Posts Tagged ‘Beautiful

23
Mar
14

Anya’s Maternity shoot & Emily’s arrival

At the end of 2013 I had a special on Maternity/Newborn Shoots and Anya Black decided that it was a good idea and purchased one. So on the 5th January, when she was close to her date, she decided it was time to do the Maternity shoot which we shot at the Helderberg Nature Reserve on a very overcast day. Then finally Emily was born on 18th January, which is my mom’s birthday (just by the way) and we eventually did the newborn shoot on the 26th January, 2014 when Emily was only 8 days old. We then did another shoot again on the 16th March (which was my late sister’s birthday). I loved the way that Derrick and Anya included their first child Lilli-Hannah in EVERYTHING and made her feel a part of the whole pregnancy and birth. Lilli-Hannah is crazy about her new sister and about her parents and I hope that you can see the love in these images that I have captured over the course of the 3 shoots.

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959_AnyaBlack_-1013-1Lilli-Hannah sat down and promptly folded her arms and very spontaneously so did mom and dad!

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959_Rainbow-996-1 copyA special feeling of love exists between these two wonderful parents.

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14775669-1Such a close relationship with her mom and so excited to be meeting a new sister.

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15587451-1Nearly there!

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14008254-1Listening to mom’s tummy to hear whether she can hear anything!

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1782088_10152180241877040_888876428_nSuch a lovely close family!

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1779201_10152180184452040_1488051413_nA very special relationship exists between this father and his little princess!  Lilli-Hannah and Derrick having a bit of quality time together!

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1800273_10152180217757040_1821627769_nHolding her and protecting her in the palm of their hands at only eight days old!

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1240376_10152180254517040_472701514_nMom’s precious little newborn daughter, Emily!

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1623571_10152180195097040_48420965_nA new Princess is born!  Hand crocheted silver crown by Laurette van der Merwe.

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998135_10152180249592040_292806926_nOne of the most beautiful gifts is a father’s love!

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11575_10152180204532040_1026311623_nSharpenedEdgesAn angel sent from heaven to bless this little family!

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10080_10152180227557040_422211070_nLilli-Hannah kissing her little sister, Emily’s tiny toes!

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1016416_10152180205452040_574778982_nSharpenedEdgesI wonder what is going through her mind?

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1743478_10152180219677040_760884909_nPrecious tiny bundle of joy in mom’s arms!

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Untitled-2One happy family!

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DSC_0092-1Anya having quality time with her daughter, Lilli-Hannah.

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DSC_0112-1Oh what bliss to just lie there and ‘chill’!

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DSC_0223-1Two very tiny feet that are going to be active soon!

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DSC_0241-1Such absolutely awesome sibling LOVE for her tiny little sister!

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SharpenEdgesX2Mom and Dad’s wedding rings to show how tiny her feet are!

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BlackHands-1All their hands together to show the size of Emily’s hands!

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1902963_10152180251157040_1952823838_nSharpenedEdgesBeautiful sleeping baby girl, Emily! Headband hand crocheted by Laurette van der Merwe.

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Untitled-1 copySisters having a cuddle!

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DSC_0228-1One beautifully happy family all together!

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01
Jan
13

Will I make a Photo per day in 2013?

Last year I started a Photo per day album, but things got out of hand and life just ran away with me. This year I am not promising to do the same, but I am going to try and take one each day and post it here, so please forgive me if I miss any days due to overwhelming circumstances. I just enjoy what I do and love having fun with my camera. Please feel free to leave your comments!

1 January 2013

I received these two beautiful gifts from my stepdaughter for Christmas which she had bought on her travels to Venice and Croatia.  I simply love them so much! I have wanted a Venetian mask for 28 years and finally I have one! :-)

I received these two beautiful gifts from my stepdaughter for Christmas which she had bought on her travels to Venice and Croatia. I simply love them so much! I have wanted a Venetian mask for 28 years and finally I have one! 🙂

2 January 2013

Sofia is the newborn that I did a shoot with today. She is a real miracle baby!

Sofia is the newborn that I did a shoot with today. She is a real miracle baby!

3 January 2013

Flowers from my stepdaughter's garden for me. I love roses. :-)

Flowers from my stepdaughter’s garden for me. I love roses. 🙂

4 January 2013

Maybe you would like to guess where I found this?

