I first met the Chiloane Family in 2016 when I was booked to capture their daughters’ birthday party at The Splat Company in Nelspruit.
We had such a blast and I was over the moon when I received the call from Gwendoline asking to book a full family portrait session. The venue we decided on is one of my favourite Lowveld treasures, The Botanical Gardens. Unfortunately we had to reschedule the session a number of times due to the Rainy weather we had each weekend (though I will never complain about rescheduling for that reason).
They had a blast and their three kids were just too adorable, here are some of the images from the session.
Today I look back at one of my favourite couple sessions this year. We all got up nice and early to get out to Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre for their Lifestyle Couple Photo shoot. These guys are just so adorable and I look forward to seeing how their future unfolds.
We have been having lovely wet weather in the beautiful Lowveld lately. Only problem when your a lifestyle Photographer is your shoots often get re-scheduled due to the wet conditions. On this Lovely Sunday the storm clouds were once again threatening to interrupt our scheduled session. I was so happy when Riette and Gerrit were still keen to brave the weather, and the weather held up and we had a great shoot with little cutie Lukas.
“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
— Karl Lagerfeld
One of the saddest days in my career was when a client phoned me and described her absolute heartbreak to me. Her son had passed away at the age of only 19, and the last photos of him she had where he wasn’t in a school or sport uniform was when he was 5! My heart went out to this poor woman so much! Over the phone I could hear her intense regret! Her regret of never taking the time to take his picture… I don’t want to scare you, I just want you to realize, photos are so important!
I am such a nostalgic person (which suits my job perfectly of course) . I constantly find myself looking at pictures of my kids and feeling so sad when I see how they have grown and how they have changed. When do we stop looking at our kids this way, cherishing each milestone, drinking in each moment of their fantastic lives?
A recent shoot reminded me once again that moments are still important! Take pictures of your kids! Even if they complain or go through the moody teenager phase. And even more important, be in pictures with them. Don’t let your own self conscious insecurities stop you from being in the memories too. When you look back on all these shared moments it will mean the world to see that you were there for them. It is such an important part of life! Captured moments make memories we can cherish forever!
…. these guys had such a blast! Showering each other in bright colours. But I suppose that’s to be expected when you have three brothers together! I just love the colours and how each persons face turned out!
Thanks guys! Thanks for being such good sports!! Just look at the one of a kind images we have as a result!
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Wow!! WHAT A SESSION!!! For as long as I can remember I have wanted to do a Paint bomb Session! Finally a Client was keen to try it! I think the fact that we have worked together a couple of times before made it easier for everyone to jump on board!
For Danie’s 60th birthday, their whole family got together for the first time in a while, what better opportunity to get everyone in front of a camera!
At first all was good and CLEAN…
And then the FUN began…
See the amazing images in the next post…
These three girls are so gorgeous! Those eyes, those curls! They have the ability to capture your heart! They have surely captured mine!
It was such a joy to capture the Van Heerden family this weekend! I can’t wait to see what adventures these girls will embark on!