Wordless Wednesday: 25 August 2021

Brown Alpaca, Alpaca Loom, Paarl, South Africa

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my work.

Have a fabulous day. Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

Wordless Wednesday: 11 August 2021

Brown Alpaca, Alpaca Loom, Paarl, South Africa

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my work.

Have a fabulous day. Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

Wordless Wednesday: 4 August 2021

Spyker, African Grey, Kraaifontein, Cape Town, South Africa

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my work.

Have a fabulous day. Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

Sunday Portraits: 18 July 2021

Willow, Kraaifontein, Cape Town, South Africa
 

With all my heart, thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my Sunday Portraits.

Have a Blessed day.

Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

Monochrome Monday: 28 June 2021

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“Color is descriptive. Black and White is interpretive.” ~Eliot Erwitt

Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my work.

Till next time, stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

Sunday Portraits: 27 June 2021

Spyker

With all my heart, thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my Sunday Portraits.

Have a Blessed day.

Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

Sunday Portraits: 13 June 2021

Spyker

With all my heart, thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my Sunday Portraits.

Have a Blessed day.

Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

Sunday Portraits: 6 June 2021

Willow

With all my heart, thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my Sunday Portraits.

Have a Blessed day.

Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

Photographing what I love…

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The past few months I have been thinking a lot about my love for photography and trying to make a living from doing what I love. I started doubting myself why don’t I get any business? Is there something wrong with my work? Why can’t I approach people and tell them I am a photographer and that I would love to do a shoot with them. Why if people ask me what I charge I feel guilty about my pricing and always end up giving them discounts without them knowing it and still don’t get the business? Yes I am a self taught photographer and I don’t have any formal training but I love what I do. I work hard and keep learning new skills. I have changed my logo for a cleaner look. I branded the back window of my car. I also got myself a T- shirt with my logo on and on the back it says photographer and my cellphone number. I am a my own walking advertisement.

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Sunday night I started watching a workshop I downloaded last year; Confronting your challenges. Sue Bryce said something that’s hitting a nerve. She said if you are not doing it you don’t want to do it. My first reaction was but I love doing it. Why did this upset me so much? Then later she talked about if you are a genuine photographer you will do anything to just take photo’s and to make a success of your business. I felt relieved that’s me. I will even shoot for free just to take photo’s. Two days before a shoot I do my planning. What props I am going to use what backdrops, what poses and I memorise it. I treat all my clients with respect and I give them my best if they paid for a shoot or got a voucher I sponsored. I get sick very easy and I did many shoots with a fever and aching body. I did a wedding last year while sick with food poisoning. This did not stop me. I can not disappoint my clients I made them a promise that I will give them beautiful photo’s/memories. I do love photography, I do want to be a photographer with all my heart and soul. When I walk in shopping malls and I see the windows I imagine how I would incorporate the items in a shoot. I don’t see a basket I see a baby in it. I don’t see a hat I see beautiful face wearing it…. When I drive around I would say wow this would make a beautiful photo…

Business have been very slow since the beginning of the year. Because of all the time I have on my hands I started editing vacation photo’s and I realized something very shocking… Isn’t vacation photo’s suppose to be all about the people that is with you, the activities that you do as a family? When I go through my photo’s 95 % of what I captured was birds, animals, flowers and landscapes… When I had my student what did I teach her to photograph 95% birds, animals, flowers and landscapes…. Now I am sitting with another question how do I make a living of photographing nature in all it’s beauty. How can I incorporate it in my business? Everybody that follows my blog will know that I use my nature photo’s and put quotes on them. Yes I have thought about selling them but how to market them? When I walk into stores and see the postcards I think by myself wow I have beautiful landscapes for postcards….

When I look back I started out photography with landscape photography and flower photography. When I got my Canon EOS 500D I started with bird photography. It was only when I had my website that I started focusing on portrait photography. Since then I have tried macro photography, Low light photography and I am not finished yet. I will not give up until I do it perfectly.

Don’t get me wrong I do love capturing weddings, babies, children, families, events and portraits. I get excited when I look at the back of my camera and see that I nailed a shot. When I edit I relive the shoot and when I get to the special moments I feel so happy that I got the chance to photograph them. I have a very important job! I capture moments and freeze them for eternity.

