For final year school girls, the Matric Dance (Senior Prom)  is undoubtably THE highlight of the year.  

I have known Lara since she was about 11 years old.  My sister and I got her involved in synchronized swimming and coached her on and off for about 5 years.  She was - and is - the funniest little character ever.  Except now she's not so little!  She's gettin' all grown up - and absolutely gorgeous!!

I took a bit of time before Lara headed off to her dance to get some portraits. This girl really knows how to work it.  

I attended the same High School as Lara and had my Matric Dance 9 years ago. For fun, I've added a photo of me and my 'then-and-now' boyfriend .  We  clearly DIDN''T know how to work it. :)
This is my boyfriend and I about 9 years ago at MY Matric Dance.  His brother David joined in on the excitement and decided to wear a suit too - just like his brother and biggest idol.
 
 
WOW – is what I have to say.

I don’t often get asked to cover Kitchen Teas…but these bridesmaids left nothing unthought-of!

From the candy striped straws and old coke bottle to the 1950s wall posters – I felt like I was living my Grandmother's life in the 50s.

Sarah (The Bride) had her wedding this past weekend in Cape Town at Old Mac Daddy’s Luxury Trailer Park.  Bridesmaid AND photographer, Chrisy-Lee (can you say suicide??) covered her wedding – catch a sneak peak on Pickle Photography.  It looks like it was an absolute fairytale of a wedding, and I cannot WAIT to see how the rest of the pics came out!

With a Kitchen Tea like this – you can only imagine how beautiful Sarah’s Wedding must have been….

 
 
Yup - they are both called Claire...and they both enjoy horses! 

I shot a wedding in St Francis Bay this past weekend, and decided to spend the remainder of the week with my sister in East London.  I was so glad that I agreed to be up at the crack of dawn to catch this sunrise for a shoot with the Claires...what a breath taking way to start a day. Although we were only 10 minutes from East London - it felt like I was out in the middle of the African bush. (sound track to The Lion King plays in the background!) :)
 
 
A couple of weekends ago I had some free time, so decided to do a shoot for - FUN!  

I had originally planned to just use one girl, but after bumping into another two enthusiastic young souls the morning of the shoot - plans changed to three.  With 'Foster the People' pumping in the background, clothes and make up strewn all around the room and 3 excited models (and photographer and friend!) ready and excited to go - we were off and unstoppable.

It was a glorious sunny day in Durban and the mood was right.  I'm so pleased with the photos and SO AMAZED that we got a passerby to join us on one of the shots.  He looked like such a thug, but then laughed so sweetly when I teased him about his pout.  Just goes to show!!

Have a glorious Thursday.
Xx

P.S - All 3 girls happened to have been or are currently at my old High School - Go Maris Stella! <3 
 
 
Kendra and I were waiting on the bridge yesterday for a friend who we were meeting for dinner...and I could not help but pull out my camera and start snapping.  Dusk is the most beautiful time of day for me - when the sky is darkening and the lights are starting to come on....that sort of in-between time, is just magical.

I am really lucky to have such a photogenic sister who is willing to pose for me and on occasion, do silly things.  Kendra constantly nags me to take more photos - which although slightly annoying, I guess I'm grateful for. Thanx Kendra.


Lucy wasn't too excited to have her photo taken, but I hope that once she sees how beautiful she looks in these, she becomes a little less resistant to the camera. :)

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Yes that's me - Kendra snuck one in when I put my camera down.
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