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Little Faith in Bokaap

Little Faith in Bokaap with her incredible parents. Faith is a bundle of sunshine at 18 months young. She is chatting away and walking/ running everywhere. One Saturday morning we spent time in the Bokaap area of Cape Town taking some casual family photos of this gorgeous family of three with multi-coloured backgrounds. Faith is the apple of their eye and a little girl who knows what she wants (even if that is the box of bran flakes that you may see featured in some pics). I love the colour of Bokaap and the quaint houses with some modern design elements. It was such a fun Saturday out. Faith you...

Annapatat Spring Range

Anneke from Annapatat designs and makes the most wonderful collection of little girls clothing. The beautiful fabrics and patterns create timeless elegance while still keeping some childhood whimsical fun for the little girls to enjoy while wearing Annapatats little masterpieces.ย Annapatat Spring Range this year includes a light powder outfit inspired by the movie Frozen. The soft layered skirt with polka dots pairs with a sleeveless tshirt. I adore this little set and think it is a beautiful little outfit fit for a princess. I love this little swan (which is almost as big as her) from LoLaLi...

Couch Armrest table

Today I introduce a quick-and-easy DIY to make a couch armrest table. Weekends and evenings are made for cuddling on the couch, watching Romantic Comedies under a fluffy blanket and drinking your favourite hot drink. As wonderful as drinking hot beverages are, you need to put it down once in a while. On my couch, a cup would never stay upright due to the puffy nature of the padding and material, I hated getting up to put it on the table. If you know the struggle of laziness then I am here to help you. What you will need for this DIY Measuring tape Wood โ€“ your choice of wood....

Living Green Walls

If you love making your home a sanctuary and a space that you love to be in then you MUST visit the home makers expo at CTICC in Cape Town. Here you will find a large collection of beautiful decor stands, customised inspiration and products that will make your home beautiful. I was asked to photograph the Living Green Walls stand. Living Green Walls makes custom vertical gardens for any size space and to serve any purpose e.g. Growing edible herbs or making an interior lush and full of life. If you would rather make your own Living Green Wall then they also sell packs so that you can make...

21st at The Vue | Cape Town

What a wonderful way to celebrate turning 21 by gazing over the gorgeous view of Cape Town from the beautiful rooftop bar at The Vueย at sunset. Annelie celebrated in style with her friends and family with a beautiful party. The weather was perfect for such a special occasion. Thank you to everyone for welcoming me into the party like a long lost friend. Happy 21st Annelie!!!...

Newborn – Noordhoek

This beautiful little face entered the world a few weeks ago. Is he not the cutest? There is nothing more special than watching good friends of yours become parents and how they were born to be parents. What a blessing to meet their beautiful boy and take some pictures of their family and this little newborn in Noordhoek....

DIY: Make your own Terrarium

This is for all of you who say you cannot grow anything but are desperate for a little garden. These little terrariums can be as big or as small as you want. The succulents you chose are all your choice โ€“ try keep them as small as you can as they will grow and grow. All plants use carbon dioxide for food to make oxygen so by having a little garden indoors you are cleaning the air and providing more oxygen. Here is a little tutorial on how to make your own Zen garden. What you need? A Bowl or Vessel to make your Terrarium in (This one is actually...

ANNAPATAT CLOTHING

I first met Anneka at Kamers in JHB. Her beautiful clothing for little ones grabbed my attention while I was walking around capturing the market. Since then Anneka has continued to inspire me with her clothing range called Annapatat. Annapatat clothing has always exuded style and beauty while still making the items comfortable for children to wear. These are her latest offerings for winter. I wish she made adult sizes ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would love to buy them all. Order yours here today....

BLU RADISSON SEA POINT

Hotel rooms can be dark and boring and have grandmother inspired curtains and upholstery. The rooms at the Blu Radisson in Sea Point, however, have been redone and exude elegance, sophistication, and comfort. I love the neutral colour palette with hints of blue mimicking the ocean and the wood and metal combination with touches of South African beauty in the black and white prints....

MATERNITY | CARMEN & SEAN NOORDHOEK

Sometimes in life you cross paths with a person who feels like they have been there all along. You become instant friends and wondered where they had been for so many years. Carmen and Sean are expecting their first little bundle soon and we cannot wait to meet this incredibly blessed little boy. We had so much fun on Noordhoek beach capturing this special time. Carms and Sean – you are a blessing to everyone who knows you and you will be the most incredible parents to this miracle child....

CELEBRATIONS IN SOMERSET WEST

Family is life’s best gift. This weekend we celebrated my grandparents 60th Wedding Anniversary. What an amazing achievement to reach 60 years of being married. They are the world’s best role models for our whole family. On Saturday we celebrated together by attending the Dylan Lewis Sculptor Park in Stellenbosch. It was a magical morning walking through the beautiful garden and seeing the incredible sculptures. It is a wonderful way to spend a day out. ย After a wonderful morning outdoors we had an intimate lunch together. My family is everything to me and these times together are priceless....

KOMMETJIE FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT

Kommetjie is a beautiful little part of Cape Town/ Western Cape where the dress code is shorts and slops. Where the sunlight seems softer and the ocean bluer. It is such an exquisite area – it is here that I met Amanda and her wonderful family who were spending quality time together over the festive season. The family had traveled from all across the world to be together. We spent a lovely afternoon on the beach capturing special moments together.ย ...

MCCREEDY FAMILY | FOREST

The McCreedy family are the closest, kindest family you will ever meet. Even though I now live in Cape Town we managed to make a plan to do a shoot on one of my trips to JHB. We had so much fun in the Bryanston Forest. All the siblings were amazing and even with the impending summer thunderstorm they brought sunshine to every photo. FAMILY, WHERE LIFE BEGINS & LOVE NEVER ENDS...

LITTLE BEN

Do you remember that beautiful nautical themed wedding I photographed a while back? Abby and Dean are the most wonderful couple and in February they welcome their perfect little boy Benjamin into the world. This kid is gorgeous in every single way. Abs and Dean thank you for letting me capture your special family!...