There is a lot to be said for country living. Well. I guess I’m not much of a city gal so for me – there’s everything to be said about country life and Clare and her family certainly embody what this is all about.
As well as living with 8 horses, 2 jacks, about 100 endemic dwarf chameleons, the odd cat and who knows what else, Clare grows the most amazing veggies. If you join her gym class at Fordoun (she’s a real tyrant) you’re more than likely to come home with a gorgeous, fresh, organic head of broccoli (and a very sore body). I have to say, I’m looking forward to her future crop of asparagus!!!
Its quite clear where this family’s passion lies and it was a complete pleasure to capture them in their home environment. This is why I particularly enjoy “location-style” shoots as opposed to in studio with flash. People are generally uncomfortable in front of the camera so it takes awhile to warm up and chill out. When a family are in their own space its a lot easier to chill and actually enjoy the experience rather than feeling spare and wondering what to do with oneself.
Thanks Kent brood. In the words of the great non-president: “I’ll be back!”
It was second time around for both Grant and Vera. They almost made it to the magistrates court but their nearest and dearest wouldn’t hear of it.
I’m so glad they didn’t! Instead close friends and family decided that they too wanted to share in their nuptials so Granny Mouse Country House in Balgowan was booked. A truly special day and a testament to the path they have travelled to get there (which I gather was not the easiest).
Vera’s daughter, Jenna was a major part of the whole affair. From getting dressed with her Mom, walking with her up the aisle, to the handing over of the rings.
Grant and Vera, the images speak volumes – you make each other laugh and enjoy each others company . Two warm-hearted, kind and loving people, may your life together be beautiful, peaceful and loving going forward. It was a privilege being a part of your day.
KZN Midlands Photographer – Diocesan College ~ Gr. 10 Chanel Ball pre-drinks
Chiffon, satin, organza and lace. From soft pinks and pastels, blues and lavender to stunning red, teal, orange and emerald green. So it was with the beautiful young ladies of the St Annes 10th Grade.
I have to say, personally, I LOVE the long, elegant style that appears to be the preference in KZN Midlands schools. I’ve seen quite a few high school dance photos where the dresses barely cover bums. For me understated elegance and a chic sense of style beats sexy and sassy any day (at this stage).
The girls were all radiant and Helium balloons and photo booth props added a sense of fun to the evening. Last but least, the paparazzi (i say this with a smile). The proud Papas and pretty Mums who chaperoned their daughters to this particular dance.
My passion for food and photography continues unabated…….so I was of course rather thrilled when the GM from Hartford House – Duncan Bruce – called me to set up our next shoot. They had a VIP guest, restaurant crit and blogger, Chris Von Ulmenstein and Chef Tijn was preparing some special dishes. I have to admit, I got to taste each and although they were all beautifully presented, smelled sensational and tasted divine – the Quail did it for me.
The yummy bread served at your table
Heirloom kale and cremealat gorgonzola with oven roast grapes
UP next was JODIS QUAIL – seared quail breast, sweet corn chowder, crispy pancetta and bacon powder
Rock Cod on the rocks – grilled with clay baked potato, pea puree and the magical confit egg yolk. Paired with Creation Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
Best End of Lamb – winters end vegetables, beetroot gnocchi and kalamata olives paired rather nicely with Thelema Merlot
Apples gone Rhubarb – Parfait, compressed apple with butter cake and gel. Paired with Klein Constantia vin de Constance.