Okay now I am totally confused can one person love what they do so much that they can’t identify what she loves doing the most?

When I am in nature I am relaxed, I can sit on a rock for hours to get the shot that I want. I think it’s a lot like hunting and fishing… Nothing bothers me and I even catch myself talking to myself telling myself that this is the life. This I can do full time and it would be great if I can get paid for it too.

I love traveling and my long term plan was to go overseas in 2016. Well things did not work out like I wished and this plan will have to be moved on a few years. I asked for a map of South Africa for my birthday. I want to visit and photograph all the different towns, cities and parks in South Africa. This is a great project for me but lets face it without an income from my photography I am not able to do this. So to do what I think I really wanted to do from the very beginning I need funds.Travel photography is an expensive genre and for now I will only do this occasionally. My car don’t run on air, I don’t run on air and I need a place to lie down my head at night. South Africa is not the country it was many years ago where you can stop go lie on your back seat and sleep for an hour or two. It’s not safe. When I go on trips I always take the boys with or my mom and dad. LOL and by luck I will take a photo or two of them also (this is embarrassing to say and I feel ashamed).

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When I am busy with a family/portrait shoot you are working against the clock. You have to produce a certain amount of photo’s. People are much more complex and one have to be very careful what you say. You deal with different identities the whole time and have to keep that in mind. Not everybody are extroverts not everybody like a camera pointing at them. 99% of women don’t like their bodies. When I look at a photo I just see the beauty shining through. They only see their ears, crooked teeth and nose… We can’t all be perfect, God made us and to Him we are perfect. Working with newborns and babies is my favourite. Why? Because I capture the innocence, beauty and the greatest gift of God. Yes it is stressful I may come across confident when working with the babies but inside I am praying that I don’t let them fall, bump their head or make them feel insecure. Also the new mommies are like a Lioness just waiting to pounce and take her precious bundle. When setting up you feel their eyes on you watching your every move. But when you show them the photo’s and see how their faces light up that is precious and then I know why I do it. Unfortunately I don’t do it enough anymore. There was a time where I did one a month and then it just stopped.I still get emails asking for my packages but that is where it stops. When I look at facebook I see they did their shoot at either a more expensive photographer or a cheaper photographer. This is when I start doubting myself and ask questions like what is wrong with my work?

In February started a glamour photography course that I bought last year . I have my models lined up for test shoots I just need to get through this course first. To be honest I started with a bang and then I got so depressed because I don’t earn any money and I stopped. I was not concentrating and frankly I did not feel like picking up my camera and practice and I am the one preaching to everyone that photography is 95% practice and 5% teorie.

My husband, boys and friends was suppose to go hunting the beginning of April 2015. Due to my depressed state I told them I am not going with I’ll rather stay at home and edit the event I did that weekend. God decided that He needed to help me out of this depressed state. My husband got a call a week before the hunting trip that they can’t go anymore. So our friends organized a house at Montagu Springs for the week. They asked me if I am coming with. I thought about it and decided why not. This breakaway did much more for me than anybody would realize. While sitting on the rock taking photo’s of the ducks I felt at ease. The next morning I woke up early took my camera and started walking and ended up in the dried up river taking photo’s. Once again God and nature came to my rescue…

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Back home I was feeling much better and I was feeling more positive. I decided that in order to get more work I need to clean up my computer hard drive and also my external drives. First I needed to finish all my paid and free shoots. I finished the Sunshine festivals photo’s within 3 days. It normally takes me 2 weeks. I did a talent search but did not get paid for it. The contestants have to buy their photo’s… Not doing it this way ever again. I finished that in one day. Posted it online and are now waiting for the orders. I had a matric ball I finished this in 2 days and this normally takes me 4 days. While editing I realized that my I don’t need to do that much anymore. I only do the very basic tweaks on contrast, sharpening and cropping. The rest I already did in camera.

