Amy & Sam: South Africa Intimate Wedding

It was a solid 36 hours of travel from Asheville to Cape Town, South Africa. A layover in Zurich slingshot me all the way down the continent of Africa, and by the time I landed I felt (and probably appeared) like poorly-executed taxidermy. I was comforted by the travel companionship of my brother Andrew, who would also film this celebration - a film which will be shared very soon :) Sam and Amy’s intimate wedding in Morgan Bay, Eastern Cape was admittedly one of the major events I had been looking forward to last year, and to be honest it’s almost pointless to attempt to write about it… one must simply visit it to see. But I suppose it’s prudent to try :) It’s often said that Africa steals one’s heart… and it’s absolutely true. Sam has been a good friend for years now, and I am truly honored to share his and Amy’s story on the cliffside overlooking the Indian ocean.

It’s challenging to describe the precise glow of Africa’s landscape. It first blew me away a few days before their ceremony, during their sunrise session along the beach. The sun crested over the eastern cliffs while we relaxed and enjoyed the brisk coastal breeze. Gigantic waves mercilessly accosted the rocks that punctuated the horizon. Everything turned amber-yellow. If I wasn’t so liberated with joy and creative freedom, I might have fainted.

But the thing that impacted me the most was Sam and Amy’s comfortable love and affection for one another. You can tell when sweet intentions flow out of a couple, almost as if they are speaking a language only they know. And their wedding celebration was an incredible reflection of that. I knew South Africa would bring with it a sense of wonder, hope, and love… and it most certainly did. I hope these images capture that.

I could also write another novel about South Africa’s music, but for now just press play and enjoy :)


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