Friday, 21 December 2012

Happy Holidays

As you read this I will be on a plane, flying to Cape Town :)

I hope you all have an incredible festive season and spend lots of time with family and friends.

Over the next few weeks may you all be…Random13

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I just know 2013 is going to be fan-freaken-tastic!

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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Chenene & Nadine | Friendship

Chenene & Nadine had a shoot with me last year and decided that it was time again for some new fun photos. These two have been friends for years, and after losing touch for a few years reconnected and have been growing closer ever since.

C & N 01  C & N 02  C & N 03  C & N 04   C & N 05 C & N 06  C & N 07

Hopefully I’ll have the privilege of photographing many more years of friendship!!

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Sunday, 4 November 2012

Melissa (featuring Misha) | Portraits

Melissa contacted me a few months ago about doing some portraits. In her email she wrote:

“I’m a soprano studying Performing Art at UP, as you know and I hope to one day be the next Anna Netrebko or Callas. I only wear black and I’m obsessed with black and white photography, vintage-anything, French, Piaf, jazz and pearls.”

I did most of their photos in black and white and felt it worked better that way anyway.
Joining her for the shoot was her pianist (and friend), Misha.

M & M 01  M & M 02    M & M 03  M & M 04  These ladies are so incredibly beautiful that it made photographing them a breeze

M & M 05  M & M 06

The main reason Melissa wanted me to take photos for her was to use them for posters for her end of year recital. If you’d be interested in going to hear her sing, the details are as follows:

Date: Friday, 16 Nov 2012
Time: 19h30
Venue: Musaion, University of Pretoria, Hatfield Campus
Dress: Semi-formal

Melissa also bakes killer cupcakes!

For more photos check out my Facebook page

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Monday, 29 October 2012

Ronald & Bronwyn | Matric Dance

At the end of October I had the privilege of shooting Ronald’s matric dance at their beautiful house. Ronald’s mom really has a knack for buying old stuff/stuff that people would call junk and turning them into something beautiful. You can check out her blog here

I was told that Ronald was nervous and not really a fan of smiling in photos – I’d say that by looking at these you’d never know :) 

Ronald 01   Ronald 02 Ronald 03 Ronald 04 Ronald 05

At this point I said to Ronald that he looked incredibly in love – he turned and smiled and said “I am”  

Ronald 06

Thank you wind!     

Ronald 07      Ronald 08  Ronald 09  Ronald 10

Doesn’t Bronwyn look like one of those beautiful anime girls in this photo??

For more photos go check out my Facebook page

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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Dear Santa…

With Christmas around the corner I would really like one of these please…sony-rx1-leak

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Sony’s first full-frame compact camera.
Isn’t it oh so pretty?

Leave a comment and let me know what you’re hoping for for Christmas

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Saturday, 13 October 2012

Coming soon…

SONY DSC Ronald & Bronwyn
{Matric Dance}

SONY DSC Melissa and Misha
{Portraits}

SONY DSCChenene and Nadine
{Friendship shoot}

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Monday, 30 July 2012

Monday musings

Haven’t posted in a while since starting my studies – posting might be erratic over the next few months but… Quality over quantity right? :)Oprah Winfrey b&w chanique

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Keri Shaw | Behind the Scenes

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique 

Keri Shaw | Photography by Chanique

For more photos please go check out my Facebook page

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