Waiting for MacKenzie…

Published March 11, 2016 in Maternity shoots

The excitement and expectation was tangible between Lauren and Ryan. They really were so excited to meet their precious MacKenzie. I am not going to say much about this beautiful shoot except to say that the combination of baby bump,beach,beautiful weather and the easiest couple to shoot could only result in magic.

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Emma and Julian’s Engagement Shoot

Published March 9, 2016 in Couples and Engagement shoots

Emma and Julian were truly blessed with the most spectacular afternoon for their Engagement shoot. The light coming through the trees was whimsical and shooting down in the foresty areas of Simbithi we were able to capture the most gorgeous shots. At our first meeting Emma chatted away about how important her dog and horse were to her and how she would love them included in the shoot. Working with animals adds another dimension to a shoot- there is always an element of surprise and sometimes they can play havoc with the shoot…. but an old dog constantly running off […]

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Alec turns 2

Published March 7, 2016 in Birthdays

 When Lou Harvey is your mum you know that your birthday party is going to be a cracker of a celebration- styled to perfection, loads of things to see, touch and play with, delicious goodies to eat and fun in bucket loads. Alec’s Farm Yard second birthday was just that. Lou you are so talented and it is always such an honour to be asked to document these special occasions for you. Looking forward to Alec’s 3rd birthday!!!!

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Jordy’s First Birthday

Published February 29, 2016 in Babies, Birthdays

Could a shoot get any better….. Jordy is the cutest little guy and mum, Kendall, is super creative and talented. She will always go the extra mile for anyone and loves celebrations, bunting, balloons and bubbles… so there was no way Jordy’s first birthday was going to go by undocumented. Big love, colour and crazy ideas are her thing so a Smash the Cake shoot was definitely going to be a must for little guy. My studio was choc a block full for the shoot-massive balloons,bunting for days,excited admirers ,enthusiastic assistants, greedy dogs looking for scraps, sticky delicious cake – […]

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The newest Rom- here is Jamie

Published October 30, 2015 in Babies

From the Maternity shoot I did a few weeks before Jamie was born I knew that this little man was going to be SO loved by his brother. When I arrived to do the Newborn shoot Jordy was so excited to introduce me to his brother- taking me by the hand and leading me to his bedroom, he told me that it would all be fine because Jamie was very good, but didn’t have any teeth yet and so couldn’t talk….but he could cry! There was so much loving and cuddling I actually had to come back two days later when Jordy […]

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Jaclyn and Grayson

Published October 21, 2015 in Weddings

The much anticipated wedding photos of the awesome Jaclyn and Grayson and their Beare Pack! So happy to be sharing these. And a day like this cannot happen without an unbelievable team: Thank you all for making my job so easy! Photographer’s assistant: Hugh Cunningham   Wedding Dress: Bride & Co The Crescent: Jaclyn especially asked me to mention her consultant Langa, who was AMAZING! 031 566 2995   Brides Shoes: Forever New / Tomy Takkies   Bridesmaid Dresses: YDE   Hair and Makeup: The INCREDIBLE Kendyl McPherson www.nixonmakeup.co.za/   Decor and Flowers: For the Table Penny Trytsman and Cheryl, […]

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Emma and Cameron’s Engagement shoot

Published October 1, 2015 in Couples and Engagement shoots

In the latest edition of Future Bride Magazine I wrote an article about the value of an Engagement Shoot and Emma and Cameron’s Shoot bears testimony to all I said. In our first meeting they happily chatted about their big day but when it came down to the nitty gritty of the photos they were quick to explain how being in front of the camera was not their most comfortable place to be, and that they were not photogenic and so were really apprehensive about their wedding photographs. Bearing this in mind I encouraged them to do an Engagement Shoot and […]

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Charlotte’s turns Two

Published September 30, 2015 in Birthdays

Most little girls dream of their wedding day as being the most spectacular day of their lives….but not all of them have Lisa as their mum. Charlotte has a mum that is talented beyond words and she created visual feast that just defied imagination. This is most definitely the MOST SPECTACULAR birthday party I have ever had the privilege of shooting. Prettier than pretty and such a happy celebration. Thank you Lisa for trusting me to capture such a special birthday party. You are one very, very talented lady and Charlie Bea is one very lucky little girl     […]

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How time flies – a family shoot

Published August 21, 2015 in Family shoots

Social media is a wonderful thing! It is through Facebook that I have managed to make, and keep in contact with so many of the students I have taught over the years. It was some twenty years ago that I last spent any length of time with Joelene – she was a pretty young 12 year old and I was her  young class teacher. There are surreal moments that occur as time flies by and you come face to face with these young girls who have morphed into incredible young women — and what adds to the ‘time warp’ feeling is when their […]

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