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

Jan28 303

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

Jan27 302

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


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.




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 

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 294

Jan19 294

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


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

Jan16 291

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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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 289

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
Theodore Isaac Rubin

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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 288

Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.
Norman Vincent Peale
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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 287

Jan12 287Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale 

Aiden 10 Months featuring on website

I had the pleasure of meeting little Master Aiden a while back. He was not entirely himself according to his mommy.  When we started out with his shoot he kept on touching and holding his right ear. Later he started crying and it took some time before he was calm again. I have got many tricks in my hat and in the end of the day Bubbles did the trick…

For more photo’s of his shoot please visit my Website

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 286

Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi

Jan11 286

Willemse Family Shoot featuring on Website

On 28 December I had the privilege to capture the Willemse Family with their new addition Little Miss Anke.

Anke was not feeling very well and in the end we did not get photo’s of her alone. We did manage to get one or two photo’s with the other members of the family before she started crying… Looking forward to capturing little Anke within the next few weeks.

For more photo’s on this lovely families shoot please visit my website







My Photo Someones Quote: Day 285

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller 
Jan10 285

Butterfly World: Photography Lesson outing

Speckled Pigeon
Purple-crested turaco; Rose-ringed Parakeet; Lilian’s Lovebird
African Olive Pigeon
Bearded Dragon
Taiwanese Rat Snake, Green Tree Iguana, Panther Chameleon,

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For lesson five of Lizette’s photography training I took her to capture some Butterflies. I wanted her to work with depth of field and play with her settings. She also learned that ones equipment needs time to adapt to different climates.

We had a ball and we took allot of photo’s. Butterfly World not only have butterflies but also birds and a variety of other animals. I took some photo’s of the birds, butterflies and other animals.

They also have Marmoset monkeys  and the one decided that he wants to inspect my camera and flash… Lizette took the photo of me and the little Rascal.

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 284

Jan9 284

Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.
Abdul Kalam 

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 283

I’m thankful for serendipitous moments in my life, where things could’ve gone the other way.
Rick Springfield
Jan8 283

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 282

‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.
Alice Walker
Jan7 282

Louhn’s 7 Month Baby Bump featuring on Website

I can’t believe how fast Louhn’s pregnancy is going by.  She looks absolutely radiant and I can’t wait for our next shoot and of course to meet little Conrad.

For more photo’s on Louhn’s 7 Months shoot please feel free to visit my website.



My Photo Someones Quote: Day 281

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

Jan6 281

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 280

Remember even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you.
Anna Lee Jan5 280

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 279

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 278

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Phyllis Diller

Jan3 278

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 277

A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.
William Hazlitt
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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 276

No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.
Julius Caesar

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