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August 7th, 2018 | Adoption,Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Sometimes a visit from friends + shoot-lines blur. Lief julle en dit waarvoor julle staan, Werner en Juné!

#teamjoubert al die pad <3

 

 

 

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Back in 2009, when I photographed my South African friend’s American friends’ wedding in Denver USA, I never would have thought that our paths would cross again in such a significant way. Fast forward 9 years and today I got to document them meeting their 2 adoptive children, 30mins from where I live. WHAT an amazing privilege! I witnessed so many moments today – it is actually hard to put into words!
Thank you Ben and Marybeth that I could share in seeing, experiencing and photographing the tangible love today. You are now a family of 7! (Two of their sons are back at home, waiting to meet their new siblings.)

Enjoy the memories guys! I loooooove how our worlds collided…

 

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June 26th, 2018 | Baby,Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Wanneer vriende meer soos familie is….

Lief julle Giddy + Sons! En al jul kinders….dis nou sommer die honde óók ingesluit. <3

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June 25th, 2018 | Baby,Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

I’ve been thinking about family shoots and the way I’m approaching it more and more that last couple of months. Yes, an all smiley family picture where everyone is looking at the camera is great. (Especially if you actually manage it with kids :)) But…that is not the part that makes my heart excited about families and family-life.

I’ve been thinking about my personal favorite images while growing up. (Most all of my albums got stolen, but that story is for another day.) Many times these specific images give little clues of the whereabouts e.g. where we lived and the things that was a trademarks of my age…or your parent’s age. One of my most prized images of my late dad, is one where you can see his deep laughing wrinkles. Was it his best angle? No. Could I see his wrinkles? Yes :) Does it make my heart feel something? Absolutely YES!

After the shoot with Wade, Gretchen and Guinnie (isn’t her name the best!?) Gretchen and I talked over coffee and some of her mom’s home made cookies. She told me a bit about her fears around the shoot and everything that isn’t quite “Pinterest looking.” The funny thing is, I registered 90% of those same fears just before I had a shoot done for my new site’s portraits. Some of them “valid” (because  everything ‘needs to be perfect’) but most of them just fears because I measured myself to others. It made me think of this quote: “many people fail because they try to copy others, not realizing that everyone has a different question paper.”

And back to the family shoots – it is exactly the fact that every family is so unique, that makes me enjoy shooting it so much.
So please allow your you-ness to shine. It gives the world so much flavour…

Grethen was so awesome to write down some of her thoughts. Please make sure to read it below the images!

Dankie Gretchen + Wade. That I could photograph you, get to meet you and that you were so brave in all of this. I looooooved your family’s flavour! :P

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June 20th, 2018 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Ek het lanklaas so ‘n fun, energieke, liefdevolle gesin afgeneem! Hulle is gaande oor mekaar en dié Namibiërs het hul tyd optimaal in Kaapstad benut.

Dankie dat ek so ‘n stukkie van julle familie-wees kon beleef Smit gesin. Julle is next-level!!!! <3 

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June 13th, 2018 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

What a joy to photograph this family at their house and in their neighbourhood!

Ek is met ‘n warm hart by julle weg Pieter en Libré. Die tyd en liefde wat julle in mekaar en jul kids sit, is sigbaar in julle seuntjies. Dankie dat ek die middag met julle kon deel! “Tannie aZel” het die SO geniet. Stuur seblief liefde vir die 2tjies.

Lekker kyk!

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June 7th, 2018 | Baby,Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

I loved celebrating and photographing this little fresh addition to earth! He is already so loved and I am excited to see him grow into his life’s calling.
Welkom liefste Andreas! Jy het kosbare ouers. :)

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May 30th, 2018 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Die familie het al diep so in my hart gekruip! En dis duidelik hoekom..
So baie dankie Karen en Rudi. Is net ‘n voorreg om julle as familie (en julle super dooper Kolkol cabins!) te kan afneem. Geniet julle foto’s :)

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May 22nd, 2018 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Family moments in black and white:  closeness, love, energy, tall grass and Ankoles!!!