Maybe you would like to guess where I found this?

5 January 2013

A tassle at the end of a light pulley.

A tassle at the end of a light pulley.

6 January 2013

3 Elements to photograph in the most creative way one can think of was the brief. This is just one of the many I tried!

3 Elements (Glass, String and a Face Flannel) to photograph in the most creative way one can think of was the brief. This is just one of the many I tried!

7 January 2013

My beautiful Weimeraner, Anouk, in one of her funny poses!

My beautiful Weimeraner, Anouk, in one of her funny poses!

8 January 2013

Two pigeons caught lovingly taking care of each other. Not sure whether the one on the left is the female, but her/his eyes are closed. Just think it is so cute!

Two pigeons caught lovingly taking care of each other. Not sure whether the one on the left is the female, but her/his eyes are closed. Just think it is so cute!

9 January 2013

Went to photograph my friend at the Adventure Boot Camp this morning at 5.45am! This was the sunrise!

Went to photograph my friend at the Adventure Boot Camp this morning at 5.45am! This was the sunrise!

10 January 2013

I am going to miss this girl! Moving to Australia so did my last shoot with her before she leaves.

I am going to miss this girl! Moving to Australia so did my last shoot with her before she leaves.

11 January 2013

My friend's beautiful kitty cat! Saw something in the distance. Followed us all the time we were shooting outsitde.

My friend’s beautiful kitty cat! Saw something in the distance. Followed us all the time we were shooting outsitde.

12 January 2013

Totally blessed when your hubby's ex-wife buys you flowers and comes to spend the afternoon with you, hubby and stepdaughter! Thank you so much!

Totally blessed when your hubby’s ex-wife buys you flowers and comes to spend the afternoon with you, hubby and stepdaughter! Thank you so much!

13 January 2013

Photographed a very precious friend's 50th birthday celebration today and this little 6 week old puppy was one of the guests! So cute

Photographed a very precious friend’s 50th birthday celebration today and this little 6 week old puppy was one of the guests! So cute

14 January 2013

I love shells so because I was looking for something to photograph today I thought let me see what's in our bathroom and there it was!

I love shells so because I was looking for something to photograph today I thought let me see what’s in our bathroom and there it was!

15 January 2013

Part of supper tonight! Guess it isn't earth shattering, but then who said that all photographs need to be earthshattering when you are trying to take one each day! ;-)

Part of supper tonight! Guess it isn’t earth shattering, but then who said that all photographs need to be earthshattering when you are trying to take one each day! 😉

16 January 2013

Sunset over False Bay this evening.

Sunset over False Bay this evening.

17 January 2013

I found a heart on my avocado today! :-)

I found a heart on my avocado today! 🙂

18 January 2013

Guess what

Maybe you can tell me what this is?

19 January 2013

Spent a wonderful morning at the Helderberg Nature Reserve with a very special friend teaching her the little I know about my camera and taking photographs. When I took this photograph I didn't see the dragonfly which was trying to hide behind this opening reed. So when I got to look on my PC after downloading them all Lo and behold there to my surprise was a double pair of dragonfly wings sticking out the sides! :-)

Spent a wonderful morning at the Helderberg Nature Reserve with a very special friend teaching her the little I know about my camera and taking photographs. When I took this photograph I didn’t see the dragonfly which was trying to hide behind this opening reed. So when I got to look on my PC after downloading them all Lo and behold there to my surprise was a double pair of dragonfly wings sticking out the sides! 🙂

20 January 2013

The sun setting behind a shell is my photograph for today!

The sun setting behind a shell is my photograph for today!

21 January 2013

A beautiful stone I found some time ago. I love the variety of colours and designs!

A beautiful stone I found some time ago. I love the variety of colours and designs!

22 January 2013

The moon 22 January 2013. One of the most difficult things for me to do is photograph the moon so I keep on trying!

The moon 22 January 2013. One of the most difficult things for me to do is photograph the moon so I keep on trying!

23 January 2013

What do you call this?

What do you call this?

24 January 2013

I found this very strange bug in my wash basin today!

I found this very strange bug in my wash basin today!

25 January 2013

A beautiful mosaic mirror heart I found on my party shoot today!

A beautiful mosaic mirror heart I found on my party shoot today!

