Wedding – Chad & Genea | Olives & Plates

Two weeks ago I had the great privilege of photographing Chad & Geneas beautiful wedding day. When I met Genea at the beginning of the year it felt like I had found a long lost friend – her vibrancy, amazing energy and beauty was inspiring and her laugh was contagious. I could not wait to capture their special day. Genea got ready at the beautiful Winston Hotel in Rosebank – the most incredible boutique hotel with wonderful charm and the perfect spot for photos ๐Ÿ™‚ Geneas mom made her dress – yes you heard right, that beautiful lace dress was hand made by her mom – amazing. This Wedding is definitely one for the memory books especially the dancing that happened when Genea & Chad walked into the reception venue. The energy and atmosphere was electric!!!

Mr & Mrs Tahini it was a true blessing to be able to capture your special day for you.

The ceremony and reception was held at Olives and Plates – a beautiful restaurant in an old manor house under ancient Oak Trees on the grounds of the Wits University – perfect for a Spring Wedding.ย 

Wits Main Campus is a treasure trove of beautiful locations perfect for photographs – and I had the best models ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

The Horas that ensued on the arrival of the lovely couple was INCREDIBLE to watch and be apart of. I have never seen such excitement, energy, vibrancy and fun in one small place. It was the perfect way to start the evening!ย Venue of Bridal Portraits: Winston Hotel
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Olives & Plates
Wedding Dress: Hand Made By Mom
Bridesmaid Dress: Mom
2nd Shooter/ Assistant: Chantelle from Fresh Canvas


More about Lauren

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.