Pet & Family Photo Shoot in Studio

When Anna contacted me in November about this photo shoot, I knew we would be in for some fun. She had won an OD Media Gift Voucher and wanted to use it on a Family Photo Shoot. There was a small catch however... the family included 3 dogs. This was so exciting! I love photographing dogs! After some chatting, Anna and I decided that her 3 furry children (as well as her own … [Read more...]

TO Strand Holiday

Last week we headed down to TO Strand for the last of the school holidays and since all the other schools had already started, the park was quite empty.  This is one of the better caravan parks as the facilities are clean, the sites are awesome, the staff are friendly and helpful, and of course the beach is a stones throw away.  We had an amazing time with more highs than … [Read more...]

Maternity shoot at Durban Beachfront with Imraan & Alison

I photographed Imraan and Alison's wedding a few years ago and then very recently Alison's sister Candice's wedding so this should have been an easy, relaxed shoot.  It started with Alison being extremely apprehensive, which is understandable when you are almost due with your first child, so things were a little awkward at first.  Thankfully Candice had joined us and brought a … [Read more...]

21st Birthday Celebration at The Boathouse with Delio

You never know what to expect at a 21st Birthday celebration but I did leave this one thinking Wow that was cool.  The event was held at the Boathouse in Ballito which is always a good start as it has stunning views and the service is excellent.  I was blown away by the decor, done by Function Foods, and how much attention had been spent on all the finer details.  It could … [Read more...]

Umhlanga Beach Family Photoshoot

Sharon had organised this photoshoot to coincide with their annual family holiday in South Africa. One of their favourite beaches is Umhlanga so we arranged to meet there for the photoshoot. We were fortunate enough to grab the last bit of good sunny weather before the very wet weekend weather hit Durban. It is always great to have people who don't mind getting a little wet and … [Read more...]

Sihle’s Beach Maternity Photoshoot

In 2013, Wade photographed the marriage of Sihle and Mhlonishwa (see blog here) and 3 years later, I photographed their beautiful family with 3 young girls and a baby on the way. It was an early start when we met at Bronze Beach just after sunrise, but Sihle and her family were ready for their photoshoot. It was a gorgeous sunrise, giving us soft yellow light to work with for … [Read more...]

Dog Portraits in Studio

This photoshoot was a long time in the making... Kim was in contact with Mike back in 2014 about a studio photoshoot of herself and her Jack Russel Fitz. However, time seemed to fly by and we managed to do the photoshoot this week. Since initial contact, Kim had adopted a wire-haired Terrier named Gabby. I knew this would be a very different and interesting photoshoot as we … [Read more...]

Family holiday at Mthatha Mouth Part 2

This is the second part of our holiday at Mthatha Mouth in the Eastern Cape, you can view the first part here. … [Read more...]

Family holiday at Mthatha Mouth Part 1

We thought that we would try going to Mthatha Mouth in the summer this year(actually last year) to avoid the cold and short days.  We had some concerns such as mosquitoes, heat(no fans since there is no electricity).  None of those issues panned out but what we didn't consider were snakes(Mandy stepped over one on the verandah on the first day there, panic); three cute little … [Read more...]

Family Portraits in the Studio

As soon as I saw Bongelwa and her family, I knew we would be in for a fun session in the studio. She had brought her mom, gran and best friend along to the photoshoot. At the beginning of the session, as a photographer, you always want to make your clients feel happy and  comfortable in the studio and in front of the camera. This, however, was not necessary with Bongelwa's … [Read more...]