I met Angelique a few years ago, and the thing that really shines through with her is her beauty. Not only is she gorgeous on the outside, but she has the most beautiful soul and soft loving nature. I love working with her and was really excited to do her family shoot just after the birth of her third child, Lincoln.
We decided to do the shoot at Delta Park as it was looking so lovely and it fit with the feel of a family picnic that we were going for. It was so much fun, the family is so full of love and laughs, and this was amazing to capture as we got so many natural shots. My favourite part was the interaction between the siblings, Cordell and Mila, especially as Mila was more interested in eating the apples and playing with the proteas. The funniest thing was, when returning home I discovered every apple left had a little bite taken out of it!
As a couple, Angelique and Warren are so wonderful together, it was such a privilege to capture these memories for them, and I do love that Warrens parents joined us as they are such a big part of the little ones lives.
Have a peak at this beautiful family shoot that we did for this lovely family .... I can't wait to do it again soon!
We have so many milestones in our lives, but turning 21 is one of the biggest. So being asked to photograph a beautiful Masquerade party for Dom's 21st was really exciting, especially as I had worked with Eva, her mom, before.
Arriving at Grand Central in Melrose Arch, I was pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous decor, these ladies had put so much effort into making this an amazing event. This evening was so much fun to work at ... it was filled with so many funny stories and you could feel how much everyone loves the birthday girl.
Have a peak at this beautiful 21st birthday party:
Venue: Grand Central - Melrose Arch
Eva & Dom's Makeup: Makeup by Monique
Thank you Eva, Walter and Dominique for asking me to capture this special day ... it was as always such a pleasure working with you! To Dom, I wish you every success in your future, you are such a beautiful young lady and deserve nothing but the best in life!
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!
I met Carey before her wedding and I really loved working with her then, so when she contacted me recently, and asked I would do her maternity shoot, I jumped at the opportunity!
After a week of gorgeous weather .... the morning of our shoot dawned and it was miserable. Cold, cloudy and drizzling. Needless to say we were worried about the shoot and chatted about postponing it. As the day progressed it cleared a bit and made it possible to do the photoshoot but we were not going to have the beautiful soft sunlight we wanted.
So even though the weather didn't co-operate, we had the most beautiful maternity shoot. Modderfontein Nature Reserve is a place I love to work at as it is so versatile and pretty. Carey and Arno are just an amazing couple who look so good together and on camera.
Here is a peak at their maternity shoot:
Congratulations to you both on the arrival of your beautiful little girl, Chloe. Thank you for entrusting me with your precious memories and I hope that you have many more together.
When Robyn and Colin got engaged, it was important to them to find a photographer they connected with, They wanted relaxed, non-posed but beautiful photos of their big day as neither felt really comfortable in front of the camera. So I was delighted when they asked me to work with them!
The location of their e-shoot was important to them, they wanted to use a place that they spend a lot of time at, and with Colin being an avid Fly Fisherman, Kloofzicht was the perfect option. The afternoon was perfect, rain earlier in the day had made the weather cooler, gave us beautiful light and the most dramatic sunset I have ever seen. I love how they are so affectionate, and how much they enjoy each others company. It made working with them so easy, and allowed us to get the most amazing natural photos of the two of them.
Here is a peak at Robyn and Colin's engagement shoot:
Thank you to this amazing couple for choosing me to be part of your big day. It was fabulous working with you both, and I wish you many more years ahead filled with love and happiness!
Makeup & Hair: Makeup by Monique
Its always a great time for family photos, and the addition of a gorgeous baby boy makes it even more special.
Sherri really wanted photos with her family and had asked her boys for one as a gift, and as they love their mom to bits, they decided to give her one for her birthday. We used a very special location, their family home, it is the most amazing garden I have ever seen and was perfect for capturing their special memories.
This really was a fun afternoon, and Sandy, the family dog decided she needed to be included in some of the photos. She even sat very still and looked at the camera which was the cutest thing ever!
Here is a peak at the beautiful Manners Family's photo shoot:
Thank you Sherri and family for choosing me to capture these special memories!
Meet Lexi and Toby, two friendly, energetic and mischievous Beagles who are loved by their wonderful mom, Roberta. They were the lucky winners of a Pet photoshoot I had given to Beagle Rescue for a fund raising and training event.
I really loved meeting these two furbabies, they we really inquisitive about what I was doing and what treats I may have had hiding in my camera bag. If you dont know Beagles, or are not an owner of one you won't realise just how they dont like sitting still for long. Roberta really wanted just one awesome one of them both sitting with her and looking at the camera. No matter how many treats, toys or squeakers we used this was a challenge that took a while and we were exhausted by the time we finally got the perfect photo.
Lexi and Toby are amazing pups and I was so lucky to have had them to work with. I loved their energy and most of all loved how they adore their mom.
Here is a peak at the gorgeous Furbabies, Lexi & Toby:
Thank you Roberta for welcoming me into your home and allowing me to create lasting memories for you and your lovely Lexi and Toby!
Kirsty and Clayton are just an amazing couple and we really enjoyed having them as neighbors, even though it was for a short time. So when they announced that they were expecting a beautiful bundle of joy, we were so happy for them and delighted when they asked us to do their maternity shoot.
We spent a really special afternoon with this couple at Rietvlei farm ... the soft light was just perfect and romantic and the setting was so beautiful for the shoot. Kirsty and Clayton had brought some of the decor from Tannith's room and a few props that we had fun incorporating into the photos.
Here is a peak at the beautiful maternity shoot we did with this lovely couple:
Thank you Kirsty and Clayton for giving us the opportunity to capture this special time in your lives ... we wish you both and Tannith many happy memories together!
Life has a funny way of bringing certain people into your life .... the ones that make profound differences and often its when you really need them that they are suddenly there.
This is how Desiree and I met, she came to me for a shoot and we before we had finished it we were firm friends. So when she messaged me and asked for a really fun and relaxed family shoot, how could I refuse?
We met early one morning at Horwoods Farm, and it didnt start too well as little Christopher was a bit grumpy and not in the mood for photos. We ended up playing more than working, and it was then that little Christopher gave us the gorgeous smiles we were looking for!
Have a peak at this really fun and chilled family shoot:
We just love the relaxed feel of this shoot ... it fits so well with this family! Thank you to Desiree and Brian for trusting me to capture these special moments
BL Medical is a company that works closely with Buddies for Life and the Breast Health Foundation assisting pre and post-op patients with prosthetic bra inserts, and strapping to help with the healing process. Its through the team at Buddies for Life that I met the BL Medical Team and they needed a few photographs of their TUANSE range of wrist, knee and ankle braces.
As these products are usually used for sports injuries and help athletes resume sports, we decided to use a lovely young Netball player as our model. Designed with high quality elastic, this range is not only very supportive of injury, but flexible too, and we had loads of fun on the netball courts showing off the strapping.
This was certainly a very different type of product shoot for me, but it was really fun working with the team. Here is a peak at a few of our images from their shoot.
Bracing and Strapping : BL Medical
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!