Bas contacted me to do a shoot of himself as a gift for his mother as well as some updated headshots. We started off in studio with a few changes of backdrop and clothing and also did a few shots outdoors for something a bit more relaxed. Bas said that he didn't like the camera much but I think he's pretty good in front of the camera (with a bit of a Brad Pitt thing about him?).
Shahra came into my studio where she had her hair and make-up done and then she brought several changes of clothing including the most amazing belly-dancing outfit, most of which she made herself. Bellydancing with Soma is a big part of her life and she wanted to incorporate that into her shoot. I had so much fun spending a morning with her and photographing her gorgeousness.
Not only is she a multi-talented dancer/creator but is also super-brainy and one of the nicest people I've met whose favourite colour is red.
I photographed this lovely family when Jasper turned one and now there is a beautiful addition to the family - Parvati; who has also just had her first birthday.
We met up on a beach in Seapoint early in the morning - one of my favourite times of day to shoot when the world and light begins to wake up.
Denise, Jordan were out from Kent in the UK on holiday in Camps Bay with their two beautiful little girls, Isla and Sadie. I met them in the early morning to do a shoot on Camps Bay beach.
I love photographing little kids as they are so unaware of the camera and are just free to be themselves.
I met Gary and his extended family early in the morning for a beach shoot - his in-laws were all out in Cape Town on holiday from various parts of the world and so he thought it would be a great idea to do a shoot with everyone together. With three little kids in the mix it was bound to be a bit chaotic.
I always feel like I need four pairs of eyes with shoots like this, there are so many things happening. The wind was howling in true Cape-summer-style as usual... these guys were very chilled about it all.
I absolutely love documenting people at different phases in their life journey - I photographed Candice and Aaron's wedding in Stellenbosch a few years back and now they are very relaxed and lovely parents to the most edible little guy, Finlay.
I did an early morning couple shoot in the howling wind with Nola and James, who were out in Cape Town from Henley in the UK. These guys were a pleasure to photograph - so comfortable with each other and clearly just have a lot of fun together.