Divaani and Kriolin | Lanzerac Engagement Photography
Their Lanzerac engagement photography started with Kriolin contacted me with the request to capture his engagement proposal to Divaani, this event plan she obviously had no knowledge of so everything had to be kept secret from the start. Kriolin planned to pop the big question to Divaani at the beautiful Lanzerac Hotel and Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.
The story was that they would fly down from Johannesburg for a nice and quiet weekend away in Cape Town and the Winelands. Sampling wine, eating great food and getting some much-needed rest and relaxation. Towards the end of the weekend, Kriolin proposed visiting Lanzerac for lunch and some wine tasting, this is where I come into play of course.
With me hiding behind a hedge with just a little hole in the hedge for my lens to stick through, myself and the amazing staff of Lanzerac were sure that she would not see me. So there I was waiting for them to be led to the suite under the pretence of showing off the estate to them as potential returning customers.
I have been fortunate to have planned and photographed many surprise proposals, so I settled in as usually, it takes some time for the groom-to-be to muster up that final bit of courage to actually get down on one knee and propose. Well, that is the usual scenario, but not so for Kriolin and Divaani. To my utter surprise, he dropped down to one knee within minutes before she could even properly comprehend what was transpiring.
The rest, as they say, is history, with Divaani obviously saying “Yes” and the two of them enjoying the moment with some champagne and a picnic before heading off on a mini engagement photography session with me to commemorate the occasion.
Wishing both Kriolin and Divaani an amazing life together at this, the start of their journey together. As usual some moments from Kriolin and Divaani’s Lanzerac engagement photography session, I absolutely loved capturing the beginning of their story in photographs.