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AIA Awards 2019
April 12, 2020

In 2019 I entered at least four pictures in the boudoir category of the admired in Africa competition, but only one of my pictures reached the top 10. With this year's judge, there was a clear move away from normal boudoir in favour of a fine art look in the pictures chosen. This was an exciting move and definitely more challenging.

Lockdown Drive-in wedding
June 16, 2020

During the lockdown, most brides decided to move their weddings to later this year or even next year. Currently, brides that would get married during August, September and October are seriously considering moving weddings, but with the current uncertainties, these decisions aren't easy. As wedding photographers that's been in the industry for many years we came up with some ideas. These ideas can be arranged at short notice, should you decide...

Victorian Styled Shoot
August 17, 2020

I've been wanting to do a Victorian-style shoot for quite a long time. The pictures you see in this blog post forms part of our first shoot in the style. Getting it to work was not just about taking the pictures, but also about the hair, makeup and styling. I have also done a lot of research in terms of the editing that I wanted to do on these pictures. There are a lot of filters available to get the effect of a painting, but they all looked so ...

Portraits that are different
August 17, 2020

I have developed a unique editing style where the pictures look like it's a painting. It is a mixture of techniques used by three different master photographers as well as my own experience in Photoshop, which I have been using for many many years. At first, I started out with a Victorian styled shoot with which this style of editing works extremely well. I decided to shoot some stunning portraits, where we don't just show the unique beauty of t...

Have a fun Wedding
April 24, 2020

This is a promotional slideshow I have put together a while back. The core message will always be important. "Have fun at your wedding". I sometimes see the stress brides go through even when they walk down the Isle. At some point, while getting ready, it is important to make a mental switch, and just let it be. Relax and get into the moment and enjoy it!  

Castle da Angelo
April 21, 2020

The past two years we have done a lot of weddings at Castle da Angelo, where childhood fairytales of brides become reality. Add to the wonderful picturesque setting, a stunning wedding dress, designed and created by Danie Va’ Denel of Barronné Bruidshuis and you have perfection. They also have the most interesting "Rite of Passage" traditions with swords, you can follow at the beginning of your reception. This will set your wedding apart from the n...

Casablanca
April 22, 2020

Nestled in the valley of the eastern Magaliesburg range, surrounded by the rustic warmth and romance of the bushveld sunsets, lies Casablanca Manor Venue. We were asked to do a winter wonderland shoot with them. What a magic world Kobus & Lynn created for the shoot. We ended up in a different world and this is precisely what happens to their clients, when the venue gets transformed, to make dreams come true! Contact Kobus for more info. &nbs...

Where did it all start?
May 23, 2020

Photography sort of happened to me. I discovered old cameras in my father’s garage while still at school and from that day on, it has been my passion. Twelve years as a crime scene and police photographer took care of my formal training and vast experience in various disciplines. Over the years I have worked in many photographic genres. I was also the first person in South Africa to manufacture studio strobes locally. As a professional, I spe...

Candice at full gallop!
April 12, 2020

Candice was adamant to make her grand entrance to her wedding on horseback. Not even a frantic warning from the coordinator, that the misty weather made the animal “hot”!  She was adamant and she entered on horseback at full gallop. She was evidently a very good rider and handled the situation like a pro!  Needless to say that I probably got my best wedding capture ever in the process. This is what she had to say: You did so well with this photo of...

Published in Mens Health
May 23, 2020

During 2017, just after Henricho Bruintjies broke the 100m record in South Africa, I did a photo shoot of him in the studio. He was in perfect shape and the shoot delivered great results. I used a total of 6 lights to bring out all the details of his well-toned physique. He is a down to earth type of guy and working with him in the studio was easy. The Men's Health magazine used the pictures in their August issue in 2018 in an article they ran abou...