wedding photographers durban

Iceland Wedding and Portrait Photography

One of the most beautiful and untouched countries of the world. If you ever get a chance to visit Iceland, please do not hesitate to do so. A truly spectacular landscape, a real travellers’ and photographers’ dream and delight.

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Durban Midlands wedding photography | Lee and Kam

Kam + Lee

Venue | St. Ives, Midlands

Durban wedding photographers | Jay Pillay Photography

The KZN midlands presents photographic riches and Kam and Lee's memorable day at St. Ives did not disappoint at all. Kam and Lee really outdid themselves with their special day. The attention to detail was clear for all to see. The chapel at the venue played host to the traditional Hindu ceremony and it was a beautiful affair to behold. The landscape was stunning, and had the perfect amount of cloud cover to make for dramatic creative images. Their reception was a real treat and guests for spoilt with jaw-dropping views of the lake at sunset.  

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Durban wedding photographers | Avish & Alicia

Creative Durban wedding photographer

Bridal Couple | Avish + Alicia

Venue | Greensleeves Camelot

Durban wedding photographer | Jay Pillay Photography

Durban wedding videographers | Jay Pillay Films

Avish and Alicia's wedding day struck the perfect balance between opulence and spontaneity. The spectacle that was their wedding day was backed by an amazing recipe; Greensleeves Camelot created the base for an unforgettable setting, the couple were naturally the main ingredients, and there were an abundance of cherries to add on top. 

I had so much fun during bridal and groom prep. Rarely have I seen such eccentricity in the interactions between the groom and his groomsmen and bride and her bridesmaids. I could tell that Avish and Alicia could not wait to get married, the excitement they both felt was almost palpable. The ceremony itself was intimate, emotional and beautiful, encapsulated best with the euphoria of the couples first kiss.

Our creative shoot was done on the golf course at Camelot. The occasional shower did not dampen the mood of this couple and we managed to get some stunning imagery. The day ended in style with a reception at the Camelot ball room and I was thrilled to capture the amazing moments that transpired. Avish's speech almost brought everyone to tears as he spoke about the love between them. All in all an absolute pleasure being the Durban wedding photographer for their special day. 

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Indian Durban wedding photographers | Tarunesh & Leila

Stylish Durban wedding photographer

Tarunesh + Leila

Creative Shoot: Vulintaba Hotel, Small Drakensberg

Reception: Blackrock Casino, Newcastle

Durban indian wedding photographers | Jay Pillay Photography

Taru and Leila were such a chilled, spontaneous couple. From the get-go though, they had a clear vision of how their day looked, and knew what they expected from their Durban wedding photographer. Every interaction I had with them was both fun and productive. I had the pleasure of covering both their pre-wedding function and the wedding itself which was held at the Blackrock Casino. 

The wedding was a true spectacle of tradition, colour and vibrancy. The traditional Hindu wedding took place at Paradise Temple. This made for a serene and peaceful setting for the rendition of their Hindu rituals and marriage rights. The creative shoot took place at the exquisite Vulintaba Country Estate in lower Drakensberg. The backdrop of the misty mountains made for some stunning creative shots.

The reception at the Blackrock Casino was classy and opulent. From the décor to the  menu, it was clear that Taru and Leila had paid immaculate attention to detail. The speeches and fun activities that were planned all reflected the charisma of the couple and there was raucous laughter for much of the function. It was such a pleasure photographing this wedding; witnessing and capturing such memories being created. This is definitely one of the joys of being a Durban wedding photographer.

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Durban wedding photographers | Rhugbeer

Timeless Durban wedding photographer

Jivesh and Aditha

Durban wedding photographerJay Pillay Photography

Jivesh and Aditha are a power couple of note, both having reached the pinnacle of business, entrepreneurship and leadership. They are also dedicated exponents of Hindu culture development in South Africa and abroad. Add to this being trained dancers, models and having a private pilot licence means they regularly have something to write home about. Despite their achievements though, you would never know it during an interaction; their humility speaks volumes about the type of people they are. Jivesh and Aditha secured my services on our first call with each other so the pressure was on to deliver based on the trust they placed in me.

The first time we met was for their engagement photo-shoot at uShaka Marine world. From the first few snaps, I could see they were naturals and knew the session would be seamless. It was more flow posing from my side and we had the beautiful sunset at Ushaka to add to the richness of their photographs.

Next on my photographic journey with them was their Sangeet pre-wedding function. I have to say this was a thrilling experience. They both entered to Bollywood music and put on a jaw-dropping choreographed performance fit for the IIFA Awards.

Their wedding was held at Tongaat and was a vibrant affair. Aditha was staying in the beautiful Zinkwazi Lagoon Lodge and I managed to sneak in some quick portraits of her in the morning before we proceeded to the wedding venue. Aditha was carried to the stage in an eloquently decorated dholi and the wedding rituals commenced. Beforehand, we knew that there would not be enough time for a couple’s creative shoot so we agreed to have this within the next month. Given a picturesque location at sunset with Jivesh and Aditha as the bridal couple, I’m sure the imagery will be nothing short of epic…Watch this space.

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