Late afternoon on a wine farm, looking out on a spectacularly warm glowing sunset with a view of autumn coloured vineyards leading to the hazy pink Helderberg Mountains. This feeling of warmth, love and friendship is surely what we all want on our wedding day, and that exactly whats Willie and Leza got on their perfect day at Skilpadvlei, just outside Stellenbosch, the capital of the winelands district in Western Cape.
In summertime the sunsets are just amazing, glowing reds and oranges, a feast for the eye. Usually these perfect sunsets are few and far between for this little hidden gem of a village on the coast of Southern Africa. This evening was the exception, truly breathtaking. I met my friends Vania and Daniel for a casual photo session at the old harbour where yachts lie drifting in the evening sun. We hang around and chat, waiting for perfect light that will make the evening’s work truly memorable. Those perfect day’s end will surely be missed. Once the winter hits, we are left longing for those long summer nights spent at the water’s edge sipping shallow drinks and shrouding off the worst life can throw at us.