In our latest series Around the World we showcase weddings from around the globe. South Africans are all over the world sharing their talent with other nations. Wedding Friends is honored to showcase Thomas & Kate Aikens wedding shoot by Adele Cabanillas, an Ex-South African living in Texas, USA.
Tell us a bit about yourself
My name is Adele Cabanillas, I studied professional photography at City Varsity in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003. I’ve since specialized in Wedding and Family photography since 2006. I am married to an Officer in the US Army, and because of our military lifestyle (moving every two years), I’ve lived in many parts of the United States of America. Each part of the US has it’s own culture, I feel fortunate to explore and experience the beautiful country. Currently we are residing in Dallas, Texas. I am excited about work opportunities in this friendly state, as Texas reminds me of South Africa. The weather is warm and the people are friendly. If you ever find yourself in Dallas, please come say hi.
I’ve traveled quite a bit this year, and my first Destination wedding of 2012 was in the Bahamas. I was fortunate enough to have photographed the Wedding of Thomas and Kate Aiken. The Wedding took place at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay, Marsh Harbour. And what welcomed me on this trip was nothing I prepared myself or experienced before. Thomas, Kate and their families welcomed me with an open heart, and I immediately felt their trust to photograph their special day. I truly feel like the images speak for themselves. There were many smiles, tears of joy and just an over all positive and electric energy in the air, as this beautiful couple sealed their vows.