Baby Pietman

Newborn
The du Preez’s recently welcomed 7-day old Pietman to their home!
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To say Pietman’s dad, Pieter (or “Supa Piet” as he’s known) is a legend is somewhat of an understatement. Pieter is a C6 quadriplegic after a tragic accident in 2003 which left him with no movement from his shoulders down. He has no movement in his fingers and hands and little/no movement in his triceps…but that hasn’t slowed him down.
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In the last couple of years alone he has achieved double gold medals at the Paracycling World Championships, he is a course record holder in the Berlin Marathon, he is the first C6 quad to complete a full 70.3 Ironman and has since completed 4 and he is the world record holder in this event. And most recently he swam the 8km Robben Island swim…a world first for a quadriplegic. He is an actuarial analyst at Deloitte – where I first had the pleasure of meeting him.
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Illse has been his number one supporter and fan – they just celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary!
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Now they’re embarking on a new adventure which Pieter affectionately calls his latest achievement as… IRONDAD ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Pieter is helping raise funds for the Wings For Life Foundation (not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation). You can find out more here: http://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/โ€ฆ/help-us-raise-funds-โ€ฆ/

Ronel & Emile – Cape Town Maternity Shoot

Maternity
When Ronรฉl’s request to do her maternity shoot…in Cape Town…came through, I was over the moon!
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Because a) Cape Town! b) Ronel had a studio session and beach shoot in mind ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved the studio shoot as it’s not something I get a chance to do often enough and wrapping up on Clifton 4 (where the couple got married) was just perfect.
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Thank you so much to the van der Merwe’s who are expecting a special addition to their family in July!

Simon & Leanne – Engagement Shoot

Couples, engagement

On a rather chilly Sunday morning recently I met up with Tinder-matched love birds Simon & Leanne at Nirox!

This was such a beautiful venue for a shoot and we had the whole place to ourselves ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really looking forward to your wedding in September, I know it’s going to be amazing!

MUA: Lianke Thirion Professional Makeup Artist

Venue: Nirox Sculpture Park

 

Duncan & Saskia’s Wedding

wedding
Saskia and Duncan’s wedding was never going to be all that conventional…No cake cutting, garter throwing or bouquet tossing for this rockstar couple!
Yes, the beautiful Kuthaba Bush Lodge was decked out with pebbles and proteas but there were also touches of T-Rex’s and Jane of the Jungle ๐Ÿ˜Ž
After saying their vows and their first kiss as husband and wife on the top of mountain overlooking the reserve, the reception took place in the stunning bushveld boma. After some very emotional (and hilarious) moments during the speeches and toasts the party moved to the dance floor and the bonfire and continued late into the night!
The #VonBlack wedding was amazing…thank you Saskia and Duncan for choosing me to capture the day for you!
Bride’s HMUA: Airbrush Makeup By Lauren by Lauren Smit
Bridesmaids’ Makeup: Airbrush Makeup By Lauren
Bridesmaids’ hair: Tris Alves Nieman
Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lace
DJ: Ian Cranston / IC Promos Events

The Geldart Family

Family

Thank you to Kelly and her family (& cousin Sarah) for meeting me on an unusually chilly day for a really fun shoot where we got to explore 3 areas of the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens.

It was really great shooting at the gardens again as it offers so many beautiful spots to choose from! We even got to see the resident nesting black eagles ๐Ÿ™‚