Birthday Celebration

I am so please to have been part of this lovely day, spent at the Ostrich Ranch. The day started off with everyone meeting at the ranch and having a stroll in and around the little souvenir shops, followed by quick group photos before a guided tour around the inner part of the ranch. Where we were shown the skeletal structure of an ostrich, the size of their eggs, compared to other bird eggs.

Then everyone got to pet and feed some of the ostrich’s, as well as meeting the ostrich that holds the world record for been the worlds smallest ostrich. then if you wanted to you could have a sit on one  of the tamer ostriches, as the birthday girl did. Followed by drinks, celebrations and a great meal prepared by the ostrich ranches restaurant.

This was both an educational and relaxing day spent celebrating in a slightly different way.

This was also my first time using my new 50mm f1.8 lens Nikkor lens, that I had been just dying to use and the results are better than I was expecting, it didn’t take long to become my favourite lens.

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Sheeba

Here she is, Sheeba 10 week old puppy, Max’s little sister (Max, last week’s post) at her first Doggie shoot.

After  she had a good sniff around my studio and wondering off every now and then, she sat just long enough between treats for me to take photos of  her and after she had her fill she started to get sleepy (just like her brother) and I got some lovely photos of her getting comfy and eventually falling into a well deserved slumber.

This beautiful blue eyed girl is a true model, well as long as you have treats to bribe her with. She has been on several photoshoots, including having taken part in a winter wonderland kiddies clothing shoot for a UK clothing company.

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Max

10 Week old puppy Max’s first photoshoot. This handsome young husky’s photoshoot came just before christmas, I set up and decorated a christmas tree for him to pull down and he was well suited to the job, before I could even pick up my camera he was already pulling at the tree and I had just managed to take one photo and down came the tree.

He had an absolute blast and fell asleep half way through the shoot, thats when I manages to get a santa hat on him just long enough to get a few photos and then he was back at it. After a well deserved rest for Max we removed all the chewable props and he sat nicely for some puppy portrait shots.

Keep an eye out for his little sisters photoshoot coming next week.

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Month Old – Liam

This is Little Liam at one month, looking back now I can’t believe how fast time has gone by, this little man has already started walking around and developed a liking for popcorn.

This was his very first photoshoot and he wasn’t very sure of me (the stranger in the house) at the time and didn’t like the flash going off at all but he has had two shoots since then and he had no problems at all. In fact he is well on his way to becoming a model , always laughing, smiling and looking directly at the camera for me, unless there’s popcorn to be eaten, hehe.

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Product Shoot: Mod’s

Something a different this week.

I was practising my product photography and chose my subject to be to some Mod’s for vaping (the alternative to smoking).

Joyetech, eVic-VTC Mini, in grey

Wismec Reuleaux, RX2-3, in black

If you need professional photos of your products please feel free to contact me (based in Northern Suburbs, Cape Town).

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Family Session

This beautiful family’s studio photoshoot took place quiet some time ago (yes I am still catching up), they truly worked so nicely together, each waiting their turn with mommy or daddy for the “two at a time” portraits, despite having three hyperactive young boys.

I love taking family photos, just to be able to catch a glimpse into other families and how they get along, despite all our differences we still love each other and find a way to make it work. And one of the most beautiful things, I find, is to behold is the unbreakable bond between parents and their children.

Make sure that at some point in your life you have a photoshoot with your family and try to capture every stage of your little ones life, as they don’t stay so little forever and you will cherish those memories when they are all grown up.

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Bubble Guppies Cake Smash

Another cake smash to share with you, this time the theme was Bubble Guppies, with under the ocean colours, hanging blue and green balloons and a Bubble Guppies styled cake.

Once again this little guy was a great sport, he took some time to appreciate his cake before devouring it, till there was almost more cake on him than was left on the ground.

Cleaning up after a cake smash can take some time but it is well worth the effort to see how much fun the kiddies have. after seen them have so much fun I wish I could have a cake smash all my own.

Cake by Jennifer at Cakes for Any Occasions 

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