I am currently editing all my personal photo’s. Making space for all the work that is going to come in when I am finished with my course. Yes I have started my course again. Had to start at the beginning again and make sure that I nail every aspect of this course. The marketing part of it is a bit scary. I have trouble introducing myself and selling my services…. But I have to be positive that I will overcome this hurdle. If all goes according to plan I will in the near future get to Travel more and very soon my map will be one colorful pinboard…. Then I can start getting maps of other countries…

While writing this very long post I came to the conclusion that I love to capture everything and freeze special moments for eternity.

Photographing what I love……. EVERYTHING…

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Coreen

Ruan Turned 21

I had the pleasure to capture Ruan’s 21st.  Here are some of the photo’s of the fun filled evening…

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One very proud mom…

Armand my eldest son gave us one big surprise this year. He started shooting at the school’s air rifle club. From the beginning he did very good and I was very proud of him.

To get provincial clothes he had to shoot 2 x 705. In August they had two competitions one on the Friday and the second on the Saturday. The Friday he shot a 699 and the Saturday he surprised everybody and shot a 756. After the competition they cleaned up the hall and then the Grade 12’s who’s last competition it was invited all the shots to go and join them and they entertained and danced for us. They really wanted to end their years of shooting on a high note. I am gonna miss some of them at next years competitions.

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Although Armand did not qualify for full provincial clothes he made the under 14 b sporter team and represented his province in Gauteng in October 2014. When they called out his name and said he was chosen for the team I could not help myself, this mom cried of pure happiness and was so proud of him. He could not believe it and he smiled from ear to ear. After the team was called out we had to fill out forms and as we sat there his coach came and she told me that Armand shot himself into the team with his scores the past two days. And then we cried of joy again….

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Armand also qualified for a gold medal when his team came first in one of the competitions earlier in the year. At the Gala evening they handed over all the medals and trophies for the different competitions. Just look how proud my boy is. Smiles from one ear to the other….

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Then the big moment arrived the one we were all waiting for. They called out all the teams who were going to represent our province at the SA’s in Gauteng. Although we already knew Armand was going this was just finalizing everything. I had to really work hard not to cry again….

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Now the hard work started. Armand wanted to qualify for his full provincial clothes while at the SA’s in Gauteng. He practiced at school and at home. He started playing with the little dumbbells to help strengthen his arms so that he could be more steady when standing and kneeling.

Here are some photo’s of Armand showing off his Western Province Kit he got at the Gala evening…

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I must admit even now that I am writing about it I still get so emotional.

Hein Smit Design Featuring on my Partners page.

Hein and I started talking via Facebook after I took photo’s of Mrs Cape Town 2013 in one of the dresses he designed for her out of old and unused ties. I personally met him for the first time at one of the  Save the Tie, Save a Child meetings. Hein is a very talented and passionate designer and I love his work.  CW_364510441271_709329359113756_2403644597468235616_n

Hein is launching his own clothing line Blue Chameleon and I have the pleasure to capture it for him. If you would like to order any items of this clothing line please contact Hein via Email: hein@heinsmitdesign.co.za or phone him on his Cell: 073 816 4884 for an appointment. The best of all is you can pick and choose what colors you want it in and also mix and match allot of the items.

For more on his Blue Chameleon clothing line please visit my partners page or click here.

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Dudley and his Friend’s Matric Farewell featuring on website.

A few months before Dudley’s matric farewell his mother phoned and asked if it would be okay if is best friends are included in the photo shoot. My answer was the more the merrier….

It was a very busy afternoon but we had a ball….DA121 DA115 DA58 DA56

To view the rest of Dudley’s Matric Farewell shoot click here.

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Robert’s Matric Farewell featuring on website.

Robert and his partner  for the dance is best friends. We did their Matric Farewell shoot at Joostenberg Bistro on the R304. I just love this venue for my shoots. So many different and natural “backdrops” to choose from.
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To view the rest of Robert’s Matric Farewell shoot click here.

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DJ’s Matric Farewell featuring on website.

My mother and I used to look after DJ when he was still in primary school. Just look at him now all grown up and ready to face the big world outside school walls….
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Zaide’s Matric Farewell featuring on website.

The original plan for Zaide’s Matric Farewell shoot was to go to a farm on the Bottelary road, but unfortunately they ran late and we had to improvise.

