The best part of being a photographer is taking photos of my own family. Meet James, my nephew, apple of my eye, and the coolest young man. I try do photos of him often, as he is growing up so fast.
As soon as my Easter setup was ready, I organized for him to come and visit for a quick shoot. Having an Aunt as a photographer, he is used to being in front of the camera, although he's not a fan of it. Capturing these special moments in his life are part of what makes my job so rewarding.
Have a peak at my gorgeous nephew's Easter shoot:
We are offering fun Easter mini-shoots until Easter Friday, so don't miss out on cute pics of your little ones
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 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!
What happens when a beautiful girl falls and gets injured on top of a koppie and a young man helps her to the hospital? True love! Thats how Chane "fell" for Japie and their love story started.
Having met Chane at an expo, we already had spoken a lot but it was our first time meeting Japie at the Pretoria Botanical Gardens for their E-shoot. He was really nervous, and like most men, not a fan of being on camera. He started relaxing and getting into it especially as he got to kiss his bride to be a lot!
Its hard not to love these two ... they are so down to earth, and so genuine and we enjoyed every minute we spent with them.
Here is a peak at the gorgeous Chane & Japie's Couple Shoot:
Chane and Japie, it was an honour to be part of your big day, I wish you many more years of love and happiness!
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
Last year I got to meet the cutest puppy, Dixie and her beautiful mom Madaleen. The bond between these two is the most beautiful thing ever and it was so awesome to do a photo-shoot with them.
We met in PTA on a wet and miserable morning in the park by Madaleens work. It was really pretty but much to Dixie's delight, there were loads of muddy puddles and a lot of birds to chase. This energetic little Schnauzer had us running up and down the park trying to get some nice photos, and thank goodness Madaleen brought a towel to dry her as she ended up really wet and muddy!
Thank you to Madaleen and Dixie for entrusting me with your memories, I really loved photographing this gorgeous little furbaby! Here is a peak at the beautiful shoot I did for them
Venue: The Boardwalk, Faerie Glen
Furbaby: Dixie, the cutest Miniature Schnauzer
Loving Mom: Madaleen
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!