their lives together in New Zealand.


Chantal mentioned that she loves the wide open spaces, and the beautiful New Zealand landscape.  So we followed the light and the sky to some gorgeous spots. 


I wish I could show this one to you HUGE, then you’d see the full impact.  I think it would make an amazing canvas!




I gasped when I saw Chantal’s engagement ring.  It’s absolute perfection, I’ve never seen another one like it.  Turns out that most engagement rings look like that in South Africa.  You see, you learn something new every day! 



Chantal, you are gorgeous!


This is the second Ian I have photographed in a month.  And although that might not be astounding in itself, how about the fact that they’ve both just become Chartered Accountants and they both live in Christchurch?  Seems to be a strange coincidence…  (clearly small things amuse me).




Ian and Chantal are the kind of people I wish lived in little old Blenheim. I think we’d be great friends. We just chat chat chatted away. That’s the thing I love about this job, constantly meeting new and interesting people. People experiencing one of the happiest times in their lives, and I get to take pictures of them. What’s not to love?


Chantal and Ian – you guys are great.  We can’t wait to shoot your wedding next month!  See you soon!

11 thoughts on “Chantal and Ian – Engaged

  1. Thanks so much for the stunning photos! You are so talented!

  2. Stunning photography, with stunning people.
    May God bless your love forever.
    Love Jules♥

  3. Awesome fotos julle!

  4. OMG! You guys look awesome and what a beautiful setting. Wishing you all the best for the future and hopefully we’ll get to see you soon.

  5. Wow gorgeous photos! You both look fantastic and the photographer has done a brilliant job of capturing your personalities.

  6. These are the most stunning photos I have ever seen of an engagement, and of course it is of the most stunning couple!! We wish you only the best for a wonderful life ahead!! Looking forward to your wedding day which we all know, will be a day to remember!!!

  7. Congratulations, your pictures are gorgeous, all the best for you happy life together!

  8. Stunning photos!

  9. Stunning! Baie geluk julle, die fotos is ongelooflik mooi. Kan net dink hoe mooi die trou fotos gaan wees 🙂

  10. Hi Chantal and Ian, These photos are amazing – something you can treasure forever. All the best for your big day.

  11. WOW, dit is pragtig. We are looking forward to see you guys in that setting on the 17th of Desember!!! Two amazing people dearly loved by us!! Julle gaan ‘n wonderlike troudag he .. en om te dink ons kan dit deel met julle!! Dankie vir die voorreg!!

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