A Proposal At The Edge of the Stunning Oribi Gorge

A proposal at the edge of the stunning Oribi Gorge.

Nicholas called and said, Sean I want to propose to my girlfriend at the Oribi Gorge – are you available. Of course. I love witnessing proposals.

So the flowers were arranged, Nicholas and I had had several conversations about the plan, all was set. I drove out to the stunning “The Gorge Private Game Lodge and Spa“. Together with the amazing staff, we set up the table near the hotel overlooking the stunning Oribi Gorge. Flowers – check, petals – check, champagne – check – now we wait.

I had not met Nicholas so I sort of had to guess who he was. He had sent me a text saying he and his fiance (Natasha), had arrived at the lodge.

So I stood overlooking the gorge pretending to take photos and noticed a couple arrive. “This must be them” I said to my assistant. They walked past me and a changed my focus on them.

The friendly staff escorted the couple to the set table. I heard Natasha was hesitant, asking the staff if they were allowed to sit at the set table. The staff indicated that the table is always set for guests. I noticed Nicholas get up and turn to look out over the gorge. I saw his hand slip into his jacket and I knew, it’s happening.

He took the box out of his pocket and turned to Natasha, who has now seen me taking photos of the two of them. She looked up at Nicholas and her hands went to her face in disbelief.

Nicholas went down on one knee, Natasha still in a state of disbelief and surprise. Nicholas popped the question……..she said YES. He placed the ring on her finger and they embraced and kissed.

I love it, the adrenaline, the anticipation and for me to witness this special moment and capture the emotion makes me love what I do more and more.

Thank you Nicholas and Natasha for allowing me to capture this special moment, may it an amazing time for both of you.

sean van tonder couple photography oribi gorge

sean van tonder couple photography oribi gorge

sean van tonder couple photography oribi gorge

sean van tonder couple photography oribi gorge

sean van tonder couple photography oribi gorge

sean van tonder couple photography oribi gorge

 

sean van tonder couple photography oribi gorge

sean van tonder couple photography oribi gorge

sean van tonder couple photography oribi gorge

sean van tonder couple photography oribi gorge

sean van tonder couple photography oribi gorge

 

sean van tonder couple photography oribi gorge

sean van tonder couple photography oribi gorge

sean van tonder couple photography oribi gorge

sean van tonder couple photography oribi gorge

sean van tonder couple photography oribi gorge