26 January 2013

Finally finished off a top that I sewed for myself last year. This is the crocheted embellishment around the neck. Hoping to start making little girls dresses soon and doing a bit of upcycling of clothes. Watch this space!

Finally finished off a top that I sewed for myself last year. This is the crocheted embellishment around the neck. Hoping to start making little girls dresses soon and doing a bit of upcycling of clothes. Watch this space!

27 January 2013

This is the bonnet crocheted by my Ouma for me when I was a baby.

This is the bonnet crocheted by my Ouma for me when I was a baby.

28 January 2013

Fire from Franschoek causing the sky to be filled with smoke and giving the sky an orange hue. Very sad because the wind is so strong.

Fire from Franschoek causing the sky to be filled with smoke and giving the sky an orange hue. Very sad because the wind is so strong.

29 January 2013

Red amongst the green. I love this tree and especially when the sun reflects through the red leaves. I call it a 'HEART TREE' because the leaves look like hearts.

Red amongst the green. I love this tree and especially when the sun reflects through the red leaves. I call it a ‘HEART TREE’ because the leaves look like hearts.

30 January 2013

I found these in a little blue manhole, which is used when they come and fix the burst water pipes in our road. They are very busy bees that have made a nest obviously in the manhole. Would llove to see what happens when the men come to fix a burst pipe. :-)

I found these in a little blue manhole, which is used when they come and fix the burst water pipes in our road. They are very busy bees that have made a nest obviously in the manhole. Would llove to see what happens when the men come to fix a burst pipe. 🙂

 

31 January 2013

Well the first month of 2013 gone down and now 11 more to go!

So the final photograph for January 2013 is a fun one! Strange cloud formation which looked like an 'L' for Laurette! So I added my own 'skywriting'! What do you think?

So the final photograph for January 2013 is a fun one! Strange cloud formation which looked like an ‘L’ for Laurette! So I added my own ‘skywriting’! What do you think?

 

Hoping you will all be back for the February 2013 Photographs per day and hope you enjoyed looking at my January 2013 Photos per day?

01
Jul
12

Matthew & Melissa’s Bloubergstrand Wedding

One of my most recent weddings was for Matthew and Melissa who got married in Bloubergstrand at the end of May. Here are some of the images I managed to capture of their special day.

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23
Jan
12

Julien & Tracey’s Fairytale Wedding

This past Saturday I had the wonderful privilege of photographing Julien & Tracey’s Wedding at Lourensford Wine Estate.  I had photographed their Engagement  in November and it was so much fun working with them that I knew their wedding shoot would also be fun.  They were so extremely easy to work with and some times I would ask them to do strange things and other times they would have ideas of their own.  Here is the result of that perfect day with perfect weather, a stunning couple, plus wonderful family and friends to support them. They will be living in France as Julien is a Frenchman and Tracey is South African. I just hope that in the years ahead I may have the privilege of meeting up with them again to catch up on their lives. Thank Julien & Tracey for always being so encouraging and for liking what I do! May your lives be totally blessed in the years ahead!

So in love with each other …

Tracey and Julien toasting each other …

A shower of red rose petals …

A reflection of their love for each other …

Beautiful bride relaxing before the wedding …

What the bride and groom’s feet were wearing …

Stealing a kiss in front of the homestead …

Just jumping for joy because of their happiness of being together forever at last …

Loving reflections …

“I just love you sooooooooo much!” …

On this journey of life together …

Dance like no one is watching you! …

“Stop the traffic …. I need to kiss this girl!” …

Some children who were intrigued by the goings on …

Fruit of the vine …

Enjoying being alone for a little while …

Come over here Pleeeeeze! …

Silhouette expression of their love …

She tripped and fell over her dress and was instantly rescued by her Prince …

Love’s embrace …

Taking a peep into their fairytale through the oak trees …

“You are finally mine and I love you soooo much!” …

Happy together …

A special moment spent between the vineyards as the sun started setting …

“Come back here … you aren’t going anywhere Mrs Louis!” …

“We believe we can fly together!” …

Beautiful Princess leaving to meet her Prince …

They said to me “Don’t worry about giving us a lift back to the reception we just want to walk back alone!”

09
Oct
10

Clem & Xenie’s Wedding

On the 29th May we attended a wedding of an ex-pupil of mine. We did the videography of the wedding plus I did a series of photographs to intersperse with the videography. Here is a selection of my photographs.