One of the things I love most about living in Johannesburg is the ability to photograph outdoors all year round. In fact, there's something about shooting outdoors in winter in the crisp fresh air that I just love! Here are some of my favourite moments from the past three months.
Lifestyle Newborn Sessions
Nina and Family
Nina, who you may recognise from her trash-the-dress session earlier in the year, became an aunt! It was great to be able to photograph three generations together, and include some fun props too.
Christa, Andre and Olivia
We were going to do a maternity shoot, but Olivia Jo had other ideas and arrived early! More from the Bartolo's newborn shoot can be found here.
Roxanne, Jason and Jack
I loved meeting little Jack for his lifestyle newborn shoot. He is an absolute blessing to mom Roxanne and dad Jason and it was so special to be able to capture this bond.
Home sessions are my favourite for newborns - the little ones are surrounded by familiar sounds and smells and it's easy for us to take breaks for feeds and even naps! It also means I get to photograph the new parents too.
Family Portrait Sessions
Mpho and sisters
These gorgeous sisters braved the winter weather for our shoot and it was so worth it! View their featured session here.
Laetitia, Ian and Sidney
A marketing shoot for Poppet Patch turned into a mini family portrait session with Laetitia, Ian and little Sidney. We hadn't planned any family portraits, but I love this shoot exactly for that reason. Unplanned moments are often my favourite moments to capture!
Mikaila and Madi
I love mom and daughter sessions and these two were such a joy to photograph! You can see the full post of their session here.
Heidi and Family
Heidi and I met recently through a local networking group and she commissioned me to take some portraits of her and her family. We met at her home which meant we could include the furry family in the shoot too.
Home sessions are perfect if you'd prefer a relaxed shoot where everyone gets to kick back and be themselves.
Birthday Parties and Events
Sidney's 1st Birthday
Peter Rabbit was the order of the day for Sidney's 1st birthday and cake-smash. Mom Laetitia included healthy snacks and a wheelbarrow filled with veggies that guests could take home with them - after having their fill of cake of course!
James' 1st Birthday
James is just the cutest! I photographed Carmen and Mike's maternity session last August so it was a treat to be invited to the party and see how much James has grown up in a year. The bicycle-themed cake and decor were perfect and it was so special to be surrounded by so many old and new friends.
Poppet Patch Playdate
The awesome team from Poppet Patch put together a playdate at The Stables. Followers of the blog could get together and meet, let their kids play together and make some new friends. Fun in Parenting is definitely what this team achieved on the day!
If you're interested in all things parenting including hints, tips and product reviews head on over to Poppet Patch's website.
Matric Dance Sessions
Amore and Arno Matric Dance Portraits
Grafitti, a bright orange Jeep and sneakers - what was not to love about this super-fun Matric Portrait shoot?
Girls' Day Out Sessions
Parushka and Friends
The afternoon of the shoot was filled with lots of laughter and I had a great time meeting these lovely ladies. A Girls' Day Out shoot is the perfect excuse to get together with your friends, bring a picnic and a bottle of bubbly and celebrate your friendship!
Boudoir / White Sheet Sessions
Morgan wanted a mix of contemporary portraits and some traditional boudoir poses, and we had a blast creating these images.
If you're considering a boudoir-type shoot for yourself don't be put off by the idea that you aren't comfortable in racy underwear - we can plan a session so that your images can be subtly sexy just like these.
Katy and Renier Wedding
My cousin Katy married her sweetheart Renier at the stunning Cradle Valley Lodge. The decor was certainly pin-worthy and the bridal party were serious #squadgoals. Never mind the handsome groom and beautiful bride! It was so special to be part of this day as both photographer and family. Wishing you two all the best for your future together as Mr and Mrs Grobler!
My post wouldn't be complete without two photographs from an impromptu shoot I did with my own family. We didn't co-ordinate outfits, didn't do and hair and make-up, but I do have the best family when it comes to indulging me and my spontaneous ideas! My Mom posed for a few portraits for me and then I put it the camera self-timer for the shot of the four of us.
I often find that us photographers don't get in front of the camera nearly enough with our own family, so Heritage Day seemed the perfect opportunity for some "advanced selfies".
My Mom rocking her purple streaks!
I'm really passionate about capturing memories that are a lasting legacy for you and your family - let's meet for a coffee and chat about how YOU would love to be photographed!
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