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Anouk + Brendan | Perfect | Cape Town

“When you are with me, you make me perfect. I love you.” A sunset I believe tells a story; every shoot that I do is unique but the light that ends the day off really makes it unique. A sky filled with pink, golden shades and a big bright moon danced in the sky to...

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    Izaan | Believed first | Cape Town

    “Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” –Matthew Jacobson The moment I met this little family I fell in love with them, their relationship and story. They made me believe in the most radical kind of love, the type that you read about in fairytales and only on...

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      Ivan + Amy | True love | Die Woud, Caledon

      . . “Love has many forms, true love is an unspoken force that can only be felt, not spoken.” . There is some kind of magic that happens when two souls that you don’t really know feel absolutely perfect together. This is exactly what I felt when I spent the day with Ivan&Amy. Two souls...

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        Megan + Rinus | Magic | Worcester

        “You are the closest I will ever come to magic.” ~Suzanne Finnamore If you ever have the privilege of meeting this adorable couple, you will find in a matter of seconds they are the kind of people that creep into your heart very quickly. They are the most loving, down-to-earth kind of people that feel...

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          Chris + Naomi | Never ends | Haute Cabriére, Franschhoek

          “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. (I Corinthians 13: 7-8a ESV)” . A handful of Chris and Naomi’s favourite traveled all the way to witness them starting this new chapter together. Needless to say it surely was a day filled with so much happiness and...

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            Maree | The love | Durbanville

            “The love of a family is a life’s greatest blessing.” – Brad Henry I had the privilege to capture their wedding day  and now I had the privilege of capturing the 3 musketeers before they become 5. Yes you read correctly 🙂 The Maree family have been blessed with the cutest and happiest little girl ever,...

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              Mowzer | The only rock | Stellenbosch, South Africa

              “The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.” –Lee Iacocca I have walked a path with this stunning family almost 3 years, what a heart warming experience it has been. The love and magic that is experienced in this family, danced around like the scattered golden light...

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                 A Beautiful and precious family. Purelove oozes via the pics. A job well doneReplyCancel

              Du Toit | Earlier heaven | Stellenbosch

              “A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” – Unknown 4 Years ago I had the opportunity to capture this incredible couple on their wedding day. How special is it that I get to photograph the next blessed chapter in their lives? They reminded me how special the bond is you share with each other,...

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                Katy + Michael | Our souls | Bloubergstrand

                “We do not choose who we love but rather our souls choose for us.” – N.R Hart I met these two when they were still dating at a family shoot, when mom contacted me for a voucher for these two – I can’t deny I was super excited to capture their engagement. During the shoot...

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                  Jan, Mia & Joey | The moment | Durbanville

                  “The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.” – Robert Falcon Scott One of the sweetest couple’s I had the privilege of capturing 3 years ago when they just got engaged. After a few years, a wedding and a 4 legged-water-loving fur ball coming into their lives it was evident they needed...

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                    Megan + Josh | The world | Cape Town

                    “You deserve the world and all the good things it has to offer. If I fail to find that world for you, I promise to give you mine!” These two were all the way from the US to come visit our incredible country. Megan had an idea of the shoot she wanted but never in...

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                      Mitges | Nature’s masterpieces | Cape Town, South Africa

                      “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” – George Santayana I spent a short afternoon with this loving family on one of the most picturesque beaches in Cape Town. They have been blessed with the cutest little girls ever, I might have even enjoyed the photoshoot a little more than they did. They definitely bring...

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                        Annari + Lourens | Give out love | Durbanville

                        “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”— Morrie Schwartz On a perfect windy day in the fields outside Durbanville I had the privilege to capture this golden haze shoot. What a beautiful couple that has crossed my path. If you are honoured to...

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                          Julian, Sarah & Maila | Rest of your life | Cape Town

                          “Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.” –Lisa Weed What a privilege it was to have met this beautiful family all the way from Germany. They warmed my heart the moment I met them and made...

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                            Morné, Liezl & Lara | Being there | Stellenbosch

                            “To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” –Barbara Bush A dear family that have crossed my path 3 times already. It is an absolute honour if I get to see kids get older and parents grow into the people they were meant to be. They are a true inspiration of...

