This photosession on Yzerfontein's beach was true and honest beach fun with this delightful family. Nothing was staged or posed, it just happened. I met and photographed the Betts in Somerset-West 4 years ago when their first little girl was only 6 months old. Lesley's sister and her husband lives in New Zealand and I am so happy that they asked me again to take some photos of the whole family before they returned home. It is clear that this is a loving, close-knit family who enjoys each other's company tremendously. What could be more precious than that! I tried my best to capture the raw nature of their relationship and all the spontaneous silliness and laughter, because that is what we all treasure most in the end. Enjoy!
Dis vir my 'n reuse voorreg om 'n gesin se mylpale te kan dokumenteer. In die Smith's se geval het ons hulle swangerskap, pasgebore baba en nou Alexander se een jaar oud foto's geneem teen dieselfde agtergrond - in hulle huis en op hulle gusnteling strand (waar Alexander vir seker in sy pa se Surf-spore gaan volg!) Dan kan mens so mooi sien hoe die gesin, die huis en die honde moes groei en aanpas by die nuwe mensie wat by hulle aangesluit het. En wat 'n fees is dit nie! Hierdie klein mannetjie loop oor van persoonlikheid, energie en selfvertroue en hou hulle behoorlik op hulle tone! Geniet hom!
Marette is a very dear friend of my mine and we've known each other for almost 20 years. She met the love of her life whilst working in London and now lives there permanently with Stuart and their two miracle twin boys. We therefor don't see each other as often as we would like to and I haven't even met the boys yet! So, when she called me in September to say that they will be visiting SA with the boys over the December holidays I was beyond thrilled. They rented a gorgeous house in Yzerfontein and we organised a lifestyle shoot right there and then. It was just fantastic to meet these two little princes who had quite a rough start in life being born as preemies. They are absolutely adorable! Apparently Ethan is the camera shy one of the two and always has a very pensive expression when [...]
The Herbst siblings, together with their families, came together from near and far to celebrate their mom's 70th birthday. She loves trees and all she wanted was some photos with her whole family in nature. This shoot was filled with laughter and so much fun! Enjoy the photos!
Dis vir my altyd so lekker om die Burgers af te neem as hulle kom vakansie hou op Pearly Beach. Mooiste gesin van binne en buite en hulle al vier werk altyd so opvallend mooi met mekaar. As daar soveel liefde is en kan mens maar net die knoppie druk en elke foto is spesiaal. Die dag was besonder winderig en koud en die arme kindertjies het verkluim. Maar hulle was baie dapper en het uitgehou tot die einde!
This family is just absolutely gorgeous inside and out. They come to Hermanus from Johannesburg every year for their annual holiday. We met on Grotto beach on one of the most beautiful evenings for their family photos. Except for a chilly wind that had the girls shivering for the last bit of the shoot everything was just perfect. Enjoy!
Stephen and Sophie tied the knot on a typical Cape Town day in December - very windy but beautiful. It all started with a sacred ceremony in the Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Greenpoint, celebrating the sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Sophie was absolutely gorgeous in her timelessly elegant satin gown with it's fashionable bow and Stephen looked very dapper in his dark navy suit. Standing in front of the altar of that quaint little church the two of them looked as so regal they could pass as a royal couple any day! Thereafter the festivities continued at Buitenverwachting in Constantia where they partied late into the night surrounded by all their close friends and families. Angelique Smith, words cannot describe my gratefulness for your help as second shooter on the day. The photos you took were amazing and I used many of them in this post, but your thoughtfulness [...]
Soms ontmoet mens iemand en dit voel asof jy mekaar al lankal ken en die oulike gesin van Stellenbosch het sommer dadelik soos ou vriende gevoel. Ons het so lekker gesels en gelag tydens die fotosessie, die tyd het gevlieg! Hoop julle geniet die foto's!
Ek het vir Anri amper 20 jaar gelede ontmoet in my eerste jaar in Minerva waar sy toe 'n HK lid en sêrleier was. Ek het haar daarna nooit weer gesien nie en groot was my verbasing toe ek die navraag vir foto's ontvang en haar gesig op haar WhatsApp profielfoto herken. Ons woon al vir jare in dieselfde dorp en loop mekaar nooit raak nie! Ons het die mooiste middag saam in Vergelegen spandeer en dit was 'n absolute fees om haar pragtige gesin af te neem. Dit is die oulikste en vriendelikste drie kinders wat jy jou kan indink. Geniet die foto's!
There certainly is a lot of love to go around between this family and their furry (and feathered) friends! Between Dora, her husband and her daughter they have 6 dogs and a parrot . These pets are dearly loved family members even though the three little ones are all stone deaf by now. But these pets are so well behaved it was no trouble at all to get them to do what we want, even though some couldn't even hear us at all. What a blessing it is to be able to share our lives with pets. Keep yours safe this holiday season!