Family Portrait Photographer

Belgian Delights in South Africa

Sven and his two beautiful children, James and Jane, were surprise visitors for Lesley and Kelly in J Bay recently.  Sven is Aura's godfather and Leslie is godfather to James.  Needless to say, Lesley was keen to show our new arrivals some of the delights in the area.  Scouting areas from Van Staden's to Tsitsikamma, I trust they were thoroughly...
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Another lovely family portrait in St Francis

I have been fortunate enough to photograph the Van Straaten family for the third year in St Francis. It's always great to see how the children are growing up. With our own daughter, we often refer back to images as a reference of how much she's grown and how fast she's doing it. To be asked to be present as...
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Family Holiday Portrait Photography in Paradise Beach

During their annual summer holiday, Johann and his young family wanted a memorable family holiday portrait in Paradise Beach. We decided to do the shoot in the morning before it got too hot. Summertime in South Africa gets quite warm quite quickly, so keeping in mind that the light would be getting brighter with the rising temperature, we headed to...
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Stunning Family Portrait in Oyster Bay

One of the perks of what I do is getting to meet some genuinely awesome families. With such a lovely family, Eduan was after a stunning family portrait in Oyster Bay. It isn't always sunshine and great weather down by the coast though, and our first scheduled shoot had to be postponed because of the lack of the aforementioned sunshine...
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New Year Family Portrait in St Francis

Lara Van Straaten and her family had their first family portrait session in St Francis one year ago. It was again at Sunset Rock, however this time there was an addition to their family. Young Adam was born in September, 9 months after their first family portrait session. I figure the first family portrait we did together was such a...
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Local family portrait in J Bay

The benefit of using a photographer local photographer closer to home is the possibility of rescheduling your shoot should unplanned events arise. This was indeed the case with Maria and Digby who wanted a local family portrait in J Bay. We had to reschedule a couple times due to weather and a cold that was making its way from household...
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Fun Family Portrait session in J bay

Another beautiful family in another beautiful location. Robyn reached out some time ago enquiring about a fun family portrait session in J Bay. While we were in Cape Town last week for The Cure concert, Robyn reached out again to confirm that I was still available to do her family shoot. Timing could not have been better. As it turned...
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Portrait session with family and friends

Pierre and Anneke were down from Jo'burg with friends and family and realised that a family portrait was long overdue. Pierre is originally from the area and duly pointed out homes he was familiar with as a boy growing up. There's always a sense of nostalgia returning to old haunts and remembering fond memories associated with growing up. I feel...
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Van Straaten Family portrait at Sunset Rock

The day scheduled for the Van Straaten Family portrait at Sunset Rock had to be postponed due to high winds coming in strong off the Indian Ocean. One of the everyday possibilities when living in the Eastern Cape. In fact the annual St Francis Flash Float also had to be postponed. Like anything in life though, the weather has a...
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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 not celebrating with as much...
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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 behind.  Having both grandparents on...
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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 you're in front of the...
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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 added an extra one to...
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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 the 1000km trek south. Having...
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