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                              Michelle + Janus | Falling in love | Hermanus

                              “Take my hand, take my whole life too. For I can’t help falling in love with you.” – Elvis Presley There is a few words that come to mind when describing these two individuals; but one thing is for certain they are without a doubt the most down-to-earth and probably the definition of what happiness should...

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                                Julia + Chris-Jan | Soul | Stellenbosch

                                “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston I had the privilege to meet this amazing couple at a wedding and when they got engaged and asked me to document their special day, I was totally stoked. It was an absolute pleasure to spend time with these two and although...

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                                Etienne + Nicole | Light | Die Woud, Caledon

                                “Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.” – Henry David Thoreau . A love story that took another turn, where they had to postpone their wedding 5 times. Imagine that… I have to say I take my hat off. You cannot plan life, but it sure is amazing to see...

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                                  Nic + Paula | Golden haze | Cavalli Estate, Somerset West

                                  .. ”Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” – Elinor Glyn . Magic is the only word that comes to mind when I describe this incredible day. From the moment I arrived the picturesque landscape made it clear that it was about to show off the golden...

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                                    Jessica + Michael | Never lose | Hermanus, South Africa

                                    “You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” – Barbara De Angelis This quote speak so much meaning to what I was honoured to witness during this engagement session. I felt pure happiness from the moment I met these two. One of the most amazing things about my job is that I...

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                                      Kaveshni + Ruvahn | A great master | Cape Town

                                      “Love is a great master. It teaches us to be what we never were.” – Moliere Talk about creating magic in difficult weather. Needless to say that despite the unpredictable weather, it was just evident that no matter what life throws at these two (gale force gust winds and all) the beauty of their relationship radiates...

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                                        Conradie | Gift to you | Paarl, South Africa

                                        ¨You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.¨ — Desmond Tutu It was an absolute perfect morning when I had the privilege to capture this growing family. This little family reminded me how special the bond is you share with each other, how your souls grow together...

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                                          Monk family | Harmony | Cape Town, South Africa

                                          “In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” – Friedrich Nietzsche All the way from America this incredible family wanted to capture their visit to one of the wonders of South Africa and maybe the world. Although I only spent a...

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                                            Kenneth + Vera | The emotion | The Ungasan Clifftop Resort, Uluwatu – Bali

                                            “The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heal it.”—Nicholas Sparks . I have to be honest…this is one of the most difficult things for me, how do you describe a day in a few images? How do you make them tell the story you experienced and documented? I honestly...

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                                              Phillip + Ananda | Beauty of | Badensfontein, Montagu

                                              “Love is the beauty of the soul.” – St. Augustine . As I arrived in the heart of a mountain range at a little jewel of a location, surrounded with mountains and picturesque landscapes as far as the eye could see, I knew that the day was going to be nothing short of perfect. ....

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                                                Tamlyn + Ian | When we meet | Durbanville

                                                “Love is a dream that comes alive when we meet.”  Spring is definitely my favourite time of the year. When Tamlyn contacted me about her idea of a couple shoot, I knew exactly what she wanted. It was such a honour to be trusted to document the beauty of their relationship. One of the most...

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                                                  Lente | Possibilities | Malmesbury, Western Cape

                                                  “A new baby is like the beginning of all things — wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” — Eda J. Le Shan From the start Anke and I brainstormed and imagined the exact same thing for Lente’s new born shoot, but the little studio we ended up creating in their house exceeded our expectations completely....

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                                                    Esdras + Chelsea | The rest of my life | The Argyle, Cape Town

                                                    “I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.” . Wow is possibly the only word that comes to mind when I think of when I met these two. Last time I stated that when these two worlds collided; magic surely was born and I can say without...

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                                                      James + Marilé | Love makes your soul | Die Woud, Caledon

                                                      . “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” –Zora Neale Hurston . How incredible to kick this wedding off with such an amazing wedding. A day filled with cold and wet weather, but boy did Die Woud not disappoint. I know this might be a venue I know like the back of...

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                                                        Expecting Lente | Forever loved | Durbanville

                                                        ‘May you always know, little one, that you were wished for, longed for, prayed for, and will be forever loved.’ This little family close to my heart is expecting their 2nd miracle. What a privilege it is to see the people around me become the parents they were always meant to be. In Afrikaans Lente...

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