Liah’s Birthday

Cowgirl Liah had her 8th birthday party in a beautifully decorated barn with a pink cowgirl theme.

There were horse rides for everyone and feeding of all the farm animals, as well as a tractor ride around the farm. The barn was truly beautifully decorated with straw on the floor for a truly unique party location. Sadly Liah was a bit sick but she pulled through like a champ and still had a blast.

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House Dance

Photographed this beautiful group of people for their house dance a few months ago.

All dressed up and a beautiful venue with a lovely sunset in the background nothing can go wrong. It was a pleasure working with them.

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Christmas Family Shoot

Family christmas shoot I did for this beautiful family, they are just so much fun to work with that it hardly feels like work. We played around with some fake snow, decorated the tree a bit and even had a surprise early christmas present from santa. I photographed them for the first time last year, also for their christmas shoot, and I just loved seen them again this year.

This year for christmas I bought a new wood themed backdrop and I think it works beautiful to add warmth and touch of home to the images.

 

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TDSI Shoot

And finally The Doggie Support Initiative winners photos are here. Gail and her furkid Kiara won the TDSI photoshoot raffle draw, to support dogs in need.

It was just before christmas so we added a bit of christmas props. Kiara just loves running and she is so fast so I took a lot of photos just to get one of her running and it turned out great it actually looks like she is flying, just one of my favourite photos. Just a friendly lovely girl and loved photographing her.

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Wedding Details

 

Earlier this year I decided to start wedding photography, I started out with assisting and second shooting for some other photographers, to learn from them and see how they work. Here I decided to practice some detail shots, playing around with lighting and layout.

I have added film photography (Something Old) as an extra to my wedding packages so I also decided to photographed these details on black and white film, can’t wait to get back into the darkroom to process them and see how they turn out.

I love photographing weddings, I find them to be a beautiful display of love and devotion and sharing those moments with those you love makes it so special and capturing those moments so the couple can relive the beauty of their big day  and pass down and share with family for a lifetime, is the best part for me.

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Creed’s 2nd Birthday

 

Last year I photographed this little munchkin’s first birthday party and this year I got to photograph his second, everything was Barney and friends themed and Barney himself even made a surprise appearance and the kids just loved it.

It just amazes me how fast he has grown, last year his mom and dad had practised blowing out the candles with him, so he could blow out his own candles on his birthday, this year he couldn’t wait to blow them out and he got them on his first try and just look at that face, his going to be breaking hearts in no time.

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Bikers club

This shoot was great fun. One of the club members found this great spot, an old building that was torn down and beautifully decorated with graffiti by the local artists, just the perfect backdrop for a Cape Town bikers club shoot.

I also got to work with this great group of people, they were so fun and easy to work with, making it a walk in the park to capture the spirit of their club.  It was just a pleasure working with them and taking their club photos for them.

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