Jayde's pregnancy shoot

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Jayde's pregnancy shoot

Arniston, the perfect backdrop for a pregnancy shoot

I am so behind on blogging my shoots and suddenly remembered that not only have I not yet blogged Jayde's pregnancy shoot, but neither have I blogged about her wedding, and guess what, her son has already been born....that's how far behind I am!

However as the saying goes, all good things come to those who wait, I now present to you Jayde and Jodey's pregnancy shoot! A few months back I drove to Arniston, which was to form the backdrop of the shoot, and oh what a backdrop, since the dunes are absolutely stunning and the sunset which we witnessed was equally breathtaking! Jayde looked beautiful in her flowing dress and Jodey could not have been more proud that evening!

Enjoy the photos!

 

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Razonne and Jerry's special day.......

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Razonne and Jerry's special day.......

Wedding at Rondekuil Estates

A few months ago you may recall that I posted photos of Razonne and Jerry's couple shoot in Betty's Bay. This was such a fun shoot that I was really excited and looking forward to their wedding day. Their exuberance and joy at finally saying their vows was palpable and you will no doubt agree that this couple looked absolutely stunning on their day! They laughed and smiled all the way through the day, and the fact that their best man forgot to bring the rings to the ceremony did not ruin the day but even enhanced the day by cracking them up with laughter while they waited for their rings to be brought to the ceremony! These two are so well loved by their family and friends, evidenced by the amazing speeches given during the evening celebrations! 

Razonne and Jerry, thank you for choosing Catchlight Image Photograhy to capture your very special day! We loved every minute of your wedding.

The following suppliers contributed to making this wedding such a success:

Hairdresser : “Hair by Jamie” 

Venuehttps://www.rondekuil-venues.co.za/


Make up artist: Lindy Lin's Make Up

Wedding cake: Inger Allen 

DJ - More2explore

Now go ahead and enjoy the photos!

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Deutschland to Kapstadt

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Deutschland to Kapstadt

Family photoshoot on Blaauwberg Beach!

I was recently contacted by Iris to photograph her beautiful family on Blaauwberg Beach in the Cape as they were visiting from Germany, and had brought their 5 month old daughter, Charlotte, with them!

Charlotte was so very sweet during her first international photoshoot, she giggled right on cue when her daddy danced behind me, she smiled with joy when it was her mom's turn to dance to get her to smile! What a gorgeous little girl!

 

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KÖLN TO KAPSTADT

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KÖLN TO KAPSTADT

Photoshoot with the Betty's Bay penguins

Introducing Kathrin and her family who spent some time holidaying in and around the Cape, ending up in Betty's Bay as their son, Max, loves penguins, and what better place to see them in their natural surroundings but to stop off at the local penguin colony in Betty's Bay!

My brief was that they wanted photos to record their trip out to Betty's and the penguins and that they didn't want posed photos but rather photos taken of them having fun and just being themselves!

Enjoy a peak into one of their days having fun!

 

 

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Couple shoot in Bettys Bay

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Couple shoot in Bettys Bay

Razonne and Jerry, you were such great fun to have in front of my camera! I am so looking forward to your wedding! You laughed and joked your way through our shoot, ensuring that I managed to capture who you are: two beautiful people, totally in love and at peace with the world!

Thank you for being so great in front of my camera lens!

 

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Family Shoot in Pringle Bay South Africa

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Family Shoot in Pringle Bay South Africa

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing the Roets Family in Pringle Bay, South Africa. What made this shoot extra special was that the great grandparents were also down in the Cape for their summer holiday, and 4 generations of Roets family members, carry the name Elisabeth. You will see the photo of the Elisabeth clan!

A lot of fun was had and especially the little girls who naturally were the stars of the show!

Go ahead and enjoy the photos!

 

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Svetlana and Ralf....an international love story!

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Svetlana and Ralf....an international love story!

"From Russia with love.....!"

Svetlana and Ralf said their vows in a small town in Germany called Griesheim surrounded by close family! 

Svetlana looked amazing in her Moscow designed wedding dress and Ralf of course looked chic in his wedding attire! Their ceremony was unique in that a Russian translator was at hand to assist Svetlana with any difficulties which she may have had with the German language, and thus everything went by smoothly and within a short time, Svetlana and Ralf were bound together for life.

Earlier that week, the weather was pretty much dodgy to say the least but on their special day, Svetlana and Ralf were very much blessed by superb weather so that after their wedding ceremony and champagne toast, we were able to slip away and do their couple shoot!! 

Enjoy your photos, Svetlana and Ralf!

 

 

 

 

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Jayde and Jody in Hermanus, South Africa

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Jayde and Jody in Hermanus, South Africa

Engagement shoot in Hermanus

A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of meeting Jayde and Jody in order to discuss their wedding arrangements as well as to do their couple shoot!! I love doing couple shoots before a wedding as that way we get to know each other and get to have some relaxed fun before the stress of the big day arrives!!

We met in Hermanus and decided to do our shoot in the old harbour which provided a wonderful backdrop for our photos!! Jayde and Jody were wonderful in front of the camera, and I so look forward to their wedding!!

Have a look at their photos and see for yourself!! 

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Lucia and Jack....a spring couple shoot in Germany

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Lucia and Jack....a spring couple shoot in Germany

Romantic Couple shoot in a spring meadow!

Introducing Jack and Lucia, who laughed and giggled their way through their photoshoot!

