Armand’s 25 hour X-Box sleepover party

My oldest  son Armand turned 13 on the 18 April. He decided on a sleepover party. I agreed to it but I was not part of the design of the invitations.

About a week before the party my friend who’s boy was also invited told me that she takes her hat off for me I have allot of guts having 11 boys over from the Friday 16:00 till the Saturday 17:00. Say what???  I called Armand and asked him about the times and he said yes he decided he wants his friends with him the whole day….  Well how bad can it be they will play games eat and drink, eat and drink………. Oh yes and take over my studio….

I decided that I need to lay down some rules for the boys so when they were all present I told them that if they make a mess they will clean it up before they go home the next afternoon.  We only had one accident when a bottle of cool drink fell over and spilled on the one mattress. They asked for a mop and they cleaned up the mess. Then they continued to play games.

Needless to say the aim was to play X-Box for 98% of the time. The boys who had extra remotes brought it with and if you were looking for the majority of the boys  you’ll find them in front of the TV and X Box.

Armand’s brother Lian and two of their mutual friends spend most of their time in front of the computer playing games there.

For supper we made Stokbrood with Sausage in it. The boys really enjoyed this. Only after supper I gave them their goody bags filled with sweets for the two day’s.

At about 3 o’clock Saturday morning I told the boys that  they must settle down… It took them about 15 minutes to fall asleep games must be very hard work….

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Saturday morning at around 7 o’clock when I walked into the studio some of the boys were still sleeping and the others were at it again…

I made flapjacks for breakfast and could not fill up the bowl the boys ate and ate and ate and ate and ate….. At least I knew they had a good steady breakfast for their day of gaming… After all the tummies were filled up there were a few flapjacks left in the bowl.  Every time the boys came to throw in some cool drink they would take one. It did not take them long to polish the leftovers too. For lunch I made hotdogs and just before they left we cut the cake….

That evening around 8 o’clock a few mom’s send me messages firstly all the boys except mine was passed out by then and all of them enjoyed the 25 hour  sleepover party allot….

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Now I have to prepare myself for next year. Lian is turning 13 and he wants the same 25 hour party……


Surprise birthday party for Lian’s teacher Mrs Geldenhuys

What a lucky lady Mrs Geldenhuys are. The kids in her class decided to give her a surprise party. They cleared it with the headmaster of the school and send out emails to all the parents to inform us of the party. They asked me if I would come and take some photo’s at the party.  At first I could not make it for I had to meet another client the same time as the surprise party were held. As usual everything works out for the best and they had to move the party to later in the day.

We did have a plan B in place. Lian my youngest son who also want’s to become a photographer would then take the photo’s at the party. He was very sad when I told him that the party is being moved and I will be there to take the photo’s. He then asked me if he could use the back up camera and take a few photo’s. My answer of course was yes. I do believe to encourage my children to pursue their dreams and the more he practice the better he will get. Lian really had his job cut out for him the reason I say this is my Canon EOS 500D’s shutter button is not working 100% and needs to be fixed. At this stage I only use it to capture still objects because it does not always focus when you press it halfway. I mostly use it with my 50mm lens and in Manual mode.

Here are some of the photo’s taken at the Surprise party and I also included some of Lian’s photo’s.



One of the boys in Lian’s class baked and decorated his teachers cake. WOW I hope he want’s to become a baker or a chef because the cake was divine.2 3 4

Lian asked me if we could give his teacher a gift voucher for a photo shoot so I said okay we could put it in as an little extra surprise. When Lian saw how happy his teacher was with her present and voucher he came to me and asked me if I saw how happy she was. Priceless…

I must say Lian and Armand my two boys are always telling everyone to phone me for a photo shoot because their mom is the best photographer in the world…5The following photo’s was taken by Lian. It was his “job” to capture the kids while I concentrate on Mrs Geldenhuys.

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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/328 – Trampoline fun

TF_0984pj328 TF_0984pj328bwHaving fun on the trampoline at Thomas’s party…


Project 365 Photo a day: 365/210 – Aquinnah turned 2

Playing in dollhouse

Today was Aquinnah’s second Birthday Party. It was a pleasure capturing this little princess….

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Yesterday I could not wait for me and my “boyfriend” to get to work at Thomas’s party. He turned 3 on 31 August and had his party at Kidz Playzone in Durbanville. For those of you that are not familiar with my ” boyfriend” I refer to my camera.



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Well you will all be happy to know I finished  Reyvan’s Birthday Party. Now we can move on to the next shoot…

Here is my last photo of the day from Reyvan’s party…. This little man decided he had a much more fun task for the lid of the animal feed bowl. Yes it’s a Frisbee jippeee…

Lid or Frisbee???

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Another one of my favorite photo’s taken of one of the guests at Reyvan’s 2nd birthday party.  When I saw her standing like this my first thought was she is quite the model.   I am nearly finished with this shoot then I can move on to the next one…


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Reyvan with purple balloon



As you can see I am still busy with little Reyvan’s party.  I wonder what he was thinking about when I took this photo. He was busy playing with the balloon and then all of a sudden he just froze… After a few seconds he went on playing with the balloon…

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Still busy editing.  At this stage I am busy working on two shoots at the same time.

This photo is from Reyvan’s birthday party.  LOL I took over 1200 photo’s on Reyvan’s party in Johannesburg. I still have around 300 to work through…

I just love this photo.  This little boy looked straight into the lens. Wonder what he was thinking….


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For the next few day’s I will be posting photo’s that I edited. Due to allot of work I don’t really get time to play with my camera.  But all the photo’s that I will be posting will be taken with my Canon 7D.

My Photo of the day for 2 August 2012 is this little boy enjoying a cupcake at Reyvan’s Party. I was on holiday in Johannesburg and decided why not  do what I love most and capture Reyvan’s 2nd birthday party.

Hmmmm cup cake…..

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Today’s photo of the day is one of my products that I offer to my clients.

Thank you CD’s.  You can choose a package with 10 Thank You CD’s with photo’s from the party on it. On back of the CD cover there is a little message from the Birthday boy or girl.

Thank you CD’s

Busy last day in Benoni

Today’s post is without any photo’s. I had a very busy day and downloading all the photo’s is taking forever.

I filled up my Laptops extra hard drive so now I have to start moving files to my external Hard drive.

Reyvan’s Birthday party was at Spaanyard a party farm and I got some stunning photo’s of him and his little friends who joined him. Hubby joined me so together we took 1200 photo’s.

After the party we went to Rosebank Mall to go and surprise Sunette Nieuwoudt one of the Mrs South Africa finalist for 2012. I am very glad we could go and give her some support. I took some photo’s of her and the other finalists and also with the current Mrs South Africa.

When we got back to our friends house I started downloading the days photo’s. Then we left for a family shoot at the Bunny park. When we got there it was closing so we went to a dam with some slides, swings and other cool stuff to play on. I took some lovely family photo’s of them and also some individual photo’s of the kids.

As soon as I have time I’ll post the photo’s. I still have allot of editing and posting to do.

Tomorrow we are leaving for the Drakensberg and according to my dad there are snow on the mountains. Hope it is still there by tomorrow.