I ended up taking some photo’s in a neighbours garden and in the driveway a few houses down the road. The wind was also acting up and we had to make it a quick session.
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To view the rest of Zaide’s Matric Farewell shoot click here.

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Lizette and her two prince’s featuring on website.

I launched a Mothers day competition in May month. My student Lizette was the lucky one who won a photo shoot with me. We had a ball and she got first hand experience on how it feels to be a client at my studio. AJ her oldest child loved posing for the camera, Janco on the other hand had to be bribed. In the end we got lovely photo’s of them and even Janco could not stop laughing….

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Aletta & Yolandè’s Photo shoot Featuring on Website

A few months back I had the pleasure to capture Yolandè and her mother Aletta volunteered to pose for me so that my student can get some exposure to studio photography.

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For more photo’s of their photo shoot please visit my website by clicking here.

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Coreen

 

 

 

 

JP & Michelle’s One year shoot featuring on website

The first time I laid eyes on Michelle  she was only a few days old. WOW that was a very long time ago….

A while back I had the privilege to capture her and her special friend JP’s one year anniversary. I just loved the way he talked to her so sweet.

I wish them all the best for their journey as a couple and who know’s what the future holds…
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Yolandè’s Photo shoot Featuring on Website

A few months back I had the pleasure to capture Yolandè. Her mother and she volunteered to pose for me so that my student can get some exposure to studio photography.

 

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For more photo’s of Yolande’s shoot please visit my website by clicking here.

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Coreen

 

 

 

 

Aletta’s Photo shoot Featuring on Website

A few months back I had the pleasure to capture Aletta. Her daughter and she volunteered to pose for me so that my student can get some exposure to studio photography.

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Coreen

 

 

 

 

Conrad’s Four Month shoot featuring on Website

I am a bit behind with Master Conrad’s shoots. Conrad was Four Months in May. Look he even shows us how old he is…

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For more on Conrad’s 4 Month shoot please visit  Conrad’s First Year on my Website

 

 

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Save the Tie Save a Child Fashion show Opening Night: Behind the Scenes

WOW what a rush opening night was. The models started getting ready from about 3 O’Clock the afternoon. Then while some was busy with hair and make up the rest walked the ramp to get the feel of it. The day was filled with laughter, talking and of course taking snapshots… I went back stage a few times to capture the buzz but space was a problem so I just took a few and then moved back to the stage area where I captured the models practicing.

The little one’s was so confident I think some of them have more confidence in their pinkie that I have some days… Oh my and when they are on that ramp they have attitude and some of them walk just like the models on Fashion TV.

Here are just a few collages of the photo’s I took.

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After the show some of the models mingled in their tie dresses with the guests while enjoying a finger dinner. The designers posed with the guests and models and we all just had a great time…

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The Psychedelic Theatre Featuring on Website

I was asked to photograph three ladies from The Psychedelic Theatre a while back.

The day of the shoot I was as sick as a dog but it did not stop me at all. When I got to the All Star Theatre  I got one big surprise they were busy building the set for show that was filmed there.

I had to do their shoot in a small corner on the original stage with dust and very low light. I  did the shoot in Manual mode and for some photo’s I had to crank up my ISO to 4000 and my Shutter speed 1/45 sec. To put the icing on the cake I did not have my tripod with me so I did this all handheld.

For more on their photo shoot please visit my website: The Psychedelic Theatre

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Coreen

 “If you can dream it, you can do it” Walt Disney

Save the Tie Save a Child Photo Shoot Featuring on Website

A few weeks back we had our Photo shoot at the All Star Theatre for this awesome project by Mrs Cape Town 2013 Chantal Witthuhn.

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Chantal Witthuhn in action. She is a fashion stylist and I love working with her. She has a thing for hairspray… I better start stocking up on some… Think it’s rubbing off on me too…

 

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Zeez Beauty Boutique opening Featuring on Website

Estrolita Petersen are one of my photography clients. I first met her when Mrs Cape Town Chantal Witthuhn introduced us and I did a portfolio shoot with her.

She phoned me 4 days prior to the opening of ZEEZ and asked if I could come and capture this special event. I did not even think twice.

What a lovely evening we had. The food was great and we all got some tips on how to do our make up in only a few steps… I do not really like make up but in the fashion and beauty industry unfortunately I must also look the part. Even though my face are behind the camera 95% of the time.

