The perfect most unexpected Pretville proposal

The Pretville Proposal Phil & Alex I was so excited the day Phillip Baird rang me up to tell me he was planning to propose. I have been friends with Phil for a few years now (you might all remember him from Evoke Photography – we worked together on some amazing projects for Kzara Visual Concepts). Like me, Phil had struggled to find the one, and I was so happy to hear that he had found her. Alexandra Power is beautiful not only on the outside but on the inside too. She has such an amazing energy and such a positive vibe about her, that you just can’t get enough of her, and I can see why Phil is madly in love with her. This has been the 4th proposal I have done in the last year, so I get really excited when people trust me with something so very big! This puts a lot of pressure on me to make the day extra special. It’s a really big deal. I chatted with Phil and got an idea of what he wanted to do. He told Alex that he wanted to do a couples photoshoot – he told me something completely different.  He wanted to do a fun photoshoot/proposal in a fun setting and then when she least expects it he was going to pop the question. Pretville has always been my first choice for these kinds of fun photoshoots – not engagements of course, but fun shoots. Usually my “fiancés” know what they want to do or want to say on the day – my part comes in on planning out the location / the “proposal” queue and capturing that special and unique moment. Many phone calls were made to Phil asking him “Are you sure you don’t want it to be a bit more romantic?”, his response was: “She is not that kind of girl”. All I could do was smile. I love the kind of bond people embrace and the knowledge they have for each other. So we did just that, planned a photo shoot and planned out the queue for the proposal.

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One of the world’s most beautiful Caves and Sea Lakes

If there is one place that you have to visit before you die this will be it! Melissani Lake, Kefalonia Greece One of my close friends Dafi moved to Kefalonia – an Island in the Ionian Sea in Greece to work for Thompsons Tours. Envious of all her Facebook posts of all the amazing places she had visited, I felt inspired to hop on a plane to explore these places with her. The Melissani Lake was one of those natural wonders that she raved about, and I can see why. This lacustrine cave of unique beauty is surrounded by forests on the outside, and on the inside, you can find a hole in the top of the cave that when the sun shines through illuminates the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the lake. If you visit the cave at midday when it is sunny you will notice that the sun lights up the cave with blue light which is just fascinating to see. The lake water is brackish, a mixture of seawater and sweet water. The cave is about 500m from the sea, and the water level is a meter higher than the sea level, and the brackish water rises from a 30m deep cave system on one side of the cave and flows silently to the other end of the cave, flowing through narrow crevices into the sea. The water is so clear that the boats you explore it on seem like they are floating in the air. This picture doesn’t do it much justice. It’s one of those places that

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HikeSA, Week 3: Sacramento – an 8km hike through jaw-dropping beauty {Photos}

Join me on a tranquil retreat to South Africa’s very own Sacramento. A place of unspoiled settings, attractive seascapes, and diverse landscapes that leaves you feeling like you just came back from northern Ireland. The circular trail starts at the bronze cannon at Schoenmakerskop, which points towards the Sacramento, a Portuguese galleon that was wrecked in 1647. It stretches as far as sandy bay, aptly named Cannon Bay where one can find the ruins of a mill, which used to crush seashells are located. Article featured on Fifa Photoshoot – Rob Sheppard Kzara Visual,

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Gods Window Port Edward – The perfect place for the nature lover

Last week I spent a few nights in God Window in Port Edward – a small town in the KZN province of South Africa that borders the Eastern Cape. This one should not be confused with the much-loved Gods Window lookout point in the Mpumalanga province. Here the owner,  Marcel Lottering has turned his once residential property into a nature retreat and provided the perfect getaway for the everyday individual that would like to leave all the stress of their busy city lifestyles behind.  The establishment has been around for the past 3 years, and Marcel has created four secluded accommodation types that will ensure a peaceful escape that is best offered by nature. God’s Window is his primary abode, which will offer you a spectacular view of the Umtumvuna River, the Indian Ocean, and the bridge that connects the KZN province to the Eastern Cape Province. It can sleep 6 with its three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is a self-catering unit, with a fully equipped kitchen. The Gods Window flat is completely secluded and perfect for the couple. It has a deck that peers into the dense KZN jungle. I stayed in the Cottage which is higher in the valley and shares an entrance to Marcel’s private property. It is also a self-catering unit, a bit on the rustic side with its antique-looking decor and furniture. The view from its private balcony is spectacular, especially at sunrise when I snapped these pics. The Forest tent is my favorite. If I had not been in town for a wedding and had to enter in the middle of the night, I would have given this first preference. The tent is rested on a deck between a really dense part of the Jungle and is the perfect place to rekindle your love. It even has a “love couch” in the front part of the deck. Most of the accommodation types have a gas braai (barbecue for our American fans) on the premises and private outdoor braai facilities. The communal swimming pool will ensure

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Romance in Switzerland at the Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich

The fairytale castle has awakened The article first appeared on Travel Start South Africa Crown the day of lovers by spending a night in Switzerland’s most romantic hotel – The Dolder Grand.  This luxurious hotel which resembles that of a fairytale castle has been inundated with awards. Conde Nast Traveler

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Colourful Impressions – NFT Collection

Launch Date: March 15, 2023 – March 22, 2023 Floor Price: 0.14 ETH Introducing Colourful Impressions, our new mesmerizing collection of NFTs now available for purchase on Opensea. It captures the vibrancy and diversity of our world through the lens of contemporary art. Each digital image showcases a unique art

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The Woodland Family – NFT Collection

Launch Date: March 08, 2023 – March 15, 2023 Floor Price: 0.03 Step into a world of cultural diversity with The Woodland family, a Limited Edition collection of intricate wooden figurines that exude happiness and positivity with their bright colours, unique personalities and friendly demeanour.  Although presales have already begun

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Afrocentric Artistry – NFT Collection

Launch Date: March 22, 2023 – March 29, 2023 Floor Price: 0.1 Step into the exclusive world of Afrocentric Artistry, our new mesmerizing collection of illustrative African Art dropping on Wednesday, 22 March 2023. Although presales have already begun on Opensea for our first batch, it is only officially launching

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The Ultimate Guide to Skiing in Switzerland

When dreaming of taking a ski trip, Switzerland is usually the country that first comes to mind. Why wouldn’t it? It is where the big boys like to play. Some of the world’s top snowboarders, freestyles, and skiers frequently head to Switzerland to take part in International winter competitions, like

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