Portrait & Portfolio Photography | Cape Town | Dani M.

Portrait & Portfolio Photography

Let me just say outright – I love Portfolio Photography.

I met Sharon awhile back when she was starting her fabulous Chic Sugar business in Cape Town and I was still trying to build my portfolio as a Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer. We agreed to do a trade exchange a couple of times and ended up working really well together.   So, quick punt for her;  if you’re looking for something really amazing, stylish, different and VERY sweet for any type of celebrations go on over and have a gander at Sharons’ fab website.

Anyway – it being December and everyone in Notties allegedly skedaddling all over the countryside and the fact that I had a wedding booked – I decided to head to Cape Town for the December.  So it came to pass that Sharon asked me to do a photo shoot for her 15 year old daughter.

These are the results.  They are rather lovely but then again it helps when you have a “model” with exquisite features (even if she doesn’t know it herself).  Dani – you’re gorgeous – don’t ever forget it.

Model Portfolio Photographer - KZN Midlands
Model Portfolio Photographer - KZN Midlands

Model Portfolio Photographer - KZN MidlandsModel Portfolio Photographer - KZN Midlands

 

 

 

Model Portfolio Photographer - KZN Midlands

Model Portfolio Photographer - KZN Midlands

Model Portfolio Photographer - KZN Midlands

Model Portfolio Photographer - KZN Midlands

Model Portfolio Photographer - KZN Midlands

Model Portfolio Photographer - KZN Midlands

Model Portfolio Photographer - KZN Midlands

 

Meaningful Monday | Origin of Valentine’s Day | Boudoir Photography

Valentine’s Day isn’t really all about roses, choccies and expensive perfumes – most men will be relieved to know.

It has actually got an historical background in the church.  

Shrouded in mystery, the exact origins of this church sanctioned holiday are rather unclear, according to History.com.

No-one is 100% certain who the celebrated saint of love really was, as the Catholic church acknowledges 3 separates saints named Valentine or Valentinus.  All of them were Martyrs.

So lets forget the usual stuff.   Take a gander at my special and if you like what you see, share the <3.  After all – thats whats all about …..

Boudoir Photography

Boudoir Photography-Cape Town Boudoir Photographer

Valentine’s Day Specials | Boudoir Fun

Valentines Day Special-Boudoir Photoshoot

Woo hoo and toodle ooh….or hey hey its Friday.  My boys are happy about that.  What will everyone be up to this weekend?  Hopefully the south easter takes a break as well.  But before we go there, lets talk BOUDOIR.

What is ‘Boudoir Photography’?  ~ one may well ask….

Its a couple of hours of complete “you time” ~  where you end up with;  smouldering or sultry, timeless or elegant, sexy, a little bit raunchy or even reckless, images,  of yourself.  Its something you can do just for YOU or maybe as a gift for someone special in your life.

I know I know….you’re saying things to yourself like;  “I’m too fat, too tall, too old, too ugly, too something or other!” .  I say nonsense.  It doesn’t matter what your shape or size is.  Every single woman out there has something special that makes her unique and beautiful.  There’s always something that makes you feel sexy or hot.  The role of a Boudoir Photographer is to bring that something out, even if its been hiding in the closet for yaaaaars.  Grab your best jeans, pay a bit extra for a make-up artiste, buy some new slinky underwear.  Whatever it takes, so it and then don’t hesitate.   Book your session with me and don’t look back 🙂

I way prefer a natural light setting so I look for whites and pastels, soft light areas and fun backgrounds.  I’m happy to get a bit daring and shoot outdoors, in a field, near a pool or even in a forest.  Its up to you and your imagination.  The key is to RELAX and HAVE FUN!

Where do we shoot?

I shoot wherever you feel most relaxed.  We can do it at home.  Yours or mine.  My favourite is to find a guesthouse or hotel (this is something you need to do), something that fits in with your style and vibe, book it for an hour or two and get those shots.

Hair & Make-up – is this included?

I don’t include hair & make-up in my pricing but can organise someone to be there a bit earlier to do this for you.  Happy to recommend a few people I have worked with.

 

So, back to the weekend.  Anyone going to a great little guesthouse or B&B, why don’t you scope it out for a possible Boudoir Session.  In box me with any suggestions.

Contact me on 0794969761 OR dee@deeduringphotography.co.za OR dpduring@me.com  to book an awesome VALENTINE’S DAY BOUDOIR SESSION

 Valentines Day Special-Boudoir Photoshoot