High Tea in aid of CANSA

On 26 May 2012 the finalists of the Winelands Winter Queen pageant held a High Tea in aid of  The Cancer Association of South Africa or in short CANSA. The main focus of the morning was Breast Cancer.

On the morning of the High tea Sheryl Linda Long a breast cancer survivor came to share her story with us. What a remarkable woman.  Her faith and will to live is just so heartwarming and I must admit she had me in tears.

One of my biggest fears are being diagnosed with the big C but I am very happy to know that there are hope and support out there.

Now for those of you that don’t know what CANSA does here is just a short explanation I got off their website. For more information please go and read all about them.

CANSA’s sole purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa. CANSA’s mission is to be the preferred non-profit organisation that enables researcheducates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer.

CANSA has more than 50 care centers all over South Africa. At these care centers they provide holistic care and support to patients diagnosed with cancer, cancer survivors and their loved ones.

I came across this quote also on the CANSA website:

“Cancer is not a death sentence, but rather it is a life sentence – it pushes one to live!” (Marcia Smith). 

Here are just a few collages I made of the morning.

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Another photo of Arno in his green shirt against the Black background.

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Arno Studio Shoot

Today I started with Arno’s photo shoot.  Arno took a while to warm up to the camera but I just love this one.

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Today I finished up with the Pospech Photo Shoot.  Only one more shoot to go then I am up to date and then I can start playing with my “boyfriend” again…

Really? You don’t say…

When I edited this photo today I just fell in love with the expression on little Chloë’s face.

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New Props being used…

 

Little Miss Julia  made such lovely photo’s.  She really likes the camera… Just look how lovely my new props look in the background…. Children are our Love and Joy…

 

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Two Sisters

I really had a ball photographing these two lovely girls…

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uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, KwaZulu Natal

On Sunday while busy with my photo’s with inspirational quotes on I came across this photo I took  at uKhahlamba  Drakensberg Park during our visit there in July. I just love trees, water and reflections… But more on this visit in the near future…

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A while back I went to a High tea in Paarl in aid of CANSA . For those of you that don’t know what CANSA stands for  The Cancer Association of South Africa. I will post the rest of the photo’s of the High Tea during the week also some more information on CANSA.

I was invited by Sunette Nieuwoudt  and like always my “boyfriend” accompanied me. I took photo’s of the tables but never edited it. I just focused on Sunette’s Table because she was my host and I am her sponsor for Mrs South Africa.

Well on Saturday I was not feeling to hot and decided to go through my older photo’s I still need to edit and delete all the photo’s I don’t want to use. I wanted to deleted this one because I did not take a photo of the whole glass.  Then I decided not delete it. What rules say you must take a photo of the whole object. So I edit it, sized it and saved it. I did however not publish it. I think I heard my bed calling….

Strawberry and Yogurt in Cocktail glass
Strawberry and Yogurt in Cocktail glass. Black & White

 

Reyvan turned 2

One day I got a message from Reyvan’s mom saying she wished I was in Johannesburg.  I then told her that I was going to the Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal in the June/July School holidays.  Well all worked out great we extended our holiday with a week and went to Gauteng before heading to Alpine Heath in the Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal.

Reyvan was turning two and had his party at Spaanyard just outside Johannesburg. As you can see I took little Reyvan’s birthday photo’s and it was allot of fun and was just great to see my old clients again.

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 20/52

Zebra, Mountain Zebra National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” Denis Waitley

Table Mountain from Blaauwberg, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

” Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.” William Osler

Geese, Benoni, Country View, Gauteng, South Africa

“It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.”  Anthony Robbins

Ground Squirrel, Mountain Zebra National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.”  Wally Amos

Karroo, South Africa

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” Mahummad Ali

Springbok, Mountain Zebra Mountain Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“The true test in life does not occur when all is going well.  The true test takes place when we are faced with challenges.” Catherine Pulsifer

Orange River, Free State, South Africa

“The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.” Joseph Addison