{Family Lifestyle} MacIntyre family

I love lifestyle shoots – getting to spend time in a beautiful setting with families as they have fun together… nothing beats that joy.  And Saturday morning’s shoot did not disappoint!  Technically, this was a family shoot for the MacIntyre’s, especially now that baby Callie is 6 months old… but… well, big brother Henry stole the show with some of the best (undirected) modelling I have ever seen.  And he is not even 3…

And like all great models, he grew tired of his natural talent and tried life behind the camera (with a little bit of help)… and this is the Photo that Henry Took.  Not half bad…

{Family Lifestyle} Mr Christopher introduces little Chloe

When you arrive at a shoot and get greeted with “GRRR, guess what I am Aunty Lauren” (complete with gnashing teeth and T-rex pose)… you know its going to be a great day! And although this was technically little Chloe’s shoot, its hard not to gush over Big Brother Christopher – just try not to fall in love with him, I dare you…

 

 

{Newborn} Butterflies and Roses for Amelia

Imagine me and you, I do
“I think about you day and night, it’s only right
To think about the girl you love and hold her tight
So happy together”

It feels like we have been looking forward to Amelia’s arrival for ages and now that she’s here… well, it just feels so natural, and her parents are smitten.  in this house, three is most definitely not a crowd!

 

{Family Lifestyle} Introducing Miss Taya Swart

I know I say this a lot, but one of my favourite things about being a photographer is sharing Life with people; Silke & JP are such people – I have photographed their engagement, wedding, preggie shoot and now the newborn shoot of their precious daughter, Taya. What a blessing!  I feel like I have loved this little girl longer than I can remember… and she is as adorable as I could possibly have imagined.  So here she is, Fearfully and Wonderfully made – Taya Swart.  Too much love for this one…

{Family Lifestyle} Princess Evie in the Park

What a cutie! Little Evie is possibly the sweetest (and calmest) little girl I have ever photographed; she was so obliging to sit for the camera and give me her best model stare… and as every princess does, she rocked her glitter crown.

If you are from the Southern Suburbs and don’t know about Keurboom Park, go check it out: kiddie and dog friendly. So lovely.

 

{Baby shower} Showering Amelia with love

 

Every so often I get to photograph a moment that’s special on a personal level.  I cannot wait to meet Amelia (in a month’s time) and know her parents are going to be great; she’s already one seriously loved little girl! Here are just a few pics from her baby shower – and was she showered with love…

{Preggie Shoot} Silke & JP

It feels like just yesterday I was editing Silke amd JP’s engagement shoot photos, and then their wedding pics… and here we are anticipating Miss Taya Swart’s arrival in June! Cannot wait to meet this beautiful (and already much loved) little girl – perfectly and wonderfully made (the meaning of her name) seems perfect…

Venue: Zevenwacht Wine Estate

 


{Family Lifestyle} McIntyre & Hoon families on the Beach

My last shoot of 2016 and what a fun one! My Awesome Friends (its their new official title) brought the rest of their family for some summer portraits on Derdesteen beach.  It was great! Little Henry is a cutie and the girls know what looks stunning in a photo: them living life to the beat of their own fun-filled drum.


{Family Lifestyle} In the country with Team du Toit

To say I love these people is an understatement; they’ve become family. I recently spent a couple of days with them in Riebeeck’s Kasteel and yes, we did the more formal family photos in the nearby vineyards… but my favourite shots are definitely the ones taken while we just did Life: chatting on the verandah while the kids played…