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    Thank you for visiting my blog! Please enjoy, be inspired, get some ideas, shed some tears, leave some comments, tell your friends and most important have fun! I have been so blessed in my career and I love to share my experiences and most I love to share my images, my gift...my art!

    I am thankful for the following in my career - firstly to my clients that have respected & trusted me so much in capturing over 350 beautiful iq option download pc weddings!!! To my work being published in more than 50 local and international magazines including two hard cover books! Capturing celebrity weddings like Trevor Manuel, Nicole Fox, Kerry McGregor and Neil Mckenzie. Shooting destination weddings like San Francisco, Spain,Italy,Germany,UK, Ireland & Victoria Falls. Winning awards like Wedding photographer of the year in SA. Being Co-sponsored by Nikon and being featured on Top Billing TV show! Wow how is that all possible? - Proverbs says -"Your gift will make room for you and bring you before great men!" Follow your heart and remember where your gift comes from!

a shadow of things to come…

Janine & Shadley life can only get better for the two of you!

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a brief moment in the city of Cape Town

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Francois - WOW!!!!! Dit lyk Stunning, cant wait fot the rest!!! Thank you JP

Denver & Bianca wedding @ Allee Bleue

Denver & Bianca’s wedding reception was held at Allee Bleue in Franschhoek. It remains my great privilege to be a wedding photographer in Cape Town with beautiful scenery such as in Franschhoek!

I had such a fun time photographing their wedding and we laughed so much that at one point during the couple shoot I had to stop taking photos.

Look out for the “uninvited” guest snoozing outside the church.

I also had great fun shooting the wedding with Andrew Alexander the videographer -his contact details : +27 83 957 2717
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Hannes Uys - JP your B+Ws are classic. ~H.

jeanine botha - Sjoe bai bai mooi “Beautiful precious moments!”Ek hou bai van di foto waar di ouma se mooi gerimpelde arm om ha nek is!n Bai spontane paartjie!

Du Wayne Denton - Love the work! The granny hug shot rocks!

linda de klerk - Absolutely beautiful!

naomi chokr - the picture of the bride coming down the stairs is just breathtaking!!

Tyrone Crossman - Hi Jean-Pierre,

I’m just looking at your blog and all I can say is WOW!! You really have amazing work!!
Keep it up :)

admin - Thanks Tyrone!

Natasha Whiteley - beautiful, awesome captures!
and can I just say how absolutely beautiful the bride is <3
wOw

Steven Booth - inspirational as always!

2011


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Hannes Uys - Thank you for providing so much inspiration in 2010 Jean-Pierre. Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas ~H.

Du Wayne Denton - You brite spark you!

Girish - That’s super cool idea for photographs. Good expressions ;)

Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

admin - Thanks Girish – May you have a super 2011!

admin - Thanks Hannes – keep shooting and may you have an awesome 2011!

Stella Uys - May 2011 be a fantastic year!! Well done on an awesome 2010!

otto schulze - funny guy!

Dom Hoatson - Wow – your photos are amazing and inspirational – thank you for sharing your gift with us! Be blessed with a very successful 2011!

2010

This has been an amazing year for my business and I just wanted to recap what I am so thankful for in 2010! You gift will make room for you and I would never have guessed so much room…

The year started big with me receiving an email that 2 of my photos were chosen for the Junebug Weddings Best of the Best wedding photos for 2009! This is an international award and recognized in the wedding photography as one of “The-A-lists” to be on! I am the first African ever on this list! In Jan 2011 they will announce the winners for 2010. If you haven’t seen it -do yourself a favor and look at the amazing work on the list. Click here!
Here are the two winning shots

Talking about awards I also won gold in the local Sony Profoto awards for this photo:

This has also been the year where I have traveled the most. I started this year with a wedding in Ireland…

then later a wedding in Italy (with my brother Eric as second shooter)

…and back in Europe in July for a wedding in Munich Germany.


I also did photo shoots for a big German company in June & Aug in Germany. Traveled to PE,  Durban and JHB a few times.

Its also been the busiest year for Fine art books for clients and fine-art printing. I think I printed a few hundred meters of prints. My fine art books was also recognized by Hahnemühle in their international newsletter. see this post


This was the biggest book I have ever produced and I just wish I could keep it for myself! It was a new order for the wedding I photographed in Spain last year. The book is about 80 double sided pages making 160 pages!

I did my first workshop, Colour-Edit-Print and also was featured and interviewed on TV on Glitterati.

I think I grew as an artist, because I went through much artistic struggles this year and I am left with a new confidence about my work and approach to wedding photography. There was a stage where I thought I dont know to create something new as I have done so many different kinds of photographs but eventually a new world opened and now I see and feel there is so much more to explore…and that might be the most NB thing that happened to me this year! Wedding photography has become a business more than ever, but the artistic side has always been my aim and to grow as an ARTIST is my biggest reward…and that comes through much continual struggles and prayers I believe!

I want to give a huge thanks to my team for the amazing help in 2010! Ria on admin, Jacqueline who does my printing, album layouts and assists on weddings and Aurette who assist on my editing and recently also on printing. I love you guys and think you are the best! Also thanks to all the other photographers/assistants that assisted me at weddings this year.

On a personal note I celebrated my 6th wedding anniversary with my beautiful wife this year! Thanks Jeanfre for the amazing 6 years and for being my help and inspiration to do my work! Your sms’s always inspire me just when I need them!

Our family also had two weddings this year! Both my wife’s sisters got married.

Jeanmarie & Reggie

Charis & Thabo

Thankfulness is “think-fulness” and when you sit and think back on the year you realize how great it has been!I am very excited for 2011 and above all I thank God my maker!

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Claudia De Nobrega - Congratulations Jean-Pierre! :) May you go from strength to strength in the year 2011 and may God keep on Blessing you! :)
Wishing you and your family a Blessed Christmas! :)
Love from Claudia & Ricardo De Nobrega (6 March 2010 bride & groom)

Earl - You deserved every award, every compliment, every achievement and every cent. This year you didn’t just achieve alot for yourself but enabled many photographers to become better at what they do by sharing your knowledge(which you didn’t have to do). Taking all your experience and sharing it at the ‘Colour-Edit-Print’ workshop was very admirable.Job 8 vs 7 Your beginnings will seem humble so prosperous will your future be. I’ve learnt more from you this year than I could at any college, university or out of any text book. You unknowingly and unselfishly gave back in silence, expecting nothing in return, and for that you have been blessed.

Dominique Venter - That’s awesome Jean-Pierre!! We rejoice with you:)
May God continually reward you for your diligence and faithfulness.

Chris & Carmen 10.10.10 - Jean-Pierre, We are excited to see what God is doing for and through you! You’re a testimony of His goodness, favor, and excellence. We believe that as you continue to acknowledge Him on the center stage, He will never hesitate to take you further! You greatly blessed us on our wedding and we forever speak and pray blessings over you, your wife and family, and business! Much love and appreciation, C&C

shani - Baie geluk met die wonderlike 2010 wat jy, jou gesin en besigheid gehad het. Weet die jaar gaan net nog groter en beter wees en dat God jou net nog meer sal seen. Geniet elke oomblik en bly die great mens wat jy is!

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