Daniel and Caren, what a pleasure and privilege to document you guys. Thank you for loving each other. Geniet julle “happy hearts” in “moody weather” foto’s!

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April 4th, 2018 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Cape Town + beautiful early morning light + the awesome Parkin family = Fun, bonding time and snuggles against the cold!

Thank you SO much Stuart, Tabitha and the Parkin-boys <3

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March 28th, 2018 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Loved seeing you guys in South Africa again Markus, Marlene and Annika!

Laughter.

Lines.

Life loving.

Light

…camera, action!

 

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March 15th, 2018 | Baby,Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Dis vir my so ‘n lekkerte om so in mense se lewens ingenooi te word om dit af te neem en “hoe ek dit sien” te kan deel. Elke gesin het sy eie mooi en unieke manier van “wees.” Dankie dat ek ook net myself kon wees by julle! Julle is so ‘n kosbare gesin en dis lekker om die respek en liefde vir mekaar te kan sien. Baie blessings en geniet jul kiekies! <3

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March 5th, 2018 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

My words ran away…  Dankie dat ek julle kon afneem Natalie, Ruhan and that you braved the rain! What a day…. <3

AMAZING Dress: Stephen Van Eeden

Boater hats: Amazon

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February 15th, 2018 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Did I ever mention that I absolutely love photographing the “raw” and “real”?
This is from a recent visit to my brother and his family in Lutzville, West Coast. These kids (and of course their mom and dad!) are so dear to me. I didn’t have my gear with me (when will i LEARN!?) but used my mom’s Canon EOS 550D to capture some of these. I would love to still do a proper documentary on a full day some time. But for now, I share a tiny bit the morning routine and these little humans I love so dearly…

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February 8th, 2018 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Mooiste gesin + lewenslustige, oulike kinders + fotograaf ma + The Old Tannery = Lizelle love haar werk.

Lindy en gesin – wat ‘n voorreg om julle te kon afneem. Dis heerlik om die persoonlikhede te sien uitkom en die lekker mense wat julle is te sien in familie verband. Geniet julle foto’s!

 

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December 22nd, 2017 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Vandag presies 10 jaar terug het Charles en Maryke ook hier by Philadelphia se kerk gestaan…op hul troudag! Nou is hulle ‘n gesin van 4 en wat ‘n voorreg om dit so te kan vasvang- baie dankie Charles en Maryke!!! Ook baie geluk + seëninge vir julle as gesin en vir julle as man+vrou. Geniet die mylpaal!

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December 21st, 2017 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

So ‘n fees met die regte + opregte mense-mense. Dies wat mekaar liefhet. Those with their feet on the Rock.
Dankie julle, dis vir my SO ‘n voorreg om julle te mag afneem. <3

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December 18th, 2017 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

In 2010 het ek Mandi en Cobus se mooiste troue afgeneem. (As jy hou van “floral”, maak seker jy gaan kyk na haar amazing rok HIER! Steeds een van my gunstelinge.)

Die keer, was daar ook “mooi” en “bommetjes” betrokke…in die vorm van die 2 oulikste kids! Dankie dat ek julle kon afneem en weer herinner word hoekom dit so lekker was om julle die vorige keer ook af te neem. Julle is ‘n pragtige gesin. Liefde!

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December 8th, 2017 | Baby,Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Dis so lekker om mense wat ek liefhet te kan afneem. Dankie Jeanne en Franna. Julle is so konstant in julle vriendskap- dankie vir wie julle is en waarvoor julle staan.

Geniet julle foto’s! Baie liefde xxx

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November 30th, 2017 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

What a joy to photograph the love between these family members! Dankie so baie julle! GENIET!!!!

Was so ‘n heerlike middag saam met julle xxx

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