Estrolita I wish you all the best for your new adventure with ZEEZ.

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For more photo’s please visit ZEEZ Beauty Boutique opening on my website.

 

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Wihan’s 2 Week shoot featuring on Website

I had the pleasure to capture little Wihan at 2 weeks. He was born on 34 weeks.  This little boy was wide awake in the beginning of the shoot but we got him to settle down in the end.

I had to laugh even though he was born early this little boy had very strong legs and boy oh boy he wanted them stretched out not tucked in. Later I just let him be. My motto is baby must be comfortable.

For more on his shoot please visit my website under Newborn to 12 Months.WS_1694

 

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Conrad’s Three Month shoot featuring on Website

Conrad’s 3 month shoot was great. I dressed him like a little bee. He looked to cute. He started smiling when you talk to him. Love this little man to bits.

For more on Conrad’s 3 Month shoot please visit  Conrad’s First Year on my Website

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Aran’s mini shoot featuring on Website

When I started my business my brother and sister in law was expecting little Aran. When he was born in August 2010 he became the face of Coreen Kuhn Photography. Now just look how he has grown.

The best of all it looks like all that photo shoots with him rubbed off…

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For more photo’s of his mini shoot please visit my website.

 

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Candice’s Photo shoot Featuring on Website

 

I had the pleasure to capture this beautiful lady a few weeks back.

Candice is one of the Out of Africa Winter Queen finalists for 2014. I wish her all the best for her journey as a finalist.CM_0149banner

Here is just a small description of herself I got from her Facebook page

I am proud to introduce myself as the 27 year old Candice Myburgh from the Western Cape. I am a proud mom of two beautiful and healthy children. I’ve been happily married for almost 7 years to the most amazing man ever. I am a stay at home mom and absolutely enjoy every single moment.

I try to make the most of each day and live life to the fullest, always putting my family first. I’ll describe myself as fun, loving, compassionate & honest.

I have a passion with working & helping people in our community. It has always been my biggest dream to make a difference in the lives of others. I can honestly say I am living my dream to the fullest. To see others happy makes me feel good about myself and about life. I am proud and honored to say I am making a difference in my own way.

My motto in life: Live today like there is no tomorrow. You only have one shot in life make every second count.
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For more photo’s of this lovely lady please visit my website. Candice: Out Of Africa Finalist 2014

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Coreen

 

 

 

 

Louis-Thomas 7 Month shoot featuring on Website

With Louis-Thomas’s mommy working now and with all the bugs that goes around we had to combine his 7 and 8 month shoot. LOL how do you do that well he comes for his 7 month shoot 2 days before his 8 month shoot…

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For more photo’s from Louis-Thomas’s  7 going on 8 Month shoot please visit  Louis-Thomas my first year on my Website

 

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Miss Winelands Petite Gerda- Mari’s Photo shoot Featuring on Website

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Gerda-Mari was one of the winners of the two vouchers I sponsored for the Miss Winelands Petite 2014 Pageant. This lady is so beautiful I had no problem filling up my memory cards with photo’s of her. She made the most simple outfit look absolutely fantastic…. It took us a while to get a booking that was convenient for everybody but it was surely worth the wait.

For more photo’s of this stunning Lady please visit Gerda- Mari Miss Winelands Petite 2014 on my website

 

Save the Tie Save a Child Meeting 2 Featuring on Website

A few weeks back we had our second meeting for this awesome project by Mrs Cape Town 2013 Chantal Whitthuhn.

We are collecting ties old, new, unused, unwanted any shape and size for three designers who will then design 12 outfits each made out of these ties. I am looking forward to seeing what they came up with. These 36 outfits will then be auctioned off to raise funds for the Children of Cape Town.

Time is really flying now before we know it the big night is upon us. So far I am feeling blessed to have this opportunity to work with this wonderful team. Knowing we are playing a role in a brighter future for some of the kids of  Cape Town….

The Event is going to be held at the All Star Theatre and will stretch over two days. 27 and 28 June 2014.

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For more photo’s please visit First Save the Tie Save a Child Meeting on my website.

