I met Maria and Graham yesterday for their engagement shoot in the CBD. We were originally going to do their session at a hotel with pretty gardens, but I’m so glad they decided to rather get photos of the CBD and Joburg skyline.

You see, they’re getting married in the United States later on in the year and they wanted photos to remind them of Johannesburg. The other reason we used the CBD was because their wedding venue has lots of greenery and garden backdrops. It’s always great to plan a variation between engagement shoots and your wedding.

I was thrilled! If you’re a regular reader of my blogs, you’d know how much I love going into the CBD and on the Mandela bridge for photoshoots.

The idea was to start behind the Rand Club, but the road was blocked off for some kind of massive shoot. You always need a backup plan for shoots, so we headed to another one of my favourite buildings.


I absolutely love the colours in the CBD in the afternoon, and these old buildings are so much fun to work with.

Because they wanted to incorporate as much of the city as they could, I was beyond happy when taxis came flying down the streets.

Then we headed for my favourite… the Mandela bridge in Braamfontein. The sun was still extremely high and bright even though it was close to 5pm. It made for some interesting angles and I made use of┬áthe shadows cast by the bridge.

It was such a fun afternoon! A couple or engagement shoot in the CBD is definitely one of my favourite types of photo sessions.

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