Photos by Martijn Roos, Reni van den Brandt, Caitlin Faye Smith and ourselves

Photos by Martijn Roos, Reni van den Brandt, Caitlin Faye Smith and ourselves

Bruce & Rebecca

We met as students at UCT in 2006. Bruce was 21, Rebecca was 19. Bruce took Rebecca on roadtrips and adventures, while Rebecca edited Bruce’s academic essays - trying to explain to him why it was not appropriate to include jokes in these assignments. We made each other mixed CDs and sat on the roof of Rebecca’s parents’ house, imagining what we might like to do with our lives, and wondering if we’d do those things together. We graduated, got jobs and somewhere along the way we discovered photography. We started off just photographing each other, then our pets, our families, our friends, and eventually – to our surprise – people started paying us to photograph them.

We were married in January 2010 with the mountain above us and the city below us, in the same place where our story began, at UCT. Surrounded by the people we loved the most, we made our vows and washed each others’ feet, beginning our marriage as we wished to continue it; in a posture of mutual humility and service to one another.

 

This was both the beginning of us, and the beginning of Love Made Visible. We’ve been married and photographing weddings together for almost a decade now, and our work is an extension of who we are, the things that we value and all that we believe.

Ten (wonderful, difficult, joyful, painful, life-giving and refining) years of marriage have reminded us that weddings are just a tiny part of the greater story. This excites us and we seek to make images that reflect both the truth of the wedding day, and the reality of the bigger picture - honoring the myriad of relationships that have brought you to this point, and the people who will see you through to the end.

We live in Muizenberg, Cape Town with our toddler son, Abel, and our rescue dog, Cove, at Sunbird Cottage, the home we renovated together.