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!