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Kamersvol Geskenke | The Castle

Kamersvol Geskenke is by far the most amazing and the most beautiful market in the country. This market boasts South African talent at its best selling exquisite clothes, jewellery, decor, beauty and food. Whoever you are and whatever you like this is soul food by the bucket load. The Cape Town Autumn market in Cape Town is being held at The Castle on Strand Street. The Castle is steeped in history and is a beautiful old building that is the perfect host for this delightful market. Fill up with a strong, foamy cappuccino or a glass of beautiful bubbly and hit the stores. The stores are located in marques on...

Event – Glenfiddich Lunch |De Grendel

A few weeks ago De Grendel Wine Estate played host to an intimate and wonderful lunch honouring and showcasing Glenfiddich Whiskey. Their beautiful restaurant served food made and paired with 12 year old and 18 year old Glenfiddich Whiskey. The guests were flown in with helicopters – beating the large storm that nearly blew Cape Town away – the guests were able to witness the beauty of Cape Town from above. The food was exquisite and Loren serenaded all the guests with the most beautiful singing. Thank you to Venessa from Expose for organising such a beautiful and wonderful event....

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Family – Tinky Turns One

One of the many reasons I love my job so much is that some clients become friends and welcome you into their family with open arms. This little princess I have known since she was still in Larissa’s tummy 🙂 I met her when she was a few days old and again before she had her cut off and now I was able to capture her first birthday party at home. What a blessing. Tinky you are the most beautiful little girl who is a ray of sunshine 🙂...

Couple – Warren & Kelly | Braamfontein

Kelly was given a voucher for a photo shoot from her friends for her birthday 🙂 (What a lovely idea). Unfortunately before she could use it I moved to Cape Town. As fate would have it though I was planning a trip to JHB for other photoshoots and we could schedule a shoot with her and her wonderful boyfriend Warren on Sunday afternoon. I love Johannesburg CBD – the energy, architecture, graffiti and the eclectic mix of old and new make for wonderful photo opportunities. Warren and Kelly are the most wonderful couple – their adoration for each other is just incredible to witness. It was such a joy to be...

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Event – Harfield Carnival | Harfield Village

Harfield Village is a quaint and beautiful little suburb in the southern suburbs adjacent to Claremont. They have a lovely main road (2nd Avenue) with a bounty of fantastic restaurants and a few shops that make for a wonderful vibrant place to live. Once a year the suburb close their main street and hold the Harfield Carnival which helps raise money for the area to keep uplifting the local area. I bumped into Claire from Eventology at a coffee shop and she was organising the whole carnival. It sounded like it was going to be a great day out. After a few days of rain and cold weather the powers...

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Family – De Vaal | Llandudno

Photographing other photographers is always scary – luckily Lerika is the most wonderful person and has the most gorgeous family. Those little boys melt your heart and are super goodlooking (photographers dream). Even though they came to Cape Town in Summer the weather on the day we did the shoot was horrid – VERY cold and VERY windy. Thanks my friend for being so wonderful – never stop. You and your family are incredible....

Wedding – Riaan & Jen | Parys

This was my last wedding of 2015 – a beautiful hot summers day outside of the quaint city of Parys was where Riaan and Jennilee chose to say their vows. A beautiful location on the Vaal River was the most idyllic setting. It was a beautiful Wedding filled with Proteas, lace and hints of purple. Thank you to everyone for making us feel like we were apart of the family – a perfect way to end my 2015 season....

Wedding – Thomas and Emma | Rosemary Hill

Friends are the family you chose, this could not be more true. When you become friends with people more often than not you get incorporated into their family and what a blessing this is. My best friends brother married the girl of his dreams, the girl that lights his heart on fire and makes him laugh and love every day. Thomas and Emma are the couple you all want to be and you all want to be friends with. They have a passion and love for each other so fierce you need only look at them and feel it. They committed themselves to each other in front of all their...

Family – Ethel Grey Park | Illovo

It was a very hot summers day when I met this wonderful family at Ethel Grey Park in Illovo. Despite the heat and intense sunshine we had the most photoshoot – singing and clapping and dancing. What better way than spending a Saturday than with this beautiful family 🙂...

Engagement – Mat & Michelle | Emmarentia Dam

Michelle and Mathew are the most down to earth people you will ever meet. You may recognise them from their Wedding I posted a while ago (click here to see their photos). The day before their Wedding we met early at Emmarentia Dam – there is something so magical being up early and smelling the freshness that comes with the dew on the grass and the crispness of the cool air. Michelle’s enthusiasm for life is contagious and Mathew just adores her. We had a wonderful morning at the park taking a few more relaxed photographs before the Wedding Day. ...

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Family – Baby Daniel | Moderfontein Nature Reserve

In September, I had the great privilege of working with a wonderful company on a large Food Shoot. On this shoot, I met the wonderful Carli. She was such a delight to work with and we chatted non-stop about everything but especially her first born Daniel. Little Daniel is their handsome little son and what’s cuter than this handsome smiling little boy – he is such a treasure. We organised the shoot at the Moderfontein Nature Reserve early one Saturday morning – it was a glorious summers day and the location is idyllic. Daniel is pure joy he smiles and brings happiness wherever he goes – what a blessing, how...

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Wedding – Jaques & Raquel | Usambara Lodge

A while back this wonderful couple tied the knot on a very wet and rainy day. Raquel was the image of beauty and calm – nothing could dampen her spirits, not even the rain. She was just excited to marry the man of her dreams. As a result of the weather, I got permission from the owners of the neighbours property to use their beautiful greenhouses to do the photoshoots in. It was warm and dry and they were filled with Hibiscus flowers and daisies – just magical. The day was one of love, fun, raindrops, warm hearts and special memories. I am so glad I was able to document...

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Wedding – M&M | Maropeng Hotel

What more could you want when you marry the man of your dreams than blue skies, beautiful views of the bushveld and being surrounded by friends and family. Mathew & Michelle tied the knot at the gorgeous Maropeng Hotel out where the new Homo Naledi was discovered. The beautiful hotel and surroundings could not rival Michelles radiance and beauty on the day she became a Mrs. This wonderful couple who know live in the UK celebrated in style with family and friends and it was such a joy to be able to share in their special day with all their friends and family who made us feel part of the...

Wedding – Chad & Genea | Olives & Plates

Two weeks ago I had the great privilege of photographing Chad & Geneas beautiful wedding day. When I met Genea at the beginning of the year it felt like I had found a long lost friend – her vibrancy, amazing energy and beauty was inspiring and her laugh was contagious. I could not wait to capture their special day. Genea got ready at the beautiful Winston Hotel in Rosebank – the most incredible boutique hotel with wonderful charm and the perfect spot for photos 🙂 Geneas mom made her dress – yes you heard right, that beautiful lace dress was hand made by her mom – amazing. This Wedding is...

Couple – Marilie & Cornel | Pretoria

On a beautiful Spring afternoon I met Marilie and Cornel and their two beautiful fluff balls at a gorgeous park in Pretoria. It was a beautiful day – warm air, not a breath of wind and the blossoms were out. I have never photographed in Pretoria and this park was beautiful. Marilie & Cornel have a quiet, strong, admirable love and adoration for each other, it was a blessing capturing some special memories for them with their fur children. I wish you guys a wonderful Wedding in Plett (it is going to be amazing!)...

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