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Fitness portraits with Nic Tessendorf

Fitness, Portraits

Watch the fitness portraits video below for a collection of most of the images from our shoot, but be sure to scroll down to view some more favourites!

A challenge was set among the trainers at Nic’s sports centre. The goal was to get in the best possible shape by the deadline given. Needless to say, Nic won the challenge with his impressive physique as you can see from the video and images below.

Thanks to last minute call from Nic’s wife Faye, we set up a fitness portrait shoot to mark the hours of training, dedication, effort and self-discipline it takes to reach such an impressive build.

Call time was scheduled for 6am on Saturday morning so we could shoot before Nic’s clients began to arrive for their training sessions.

The brief was also to include some creative edits so I did ;-) The behind-the-scenes pics were included intentionally too as it really helps set the scene for our fitness portraits session

Venue: Warriner High Performance Centre

Get in touch with us to book your fitness portraits or any other shoot! Click here.

Portraits with Kayleigh

Portraits

Portraits with Kayleigh was inspired by the work of portrait photographer Jake Hicks and having purchased some of his tutorials I was over-the-moon to have the incredible Kayleigh Ross in front of my camera for a creative portrait session!

Kayleigh is a complete natural and was the perfect person for this – apart from being super patient with me while I tested the various lighting setups.

We shot this in Kayleigh’s lounge which really is testament to the fact that you don’t need a fancy studio to create some incredible images.

Follow the lovely Kayleigh here:
https://www.instagram.com/kayoss_za/

Find out more about booking your own portrait session here:
https://devinlester.com/contact-us/

For the photographers:
Fujifilm X-T2 + 56mm lens
Godox AD200’s x 2 + Yongnuo speedlight on slave for some images

Here are some favourite images:

If you’re love these portraits with Kayleigh, get in touch and let’s put together a mood board for your very own shoot.

On-location studio portrait photography for the Johannesburg office of CWDi

corporate, Portraits

On-location studio portrait photography allows you to get high quality, beautifully lit portraits without having to leave the comfort of your home or office. This means less of a disruption to your busy work day as team members can fit their shoot in-between meetings and client deliverables.

Creating these team portraits for the JHB office of CWDi was great – the brief was to capture a bit of each person’s uniqueness and to avoid the ‘boring’ headshots.

I setup a studio at the company offices in Fourways with the dark grey backdrop for the desired end result. The second part of the brief was to emulate headshots that had been taken at the company offices in Cape Town for a consistent look for the new company website.

To get more info on my on-location studio portrait photography options please get in touch here.

Your images can be done against a variety of backdrops or we can create ‘environmental portraits’ with your office space (or outdoor area) to set the scene.

Turnaround times are a priority and we aim to deliver within a week from the shoot date.

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Entrepreneur Magazine – Jan 2019 (The Final Print Edition)

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This is it – January 2019 is the final print issue of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. I was fortunate to meet some truly incredible people for this issue:

– On the cover is Khudusela Pitje (New GX Capital), SA’s next big industrialist who has come from humble beginnings to spearheading a R1,6 billion turnover business as well as making a positive impact in local communities and our economy

Entrepreneur January 2019-RichMulholland

– Dynamic and passionate Rich Mulholland of, amongst others TalkDrawer, talks about finding new ways to stay energetic, avoid regret and creating room to grow. We also chatted at length about our shared love for Triumph motorcycles!

Entrepreneur Jan 2019-Retroactive

– I photographed two thirds of the team from Retroviral, Mike Sharman and Ben Karpinski who have now launched a new agency aligning sports with their clients and brands. See more at Retroactive.digital

Entrepreneur Jan 2019-GregTinkler

– Greg Tinkler of Slender You, gives valuable lessons in launching & scaling a new product-based business in a short time frame.

Entrepreneur Jan 2019-TheresMoller– Executive director of CECOSA, Theresa Moller gives great advice on starting up and succeeding in the export industry

Entrepreneur Jan 2019-Sureswipe

– October cover feature, Paul Kent of Sureswipe and his business partner Richard Flack discuss the importance of a company’s culture on it’s success.

It’s been an incredible privilege to work alongside the team at Entrepreneur the past couple of years. I’ll certainly miss them as well as meeting and photographing the most influential and successful business people in South Africa.

Naffie’s Birthday Celebration

Events, Parties

Thursday night saw Naffie celebrate her birthday in style at the magnificent The Marabi Club in Johannesburg!

Friends and family enjoyed the live jazz music, champagne and hors d’oeuvres before being whisked away to a VIP private room that’s a closely guarded secret so much so that photos are forbidden(!)

Needless to say, the party continued there late into the night!

 

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Entrepreneur Magazine – December 2018

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In what is sadly, the penultimate print issue of Entrepreneur Magazine South Africa I am really proud to have met and photographed these top entrepreneurs:

  • On the cover are copywriter Lauren Gouws (nee Meikle), David Torr of UCOOK, and Hezron Louw of Sumting Fresh who have all proven that you don’t need millions to start a  successful business.
  • Someone who for a long time I’d hoped to meet and photograph, having listened to his inspirational business presentations, Vusi Thembekwayo: Global speaker, venture capitalist and author.
  • Erik Kruger, who runs The Mental Performance Lab  talks about helping others develop a high-performance state of mind
  • Making yet another well-deserved appearance, Benji Coetzee of Empty Trips, which is raking in the industry accolades around the world.