I had no idea how long to wait before sharing this, but I thought there's no time like the present. I simply wish to say the biggest thank you to my mentor Jenny Grinwis. Jenny came into my life as our very own wedding photographer. I was keenly interested in photography already but it wasn't until after our engagement shoot with her that pursuing photography further became my dream... I began to irritate Jenny on a weekly basis for advice and assistance, and Jenny would freely give of her time to offer criticisms, compliments and really great feedback. Jenny's support for me has taught me a lot, the number one thing being: It really does matter that you are a nice person, especially if you are a photographer.
Jenny, you are such an amazing photographer and friend and I feel so blessed that you have such faith in me as a fellow photographer. If ever I have doubted myself, you have been there uplifting and supporting me, even though you're kilometres away. Your generosity in a field so competitive has blown me away a thousand times over and I cannot thank you enough for the encouragement you have always provided. Of everyone I know, I think you will have noticed the growth more than anyone else, so your opinion has meant the most to me! I also want to thank you for the amazing opportunity you have given me in putting my name forward to become part of such an amazing community: The Marriage Meander (KZN). It truly feels like I have been welcomed home with open arms (Nikki is so lovely)!
Words are not enough but I hope to someday repay you for all the kindness you have shown me, and just really everything you have done for me. Thank you!
Kristie is the beautiful lady standing next to the beautiful bride (Lauren) in the photograph alongside. Our friendship began 9 years ago, but the awareness of our mutual love for photography and design came about fairly recently and it's maybe through that, that we have drawn a little closer. We're both completely addicted and I like to refer the overflow of design work onto Kristie when I can't cope as she is my most reliable "colleague" in the world of freelance design.
In May I was lucky enough to photograph our special friend Lauren's wedding. Kristie was a guest and I seized the moment for an impromptu collaboration as soon as I had the chance. In saying that, I really only prompted her after the wedding, but I also wanted pics from a guest's perspective to feature in the collection of images for Lauren and Lee. Kristie is a natural and I want the best for her, and to support her in her pursuit of photography and design greatness.
Here are a few photographs snapped by the lovely lady. Watch this space as I can only vouch that Kristie is on her way up, up and up! To get to her Facebook page, click here.
Candice Christie Photography
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