I don't usually photograph kids parties - let's face it, weddings are tame in comparison. But when Thabo approached me a while ago and suggested flying me out to London for Nia and Lerato's combined birthday party, I didn't have to think twice about it. Firstly, they're an awesome family whom I adore and secondly, I adore London which feels like a second home to me.
I have loved watching this family grow from just Gerard and Sandra, to the 4 of them. Jenna Rae was just 7 days old when we did this shoot. There is nothing quite so precious and mind-boggling as a new life. Thank you guys for letting me into your home to witness these amazing moments.
I did a shoot with Jax and Stix on a very windy day last year, when Sam was still in the oven. He's now a gorgeous and energetic little guy and Jax and Stix are naturals at the whole parenting thing! Thanks for cruising around with me on such a chilly afternoon!
Delmari is a friend of Lisl, whose wedding I photographed 3 years ago. Anyway, Lisl thought a photo shoot would be a great gift idea for Delmari, which we got round to doing the shoot a few days away from Eben's first birthday. What a SCRUMPTIOUS little guy and a gorgeously relaxed family.
So I'm about to head to King Sha-ka airport for Candice and Mike's wedding in Natal and before I go, thought I would post a few shots from a family shoot earlier this week. It's not very often that families are lucky to have both grandparents still around... so Clare thought it would be a great idea to do an extended family shoot. How gorgeous are these ladies?
Loyal blog readers will recognise Debbie and Thabo - I've been fortunate enough to photograph them throughout their journey through parenthood - when Lerato was a bump in Debs' tummy, when she was a few weeks old, 7 months old in London and now for her 1st birthday. We spent a bit of time taking some portraits and then headed over to Art Jamming where Lerato created her first masterpiece...