November 24, 2010

The Ellis Family

The most incredible warm feeling overcomes me when I look at these photos. It was a seriously hectic hour that I spent with the Ellis family, but the results really show what an awesome and loving family they are. Plus, no amount of running, jumping, and crouching is ever too much for me - so it turned out to be the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning! Rather don't ask about Saturday afternoon because the normal afternoon snooze became a rest-of-the-day snooze :)

So, the scene was set: Franci and Brett, three children - Emma, Robyn, and Andrew, Gogo (Granny) and Bumpa (Grampa), one gorgeous seaside venue, and a fixed lens (no, not because I am crazy, because its an awesome lens!!!).

3...2...1... let the games begin!

I put my back out running around after everyone, initially with my backpack on just in case I needed anything! But it was so worth it in the end :)

November 15, 2010

Flowers 'n Bugs

PE gave us a mix of all seasons this weekend, from really windy and cold, to overcast and drizzly but warm, to sunny, and then some more wind. Very strange... but I was armed with my NEW CANON 7D (yaaaaaay!) and I really didn't care. I got the chance to do another shoot with Zach and family on Sunday morning, and we all had so much fun - which resulted in a really great concept for parents and couples that I will launch on the blog within the month - so keep an eye out for that!

There is something so beautiful and refreshing about heading out to the beach on weekend mornings. Nothing can beat it! I'm normally out with families/couples by 07h15 (yes, AM) because the light is so beautiful and the wind is usually quite mild. By the time I get home it feels as if I have experienced a whole day already!

So, in between washing the sand of my feet and downloading the morning's photos, I glanced outside and saw that the drizzle had ceased and the sun was making an appearance. What better way than to use gorgeous light than to go photograph a few flowers and bugs... happy Monday!

Warning: this post involves some humping bugs so lets just call it PG13 :)

November 11, 2010

Amor and Neil

The past few weeks have been completely hectic! New clients, Photobooks, and a LOT of photo processing! So I may have been neglecting the blog a teeny tiny bit? But... I'm back and I promise I will try harder to keep up with all the happy Mondays to come!

A (few) weeks ago, my dear friend Amor and her fiance Neil allowed me the privilege of photographing their engagement shoot. We headed down to the Maitlands dunes and all arrived pretty late after getting stuck behind the lead pack in a cycling race. There was no getting around the team cars, especially around the winding coastal road. But, once we got there, it was totally worth it - I'm sure you'll agree! Damn that sky was awesome!

So, for you viewing pleasure, I officially present Amor and Neil... enjoy :)

November 3, 2010

Jo'burg In Full Bloom

I had such an awesome trip to Jo'burg last weekend. I spent some time with the family, caught up with friends, and took TONS of photos!

We travelled through to Parktown and wistfully spent Sunday afternoon in awe of colour. I remember Parktown from high school days, but it felt so different... almost magical. The quiet was only broken by the soft patter of jacaranda blossoms dropping from the trees. And I even got to partake in my second favourite passtime - driving over the fallen blossoms and listening to them pop. It was great!

Spring is quickly taking the lead as my favourite season :)

November 1, 2010

A Blast From The Past

Going through my photos, I found these that I thought would be a bit different from the norm (it seems the Happy Monday post is becoming a regular item!)

What a blast from the past - so many happy childhood memories come back every time I look at a ferris wheel... including the sweet smell of candy floss (yum!), laughter, and good times.

There are a lot of photos from my Joburg trip waiting to make their way onto the blog, and I have bounced back from my 'man-down-due-to-unknown-funky-bug' week, so there is no better time to say Happy Monday!

Have an awesome day and check back for more soon :)