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Oh this engagement shoot is all about misty greys, crystal blues and shell whites… with a few beautiful kisses thrown in ;-) I’m always honoured to be asked to photograph other photographers and even more delighted when they have the best laugh in the business and the happiest ice blue eyes you’ve ever seen :-D Lovely Elaine and her gorgeous beau, Rudie spent the afternoon with me on a deserted beach just before the rain set in… Enjoy the photos.

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Be still my beating heart… A little peek from Vanessa and Shaun’s perfect day at Rockhaven

We all sat watching the weather the week before Gerry and Andre’s happy day at Val D’Or, updating the screen every half an hour to check if anything would change and the forecast rain would blow over to give these two the day they had hoped for… At the eleventh hour their luck triumphed – the rain plans were put away and all Gerry’s family from Scotland and Andre’s from Villiersdorp got to experience the beauty of Franschhoek in summer! Granted the day had a windy edge to it, but when you were expecting downpours this is pretty easy to handle with a smile! And smile they did… Enjoy the photos of these two lucky lovebirds – they were meant to be… You can sing Gerry’s theme song (1000 miles by the Proclaimers) in your head while you look at the photos :-D Assisted by the ever wonderful Illyan Cloete.

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The theme for March at the Pretty Blog was neutral and natural and I think the Food Fox made the perfect recipe to celebrate all things calm… A simple, rustic white farm loaf, with all the good bready wafts that you’d expect from a hot, crusty loaf straight from the oven :-) Find the super recipe here on the Pretty Blog’s weekly food column.

Some shoots just glide along like butter – the light is perfection, the couple is sooo lovely and there’s a spirit to the day that you just can’t plan for :-D Pippa and Stuart’s Lovebirds engagement shoot was exactly that… The views, the sunset, the love – it’s enough to make your heart so happy in your chest. Enjoy the pics of these two wonderful lovebirds on the absolutely breathtaking Paul Cluver Estate

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It could not have been a more perfect Franschhoek day for Rose and Jeremy’s wonderful wedding! Wellll, perhaps it could have been a few degrees cooler (note groom in a three piece suit in 37oC!!) but I don’t think anything could dampen the amazingly happy spirit of this day! As Rose’s dad is from South Africa they flew out from the UK with their dearest family and friends to tie the happy knot at Vrede en Lust wine estate. I’m so thrilled to have been a part of it all and I know they took home so many phenomenal memories! Enjoy the photos…

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There was a white dress… and some jewel coloured paint powder… two days after the wedding… and here’s the story… :-D :-D :-D Disclaimer: This is not actually the real dress if you’re having a heart attack right now!! Leanne and Cameron, you guys were SUCH fun and so brave and I LOVE these photos so much!!!

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Ooooohhhh… a tiny sneak peek of the GORGEOUS Elaine and her wonderful husband-to-be Rudi on their Lovebirds engagement shoot. Crystals, sea blues and kisses…

This is by far and away the easiest and most stable souffle that I’ve ever made! It make two pretty large portions, so feel free to divide it between three/four small ramekins as well, just remember to shorten the cooking time a little bit. As far as impressive desserts go, I think this choc souffle is one for the win! A rich and velvety base smothered in dark, creamy chocolate sauce – a date night definite!! Find the Food Fox’s super recipe here on the Pretty Blog’s weekly food column.

On the last evening of summer we set out to photograph Pippa and Stuart’s Lovebirds engagement shoot – the beginning of their beautiful wedding photo story… The evening was indescribably glorious and we walked through the hills of Paul Cluver Wine Estate to capture some photos of the two of them together while they were down here in the Cape. Enjoy the sneak peek, more pics coming soon…

I just don’t think I have ever met two more delightful, smiley people :-D I think we can use the words ‘wedding’ and ‘smile-fest’ pretty interchangeably for Leanne and Cameron’s happy Strandkombuis celebration ;-) It was an exquisite day on the West Coast in February – warm sun, cool water, hot sand and chilled champers – the perfect Cape ingredients for this lovely pair who had come down all the way from Gauteng for the festivities :-) Enough with the talking, here are the photos of how it all unfolded…

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Today the Food Fox has a simple and incredibly tasty carb-free option for a light weekend lunch. Tender rounds of beef carpaccio with a mustard parmesan sauce, capers and micro herbs. Super tasty and the perfect transition between summer and autumn :-) Find the super recipe here on the lovely Pretty Blog’s weekly food column.

I LOVE love love the light in this little sneak peek from Gerry and Andre’s beautiful wedding day at Val D’Or… More photos coming soon :-D

The middle of February marked the three year ‘anniversary’ of the Food Fox’s weekly recipe column for the inspirational Pretty Blog and I’m feeling a little nostalgic :-) I’m also busy jotting down some thoughts and ideas for some photography workshops I’m hoping to hold in August this year, with food bloggers in mind. So all said and done, I’m having a bit of a foodie week and thought I’d love to take this opportunity to share some of the photos I’ve enjoyed taking over these last months, season, years… I hope you enjoy them :-)

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How is it possible to look so sublimely perfect and breathtaking in 38oC heat in Franschhoek in the middle of February?? The gorgeous Rose and Jeremy’s sneak peek from their Vrede en Lust wedding last week…