Rain Forest | A Styled Shoot



This styled shoot has been brewing in my head for quite a few years now and I finally decided to take action and pull in a few top local creatives to make it happen. What a journey it was! Chanel from Covet Projects and I plotted and planned for what seemed like weeks. Yet all the planning in the world could not prevent the unscheduled rain that arrived, so this shoot is aptly named ‘Rain Forest’.

Our beautiful model Tazmin was fearless and we photographed right through the storm. She wore beautiful dresses made by the incredibly talented Kelly Esterhuyse (Elle New Talent Winner 2011) and the amazing hair and make-up artist Marike de Groot assisted us with a look that was diverse enough to change on location. Tazmin’s make-up was perfect right to the end of the shoot, even through the rain, which is a testament to Marike’s superpowers! Our cake was a decadent monument that lucky withstood the effects of gravity… a huge thanks to The Friendly Stranger for making us such a rad and unique cake!

Thanks so much to everyone who was involved – it was a truly amazing journey and we hope that this shoot provides tons of inspiration to the many brave brides out there :)


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Our Rain Forest shoot has been featured on The Pretty Blog. Click here to view the feature :)

Posted in Features, Styled Shoots On the 29 October 2013

18 Responses to Rain Forest | A Styled Shoot

  1. Matilda Marais

    Niki M!!! You my dear are so so talented!!! Stunning photos<3

  2. beautiful Niki…. i can smell that fresh Tsitsikamma air when i look through these photographs…. ♥

  3. wow! wow wow! this is stunning niki! absolutely love it, impeccable and exquisite!

  4. Linell

    This is a really amazing shoot!! where was this taken?

    • Niki

      Hi Linell! We got permits and did the shoot inside the Tsitsikamma forest in the Garden Route :) Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous Nix!

  6. Chris

    Wow Amazing, love your work!

  7. Kelly Esterhuyse

    WOW NIKI!!! THIS IS INCREDIBLY AMAZING!!!! So lucky to have you as my photographer!!! You are so unbelievably talented!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. cecilia

    Wow niki it looks so magical, you guys are amazing !!

  9. Iris

    Absolutely stunning Niki!!! xx

  10. Davene

    amazing! I’m beyond loving this. Gosh,you are talented!

  11. taryn owen

    wow Nikki I find your work so so inspiring – thank you for setting the bar so SKY high:)

  12. Valene

    I can not stop looking at these stunning photos… you are so talented :)

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