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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Louis-Thomas 4 week shoot

A while back I took some photo’s of Lizelle just before little master Louis-Thomas was born. Well the wait is over here are some of the photo’s taken on his 4 week shoot. Looking forward to his neHickey_7328 Hickey_7334 Hickey_7339Hickey_7342 Hickey_1406Hickey_1418 Hickey_1421Hickey_1443 Hickey_1449 Hickey_7446 Hickey_7451 Hickey_7465Hickey_7356 Hickey_7360Hickey_7366 Hickey_7377 Hickey_7387 (2) Hickey_7388 Hickey_7396 Hickey_7406 Hickey_7414Hickey_1413

Wesley’s Matric Ball

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The De Swardt Family Shoot

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On 27 July 2013 I had the pleasure to capture the De Swardt family. We go way back when I started my  Income Tax business… Now the Income Tax took a backseat and Photography are my full time  job.

The biggest surprise was the 3rd addition to their little family. When I planned the shoot I planned it for the two boys, I am just very happy I packed my suitcase. It’s always a winner. I normally ask my clients to complete a form with all the details of the family members. They only completed my form on arrival.

Looking forward to our family shoot in the summer then the boys can run around and be themselves.

Little Ruben was a treat. He kept pulling faces and asked me for sweets. What kind of photographer am I I forgot the sweets at home. Mental note to self. ” Remember to pack in sweets on location Shoots…”

Little Master Dante’s first Photo Shoot

I had the honor to meet the Greyling family on 27 July 2013. What a beautiful family. I really enjoyed capturing little  Dante’s hand signs…. His little hands was not still for one second even when he was asleep his hands where moving. And as usual when it came to the basket photo’s baby fell fast asleep when we put him into the cocoon…

Here are some collages of their shoot.

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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……

 

Catching up on long overdue edit work: Thomas’s 3rd Birthday Party

This week I am catching up on some long overdue edit work.  I need to free up space on my computer hard drive.  On Today’s list was Little Thomas’s birthday party.

Thomas is my friends little boy and I was testing a new gadget I am using in my photo shoots. It took me nearly a year to finish his birthday photo’s. Maybe this is a good sign I always do my paying clients photo’s first so this means I was a very busy girl…

Here are a few collages of his Third Birthday Party….

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The De Klerk Family shoot

DK_0786On Saturday, 11 May 2013 I had the pleasure to capture Kevin, Lizl, Connor and Matthew for their annual Family shoot, but this time they decided on a studio shoot.

Connor is turning 6 in July and he could still remember their previous family shoot. Now at every age children have different stages they go through. Well Connor is at that stage that he pulls his face funny when he have to smile. But I did manage to catch him when he thought I was finished taking the photo. These came out quite nice.

Little Matthew turned 3 in March and he is at that stage where he don’t want to be in the photo, but big brother may not be alone in the photo with Mom and dad. This way I could capture him with the family. He ‘s also at that stage that being silly is his job and this made the shoot so much more interesting…

Poor Mommy and Daddy really wanted everything to run smoothly but like all our photographers know that never happens. Their Family shoot photo’s came out great and here is just a few of them.

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Kwikstertjie and the Moth/butterfly

I am busy working through my different holiday photo’s and came across these few photo’s of a Kwikstertjie and a moth or butterfly, not quite sure what it is, but I think it’s a moth. Anyway my parents, the boys, their nephew and I went to Sandbaai for the September/October 2012 school holiday. My Father got the flu and my mom was also not feeling well so most of the times the 3 boys and I went for outings.

The boys and I went to Hermanus on the 30th of September 2012 to go and see if we could spot some whale’s. The Whale festival is always a huge thing in Hermanus and thousands of people come to this little coastal village to spot whales and our photographers of course can’t wait to capture that WOW shot of a breaching whale. This particular morning something totally different from a whale caught my eye.  I spotted this Kwikstertjie with a Moth.  First the Kwikstertjie just hopped around it’s pray and then it took it in it’s beak and moved around on the rock with it. I waited to capture it while eating it but did not have that luck.I took quite allot of photo’s of this but only going to share a few.  After nearly half an hour of capturing the little Kwikstertjie and the Moth a young boy came running towards it and scared it and it flew away and I was not very happy. Why can’t the children’s parent’s teach their children not to scare animals and birds…
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My Photo’s someone’s Quotes: Day 45

“No action, no change.

Limited action, limited change.

Lots of action – Change occurs.”

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Brothers dancing the night away….

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Dance 4I just had to post these photo’s. These two brothers had the time of their lives on mom and dad’s wedding day.  They had everyone’s attention and were real little entertainers. Everybody loved them me included. Took allot of photo’s of these two dancing… Who know’s maybe one day they will be famous… They certainly got the moves….

 

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“Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.”

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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/361 – Peek a boo

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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/360 – Just being Aran

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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/358 – Nephews

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Playing with Depth of field

 

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A few weeks back I started playing with Depth of Field in my home studio. I had no problem with this outdoors, but in the studio I struggled to get the desired effect. So one evening I decided I’ll go practice a bit on my always willing prop Lenie and my frogs that never made it to their destination in my garden but rather stayed in my bathroom and studio as props. I moved her around on the studio floor further and further from the background till I ran out of laminated flooring. Ooops that’s going to be a bit of a problem. I am not a great fan of editing to much and to clone floor the whole time will not do it for me…  I moved the floor towards me to see what the effect will be in the background.

I then asked my eldest if he would mind being my live subject so that I can practice some more. I told him to move forward and backwards to the side and so on. My first photo of Armand came out all wrong. Armand was all out of focus and the background was in focus. Not what I had in mind. I practiced some more and after moving around allot I got it right. Armand in focus and background was out of focus….

