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.

Family at Deer Park Cafe | Cape Town Family Photographer

I’ve known the Cloete’s since I was six years old, so it was with great excitement that I made the trip into town to take some relaxed and casual photos while grandparents, children and grandchildren spent some time together on Easter Sunday. It was a lot of fun to watch the interaction between all the different members of the family and the four little boys are totally adorable. It was great to see you guys, hope you enjoy your images!

Audrey’s Family | Stellenbosch Family Photographer

Audrey contacted me to organise a shoot for her whole extended family – parents, four children with their partners, as well a seven grandchildren! It’s her parents’ 40th wedding anniversary this year – a perfect time to celebrate love, life and family! They all managed to get together on a Sunday afternoon in Somerset West and these are a few of the resulting images.

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!

One Little Girl and Another on the Way | Paarl Lifestyle Photograher

I first met Elanza and her family two years ago, when I took photos of her while she was expecting Jana. I then did another shoot when Jana was about a week old and was lucky enough to be invited back to photograph Elanza’s second pregnancy! They are expecting another little girl and I’m sure she’ll be just as cute and beautiful as her older sister. We did the shoot on their farm just outside of Paarl en Jana just loves having the run of the place. I’ll be going back there once the little one is born, so watch this space!

The Van Zyl’s in Grabouw

I met the Van Zyl’s at their lovely home in Grabouw. The latest addition to their family, little Mia, was four weeks old at the time of the shoot. Off course, a new set of family photos were in order! Mia usually is a very sleepy and relaxed baby, but she was not happy with my plans for her morning at all! She tried to sleep through the first part of the shoot and was quite happy to be handled by her mom and dad, but as soon as my attention turned to her and her alone, she got fed-up with the whole process. But I persisted and managed to get most of the shots I was after! Her brother on the other hand, was a real little star and very happy to have me follow him around with my camera in hand. Here are a few of my favourites.

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 at Kirstenbosch | Cape Town Family Photographer

Megan contacted me to book a shoot as a gift to her mother for her 60th birthday. We decided to meet at the beautiful Kirstenbosch  Botanical Gardens and we were lucky to have a little bit of cloud to block out the harsh summer sun!

The Steenkamp Family in Paternoster

Hulle sê mens kan nie jou familie kies nie, maar as dit kom by hierdie gesin, sou ek beslis nie vir beter kon vra nie! Ek dink die term “sout van die aarde” is spesiaal vir hulle bedoel. Dit was ‘n groot voorreg om weereens ‘n paar foto’s vir hulle te kon neem, toe ons onlangs saam in Paternoster vakansie gehou het. Wat hierdie shoot veral spesiaal gemaak het, is dat hul oudste dogter, Elri, hierdie jaar die huis verlaat om te begin met haar universiteitsloopbaan. Ek weet haar plek in die huis gaan baie leeg wees, maar ek weet ook dat sy altyd sal terugkeer, bloot omdat daar nie ‘n lekkerder huis in die land is nie! Ek hoop dis vir julle almal ‘n wonderlike jaar xx

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.

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!

The Steytler Family

Tiekie contacted me to book a shoot for their three totally gorgeous boys. I met them at their home in Welgemoed for a little bit of fun in front of the lens. I loved capturing these three lively and expressive faces!

Andro | Cape Town Family Photographer

Andro came from this bump and is a very patient and relaxed little guy. He and his brother are very handsome little guys and I’m sure they’ll get up to lots of mischief together when they’re a little older!

Lelanie’s Family Shoot | Cape Town Family Photographer

It was early one Sunday morning when I met Lelanie at their beautiful home in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. Her two little ones where quietly waiting for my arrival and behaved like true angels!

Another family of five | Cape Town Photographer

One of the things I like about my job, is that I get to meet really lovely people on a regular basis. These are some of those lovely people and it was so much fun to spend some time with them. The children were so well-behaved, adorable and beautiful, it made my job ridiculously easy!

Gill and family | Somerset West Family Photographer

I met Gill and her family at the Helderberg Nature Reserve. They wanted to have a proper family shoot done, before all the children went back to their own lives and in fact, her one son was due to travel back to the UK that very evening. Your children are never too grown up and it is never too late to have family portraits taken!

And baby makes 5 | Cape Town Baby Photographer

Suzanne recently gave birth to her third beautiful little girl and I went to their home in Durbanville to capture the new addition as well as the rest of the family. They are such awesome people and I had a great morning with the five of them. Apart from the pictures I took in the house, I set my stand and backdrop up in the garden and used only natural light to capture these images and I really like them!

Family in Franschhoek | Cape Town Portrait Photographer

Frances originally contacted me a year ago to book a family shoot, but due to unforseen circumstances, she had to cancel. I was delighted when she contacted me again this year to re-book. Here are a few pics of her three gorgeous children.

Patricia and family |Somerset West Family Photographer

This family of five is the nicest group of people I have met in a really long time! Patricia works for Helderberg Hospice and she won one of my vouchers at a Somerset West Business Network meeting. The voucher couldn’t have been won by more deserving person and it was a joy and a privilege to spend some time with them.

Two sisters and their families: Caroline

Caroline contacted me to arrange a shoot for her and her sister and their – altogether five – children. They range in age from 9 months to 9 years and it was a lot of fun to capture all the cousins. I decided to show their pics in two separate posts as I took several hundreds of photos and couldn’t fit them in just one post!

Another happy family | Cape Town Portrait Photographer

I’m doing some much needed catch up work on my blog, it’s been ages! I photographed this lovely family in November last year and they were such lovely people to work with!

…and another on the way!

I posted some pics of 18 month-old Teneil in my previous post. This is her gorgeous mother, expecting her second child. Teneil loves to talk to and touch the baby, it is just to sweet to watch!