Zelna and Hennie are such a special couple to me ... full of life and fun, it was a wonderful experience working with them! They are so much in love, and it comes through so strongly on camera.
Their wedding was set to be a very relaxed and vintage affair, and as they love South Africa and all its history we decided the best setting for their engagement shoot was Reefsteamers. This is one place that I love to work at, there are so many awesome places to photograph, and we walked around admiring the hard work that goes into the restoration of the beautiful old ladies.
As Hennie is also an avid photographer, he took great pleasure in comparing his Canon to my Nikon, and the afternoon was filled with loads of laughs and jokes. Adding to his delight, I pulled out my vintage Canon Film Camera and the two had a few funny selfie moments, and pretended that they were doing their own photoshoot.
This memorable afternoon ended with a spectacular Johannesburg sunset, and then we sat with the Reefsteamers team and waited for Susan, the oldest steam train in the yard to return from her Cullinan trip.
Thank you to the Reefsteamers team who allowed us to use the facility and for being so amazing with your historical knowledge. Thank you also to Makeup by Shandre for Zelna's stunning makeup, and lastly to my tireless assistant Michael for all of the help on the day.
Hennie and Zelna you are both fabulous, and I really wish you all of the happiness in the world as you deserve it. May your love grow and continue to blossom for many years to come!
Here is a peak at Zelna and Hennies fun e-shoot:
The gorgeous Leigh Ann was the second lady who modeled the fabulous Kiniconfidence range for us. This beauty looks so amazing in the bespoke range of bikinis created by this talented team of ladies. Her stunning figure and elegant look worked perfectly with the custom range of swimwear.
If you are wondering who Kiniconfidence are, well they are a family run business, started by my good friend and Makeup Artist, Shandre, her mom Ann and sister Angelique. Together they have created the most amazing and beautiful range of bespoke swimwear, each piece is unique. From the hand beading to the vibrant colours and mix and match options, you are sure to find the most amazing beach wear to suit your personal style.
Kiniconfidence have also expanded their range, offering bath and body lotion products (which I use) as well as accessories like body chains that are to die for! Later this year they will also be releasing their own lip product range, so this is a definite must visit company for all ladies!
I have to say a huge thank you to the stunning team at Kiniconfidence for asking me to work with them. To Leigh Ann, you are beautiful in every way and I would love to work with you again!
Kiniconfidence is a family owned business, and is run by the most awesome group of ladies. Shandre, who works with me at femme fatale boudoir as one of my makeup artists, created this bespoke and beautiful line of beach wear with her mom and sister. A while ago they asked if I could photograph a few of their pieces in their range for them.
Of course I jumped at the chance to help them, as this range is just gorgeous. What I love about their bikini's, is that each piece is unique. They hand make each one and add details like beading which makes them stand out from the rest. The other thing I love, is how you can mix and match throughout their catalog to create a look perfect for you. From high waisted, to tanga and boy legs, there is a huge range of different bottoms to suit your needs. I also fell in love with their sarongs and wraps and was delighted when they gave me one to say thank you for the awesome day we had shooting.
Angelique, our stunning model, is Shandre's sister and part of the design team, and she opted to be in front of the camera to show off the gorgeous outfits. Shandre did her beautiful hair and makeup, while Ann (their mom) did the wardrobe styling and assisted with the shoot. The camera just loves Angelique, and shes wonderful to work with. Not only is she beautiful, but she is a lovely young lady who I would love to work with again!
I would like to thank the ladies at Kiniconfidence for giving me the opportunity to work with them. Their range is amazing, so if you are looking for something unique, they are a definite must visit!
Quirky and often described as rather eccentric, I am a lover of all things beautiful. Capturing special moments and making my clients look and feel beautiful is what makes me happy!