Baby Adriana

I was given the honor of capturing the birth of a precious miracle, little baby Adriana. I met with Candy-Lee and Sergio the week before their due date and they were so excited and anxious for the birth of their second daughter. When I arrived at the hospital on the day of the delivery, Candy-Lee was as calm as could be and was just counting down the minutes until the nurses came to take her to theater. I followed them down to the pre-op area and then into the theater, it was all very surreal. Sergio was beside Candy-Lee every step of the way and held her hand through it all. I have never seen a man smile as widely as what Sergio did when they lifted Adriana over the sheet for the first time. She cried so strongly and Mom and Dad (and I!) were overcome with emotion.

I don’t think I can explain the feeling this experience left me with, but I am so so grateful that I got to see it at least once in my lifetime (and I hope for many more).

Congratulations to you Candy-Lee, Sergio and big sister Leteia. She is a perfect little angel.

 

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Vicky Ah, well done my friend, they are incredible!!! x

Yashina and Dilhan – The Proposal

I had the privilege of getting to capture Dilhan proposing to the love of his life, Yashina. A moment like this really is so so special and I am so grateful I could be part of it. Dilhan planned it all with the help of Pippa from The Perfect Proposal. The couple don’t live in Cape Town so the Winelands was the perfect choice. Yashina was sent off on a day of wine tasting with a friend while Dilhan prepared a note for her at their guest house. It sent her to the site where he would finally get down on one knee. Their smiles and joy were worth every second of anxiousness!

Congratulations you two! I hope you are enjoying every moment of this exciting time in your lives.

 

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Bronwyn and Damian

After meeting these two love birds for their engagement session a few months ago, I was very excited when the wedding day rolled around. They are such a sweet couple, loving and devoted and just a ton of silliness!

Damian is a huge Star Wars fan and Bronwyn surprised him on the morning of the wedding with Star Wars cufflinks. She also made her own Star Wars garter to honor her man, so awesome! She was so excited to see him and kept saying “today I get to marry my best friend and that is all that matters”. And this was after a slight dress malfunction that would have sent most brides into a frenzy. It was just so special how she kept focused on the most important thing of the day, it made my heart very happy.

The photo session was so much fun, the bridal party got in on the act and we had so many laughs at their amazing posing abilities! These guys really know how to put on a show for a camera!! They were a group of friends and family and I really enjoyed chatting and laughing with them all during the session.

Once I got Bronwyn and Damian off on their own, the romance just took over. All they wanted to do was be in each others arms, laugh together and take in those moments. The light out on the golf course was beautifully golden which allowed me to capture some magical images.

The romance and fun did not stop once we got into the reception. Damian sang an amazing song for Bronwyn as part of his speech to her. Wow! The speeches were heartfelt and very entertaining and the dancing was just crazy fun!!

Thank you Bron and Damian for allowing me to be such a big part of this day in your lives. There are moments and emotions of the day that I will never forget. I wish you the happiest of days and years to come. Never stop being your amazing selves and looking at each other the way you do now.

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Terry Luckhoff Stunning photo's of what looked like an equally stunning and very happy wedding celebration. Wow!

Lize-Meri and Claude

Every wedding is special in it’s own way, a day filled with love and happiness. Lize-Meri and Claude’s day really took this to a new level! I cried and I laughed along with this amazing couple. Two people that are so in love and so committed to each others happiness.

Claude put so much thought into his gift for Lize and the note he wrote had all the girls in tears.

They both smiled looking at each other the whole way thought their ceremony. It was so wonderful to me how the two families really came together sharing a love for Lize and Claude.

The reception was just pure joy and laughter! The guests were treated to unique a view into the couples’ lives by their friends and family’s words. My cheeks were sire from smiling and laughing! the rest of the night was filled with fun and celebration. Every single guest present was there to share their happiness with the couple and nothing else mattered.