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Then my husband came to the studio and decided that he had to change the setting a bit. My frogs got moved next to Armand. I took some photo’s and then I told him what I am trying to achieve…. Oooooh okay was his reply and he moved the frogs back to their original positions. I still had the problem of the gap at the back. You can see the tiles and this I wanted to prevent.  When I am the same level as the subject it’s fine, but as soon as I sit up then I see the tiles. Luckily I still had 2 extra pieces of laminated flooring so I put that in at the back in the mean while.

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I made little crosses on the flooring so that I can show my clients were to stand  so that I can get  desired effect I want. I just love experimenting but my boys on the other hand are not so keen on mommy using them as her subjects.  So for the next experiment Lenie and the frogs will have to do…

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/285 – Practicing my Batting

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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/275 – Nephews spending time together

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Lian and Aran playing games on the computer.

Boxingday visit to Rooiels

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Armand and Lian having fun in the ocean at Rooiels
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Armand and Lian having fun in the ocean at Rooiels
Armand and Lian having fun in the ocean at Rooiels
Armand and Lian having fun in the ocean at Rooiels
Armand and Lian having fun in the ocean at Rooiels
Armand and Lian having fun in the ocean at Rooiels
Armand and Lian having fun in the ocean at Rooiels
Armand and Lian having fun in the ocean at Rooiels

On Boxing day we went to Rooiels for the morning. I only took a few photo’s. To be honest I was not feeling myself at all. On Monday while cherry picking it rained and even with a raincoat on my clothes got wet and now I have a cold on my few day’s off…. If the weather plays along we will be going to Rooiels again over the weekend. Will take some more photo’s then….

Huskies

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I took these photo’ s a while back already.  Huskies are such beautiful dogs. If one day I have my smallholding ( a girl may dream) then a Husky is on top of my list of dogs to get….

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Boys will be boys

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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…..

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Mother and Son enjoying a playful moment.

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On Saturday Lian had another cricket match. Here he is keeping a eye on the fielders while waiting to bat.

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/208 – Out for a duck

Today Armand had a cricket match and he was so excited about it.

Armand is not in the A, B or C team, he is in the D team. The boys of the D team are full of spirit and willing to better their game.

One boy came to me and said I am not a good batsmen or bowler I need to work on my batting. He went in on number 3 and was bowled after facing 3 balls. So I told him that everyone can’t be a batsmen or a bowler some are just fielders. We need good fielders too.  He smiled and took off his gear and said that I can do.

When Armand went on in spot number 6 he was supper excited and told me he want to stay in as long as he can.  And then the first ball he faced was from a spin bowler and it happened so fast. He was out for a duck. He could not believe it. He came to me and said ” Mom I am so disappointed in myself.”  My heart wanted to break for him. But I just told him it happens to the best of cricket players also. Next time he may hit the same spin bowler for a six…

One do not always realize that kids can also be disappointed in themselves and some parents would go of and tell their child how useless they are. I think this is why so many children out their trying to proof to their parents they are not a failure no matter what. I think it must be hard always seeking approval and just get blown off. I try my best to let my boys know I am proud of them even if they are out for a duck.

 

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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/182 – Vermont

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We left home just after 6 O’Clock this morning for our week of relaxation here in Sandbaai.  When we got here around 7:30 it was cold and the wind was freezing. The boys helped us unpack the cars and then they went to show Andre their nephew where they  usually play when we are here. Mom and I went to Hermanus to stock up on food for the next 3 days.

When we got back I dozed myself  and Lian with some cold and flu medicine. Because it was so cold outside and overcasted we stayed indoors out of the wind.  The boys played games on the Xbox and my parent and I talked and took a few 40 winks….

When I saw the sky was clearing and the sun came out I could not stay indoors anymore. I had to go see if I could spot my first Whale for the week. We took a drive along the coast but unfortunately we did not spot a Whale but the boys spotted the girls in Onrus and Vermont. I keep forgetting they are not 5 an 4 anymore they are 12 and 11 and the hormones are starting to work overtime…

Tomorrow if the weather plays along we want to go and see what is happening at the Whale festival.

Today’s Photo of the day was taken at the Jan Rabie Tidal Pool in Vermont.

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/172 – Armand and Ogies

Tonight we were watching a movie and when I walked pass Armand on the chair I saw this cute photo. I ran to get my camera and in the process I nearly dislocated my little toe against our bed…. Ouch Ouch but I got my photo.

Armand and Ogies. Oh how these two love each other.

 

 

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I took this photo yesterday at Seeberg Viewpoint in the West Coast National Park.  The wind was howling and I could hardly stand still On our way down to the cottage 2 couples told me that I must hold on to Aran for the wind is blowing like mad…

Two of the photo’s I wanted to use were both out of focus and I am a bit disappointed. I did not realize that the wind was blowing so hard that most of the zoomed photo’s at this lookout point were not as I wanted. 🙁

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Cottage at lookout point in the West Coast National Park… In Sepia
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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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Another photo of Arno in his green shirt against the Black background.

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Arno Studio Shoot

Today I started with Arno’s photo shoot.  Arno took a while to warm up to the camera but I just love this one.

Reyvan turned 2

One day I got a message from Reyvan’s mom saying she wished I was in Johannesburg.  I then told her that I was going to the Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal in the June/July School holidays.  Well all worked out great we extended our holiday with a week and went to Gauteng before heading to Alpine Heath in the Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal.

Reyvan was turning two and had his party at Spaanyard just outside Johannesburg. As you can see I took little Reyvan’s birthday photo’s and it was allot of fun and was just great to see my old clients again.

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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…

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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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Today Lian got home after Rugby practice went straight to the bathroom and took a shower. Then he did his homework and had something to eat.

After his homework was done he decided to take it real easy… Just have a look…

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Lian taking it real easy after a busy day.