Monday, 29 April 2013

I could not believe how far this shoot pushed me out of my comfort zone - in a great way! 
This was such a deviation from what I normally do as I do not specialise in maternity or newborn shoots at all, but I've known Lian since high school and I simply knew that she would not let this shoot follow conventions.

Our talented stylist/make-up artist Yolandi and I met at Chris and Lian's home at the beautiful Boschenmeer Wine Estate just outside Paarl and it was there where the magic took place over a quite a few cups of tea!

I just love that little Leelah (it's a girl!) will be raised with the beauty of literature to the likes of A.A.Milne, Beatrix Potter and Tolkien and that she will be exposed to the beautiful arts of ballet and classical music from a very early age. 

Lian and I were both the book-and-music geeks in school and I am glad that she will be experiencing the magic of books and art in the same way we did when we were young!

Chris and Lian, I wish you all the best with Leelah - I am sure she will bring endless sunshine and happiness in your lives. It was only a pleasure and honour to photograph you two while you await her arrival!


Shot at: Boschenmeer Golf Estate 
Makeup, hair and styling: Yolandi du Toit 



Friday, 5 April 2013

Happy Friday, everyone!

I've spent more than one afternoon on Jessica's couch with a glass of wine talking about life, the universe and everything. That's why I am so excited to share these, as Jessica is one of my dear friends and it was such an honour to be a part of her and JP's special day!

Jessica and JP chose to say their vows in gorgeous Stellenbosch, a town very close to my heart, so it was an absolute joy to be able to photograph there.

Their wedding was so much fun and you only have to look at the photos to see that the two of them are definitely not conformists! 
Jessica and JP are the two most fun-filled people whose wedding I've ever had the pleasure of photographing and neither of them sat still for a second! Needless to say, the business end of my lens just adored them!

Jess and JP, you two are very special and I it was so much fun to shoot your wedding. From the bottom of my heart I want to wish you two only the best for your marriage ahead and I hope that you will still be doing Gangnam Style on your stoep when you're 90!


Dress: Bridal Lane 
Make-up: Adele Pool 

Ceremony and Reception: Towerbosch
Décor: Mother of the bride - Mrs. Sophy Hodgkinson

Assistant Photographer: Alexandra Graham