Posts Tagged: family


Posted 22 Aug 2012

My daughter Brooke, age 22 months.

Brooke portrait

Not just a wedding photographer

Posted 29 Mar 2012

Somewhat accidentally, I’ve been posting far less personal work on my blog than I used to. I don’t just photograph weddings, I also do some portrait work, I shoot my family a lot, and there’s a documentary project that I’m struggling to get started. So expect to see some more of this from now on, in addition to my wedding posts.

This is my daughter, Brooke.


Nikon F3 | Ilford HP5

2010 Review

Posted 30 Dec 2010

This has been an amazing year for me. At the beginning of the year I was discovering how much I enjoyed wedding photography, and over the course of the year I’ve shot nine weddings, five as a 2nd shooter/assistant, and four for my own clients.

I also got to shoot several family and couple portrait sessions, shot some model tests, a band and a motocross team. I’ve had some fantastic clients and I’ve created many images I’m proud of.

2011 will be a year to build my wedding photography business, and also expand my portrait work. In particular I hope to shoot more editorial and corporate portraits. Wedding work is very seasonal and I need to build a business that is sustainable the whole year round.

I’ve made a short selection of some favourite images from the year…

First family shoot for the year was with my cousin’s family. Young Murray has a twinkle in his eye.
Children portrait

Next was the tremendously energetic Aaron.
Child Portrait

Heinrich & Rene, my first wedding clients. Great wedding too!
Wedding Portrait - Dancing

An engagement shoot for Friends Zoe & Jarrod. They used the images from the shoot in the guest book at their wedding.
Engagement Shoot

Two-week old Austen with a very proud dad.
Newborn Portrait

In winter I attended a wedding photography workshop with the Cape Town School of Photography. Despite dark rainy weather, I managed to capture some great images, and learnt a few things along the way.
Wedding Portrait - Bride

The New Mustangs, my first band shoot. I really enjoyed this and am dying to shoot more bands.
Band Photography

September 15 saw the birth of my own daughter. Since then I have taken thousands of images of young Brooke.
Baby Portrait

An awesome relaxed engagement shoot with Cathy and Hagen on the beach.

Groom Werner gets some advice from his brother before tying the knot with Jasmin on the beach at Yzerfontein.
Wedding Photography - Groom

Calvin Vlaanderen, one of the Pelotrain-managed motocross riders that I shot on the windiest day of the year. Expect to see some shots from this shoot in the local mags.
Editorial Portrait

Dutch dancer and model Tresor joined me for a studio session in November, to get images to expand his portfolio.
Model Test Shoot

Model Alethea was my subject in a shoot for a final year fashion student.
Fashion Shoot

Chris and Jayne were the happy couple in my first wedding that I shot for Mitch from I Do Photography. An amazing wedding out in Worcester.
Wedding Photography - Couple

After shooting the beach engagement session, I got to cover Cathy & Hagen’s wedding too. Here is Cathy during the first dance at their reception at Silvermist.
Wedding Photography - Bride

An emotional wedding with many teary moments, during the ceremony and the reception, Denzil and Karin.
Wedding Photography - Ceremony