Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Jacques & Menet

Beautiflul wedding held at Vrede&Lust! Look at the sunset!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Richard & Jill

Richard is a pilot and one of his friends gave him an art photo of a boeing. I thought it would good to use it as a background to photograph their rings on that. The result is a cool ring shot!


I really love this portait of Alison so much I am posting it on its own! :)

Re-cap of 2007!

My year started with winning Cape Weddings photo of the year. This was a public vote.

Then later the year I won Media 24's, Fair Lady-, Sarie & True Love Bridal magazines - "photographer of the year" - which is currently the highest honor for wedding photographers in South-Africa! Wow was I excited!

My year ended really blessed with many publications that came out featuring my work!

The first two I want to mention is two hard cover coffee table books. An international book called Beautiful Weddings by Carole Hamilton featuring 20 beautiful weddings from around the world. I have three weddings featured in this book!

The next book is called: 100 Words about Weddings - the artistry of Aleit. This is an local book, but I am sure it will go to the UK some time. This is a stunning book and a must have for inspiration for weddings. This book is a collaboration with Aleit featuring the photographs of just me ,Jean-Pierre Uys Photography and Joe Dreyer! Go out and buy it at your local Exclusive books!

Then I had a total of 5 magazine publications in December 2007. I was so cool to stand in a bookstore and count 5 magazines that features my photography! One of the weddings was a CELEBRITY WEDDING! - In Style magazine featured the wedding of Kerry McGregor & Neil McKenzie. In Style New York had to approve the article before it was published and they loved it! I had a great feature in Elle Decoration - I love it when the weddings I've shot is featured in non traditional "wedding magazines" like Elle Decor.

I had a wedding in Top Billing, one in a UK international magazine called YOU & YOUR Wedding. Then lastly I had three weddings featured in The Wedding Album. The great thing about this one is that the magazine only featured three weddings and all three I photographed! I think this is a first in SA!

The other great thing is that I only sent photographs to In Style as they made a deal about covering the celebrity wedding - the rest was sent in by brides and coordinators!

I have also never shot as many weddings as I did in 2007! My busiest year yet and my most successful one as well!

I thank God for my success and I constantly stand amazed at the gift He gave me! Without Him I am nothing!

So what does 2008 hold? I cant wait to see what happens myself! (God has surprised me every year!) One thing I do is to continually improve my art!

Jean-Pierre Uys