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Hein Smit playing in all the ties

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Marshal Enyloma relaxing in the ties…

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Saskia Wicomb choosing the ties for her outfits…

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The dream team….

 

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Chase’s 4 week shoot featuring on Website

I had the pleasure to capture little Master Chase a while back. He was so tiny he still fitted on the newborn bed Ronald made for me.

For more photo’s on little Master Chase’s  4 week shoot please visit my website.

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Estrolita’s Photo shoot Featuring on Website

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I had the pleasure to capture this beautiful lady a few weeks back.

Chantal Witthuhn (Mrs Cape Town 2013) helped with the styling of the shoot.  I must say this shoot was allot of fun and I look forward to working with these two wonderful ladies again.

For more on Estrolita’s Portrait Shoot please visit my website.

Sunshine Festival 2014: Artists featuring on Website

 

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On 22 & 23 February 2014 I was one of the official photographers at the sunshine festival in aid of the Alta du Toit Aftercare Centre.

Unfortunately the turnout  of the festival was a bit disappointing. Most of the times the artist sang for only a hand full of people at a time. A big thanks go out to each and every one of them.

I spoke to a few people because I wanted to know why nobody came to support the festival.  They had great entertainment and it was not that expensive at all if you take in consideration that you had live entertainment from 9 o’Clock the morning through to 11 o’Clock that evening. But  the answer was the same. “We just had to pay allot of money on school uniforms and school supplies. Money is tight this time of the year.” Athletics and other sport also had an big impact on the lack of people supporting the festival… Maybe the mentioned factors can be taken in consideration for the next festival…

For more photo’s of the Artists performing at the Sunshine festival please visit my website.

Sam’s ABC 21st Featuring on Website

Samantha had her ABC 21st party on 22 February 2014.  By ABC she meant that all her guest must wear something recycled. They could later after the photo booth get dressed in their normal clothes. It was very funny and I must be honest the guests was very creative.

For more on Sam’s ABC party please visit my website.

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Van der Merwe Family Shoot featuring on Website

On 1 March I had the pleasure to capture the Van der Merwe family. We went to Princess Vlei not far from their home to take there photo’s.

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

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Louis-Thomas 6 Month shoot featuring on Website

I can hardly believe Louis-Thomas is 6 months old. I just love capturing this blue eyed little boy.  I must say one thing the Hickey kids is going to break some hearts when they are bigger.

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For more photo’s from Louis-Thomas’s  6 Month shoot please visit  Louis-Thomas my first year on my Website

 

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Save the Tie Save a Child Meeting Featuring on Website

A few weeks back we had our first meeting for this awesome project by Mrs Cape Town 2013 Chantal Whitthuhn.

We are collecting ties old, new, unused, unwanted any shape and size for three designers who will then design 12 outfits each made out of these ties. I am looking forward to seeing what they came up with. These 36 outfits will then be auctioned off on the Gala evening to raise funds for the Children of Cape Town. More on the event at a later stage.

Meet Our three designers are Hein Smit, Saskia Wicomb and Marshal Enyloma.

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Photographers that are going to be involved with this project is. Martin van Niekerk  and myself of course.

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The Event is going to be held at the All Star Theatre and will stretch over two days. 27 and 28 June 2014.

Here are some of the behind the scenes photo’s I took.

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For more photo’s please visit First Save the Tie Save a Child Meeting on my website.

 

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3 Sisters Having fun Featuring on Website

One thing that I love about my job is meeting different people. Every person has his own personality and that 3 sisters can still be so close is just wonderful. I had a blast capturing these three sisters and the shoot went by in a wink of an eye.

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For more photo’s of these three ladies photo shoot please visit 3 Sisters having fun on my website.

 

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Mrs Cape Town 2013 Photo shoot Featuring on Website

I had the wonderful opportunity to capture the beautiful  Chantal, Mrs Cape Town 2013 a few weeks back.

We had a blast and 2 hours went by in a wink of a eye.  Chantal brought along her hairdresser and in the end she had help hold up the Collar of the stunning Tie Design Dress by Hein Smit. Chantal wanted it up and on that day it just did not want to stay up. It must have been the heat…

 Here are some of the behind the scene photo’s.

