I know the Rowe family pretty well, in fact Cathlin's mom, Desiree, and I are really good friends. So, when they asked me to be a part of this milestone in their lives, I wouldn't have missed it for anything! Cathlin is a beautiful young lady, with a very sharp wit and an even sharper mind. Not only does she excel academically, but shes a talented Violinist and that was something we had to feature in her photos.
It was a unique shoot as we did it over two days. As Desiree designed and made her gown, it was ready early, and she had booked her hair and makeup trials a week before the actual Matric Farewell. This gave us the opportunity to go and do a full shoot for her on location at the Modderfontein Nature Reserve, and then finish off with the family portraits on the day of her farewell. I loved that we could do it this way, it meant no time pressure on her portraits and we could have some fun.
Cathlin looked amazing in her custom made gown, and blue is definitely her colour! It was the first time I had ever seen her in a dress, but that didnt stop her from climbing up into places most people wouldn't just to get a beautiful shot. For this, I do have to thank her, because at times she thought I was crazy at my ideas. I just love the photos we got at the Reserve, everyone special, however I do love the ones with the violin the most.
A week later, on the day of her farewell, I arrived at the Rowe home and was greeted by Sheldon, Cathlins handsome date for the evening. Shortly after that, their ride to the event arrived. It was perfect, and in true Rowe style of being different! It was a beautiful blue Taxi, and driving it was a very well dressed family friend. As time always runs away before a big event, we quickly did some photos of Cathlin and Sheldon, and then some fun ones in the Taxi. After some family portraits, this lovely couple were off to the farewell.
In the few years I have known the family, I have watched Cathlin bloom into this amazing young lady. I wish you every success in your studies in the field of Forensics, and know that your Mom and Dad are really proud of you.
Here is a peak at the gorgeous Cathlin's Matric Farewell photos:
Suppliers & Venue Details:
Photoshoot Venue: Modderfontein Nature Reserve
Gown designed & made by: Deserable
Makeup: Makeup by Shandre
Thank you to the wonderful Rowe family for allowing me to be part of Cathlins Farewell!
The Holy Rosary School held its Matric Farewell earlier this year, and as they are always slightly different, all the ladies had to wear white gowns. I was asked to photograph a group of eleven friends, their partners and families at one of the ladies beautiful homes, just before they were whisked off in a bus to the main event.
The families watched their daughters proudly as we did the photographs. The ladies all looked incredibly beautiful. Each perfectly made up in a spectacular gown with to die for heels, and the young men looked dashing in their suits. I would like to wish all of the ladies the best for the upcoming Matric Finals, you are all fabulous and I know you all have a bright future ahead of you.
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!