I met 9 month old Zetske, her mom and grandmother at the beautiful Vergelegen Estate for a photo shoot. The first thing I noticed was Zetske's absolutely gorgeous, piercing, ice-blue eyes, but the poor girl missed her nap and those gorgeous eyes didn't shine quite as bright as they could. We did what we could for a little while, but photo's should be fun and a conjure up a fond memory every time you look at them, so I suggested we do another get together at their home where Zetske feels most comfortable. I couldn't believe the transformation when I saw her the next day! She was bubbly, playful and funny, and those eyes!! Never underestimate the power of a good nap! ;-) And then the real Zetske came out..... :-)
Carla en Tiaan truly are two excited little bundles of energy. Their mom wanted to have some photos taken on the beach, but these two just couldn't be bothered with mom and this photo-lady who wanted them to stay put for a few shots. After entertaining us for a while (like two mini-models!), the allure of sea and sand won. They were running and jumping and soon enough the inviting ocean became irresistible and the shoot was over! These two reminded me that it should be my daily aspiration not to ever lose that childish zest for life.
Chantal and Deidre are two very talented (and sexy!) sisters-in-law. They have their own beauty salon in Somerset West and each of them is an expert in her field. Every woman needs to feel beautiful and sexy, but at some point life gets in the way and we just don't. We owe it to ourselves to be reminded that each of us are unique and beautiful in our own way. When these two ladies shyly and hesitantly contacted me to have some boudoir shots taken, I thought, what a great idea! I've never done anything like this before, so we all went for a coffee to brainstorm a little about what we wanted the final product to look like and also, how we are going to deal with their nerves and doubts about this brave new venture of being lingerie models for a day! We ended up having loads of [...]
Wat 'n wonderlike voorreg om vir klein Jana te kon ontmoet en afneem! Nadat ek vir Gerhard en Janien ontmoet het tydens die neem van hul swangerskap foto's was hulle so opgewonde oor die koms van hulle dogtertjie dat ek self begin uitsien het na haar koms. En is sy nie die pragtigste ou babatjie nie! Stroopsoet en doodrustig, nes haar ouers. Mag sy vir julle nog baie jare se vreugde en geluk bring!
I was so thrilled when Paul and Linda asked me to take their wedding photo's! The ceremony was held on the beautifully outstretched lawns of Diemersdal wine farm near Durbanville, with breathtaking views of the vineyards and mountains. With only 40 guests they could fit the reception into the old stable building which gave the evening a very rustic, intimate and homely feel. Even the cake fitted perfectly into the built-in cement crib! Paul and Linda are the sweetest couple and they looked so genuinely happy and in love! Paul has a great sense of humour and definitely gave the guests all the entertainment they could wish for. Thanks Paul and Linda for allowing me to join in your special day and for trusting me to capture these moments. All the best!
Tydens ons onlangse besoek aan Namibië het ek die geleentheid gehad om vir Aninke af te neem. Sy is 'n baie talentvolle jong ballerina en die dag wat ons haar foto's geneem het was net na die laaste aand van die jaareind konsert. Sy het nog die kostuums by haar gehad en wou graag 'n paar foto's daarvan hê. Al die kleure en net en detail het gesorg vir sulke mooi foto's dat ons op die ou end omtrent die hele sessie in kostuums gedoen het! Ek het intussen ook gehoor dat Aninke uitstekend in haar onlangse ballet eksamen gevaar het en ek is seker daar wag nog groot dinge op haar.
Lizl and I went to high school together in Windhoek and I was just thrilled when she asked me to take some family photos of them. It was great to see her again after so many years! They are a lovely family with the two most adorable kids. Thanks for the opportunity Lizl, I had so much fun with you and your family!
Gerhard en Janien word eersdaags 'n baba dogtertjie ryker en wou die laaste paar kosbare oomblikke van haar swangerskap vasvang voor Jana kom. Ons het bietjie in Stellenbosch se strate rondgeloop en 'n melkskommel by Melissa's geniet toe die hitte te veel raak. Ek het lanklaas iemand ontmoet wat so maklik lag soos Janien, sy borrel van vreugde! Dit was 'n plesier om hulle af te neem!
Jean en Elonya het nog 'n pragtige dogtertjie ryker geword en ek was so bevoorreg om vir Ava ook te kon afneem. Sy is die rustigheid vanself en dit was 'n absolute plesier om so 'n geborge en tevrede pasgebore babatjie te kon afneem. Dit laat my altyd in verwondering oor God se grootheid as ek so van aangesig tot aangesig een van Sy grootste wonderwerke aanskou...
Philip and Jane are expecting their first little baby girl in October. They are so excited and overjoyed, it's contagious! I wish them all the best, they are going to be wonderful parents.