In December 2020 I decided to do a giveaway on Instagram specifically for a styled maternity shoot to add to my Beautifully Pregnant portfolio. Maternity Photography has always been a beloved genre for me and it had been so long since I did one. So I wanted to bless a mommy-to-be with a beautifully glamourous session. I teamed up with some stunning collaborators to make this shoot possible. Check out their website links below.


Our lovely winner, Azure Heynes, is a true Capetonian and a first time mommy-to-be. She was an absolute joy to photograph and we had the best time creating some timeless keepsake photos for her to cherish for years to come. You'll also catch a glimpse of Azure's husband Chad during the session. These two did not have to pose, their love painted each picture. They met as colleagues and their relationship soon blossomed when they discovered that they were perfect for each other. 2020 was filled with celebrations as they promised forever to each other and got the news that they were expecting their first baby.


I am so happy to have been part of their journey. Maternity photography is just one of those genres that gives you all the warm and fuzzy feels. I hope you enjoy this session as much as I enjoy photographing it.


MUAH: www.makeupexquisite.co.za

Jewellery: www.poppydotsdesign.com

Dress: www.instagram.com/imaginegowns


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"When love runs deep, it can stand the test of time" ~ me

I am a total stranger to Malmesbury area and I really had no idea how hot it gets in December. Morne and Saajiedah's summer wedding at 50 Shades of Hay was an absolute scorcher. You would never guess when you look at how cool and in love these two seemed.


It was the 5 December 2020, when I had the pleasure of documenting this beautiful union of not only two people, but two families. My pre-consultation with Saajiedah I asked her, what are the most important moments to you about this day, and she said, "Our children". She wanted very much for their children to feel part of the day. The day this blended family became one, through the love of two people, who not only love each other, but love each other's children as their own.


Morne & Saajiedah started dating in 2016 and in their journey they went through everything that was meant to break them, but instead only came through stronger. Through the past few years they've grown together in so many ways, all through mutual love and respect. When I asked them about their love story, I told Saajiedah that I've only spent a short time with them, but it was so evident that their love runs deep.


What made this couple extra special, they shared their day by arranging s surprise proposal for their groomsman and Maid of Honour during the portrait session. So for a few moments they took the focus off their union and celebrated the love of two people dear to them. It was so lovely to witness.


Morne & Saajiedah, thank you for privilege of capturing your union. May you have many happy years together...




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Nathan and Ilana met the day Ilana, a young newly qualified nurse, decided to rent the garden cottage of the Pieters family in Kuilsriver. Nathan was immediately taken with her and a friendship started. It wasn't long before they fell in love and the friendship became a beautiful romance . Nathan describes Ilana as the big love of his life and his biggest supporter. " She makes me believe there's nothing I can't achieve" was part of his speech at their wedding on the 14 November 2020 at Fraaigelegen in Paarl


What made this wedding extra special for me, personally, was that I first met Ilana when she was just nine years old! She's the baby sister of my very dear friend and former university flat mate, Sharon. I was so excited when Sharon called me and said "You are my wedding gift to Ilana" So this was an extra special privilege for me.


Ilana was the sweetest bride and, oh my gosh, so loved by everyone who knows her. It was quite evident as Nathan couldn't take his eyes off his bride. I wish them a long and happy marriage



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