Family Portrait Photographer

Cake Smash Celebration at Happy Hippo

Ensuring the milestones of your second born are also celebrated and recorded as abundantly as your first is not an easy task.  The novelty has worn off by the time second born comes along.  What seemed important at first is no longer a priority and through no fault of their own, your second born is…

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Extended family portrait in J Bay


Erin reached out to me after she received her school photos of Caleb I had done recently.  There was an entire family, including grandparents, who Erin wanted to include in her family portrait in J Bay.  Erin and Dennis had moved to J Bay almost two years ago and their parents were not too far…

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Family portrait swap at Kabeljou


As photographers we don’t often find ourselves on the other side of the lens.  When my second photographer, Ernst told us that he was relocating to Cape Town, I figured it would be a great opportunity to do a family portrait swap at Kabeljou.  It definitely gives you a different perspective as a photographer when…

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Family portrait session on the beach


The last time we saw Leigh-Ann and Chris was at a braai in Petts Wood in South East London.  Much had changed since our last meal together.  Having kids is a great indicator of how long it had actually been.  They had increased their clan by two with their daughters Isabella and Matilda, and we…

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Holiday Portrait Photography in J Bay

I met first Johan and his family in December 2016 while they were on vacation in Jeffrey’s Bay.  Living in Johannesburg, a trip to the coast is always met with great anticipation.  Unfortunately it doesn’t happen often enough for Johan who manages to spend a month at the family holiday home when they do make…

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Family portrait along the Kabeljous

December is always a busy time on the coast with families gathering to spend time with loved ones.  Lloyd and family enjoy the annual pilgrimage from Johannesburg and spend several weeks with family at their folks’ holiday home in J Bay.  Having started their own family, a portrait session for this young one was in…

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J Bay Family Portrait

As parents, we’re all too aware of the different social challenges our children have.  Mismanaged social media is a real threat when it comes to what is occupying our children’s time.  I love taking families on a portrait shoot and being reminded that children just want to have fun and it’s up to us to…

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Christmas family portrait session in J Bay


Christmas is associated with quality family time.  When Nanette and her family were together for Christmas for the first time in eight years, it was important to document the occasion with a family portrait session in J Bay.  Bringing four siblings together with their parents and young children is for many not an option available…

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Family Portrait in Ballito


“When are you planning your second?” is a question that gets asked now by friends (and sometimes strangers) who have more than one child.  I was hoping this line of questioning will have ended after getting married and having Saharah.  It seems we’re always playing catch up, though.  Once you’d had one the question is…

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considering a family portrait session

It’s that time of year again for your family portrait session.  The kids are growing up fast and it’s important to capture some family time with the whole family.  You’ve booked your photographer, confirmed a location and can’t wait for the session to be over.  For some a trip to the dentist would be less…

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Styled Maternity Shoot

A Styled Maternity Shoot – Umhlanga Photographer It is said that when a woman is pregnant she’s at her most radiant.  It’s an exciting time when a couple find out they’re expecting a little miracle.  It’s a relatively short 40 week period that your baby is nurtured inside the womb during a critical bonding time. It…

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A Great Family Day Out

One of our main reasons for returning to Durban and becoming Ballito Family Photographers was because of the time we wanted Saharah to spend with her remaining grandparents. When considering your next family portrait it’s also a good idea to include grandparents as well.  Having three (or more) generations certainly make for memorable moments.  Booking…

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Our Maternity Shoot

As photographers, we realise the importance of capturing the milestones that shape our lives. We were very fortunate to have the talented Anita Marcus on board to photograph our maternity shoot on the Beluga skippered by ‘Captain’ Tim. It was another idyllic day on the calm Caribbean Sea as we departed the dock bathed in early morning…

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