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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Engagement Shoot – Sonia & Jerado

Right, here we go. This has to probably be my best engagement shoot I have done to date. Not that any of my other shoots was bad, but this one will just probably be my most favourite one for a long time. The thing with engagement shoots is that its just a couple shoot, lots of hugs and kisses and giggles and laughs. One rarely get the chance to shoot something different, as not all couples are equally adventurous or open for new things. Well, Sonia and Jerado wanted to do a shoot at Twede Tol in Bainskloof. When we got there it was packed, like most popular picnic spots is on a warm day. People where playing in the river and there was cars and umbrellas everywhere.... Not the ideal spot to do a shoot with people who probably have never been in front of the camera. Once they arrived and we started chatting, the guard at the gate asked us if we don't want to go to the waterfall. Waterfall, well I am always keen for a waterfall! And so where they. After a short hike we reached the waterfall and man was it spectacular! We ended of the shoot with them, myself and Hanro, a fellow photographer, up to our neck in the pool, sopping wet and ecstatic about the shots. well, here you go, have a look and please tell me if you agree with me ;) Here is a behind the scenes shot from Hanro, just to prove what we did .    


Stellenbosch Engagement Shoot – Cecile & Du Toit

I am photographing Cecile and Du Toit later this year. But first we had to do an engagement shoot with them. In our chatting we came up that we wanted to do something a bit different than the normal couple shoot and Cecile, after many hours on Pinterest, came up with a shoot at the local airfield... NICE! So we headed out to the Stellenbosch Airfield and we went and had some fun. Du Toit was dressed in his "top gun" outfit as he called it and Cecile had this cute polka dot dress on. After the airfield we went back to the farm they live, the Fijndraai Estate. We shot all around there in in the stables on the farm as well. To end it off we went into the camp with the foals of the horses. What a better way to end of a shoot than with baby horses and stunning light. Feel free to leave a comment or a like and please share.  


Model Portfolio Shoot – Jolene

Jolene contacted me to do a quick model portfolio shoot for her. We played a bit in my new studio and we got some cracker images. Now this has been the first time that Jolene has done such a shoot so she was quite nervous in the beginning. But once she has seen that its easy and loads of fun we really got some cracking shots. We then went out to a burnt field to shoot some more outdoor shots. Well have a look and let me know what you think, I think we nailed it!  


Studio Photo Shoot – Yolandi Malherbe & Mishka Patel

I had the pleasure of working recently with Yolandi Malherbe and Mishka Patel at my studio. (please follow the links to their Facebook pages and go and give them a like and a follow) Yolandi has been on the cover of Playboy South Africa a couple of times and has also featured in a couple of articles in the FHM South Africa magazine. She has also been seen in a number of music videos for South African artists like Jack Parow. She now lives in Ceres but still do modelling on a regular basis. To work with such a talented model is a dream and I can just hope that we will be doing plenty more shoots in the near future! Mishka Patel was one of the top 12 finalists in the Miss South Africa 2014 pageant . Now she does motivational speaking and also modelling. She is looking to be a finalists again in 2015. Having these stunning ladies in my studio for a day is a dream for many photographers. I am looking forward to working with these ladies more often so we can create some more epic images. The Make up was done by my very talented friend, Janel Blom. Please feel free to like, comment and share this post. Here is some of Mishka's images.   Yolandi Malherbe Yolandie Malherbe & Mishka Patel together with myself, Dewald Kirsten and Janel Blom. We had loads of fun with this, as you will see by the images :)  


Ballerina Photo Shoot – Michelle

Michelle's Teacher, Mariette Steyn approached me to do a Ballerina Photo shoot for one of her principle dancers from her studio in Somerset West. Obviously I agreed to do the shoot for them as I simply love to shoot dancers. They are so elegant and just to see the pure talent that go into their dancing is incredible! We started shooting outside Stellenbosch and on that day there was one massive brush fire in the Helderberg area that blew in a heap of smoke into the forest. This created this ethereal effect that fitted in with Michelle's dancing. To say I am over the moon happy is an understatement. Well please feel free to have a look at the images and please feel free to share it with friends and family.  


Kaleo Wedding – Dewald & Denise

Dewald And Denise got married at probably the most stunning venue in the Boland, Kaleo Wedding venue outside Ceres. It is situated at the start of the majestic Cederberg Mountains and there is some amazing rock formation in the area. This is also the first wedding that I have done where there where more people at the coffee bar than the normal bar LOL. But when a wedding couple gives coffee mugs as wedding favours then it was to be understanded, they LOVE coffee! Denise looked stunning in her Olivelli Dress, and Dewald looked Smashing in his suit. Well, now have a look at the images and please feel free to let me know what you think and feel free to share it with your friends.


Fitness Photoshoot – Angie Snyman WBFF Pro Diva

Angie Snyman contacted me just before December to do a shoot with her while she was down in Cape Town on holiday. Obviously I couldn't say no to such a fitness rockstar chick! This would be one of Angie's very first beach shoots and she rocked it, one would never have said this was her first one. We shot at the awesome Dappat Se Gat beach at Kogelbay and we got some amazing shots! Go on and go and have a look at her website for more info about her and go and give her a like over on her Facebook page Please feel free to leave a comment or give this post a share.  


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