Die Van Dyk Gesin | Somerset West Maternity Photographer

Ek het vir Zelda, Riaan en Zani op Lourensford ontmoet op ‘n lieflike middag met pragtige lig. Zelda is swanger met ‘n bababoetie vir Zani en as ek hulle weer sien is hulle ‘n gesinnetjie van vier! Hier is ‘n paar van die dag se hoogtepunte.

Daar is ook ‘n paar ekstra foto’s in ‘n Facebook album.

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Cousins in the Park | Somerset West Photographer

Victoria contacted me to organise a shoot for their extended family, so I met her, her sister and her parents, together with husbands and children at a park near their home. It was a lot of fun watching the little ones play and interact with each other.

























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The Collins Family | Somerset West Family Photographer

Lyall and I have been trying to set up this photoshoot for months, but everytime the planned day arrived, it was either pouring with rain, ice cold or very windy. We could hardly believe it when we finally arrived at the Helderberg Nature Reserve on a beautiful, sunny and windless day and nothing stopped us from going ahead! The children were absolute stars and so easy to work with. I love their photos so much that it was quite difficult to choose only a few for this post. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

I’ve also added a few extra images to a Facebook album.


Ilse, Sune en Menandie | Stellenbosch Photographer

Ek het vir Ilse en haar gesin ontmoet met Sune, hul oudste dogtertjie, se doop. Van toe af was ek gelukkig genoeg om ‘n paar keer weer gevra te word om hulle af te neem. Die gesin het intussen Vrystaat toe verhuis, maar het onlangs in Stellenbosch kom kuier waar ek hulle weer ontmoet het. Hier is ‘n paar van my gunstelinge:

Tracy’s shoot at the Helderberg Nature Reserve | Somerset West Photographer

I arranged to meet Tracy and her very cute little daughter at the Helderberg Nature Reserve early on a Saturday morning, just before the heat became too unbearable. The Nature Reserve has so many faces and we went to a section that I don’t use for photos that often. I loved the long grass and green patches and coupled with a totally adorable little subject, it was a wonderful shoot.

The Pieber Family | Somerset West Family Photographer

I took the Pieber Family’s end of year photos at the Lourens River on a supremely windy day. It’s no small wonder that the poor kids did not completely blow away, but they were very game to brave the weather and schlep after me to find the perfect spot 🙂 I met both Ethan and Alexander when they were just tiny babies and I love doing follow-up shoot to see how they have grown and developed.

Here are a few images of the afternoon – as always, there are some more images in a Facebook album.

Suzanne en Stefani | Stellenbosch Photographer

Ek het die voorreg gehad om vir Suzanne en 3-jarige Stefani by L’Avenir te ontmoet vir ‘n heerlike sessie. Stefani pak sommer baie persoonlikheid in daai klein lyfie en ek kon haar maklik vir die res van die dag agtervolg om al daai oulikheid vas te vang.

Hier is ‘n paar van my gunstelinge – daar is ook ‘n paar ekstra foto’s in ‘n Facebook album.

Olivia and Duncan | Somerset West Kids Photographer

I first met Olivia when she was a teeny tiny little baby. In a few weeks time, she will be turning three (!) years old and is big sister to Duncan. They were both absolute angels for this shoot – overflowing with smiles and giggles. I just loved spending time with them – hope you enjoy the photos as much as I loved taking them!

Die Greylings | Stellenbosch Family Photographer

Ek het die Greylings vroeg op ‘n yskoue Saterdagoggend by hulle huis net buite Stellenbosch ontmoet.  Ons het so bietjie in en om die huis gespeel en toe besluit om ‘n entjie in die straat af tot by Dornier te ry. Ons was eintlik agter ‘n bietjie son aan en Dornier is boonop so asemrowend mooi!

Hulle twee-jarige dogtertjie is ‘n bondeltjie energie en ‘n regte klein patroon! Hier is ‘n paar foto’s van ‘n heerlike oggend.

Soos gewoonlik, is daar ook ‘n paar ekstra foto’s in ‘n Facebook album.

Twins! | Somerset West Photographer

I met these adorable twin boys and their parents at Erinvale Estate in Somerset West. They had just woken up when I first laid eyes on them and were very grumpy, but fortunately they soon warmed up. I am always excited at the prospect of photographing twins! It’s just a special kind of sweetness to see two small children that look almost identical. I had an absolute blast with these two and at one point, was very tempted to put my camera down and just cuddle and play with them!

I usually prefer black and white images, but the colours in these are really beautiful and I loved their different coloured check shirts so much, that I left most of them in colour for this post.

There are also a few more in a Facebook album.

Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did taking them!


Visagie Gesin Deel 2 | Stellenbosch Family Photographer

Ek het die Visagies oorspronklik in April al afgeneem. Terwyl ek daai tyd besig was om hulle foto’s te “edit”, het ek tot my skok agtergekom dat die foto’s op een memory card (ek het twee gebruik), weg is. Gelukkig was die meerderheid van die foto’s nog daar, maar ek was steeds baie stert tussen die bene oor so ‘n aaklige “mishap”. Om op te maak daarvoor, het ek hulle vroeg in Julie by Blaauwklippen ontmoet vir nog ‘n paar foto’s.

Dankie vir julle geduld en bereidwilligheid om weer te ry vir ‘n sessie!


