I was so very privileged to be a part of this amazing and intimate private family affair. Louise and Hilton’s close family came from all over the Western Cape to witness their little girl’s christening. Even Hilton’s 84 year old dad managed to attend. All of this happened on one of the most perfect autumn days in Hermanus. The minister of the United Church met them after the regular Sunday morning service and performed the ceremony with only the family present. Elli was absolutely the star of her own show, staring at the Minister the whole time as if hanging on his every word – even laughing at the right moments! He gave her a proper dousing but she came out happy and laughing. Just too adorable. Afterwards we went to the Fernkloof Nature Reserve to take a few family photographs to record this special occasion of having everyone together in one place. Elli is a very lucky girl, being surrounded by so much love!

May 1st, 2011|Family Shoots|5 Comments


  1. Louise Roos May 12, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Ah thanks SO much Helette – these are the most incredible pictures – you have really managed to capture the true essence of the day & made us all look more gorgeous than ever
    THANK YOU!!!

  2. Lyn May 12, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Absolutely stunning pics! What a special day.

  3. Danielle Aspinall May 13, 2011 at 1:16 am

    The photographer has really captured the happiness of the day! I love the family pic with Ben kissing Elli on the head! Also,the family pic with Jane holding her specs is one of the nicest group pics I’ve seen! Actually they are ALL wonderful.

  4. Gael May 16, 2011 at 12:17 am

    wow, so soulful!! how beautiful, Lou! loving Elli’s bubbling personality shiningthru all those pics xxx

  5. debbie potgieter May 30, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Fantatstic! Glad we got Lou in touch with Helette! She captured the family and the preciousness of the day beautifully!

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