When I got a WhatsApp from my dear friend Karen to say she was sitting with a very irrational mother-to-be (her sister) and would I be free for a quick preggyy shoot in the next day or two, I jumped at the chance. After all, is there anything more beautiful than an expectant mom, glowing with happiness (and bursting from the seams lol!!).
Shortly after that, Su-Jana lastminute.com’d me and we decided to go for it. Cos, seriously, preggy fairies are just fabulous. Despite looking pretty poppable, Su was game for anything I suggested. Gunther too was happy to lend a hand and go along with whatever ideas we had. So a tractor or two, a menagerie of farm animals, a forest at the beautiful Michaelhouse, long, swaying brown grasses and a railway line and bobs your auntie ~ lots of pretty pregginess!!!
With not long to go, Su-Yana was amazingly agile all things considered. Take a peak and……watch this space. Can’t wait to meet this little miracle in the flesh soon (so to speak). Su – hang in there – tickety tock. Thank you for being such a fun mom-to-be and wishing both of you all the best in the days to come with little Hugo man.
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!”
Sam was given a voucher for a Family photoshoot with me by a group of girl friends. Took us ages to set a date with the inclement midlands weather and kiddies getting sick, but we finally got down to it and had a great shoot! Her little guys are too cute. Loved their facial expressions.
I have to say – even tho’ I’ve said it before – I LOVE MY JOB! One of the most amazing things about being a photographer in this glorious part of the world, is visiting the farms and the families who live there. Each one so different but so beautiful in their own unique way.
So it was, my privilege and my pleasure to capture the Walker Family on their farm somewhere in the hills of Mooi River. Paula had been given a voucher for a family shoot at her baby shower. The little bump that was, is now the most precious sausage with cheeks that are so squishable you have to control yourself. Big Sister Molly is a delicious little person totally unto herself and Paula and Ryan – two very special peeps we are lucky enough to have in this neck of our woods.
Here you go guys xxxx