Die Visagie Gesin | Cape Town Family Photographer

Ek het Tania in my universiteitsdae ontmoet – ons was in dieselfde koshuis en ek was haar groot vriendin se “koshuisma”. Dit was so lekker om haar weer na al die jare te sien en om haar pragtige gesin te ontmoet!

Die Swanepoel Gesin (saam met Mariet en Mila) | Somerset West Photographer

Ek het Riane en haar pragtige gesin sommer een weeksmiddag by Radloff Park ontmoet vir hulle gesinsfoto’s. Haar skoonsuster, Mariet en klein Mila en saamgekom vir die geleentheid. Wat ‘n mooi klompie kinders is hulle nie! Christo was nie heeltemal oortuig dat hierdie fotonemery vir hom lekker is nie, maar ‘n bietjie balgooi en ‘n paar paaseiers en alles was darem nie verlore nie.

Daar is ook ‘n paar ekstra foto’s in ‘n Facebook album.

Lucas, Erna, Lisa en Luke | Stellenbosch Photographer

Ek het Erna en haar gesin een Sondagoggend by die Helderberg Natuurreservaat ontmoet vir ons fotosessie. Klein Luke was nie baie lus om stil te sit vir hierdie besigheid nie, maar speel-speel het ons wel die ding gedoen gekry.

Hier is solank ‘n voorsmakie – daar is ook nog meer in ‘n Facebook album.

Geniet julle foto’s!

The Beart Family | Stellenbosch Photographer

I met the Beart’s at their home in the Winelands and enjoyed an hour of fun and laughter with them. They were so relaxed, friendly and fun-loving, that it made my job even more enjoyable than usual!

Julie’s Extended Family | Stellenbosch Photographer

A few hours after I did Julie’s family shoot, we met up again – this time at her mom’s house at De Zalze. It was the first time in years that the whole family managed to get together, so family photos were definitely in order! I arrived just as they were finishing their Sunday lunch and everyone was jolly and relaxed – and with 8 children all under the age of 5, relaxed was just the way I wanted it! We decided to take all the pics at the house, as it would have been a huge mission to get all 19 people to a different location – especially after that lovely lunch 🙂

Julie’s Little Men | Stellenbosch Family Photograher

You might recognise Julie and her oldest two boys from this shoot I did for them a year ago. This time around, they were joined by the newest addition to the family, cute little Matthew! We met up on a Protea farm high up in the Helderberg mountain, with breathtaking views over False Bay. It was a cold morning, but after a solid week of rain, we were so relieved to see the sun shining that a little cold air were definitely not going to deter us!

Tori and Scarlett | Somerset West Photographer

I first met the Westvig”s almost two years ago, when Tori was only four months old. She’s now grown into a beautiful little two year old and was also joined by the newest addition to the family, seven month old Scarlett. What an adorable pair they are! Their parents are truly blessed with these two precious little girls.

Karin’s Family at the Nature Reserve | Somerset West Family Photographer

I first met Karin and her family about 18 months ago when I did a shoot for them just before Christmas in 2009. I love meeting up with old clients and to see how their children have grown! Kai and Anja are such a friendly, well- behaved and charming pair – it was a real treat to spend some time with them. Here’s hoping that I haven’t seen the last of you yet!

Arenda’s Family Shoot | Somerset West Lifestyle Photographer

Sondag was ‘n lieflike dag – nie te warm nie en nie te winderig nie – net mooi reg vir ‘n laatmiddag fotosessie by die Helderberg Natuurreservaat waar ek Arenda en haar gesin gaan ontmoet het. Sy en haar man is geseënd met drie pragtige dogters en, soos altyd, was dit ‘n voorreg om ‘n tydjie saam met hulle te kon deurbring.

Family Shoot at Spier | Stellenbosch Lifestyle Photographer

Justine phoned me a while ago to organise a shoot for the whole extended family at Spier. We were very lucky to have exceptional weather, with no wind for a change! Despite them being such a large group, they were very easy to work with. Hope you like your photos!

The McKenna Family | Cape Town Lifestyle Photography

The McKenna’s are from the States, live and work in Madagascar and spent some vacation time in South Africa. They originally booked me for a baptism on the beach more than a year ago. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was unable to make it in the end and had to ask my very talented friend, Louis Hiemstra, to step in for me. I was thrilled when I received an email a while back, telling me that they were back in SA on holiday and would like to have another family shoot done. We originally planned another shoot on the beach, but Cape Town’s weather being as temperamental as it is, we had to postpone and ended up going to Kirstenbosch instead. It was a real pleasure to finally meet them and spend a little time getting to know their very cute children.

Alyssa en Tamika (and a little bit of Josh!)

You might recognize these cute little faces from a shoot last year which I posted about here and here. This time, Caroline and Larissa wanted a shoot with the younger girls only, so capture that sweet innocence while they’re still so young. Josh came along and was not able to escape without posing for a few shots too!

The Liebenberg Family

Sunet is a very old friend of mine – we started Grade 1 together and 12 years later, we matriculated together. I hadn’t seen her since her boys were born, so I was very excited when she booked me for a shoot during our recent trip to Bloemfontein! Her boys are lovely – full of smiles and so easy to work with – and it was a lot of fun to spend a few hours with them. Ek hoop ek sien julle gou weer, geniet die foto’s!