I met James, Toni and little Nicolas on Muizenberg beach. Cape Town fickle weather patterns did give us a bit of a fright with some heavy clouds in the morning but within minutes turned into a beautiful day for Nicholas to explore and enjoy the sand and water.
We had tractors and chocolate croissants to keep Nicholas engaged and get him running! James and Toni has such a calm loving energy and it was a pleasure to enjoy the beach and capture this beautiful family.
Van der Merwe
Marika Weder asked me to capture the extended Etsebeth family at their home in Blouberg. It was a morning of laughs, bubbles and special moments.
The extended Alfino Family was captured at the recently burned down guest house on Kleinbosch neer Paarl.
Augusta guest house caught fire at the beginning of January 2017. The fire started in the mountains and the wind blew embers across to the guesthouse. This tragic event created a somber but interesting backdrop
Cindy Alfino from 3 kids 2 dogs and 1 old house was too happy when I suggested a burned down building as she's been wanting to do a shoot in a abandoned building for a while now.
The Dryden family met me on Kommetjie Beach where we experienced to most beautiful sunrise.
Thanks for meeting me soooo early and getting into the cold water!
I convinced Tarryn to drag her family to Tokai forest before sunrise and what a success.
We created a little sitting room in the center of the forest to capture this unique family. The labradors were just to happy to cooperate as there was a bag of biltong on offer.
Se7en plus One
The family of the blogger Se7en was a breath of fresh air! The 8 kids are all home schooled and complete individuals. Each of them took time to give me a glimpse of their interest.
I arrived in Fishhoek at to be welcomed my the youngest 3 of the bunch. It was easy to learn their names as each of them had such an engaging mature nature.
We headed into the mountains where they find their peace to capture this amazing family.
Thanks to the Horn family for taking me to Silvermine quarry for the first time!
With 3 busy boys I could not keep up with all the amazing photo oppertunities. What a lovely energy from this Pastors family. And thanks for the boys for showing me all the cool spots!
I met Frida through Project Playground when I offered my services to this non-profit organization. See the full story here
The Adam family arrived at my studio on Father's Day and I was deligted to meet this beautiful family. Little Kayla was a little under the weather with a cold but her little brother Ilaan was doing a very good job at cheering her up. He was just a champ, loving the camera while imitating his older brother Mikaeel. Thanks for a special day and so many laughs!
I'm very lucky to know the Knoesen Family very well, so when they asked me to take their family portraits I was ecstatic!
We decided to get together at Paradyskloof close to Stellenbosch. Perfect setting to get a big family together. The girls were already playing around in the forest before we started with the pictures.
Beautiful sunset through the trees and the amazing energy from the whole Knoesen family just ended up being a perfect combination.
A beautiful family with an amazing bond. To be asked to take their family portraits was an absolute pleasure!
The Thesnaar family were so easy to just try everything I could think of. And they did this with the greatest enthusiasm! It was beautiful to see the relationship between the members of this family, truely inspiring.
I asked the Schroender family to meet me before sunrise in Franschhoek Valley. Although I'm from the Boland I forgot how cold it could be in those valleys before sunrise!
Sheree had the girls ready in pink warm jackets so we were all smiles when we headed out. Thanks for all the optimism and ready to change location in a heartbeat!
Michelle asked me to capture their very big, energetic family.
It's always lovely to get the whole family with 3 or more generations. You can see and enjoy the interactions and spot the similarities.
Thanks for all the laughs and fun, you guys were and absolute delight to capture!
It was such a pleasure to capture the happy Saggers Family. We decided ti head into Newlands Forest as it's Greame's playground being a trail runner. Faith was a little bundle of joy even though she was a little under the weather that morning.