Lize-Meri and Claude, I walked away from your wedding day with that warm and fuzzy feeling. You reminded me what real, heartfelt romance is. Your support and love for each other is unwavering and your true appreciation for each other so rare. Thank you for giving me the honor of being the one to capture these memories.

(R.I.P. Sammy the pigeon)

 

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joanne captured the day so beautifully - I just LOVE these pictures.
Claude Amann Kathryn, on hehalf of Lize and myself we'd like to say a ridiculously massive "THANK YOU" for what you have done for us. You made us both feel so at ease throughout the photo sessions and managed to capture this perfect day for us in the most spectaular way. We will always be greatful for the part you played in our big day!!!

Lauren and Alton Maternity

One of the many reasons I love what I do is that I often get to follow couples through their life’s journey. Lauren and Alton are one of those couples. I was part of their wedding day, did a post wedding Trash The Dress shoot and now on to the start of their little family!

We went back to the venue where they got married two years ago for their maternity shoot. As always with these two, it was loads of fun. Alton struggles a little to be serious in front of the camera!

Thank you both for a great afternoon and congratulations on the birth of your baby boy Ayden.

Lots of love, Aunty Kath

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Michelle and Rudi’s Engagement

I met Michelle and Rudi in Kalk Bay, one of my favourite shoot locations, for their engagement pictures. It was a perfectly cloudy day and I love how the images came out. They started off a little shy but soon eased into it. Michelle has such a great laugh and Rudi seems to be able to get it out of her pretty easily! I am sure their wedding in March is going to be just wonderful, I am so looking forward to it.

 

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Sandra and Jeff

Sandra and Jeff chose to get married at the start of Cape Town spring and were blessed with a lovely day. The sun was out and the September chill kept things comfortably cool.

They were married at Eureka along the Durbanville Wine Route which has recently built a new gorgeous wedding venue. After a beautiful church ceremony in Woodstock we made our way to the venue to enjoy the festivities. The food was delicious and the guests had a wonderful time listening to heartfelt speeches.

Sandra and Jeff are a down to earth, loving couple. I felt very welcomed by them both and their love for one another shows in the most simple ways. The way they help each other and support one another and just the looks they share. It’s not a grand display, but it is very real.

Thank you for allowing me to be part of this amazing day. I wish you a lifetime of happiness and laughter.

 

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Antonia

Antonia was recently confirmed so she and her family hosted a lunch for family and friends to celebrate this momentous occasion in her life. I had a lot of fun with her doing some portraits in the rain! She is such a beautiful young lady inside and out. What a bright future you have in front of you Antonia!

 

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Jo and Tish – La Bella

I wanted to start doing these La Bella shoots to give women the chance to feel beautiful. A chance to get a little out of their comfort zone and show how uniquely special they are. Women like Jo and Tish, they are the reason I started doing these shoots.

They have an amazing friendship and share a common love for living a healthy lifestyle. They train together and encourage one another every step of the way. During the shoot the one was constantly telling the other “you look amazing!!” It’s the kind of friendship we all need.

You two are an inspiration in so many ways. In your pursuit of perfection in the gym, eating clean and staying healthy. In your commitment to each other and the other people in your lives. Thank you for sharing the afternoon with me and encouraging me too!

Images used with clients’ permission

 

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Tarren’s Matric Farewell

One of the big reasons I love being a portrait photographer is that I often get to see families on more than one occasion. Earlier thisĀ  year I shot Arlene’s wedding and now I get to share her niece’s matric farewell. It was so wonderful going back to the family home and seeing them all again.

Tarren was a vision in her RidovaneM custom made gown. She has the most beautiful long hair that she had done in curls and her gorgeous features were finished off with bright pink lipstick. The perfect choice for a fun young lady.

I had great fun with Tarren and a few friends while taking their pics at Zevenwacht. After a few pics with very proud parents, she was off to start a magical night.

I hope you had the most amazing time Tarren and I hope that these pics will help you remember the occasion with a big smile.

 

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