Jonathan & Victoria’s Classic Bordeaux Wedding Luncheon

A day shared with such amazing people. Thank you to all involved and most of all thank you to Jonathan and Victoria for trusting me to capture all their special moments!

Dearest Vicky
On the first day you came to see me you came as a client but today we are friends! Thank you for putting so much trust in me not just to capture these intimate images but also to put together your bouquet and headpiece, it was such an amazing experience and you were such a beautiful bride! Thank you for all the little messages even on my own wedding day! Please don’t ever change.
N 

Muah:Roots Hair salon

Dress: Mengouchi haute Couture

Venue: Bordeaux Game Farm.

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Alec & Raven’s Safari I do’s

I had been looking forward to Alec and Raven’s wedding for the past year and their game lodge venue made the most amazing backdrop for this truelly special event! They had back to back weddings on two different continents to be able to celebrate with all their friends and family! So much detail went into this wedding! So much joy mixed with traditional african singing, what more could you possibly want! And finally of course my favourite part of the day, my time with the couple! with Raven Kleynhans, Alec Kleynhans, Jana Pohl and Ulrike Drake at Mafigeni’s Embrace Africa Safaris. Continue reading “Alec & Raven’s Safari I do’s”

Jaco & Yolanda: Walking with Elephants

Yolanda decided to surprise her fiancé Jaco with his dream adventure of walking with the elephants and together we decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to do their pre-session as they were getting married in October at Mac Country venue! Thank you so much to Elephant Sanctuary, Hazyview SA for everything it was such a treat!After the walk we got some personal time with the big guys and worked in a semi-styled session. I just adore this part of the country and thank you Casper for not eating my flowers although I know you were sorely tempted! MUAH: Belle Violette Continue reading “Jaco & Yolanda: Walking with Elephants”

Swan Lake Inspiration

“Now wakes the hour

Now sleeps the swan

Behold the dream

The dream is gone”

– Pink Floyd

Muah: Louise Make Up and Hairstylist

Designer: Mengouchi Haute Couture

Stationery: Cloud Creations

Flowers: Bloom Floral Design

Styling: Cathleen Loots

Cake: Mugg & Bean

Hair accesories:Lovisa

Location: Stanford Lake Cottages

 Since I was a little girl I have been inlove with the story of Swan Lake and even more so since I saw the Moscow Ballet perform when I was at university so it was about time for me to take on this giant challenge as a styled session.

As you will see everything about this session is just mind blowingly gorgeous with stunning dresses and amazing ballet themed make up. We even had some feathery themed stationery!

The little leaky row boat made one of my fantasies of the past two years come true accompanied by an abundance of fresh flowers and even the bad weather could not get us down as it created the exact dreamy effect I wanted for some fantastic images.

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Driekus & Joalette

Pearl Harbour Inspired Session

“If I had one more night to live… I’d want to spend it with you.”-Evelyn Johnson(Pearl Harbour)

Here is definitely one of my favourite shoots of the year as I am all about vintage! I can’t wait for this wedding next year! This was of course our winning couple from the competition that was held earlier this year by myself and Lieflingkind Design!

When I asked Joalette what their favourite movie was she replied whithin seconds “Pearl Harbour” and that is when I knew that this was going to be an epic shoot.

With vintage flair and a modern twist we used fur and Driekus borrowed Joalette’s dad’s millitary uniform to make it perfect and we even got to use the airport as our location.

I loved the way these two fell into character and acted their parts and I even got a chance to be a part of it by doing the hair and make-up.

So here it is, enjoy all all the vintage loveliness!

N*

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Boudoir Couture

“Boudoir has nothing to do with sexuality but rather sensuality, it is all about a story that is told with the eyes and the body.”Natalie Loots

I can’t believe this session was already three years ago but it is still one of my favourites ever! I re-edited some of the images and looking back I can see how much I have grown in my work!

Everyday I still thank my lucky stars for everyone who supports me in everything that I do.

In this session I had some pro models, pro hairstylists and a pro make-up artist and today we have all grown in our professional and personal lives.

It is rather nice to have a throwback every now and then.

N*

 

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Willem & Natasha

“Love doesn’t make the world go round, it makes the ride worthwhile.”

– Franklin P. Jones

This was one of my favourite weddings for 2014 and it was an absolute coral fantasy!

Willem and Natasha are such an amazing couple and their day was perfect, something out of a fairytale with the most gorgeous flowers, bunting galore and intimate moments that most photographers would go wild for. I am still to this day inlove with Natasha’s dress, it was an absolute stunner and only complimented her beauty.

N*

 

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Rose Garden Styled Bride

 

Dress supplier: Bella Sposa

Stationer: Lieflingkind Design (www.lieflingkind.co.za)

Model: Ulrike Drake

MUAH: Ulrike Drake

Styling: Cathleen Loots

Cake: Thanks Gran 😉

A while ago I was comissioned by the owner of a new bridal boutique in Polokwane to do a styled shoot with some of her gorgeous dresses. She also insisted on using one of my regular models Ulrike to represent her brand and this is what we came up with in colaboration with Lieflingkind Design who did some fab quick thinking stationery the night before the shoot.

Be sure not to miss our friendly feline friends who came to visit during the shoot. I always have the luck of the draw to somewhere in my shoots have animals, wanted or unwanted. Also thanks to my grandmother for the DIY “Joode Tert” as we call the cake. It is an old recipe that has been passed down in the family and tastes just as good as it looks. Big thanks also to Ulrike for the hair and make-up (Yes she is a qualified MUAH as well!).

Enjoy all the loveliness!

N*

 

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