I photographed Jenny and Jorn's wedding quite a few years back in Stellenbosch and they haven't changed at all.
After a few years of marriage, they've now had a gorgeous baby boy, Sam, who was 8 months old when we did this shoot. I had to laugh when Jorn said to me: 'You know, I never used to like coffee but now I have it all the time'. (After having babies I felt exactly the same; the level of sleep deprivation with those gorgeous creatures can be something else.)
I met them at their home in Mowbray and then headed to the park and local cafe.
I'm not quite sure where the years have gone to - I photographed Taryn and Grant's wedding way back in 2009 and now they have a beautiful curly-haired little guy, Ethan. I was pretty impressed that they came to meet me on a Sunday morning in Joburg for a family shoot.
I don't think I'll ever get bored of photographing people's journey's from a couple to a family - so beautiful. Ethan is a typical two-year-old who doesn't like to sit still and who wants things his way - so we just went with the flow of things on a Joburg winter morning.
I photographed Giuseppe and Nicole's wedding at The Cradle in Joburg way back at the end of 2007 and did a couple shoot with them in Cape Town in 2010 so I feel like I've known them a very long time. I absolutely love witness my past wedding clients' journey into parenthood.
When I asked Nicole how she was enjoying motherhood, she sighed and said 'Oh, I am so besotted.' How gorgeous to see you guys as such fabulous parents - and baby Raoul is so edible with his bright blue eyes and cute little mouth.
One of my favourite things about my job is witnessing how families grow. I've photographed Debbie and Thabo so many times throughout their journey was parents - first when they were pregnant with Lerato 7 years ago and recently on a trip to the UK. I met them in Embankment on a busy Sunday afternoon - it was fun to watch the girls nagivate the London pavements so skillfully on their little scooters and bright pink sneakers.
I knew Rowena and Will back in our carefree varsity days and now they are such fabulous and laidback parents to three beautiful children - Arielle, Judah and Mattea. They wanted to do a photoshoot to document the newest addition of little Mattea, who is such a little cherub.
I recently did a shoot with Michelle, Basil and their beautiful twin girls, Maya and Zoe, who are 19 months old. It's a such a busy age for kids and super-busy when there are two of them.
We started off at their home in Orangezight, then to the park for a bit and ended off at a little section of beach in Seapoint on a beautiful autumn evening in Cape Town.
One of my favourite things about photographing people is to document the same family over time. I first photographed Jax and Stix when Sam was in the oven and now they have two beautiful little boys with another one on the way in a few month's time.