My Photo Someones Quote: Day 306

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 305

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 304

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.

Winston Churchill
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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 303

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Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.

John F. Kennedy

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 302

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.
Dalai Lama

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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 301

In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.
Dalai Lama

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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 300

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Dalai Lama

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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 299

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Dalai Lama
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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 298

Jan23 298In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.

Eleanor Roosevelt

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 297

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We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
Mother Teresa

Birth Announcement: Conrad Fourie

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I am very happy to share this wonderful news with everybody.

Little Conrad has decided that he don’t want to wait till Monday 27 January 2014 to be born. He wanted to see the world and meet all these voices cooing around his mommies tummy. Yesterday evening around 6h00 we got a phone call it look like Loühn is in labor. So hubby and I rushed over to their house well tried to rush anyway…. All the robot’s were red and the people drove so slow. So it seemed anyway.

Got to their house and there Loühn was busy with washing, packing her suitcase and she was so calm. The kids was super exited about this change in events.  Who am I kidding I was super excited about the change in events. Loühn and Ignatius went to the hospital and I had my cellphone in my hand looking at the screen every few minutes to see if there is any news.  Ignatius phoned us and said they are doing a cesarean and Loühn is going in at 21:00.

People that was the longest wait ever, I watched my cellphone like a hawk. Every few seconds and if that red light is blinking I get super excited just to be super disappointed when I see it’s a email…. The waiting and then after 10 I got a photo of little Conrad from Ignatius. Conrad was born at 21:51, birth weight  3.875 kg and is 52 cm long. I was over the moon. The long wait is over……

So I thought anyway but to pass 12 hours is very hard. I could not fall asleep all I was thinking of is meeting little Conrad and to make sure my friend is all right. I was a bit worried about her but everything worked out great. This morning time crawled by it felt like 9:30 was just not getting any closer… At long last it was time to go to the hospital to go visit Loühn and little Conrad…. When I saw my friend glowing and little Conrad on her lap I had to control the tears of joy…. Both Mommy and baby was alright….

Little Conrad had his first mini shoot and he was only 12 hours old….

Louhn’s 8 Month Baby Bump featuring on Website

Today is the last post of my dear friend Loühn’s baby bump. When she got pregnant she offered to be my model and build my mommy to be portfolio. Can not believe that on Monday 27 January 2014 little Conrad will be born. We had so much fun with our shoots. The last one had to be the highlight of them all. About half an hour before Loühn came for her shoot the power went out… So we had to shoot with natural light. Not ideal for that time of the evening. The light is all wrong but we did it and with allot of laughs to.

I would just like to thank Loühn for being such a great friend and giving me the pleasure to capture her growing baby bump.

For more photo’s on Louhn’s 8 Months shoot please feel free to visit my website.

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Thank you for following Loühn’s growing bump.  As soon as little Conrad is born I’ll post a photo of him…

 

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 296

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Oscar Wilde

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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 295

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You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Audrey Hepburn 

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The man who can drive himself further once the effort get’s painful is the one who will win.

Roger Bannister

Otto Family Shoot featuring on Website

On the 2nd of January 2014 I had the honor to capture the Otto Family in my home studio.

Mommy Michelle was so excited about the shoot they tried to learn little 21 month old Mienke to say smile and then she smiled… But when it came to the push little Mienke did not smile at all we tried everything  she just did not want to work along.  While mommy was interacting with Mienke I saw she relaxed a bit and I told mom to keep going  I took a range of photo’s of little Mienke while mommy and daddy distracted her.  I had to crop and clone out mommies hand in all Mienke’s individual photo’s but at least I got some great shots.

Looking forward to our outdoor shoot later the month. Gonna put on my running shoes and  camouflage clothing so that Little Mienke don’t spot me….

For more photo’s on this lovely family please visit my Website

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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 293

Jan18 293You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 292

Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
Andrew Jackson

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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 291

Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything – even mountains, rivers, plants and trees – should be your teacher.
Morihei Ueshiba

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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 290

If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller

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