A truly international couple!! Lucia is Spanish and Jack, is an American, born in Washington State!

Having known each other for more than 8 years, Jack proposed to Lucia in Barcelona with their wedding taking place in Washington!! 

These 2 people really love and respect each other and very important, they have an amazing amount of fun together!! This is clearly evident in their photos as so many times, their photos are simply of them laughing together!

 

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Family shoot at Silver Sands Beach Betty's Bay in South Africa

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Family shoot at Silver Sands Beach Betty's Bay in South Africa

As most of you who know me well, know that I love animals, especially dogs, and this love led me to sponsor a free shoot for Kleinmond Animal Welfare Society (KAWS) in January while I was spending a few weeks in our home in Bettys Bay!

The idea was that KAWS would sell tickets with the first and second prize being either a family or a couple shoot, with all proceeds of the ticket sales going to KAWS. 

One of the winners was young Ingrid Dave who won the family shoot and the amazing thing is that her dad is the local vet seeing to the animals up at KAWS!! 

We decided to do the family shoot on Silver Sands Beach in Bettys Bay and of course, no family shoot is complete unless you bring the family fur babies with and so I got to meet Ella, the beagle and Joey, the young golden retriever! I was thrilled to meet the whole family and the shoot including Ella was especially poignant since Ella was diagnosed with lung cancer about a year ago!

Silver Sands Beach is a beautiful beach,with a majestic backdrop being Hangklip in the background and of course, it goes without saying that the sand dunes are awesome, so awesome that the family had a wonderful time running down the dunes for their photos!

I had a wonderful time with the Dave Family, both 2 legged and 4 legged members and hope that you enjoy looking at the photos as much as I enjoyed photographing the Dave Family!

xoxo

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Model shoot with Noel in Cape Town

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Model shoot with Noel in Cape Town

Cape Town model shoot

During one of my trips home to Cape Town, i made contact with Noel who was keen to do a shoot since he was going to be in Cape Town at the same time!! Model shoots are something which I really enjoy doing and sadly find that I don't do enough of!! So just a quick hint, if you are a model, wannbe model and would like to work with me, then please contact me!!

Table Mountain as a backdrop

The day which was scheduled for our shoot which was initially meant to be at one of Cape Town's gorgeous beaches, turned out to be a windy day.....actually it turned out to be a mega windy day, the kind of day where if you are wearing a dress or skirt, you definitely need weights in your hemline to keep from flashing your undies to all and sundry!! So after meeting at the beach it was decided that unless we wanted to be constantly chewing on sand, it would be best to move the shoot and drive to Table Mountain and have the gracious old lady as a mega backdrop!!

Noel, my model, did an amazing job trying to keep his composure while battling howling winds, Amber, our make up artist did an awesome job, while not only watching that our equipment stayed safe but that Noel and I did not get run over by any tourist buses while shooting along Table Mountain road!!

Model: Noel Schmidt

Make up artist: Amber Brandt (amberbrandt0@gmail.com)

Belts: Handmade by C-Squadron (csquadronleather@gmail.com

 

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Sarah and Darren...their love story captured in Cape Town!

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Sarah and Darren...their love story captured in Cape Town!

Love at first sight

Darren and Sarah met several years ago in Cape Town, and according to Darren's friends, the same night he met her, he told his friends that he had met his future wife!! Quite a few years later, and here you are, reading this blog post and looking at their wedding photos!

You will all agree with me that Sarah was a most beautiful bride, and when walking down the aisle, Darren was moved to tears and was certainly not afraid to let all of his emotions come pouring out!! Theirs is a beautiful love story, and is evident in their photos!

Venue: Kelvin Grove Private Club

 

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Sara and Stuart, a magical wedding at Zewenwacht Wine Estate

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Sara and Stuart, a magical wedding at Zewenwacht Wine Estate

By now you will most probably have seen the recent couple photos which I did for Sara and Stuart at gorgeous Llandudno Beach, and am sure that on looking at these photos, if you only noticed one thing, it would definitely be how much these two love each other!! They have each found their soul mates, their best friends and their partners for life!

I was privileged to be their wedding photographer and to bear witness to their love, and to their vows being said in front of all their friends and family! The backdrop for their wedding was Zewenwacht Wine Estate which you will all agree is a simply stunning location!

Sara and Stuart have known each other for 10 years, and their love and friendship is definitely something which shines through on all of their photos!

But don't take my word for it... see for yourselves!

I hope that you enjoy looking at the photos as much as I enjoyed capturing these very special moments!

 

 

 

 

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Tamzyn and Dewald...capturing their love story in Cape Town

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Tamzyn and Dewald...capturing their love story in Cape Town

Cape Town summer wedding at Ashanti Wine Estate

A few months back you will have seen Tamzyn and Dewald's couple shoot photos on my blog and now, at the beginning of February, I was honoured to capture their wedding at gorgeous Ashanti Wine Estate, in Paarl, South Africa!

For those of you who know Cape Town, a wedding in February can only but bring gorgeous weather and in this department, Tamzyn and Dewald were truely blessed!! I recall that the temperature was in the region of around 37 degrees!!! 

Our day started by capturing the 2 getting ready at The Crystal Palace Hotel in Canal Walk, before we all made our way to Ashanti Wine Estate where the wedding ceremony would take place as well as the festivities afterwards! 

I was truely honoured to capture your wedding day and to be