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Mikaila and Madi

September 11, 2017

Family Portraits | Johannesburg

"We didn't realise we were making memories.

All we knew was we were having fun"

Winnie The Pooh.

 

 

This is one of my favourite quotes and it absolutely sums up this family portraits shoot! I loved taking Mikaila and her daughter Madison's portraits as it's clear that these two share such an amazing bond. Mom and daughter sessions are always close to my heart as I have a very special relationship with my own Mom.

 

 

Mikaila and I met through social media - we have a few friends in common in the modelling and photography industry and it was great to meet up in person and chat about the ideas for the shoot.

 

On photo day, Nikkita Naidoo from Nikki's Beautique lent us her talents as make-up artist.

 

 

During my portrait sessions I like to capture a mix of posed portraits and candid moments. I also encourage people to be themselves - if that means being silly then by all means go ahead! At the end of the day the goal for me is to make sure everyone has photographs of themselves that truly reflect them.

 

As you can tell, these two weren't shy in front of my camera at all! We spent much of the shoot in fits of laughter.

 

 

We did include some classic poses in these beautiful dresses...

 

 

 

 And then changed into more casual outfits....

 

 

It's a great idea to bring along a change of outfits or different accessories for the shoot - especially if these accessories are meaningful to you. 

 

Here are a few more of our favourites from the shoot...

 

 

 

Thank you again lovely ladies for such an awesome afternoon and for making my job so easy!

If you are interested in your own family portraits session, contact me and we can set up your pre-shoot consultation and chat about your own ideas for your shoot.

 

For more information about family portrait sessions, click here

 

 

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