Engagement – Matthew & Talya | Montecasino Piazza Hotel

Matthew contacted me asking me to photograph a couple session at the Plazzo Hotel at Montecasino one Saturday morning. He then told me that he wanted to propose during the photoshoot. These shoots make me SO excited 🙂 an opportunity to capture someones forever when they say YES <3. Talya had always expressed a desire to have her wedding at the Palazzo hotel as she loves the gardens and the architecture so much but unfortunately it is a service that the hotel does not offer. This is why Matthew decided that this was the place to propose and do their engagement photos so that she would still have beautiful photos of them together at one of her favourite locations.
Matthew dropped to one knee under a beautiful big tree and asked his best friend to marry him. She was in shock but never hesitated to say yes.

I love this photo of Talya staring at her beautiful ring <3Thank you to both of you for such a wonderful morning and I could not be happier for your future together – it is going to be amazing.


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A romantic through and through, I see beauty in everyday things and love to draw inspiration from everything I am surrounded by. I live in JHB but travel to Cape Town often. Comfortable in both urban and outdoor environments - I take a natural, fun spontaneous approach to capturing life events.