Shalwyn is a beautiful wedding venue! And it was perfect for the very pretty wedding of Kate to Mark.  From Kate’s lacey dress to the pink flowers and little sweetie table…it was all kinds of pretty.

Kate and Mark, thank you for the opportunity to photograph your wedding.  I really hope to see more of you guys.  Come back when you’ve made cute ‘lil babies…ya hear me?? 

 
 
Little Madison and her adoring parents have some fun in Balito, Durban.  I did this shoot quite some time back and this blog post has been sitting in my 'Drafts' box.  Not sure why - but it's about time I share them I'd say.

She is SUCH a character and made the best facial expressions and sounds! Kim was bothered that Madison wasn't at her 'best'. I can't imagine what that must look like cos I thought she was fricken awesome!!!!
 
 
The Cokaynes are regular clients.  Gaelyn (my sister) adores her family and takes any opportunity she can to document their lives together.

I'm a bit bored of photographing them all in a tight squeeze, smiling at me through the camera - so decided to do something more active.  I had seen this rock pool in Salt Rock some time ago and was waiting for the right opportunity to use it. 

The idea was to just photograph them doing what they do. What any family would - play, chat, enjoy each others company. 

We woke up at 4am, got there at 5am and started shooting immediately. YAWN!! Chris and Zoe are NOT morning people and both struggled to keep their eyes open. Until they leaped into the water! It was wonderful, it was warm, there were fish swimming around our toes. I got a little creeped out when I stood on something slimy so spent the next 10 minutes treading water, trying to keep my camera dry - those years as a synchronized swimmer paying off!

The early morning was so worth it and I'm pleased that they have a different kind of family portrait to add to the Cokayne wall.

Thanks for brekkie guys.
Xx

View The Cokayne Sunrise Motion picture by Charity Sarah.
Nothing like a little tap dance at 6am to get you energized for the day! Thanks Charity for taking 
this shot of my sis and I.
Thanks again Charity.  I don't have many photos of my family AND I, so I'll treasure this one.
 
 
Summer is without a doubt my favourite season.....slip slops, sun cream, beach, Loopy lollies, surf boards on roof racks, sea gulls, joe cools, denim shorts, salty hair and sandy feet, hot cheeks and tan lines ♥

In Singapore - every day is Summer. Although nothing like Durban's, I'm still grateful for the toasty days. I haven't had a winter in 3 years and only wear a jersey to the movies! BLISS.

Here's a little tribute to my 3 years of Summer.

Thanx Oliver and Abbey for modeling for me. They love the beach as much as I do and were absolute champs!!
 
 
When Ruth told me that Emma loved to swim - I just knew we had to snap a few of her in the water - and let me tell you this...that kid is a true mermaid.

Our 2 hours together were packed with jumping, swinging, swimming and laughing. 

What a day!
 
 
Monkey boy is the ONLY way I'll remember little Benjamin.  He was such a sweetie with soooo much energy. He was jumping, rolling, hugging, singing, picking banana's off the wall, then actually eating bananas...SHEW! 

But he loves his little brother Yuri  (happiest child in the world by the way) and they were such fun to photograph.  
The boys are Belgian (speak Flemish) and I was thrilled to understand parts of their conversation from my limited Afrikaans I learnt at school. This has to be one of the greatest benefits of photographing in Singapore - the exposure to so many different nationalities and cultures.