Flowers by Rika – Bridal Shoot Rhodes Memorial

Rika from Flowers by Rika sponsored three lovely bouquet’s for a bridal shoot we had at Rhodes Memorial on 18 November 2012. I had to  pick up the bouquet’s the day before the shoot and decided to take the some photo’s in the studio.

Thank you Rika for the lovely Bouquet’s it looked absolutely beautiful in our Bridal Shoot.

White Roses Bridal Bouquet
White Roses Bridal Bouquet
White Roses Bridal Bouquet
White Roses Bridal Bouquet
King Protea and Pink Roses Bridal Bouquet
King Protea and Pink Roses Bridal Bouquet
King Protea and Pink Roses Bridal Bouquet
King Protea and Pink Roses Bridal Bouquet
Pink Roses
Pink Roses
King Protea and Pink Roses Bridal Bouquet
King Protea and Pink Roses Bridal Bouquet
King Protea and Pink Roses Bridal Bouquet
King Protea and Pink Roses Bridal Bouquet
Red Roses Bridal Bouquet
Red Roses Bridal Bouquet
Red Roses Bridal Bouquet
Red Roses Bridal Bouquet
Red Roses Bridal Bouquet
Red Roses Bridal Bouquet

If you are in the Cape Town Area feel free to contact Rika Senekal for a quotation.

Email: senekalrika@gmail.com

Cell phone: 079 497 5873 or 074 029 5842

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/244 – Cake Smash: Take 1

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Mellisa turned 1 today so we had her cake smash
Mellisa turned 1 today so we had her cake smash

I photographed Mellisa the first time 27 December 2011 she was 4 weeks old. Today she turned 1 and I had the honor to capture her Cake Smashing…..

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/243 – Bridal Shoot Take 3

Model: Sunette Olivier
Hair & Make up: Something Beautiful
Dress: MC Design Design & Couture

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 33/52

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Never stop dreaming, as yesterday’s dream can become the reality of tomorrow and the innovation of the future.
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. African proverb
When you choose to forgive those who hurt you, you take away their power.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Hope is wishing something would happen. Faith is believing something will happen. Courage is making something happen.
“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” Dumbledore

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/242 – Just being silly

 

 

A year ago I met Helen, Paul and Jaennine for a family shoot. Paul is not a big lover of photo’s but little sis Jaennine just love the camera.  One year later  everyone  had fun.Just love this one…

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/241 – Father and son

 

Little Wihan is a very serious little boy but mom got the right sounds and actions to make him laugh out off his tummy… Priceless….

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

The Rules: 

1.  Thank the person who nominate you.

2.  List 7 things about yourself.

3.  Nominate 15 bloggers and inform them.

 

A while back I received a nomination for  Very inspiring Blogger Award. I was so busy that to date I had not had the chance to properly accept the award.

1. Thank you Eva of Healthy Glow Nutrition for my nomination. Sorry for only accepting now.

2.  7  things about myself:

  1. I am a Wife, a Mother and a self taught  Photographer.
  2. I love my husband and two boys with all my heart.
  3. Photography is my passion.
  4. I love to be outdoors in nature, but unfortunately I can’t do my editing in the middle of a field.
  5. I love wearing black, blue and earthy colors.
  6. Respect and good manners is very important to me and I my boys have been taught the importance of it. ( Everywhere I go I get lot’s of compliments on my boys behavior)
  7. I love music and the radio is on 24/7/365

I must be honest it is very difficult to choose only 15 bloggers. Every one of the blogs I follow are brilliant and I love each and everyone of them.

3   My nominations for this award:

Frankfurtmalin

Serendipity 13

Muse and Sparrow Photography

Living, Loving, Laughing

Ramblings

Cee’s Life Photography

The Neophyte Photographer

Clanmother

My Beautiful things

Photo Nature Blog

Frames and focus

A Nature Mom

Wind against current

Lagottocattleya

ilargia64

 

 

 

 

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/240 – My Daddy

 

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 32/52

“If you don’t start somewhere, you’re gonna go nowhere.” Bob Marley
“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.” Charles F Kettering
“When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment, or the moment defines you.” Kevin Costner
“Failure is the foundation of success; success is the lurking place of failure.” Laozi
“If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.” Henry Miller
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau
“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.” Audrey Hepburn

 

BLOG OF THE YEAR 2012!

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Here are the rules to accept this award:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
5 You can now also join our Facebook page – click the link here ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Award and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

ok, let’s start…

My blog was nominated by Frankfurtmalin for the Blog of the year 2012. Thank you Malin for the nomination I really appreciate it.

I love all the blogs I follow and wish I could nominate each and every one of them.

I am going to nominate only a few tonight on a later stage I’ll nominate some more.

Frankfurtmalin

Shutterbugsage.com

scrapydo

garyschollmeier

Beach Treasures and Treasure Beaches

The Palladian Traveler

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/239 – Protea and Roses

 

 

This bouquet was made for our Bridal Shoot at Rhodes Memorial. Rika Senekal of Flowers by Rika sponsored us with three lovely bouquet’s.

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/238 – Soooo Tired

Photo shoots are so tiring….

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/237 – Bridal Shoot take 2

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/236 – Big Brother

 

 

I am busy editing the Kottnitz Family shoot. When I saw this one  I decided on the spot this is my photo of the day. Mom just finished changing baby and big brother observed… Just look at that little eyes…..

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/235 – Heron

Heron at Bokkomlaan

 

 

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/234 – Purple/Blue flower

Yesterday when I looked out the window at my friends house in Britannia Bay I spotted these flowers growing between the leaves of the tree. It was a bit high and I had to stand on my toes to get these shots. While taking the photo’s the ants big ones decided to attack me.

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/233 – White flower

I took this photo in my friends garden. I could not really edit it so I just converted from RAW to jpeg and sharpen a bit. My photo shop keeps telling me I installed it on to many computers. So I used PhotoScape to resize the photo.

 

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 31/52

Table Mountain, Blaauwberg, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“Sometimes, the most important lessons in life are the ones we learn the hard way.” Unknown

Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 2010

“Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.” Dame Edna Everage

Alpine Heath, Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa,2012

“Peace can become a lens through which you see the world. Be it. Live it. Radiate it out. Peace is an inside job.” Dr Wayne Dyer

Country View, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa,2012

Appreciate those who love you. Help those who need you. Forgive those who hurt you. Forget those who leave you.

Country View, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, 2012

“The days you are most uncomfortable are the days you learn the most about yourself.”  Mary Louise Bean

Lupine, Kraaifontein, Western Cape, South Africa,2012

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Robert Brault

Clara Anna Fontein, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

 

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/232 – Bridal Shoot take 1

Model: Sunette Olivier
Hair & Make Up: Something Beautiful
Dress: MC Design & Couture
Flowers:Flowers by Rika
Photographer: Coreen Kuhn Photography

Today Sunette and I had lots of fun. This is just one of the over 400 photo’s taken today. More on this shoot at a later stage…

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/231 – Laughter filled the air

 

 

Mother and Son enjoying a playful moment.