Zoro 1st Birthday Shoot

Doing doggy photo sessions are the best fun, although I am inherently scared of big dogs I don’t know so this was a great exercise for me especially as Zoro’s hello was bounding towards me with his bark as deep and loud as a tank!

Once I picked my nerves up off the sand, we quickly made friends and he gently took his favourite sweets (baby carrots) out my hand, then it was all systems go-go-go!

One-year-old pups are like toddlers on a sugar high – full of boundless energy so you have to be super quick and agile to keep up.

If there is one thing Zoro loves besides his daddy, it’s playing with his ball – so much so he broke the squicky insert on day one – a supposed indestructible ball is no challenge for this big boy.

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”

– M.K. Clinton

“Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.”

– W.R. Purche

Happy 1st birthday sweet Zoro. ❤

J & J

No, not the vaccination, these two love-birds, Janké and Jaco. ❤

There is no remedy for love, but to love more

THOREAU

Where there is love, there is life

MAHATMA GANDI

Working with these two beautiful people was so much fun. I’ve done sessions with Janké before who is an absolute natural in front of the camera as was her very patient, loving boyfriend, Jaco. Their love for one another is very evident and so inspiring to see.

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other

AUDREY HEPBURN

Equine Time

There is something very special about photographing horses. They have the most beautiful natures.

Sue’s children gave her a Mother’s Day gift voucher for a session with her horses which she was unable to use until recently because of the awful winter weather we’ve been experiencing so we were both very excited when we finally firmed up a date.

Sue was most gracious in accommodating my requests for posing with her beautiful horses.

It was a little more challenging than I had anticipated getting the horses ears up and forward. I guess much like asking a child do do something they don’t want to do.

I loved that Duke, Tore and Jack were unsaddled and each had their own special bridal.

Do I have something stuck in my teeth?
Kisses

I’m looking forward to spending more time with Sue and her beautiful horses. ❤

Studio Time

Not sure what has taken so long to convert (albeit small) a spare room into a studio at home – best fun decision in a long time.

Sadly the third wave of Covid is rife in South Africa at the moment so booking regular shoots will have to take a back seat for a while but I will thoroughly enjoy using the space as much as I can in the interim.

Corporate Portraiture with Amelia

Those in the know, the proverbial “THEY” say, you should updated your headshot every 2 years, and or if you change position, hairstyle, brand, grow or shave a beard, or have a dramatic change in appearance, be it in weight or aesthetics.

All I know is, it was a fun and happy time with the lovely Amelia taking her photos for updated website images.

Also, gone are the days of only having headshots in black and white and how wonderful to be able to share them electronically versus having to print them out.

The Olsen’s

Family is where life begins and love never ends

The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing

It was such a fun surprise to have my brother Chris and his family come and visit for a week.

Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of.

This little sister is protected by 3 bigger brothers. ❤

Now, it would be super special if my other brother, Greg and his family were able to visit. ❤

The lovely Josh and Mareli

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard
but must be felt with the heart.

helen keller

Engagement photo sessions are one of my favourite and Josh and Mareli made it all more enjoyable. They are such a lovely couple. ♥

Love is composed of a single soul
inhabiting two bodies.

aristotle

True to form when doing an outdoor session, the wind decides to blow, blow, blow! The day before there wasn’t even a breath of a breeze.

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

audrey hepburn

It’s so easy to photograph co-operative clients. Josh and Mareli were so easy to work with and were so accommodating to my requests. We enjoyed our time together with many laughs despite the wind and bright sun.

Wishing you both the happiest and most beautiful life together. ♥

The Darné Family

“The memories we make with
our family is everything”

candance cameron bure
Family love is infinite

I was really looking forward to meeting and working with the lovely Darné family after having to postpone their family photo session due to weather. Fast forward a couple of weeks and bam, mother-nature threw heavy winds our way anyway! No matter, we worked with it.

“Rejoice with your family
in the beautiful land of life”

Albert einstein

Wind and long hair aren’t the best of friends so it was quite the challenge to photograph sweet Bella and her younger sister Brooke without getting their hair over their faces; so nicely tucked in between mom and dad did the trick.

The sisters were so willing and enthusiastic to participate which makes all the difference for happy shots. All too often little ones don’t want to pose and have their photo taken.

Using the wall and stairs for protection from the wind was a welcome reprieve.

I look forward to working with this sweet family again, hopefully we will be able to book a windless day. ❤

The Moore Family – part 2

It was wonderful to spend more time with the lovely Moore family and to meet sweet baby Caleb who could not be a more loved addition to this happy family. ❤

Caleb is so relaxed and chilled, which clearly runs in the family and his older siblings are such happy youngins which they obviously get from both their mommy and daddy. It’s so nice to see the connection between this young family, they are a shining example of what family is about.

The Moore Family – part 1

Some shoots are more fun than others and the family/maternity shoot I did with the wonderful and happy Moore family certainly ranks top of the list of fun shoots.

I had such a great time taking these pics, I could easily have spent the whole day with them.

The love this family radiates is palpable – I can’t wait to meet the new edition who is due very soon. ❤