For example……last week, I was invited to photograph the bush wedding of a British couple who have certainly found their own Sacred Coombe* in the Luangwa. It is always a pleasure to be part of a wedding and help celebrate such a happy day – and so it was with Charlotte & Kev.

They have been visiting the Valley for several years and got engaged at one of the BushCamp Company’s beautiful camps a few years ago. Where better to tie the knot than back in the same beautiful surroundings?!

The BushCamp Co pulled out all the stops for them and arranged an intimate bush-wedding for them on the banks of the river. It’s not for me to share too many images of their special event, but here are a few, with their permission of course.

A newly-married couple admire the sunset along the Luangwa.

Evening sunshine along the Luangwa River.

In the shade of a wild mango tree in South Luangwa, a newly married couple take a moment away from the ceremony to celebrate.

*(To understand the phrase “The Sacred Coombe”, refer to Simon Barnes’s excellent book about Luangwa by the same name).