This beautiful family asked me to photograph them as they were having the all to common problem of the one who was taking the photo not actually being in the photo, as a family photographer this saddens me.
Family photoshoots are such a sweet and special time, they capture the important milestones in a famous life, from becoming parents to you little one growing up and starting their family and every moment in-between.
These moments are important to capture as they help us remember the milestones more vividly and share them with others who are important to us.
Mommy and Me sessions, such a beautiful way to celebrate the bond between a mother and her children.
Beautiful mommy, Natasha and her angle Mikaela had their Lavender Mini-session on a perfect sunny day, it truly was picture perfect with such a photogenic pair. I loved every moment, from capturing their love to post production.
The bonds I am blest to witness as a photographer, capturing peoples precious memories will for ever be a honour.
I have had the pleasure to photograph the Bodenstein Family for three years, they are such lovely people always happy and ready to try new and fun things, so naturally when they contacted me to book the lavender mini session I was beyond excited to see them again, especially in this crazy beautiful lavender field.
I love seen how a family grows over the years and having the privilege to capture them as they grow each year is such an honour for me.
I am absolutely crazy about spring and last year I found a beautiful little lavender farm on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, South Africa. I knew I had to do some photoshoots here before it became time to harvest the flowers, so I ran a lavender mini session special and it was just the best time ever. Every time I came home from a photoshoot here I was covered in the scent of lavender.
The Carter family was my last photoshoot in Cape Town and it was so much fun, and adorable little family.
What can I say about Rebecca and Adam… Just WOW.
I had such a wonderful time with Rebecca and her husband Adam. They were absolutely amazing, braving the cold weather with me and making just the most adorable couple.
I know cold weather can be a bit daunting for a photoshoot however it can be so much fun on a couples photoshoot as it is such a great excuse to cuddle up with you loved one and get some great cozy photos.
I had the amazing opportunity to capture such a beautiful mommy and her prince Adrian, at only a few days old and he was such a champ.
This was my first newborn session and I am just over the moon with the outcome of this session. Photos of your newborn are such a precious keepsake and something you will always have to look back on fondly, one day when your little one is all grown up you will back able to look back and remember when it all started and just how tiny they were.
Photography: Nikita VdV Photograph
Makeup: Donna Taylor | Pro Makeup + Hair
Another wedding I am very excited to share with you.
Lindsey and Leon had a classic and elegant wedding, the reception was held at one of the nicest churches I have been to, with large decorative windows allowing beautiful lighting (a photography dream).
The reception hall was stunningly decorated, with white and touches of pink and green as their colour scheme, my personal favourite wedding colours.
After photographing this lovely couple on their wedding day, I couldn’t wait to edit and share the love story.
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Eli had a Micky Mouse themed cake smash for his first birthday last month.
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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.
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.