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Tie Design Dress By: Hein Smit
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This stunning dress is one of many to come. Chantal is hosting a Fashion Show on 27/28 June 2014.  All the outfits will be made out of old ties and will be auctioned off to raise funds for the children of Cape Town. I will in due course tell you more about this event. I am one of the Photographers of this event.

For more photo’s of this stunning Lady and this Tie design dress please visit Mrs Cape Town 2013: Chantal Witthuhn on my website

 

Conrad’s 10 day shoot featuring on Website

Time surely flies when one have a baby in your mids. I was so busy with other shoots that it took me a bit longer to post his blog. He was so adorable and slept through most of his shoot.

For more on Conrad’s 10 day shoot please visit  Conrad’s First Year on my Website
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Van Romburg/Metcalfe shoot featuring on Website

About a week ago I had the pleasure to capture this lovely family.

Lady Benesia (7) just love the camera had no problem getting her to pose for a photo.

Little Master Eden (5) on the other hand was a bit difficult but with my magic and my finger always on the shutter button I got some awesome shots of him. In the end he did not want  to stop posing for the camera. We really underestimate the power of a lollipop….

Little  Master Christopher  (4 weeks) was not feeling himself  but he did give us the opportunity to capture him in between tears….

For more on this beautiful Families shoot please visit Van Romburg/Metcalfe Family Shoot
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Leigh & Rupert’s engagement shoot featuring on Website

Finally it happened. We did it. We had Leigh and Rupert’s engagement shoot…..

Originally they wanted a shoot  at Blaauwberg with Table Mountain in the background. Every time we had an available time set up Gail force Winds ruined it for us. So we settled for another setting. We visited Paarl Mountain Nature reserve for their shoot. We made sure that we were there when the gates open.

I fell in love with the Nature Reserve and I am definitely going back for some more shoots….

For more on this beautiful couple’s shoot please visit Leigh and Rupert: E shoot @ Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve

 
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Anke’s 3 month shoot featuring on Website

The first time I met Anke she was not herself. We then decided we will have a separate shoot for her. She was full of smiles but only had eyes for her mommy….

To view Anke’s photo shoot please visit Anke: 3 Months on my website

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Milani’s first photo’s featuring on Website

Little Milani was born on 16 January 2014 and I had the pleasure to do a onsite  newborn shoot with her. Normally I do newborn shoots in my studio were I can control the temperature and light. I prefer to capture newborns in natural light.    She was sound asleep and just now and again opened her one eye to see what all the fuss is about.

The little hat she is wearing in this photo my friend Jeanine Crochet for me…

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Please go and have a look at Milani: 9 days  on my website.

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Louis-Thomas 5 month shoot featuring on Website

Normally we take Louis-Thomas’s photo’s on or around the 15th of each month. In January we totally lost track of time and only did the shoot more than a week later.  

This little blue eyed heart breaker had a mind of his own with his shoot. When we put him in his little chair  he just wanted to get out. When we put him on his tummy then he’ll roll on his back and chew his fingers. When we put him on his back he rolled onto his tummy…. I had a good workout.

In the past our sessions was up to 90 minutes. From this one it will become less  and I’ll have to know my story to capture him.

To view Louis-Thomas’s photo shoot please visit Louis-Thomas: My first year.

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Marais Family Shoot featuring on Website

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Christelle and I practically grew up together since I was 3 I think.  I saw her fall head over hills love with Francois. I was there when they got married and started their beautiful family. My mother (a day mother at that time) took care of their 3 oldest daughters until they moved away. I saw them all pulling faces at their first bite of food,crawl, take their first steps and go off to school . So all and all this was a very special family shoot for me.

Please go and have a look at Marais Family on my website. Feel free to comment and like the photo’s too.

Conrad’s first photo’s featuring on Website

Isn’t little Conrad just to beautiful for words.  I am so blessed to have this opportunity to capture his first year for you. So for the next 12 months you will see allot of him and how he is growing.

During this period I am going to try and use different props for each shoot.  The little crochet hat’s I used in the Newborn shoot was made by my dear friend Jeanine. 

Please go and have a look at Conrad: My first year  on my website. 

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