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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…

These two seriously gorgeous lovebirds are getting married in December and we spent a few hours out on the Almenkerk wine estate farm photographing their beautiful Lovebirds engagement shoot. What a stunning afternoon and what a great chance to get them used to being in front of the camera before the big day :-D Andrea and Alex, December is on it’s way!

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I don’t know if you’ve found the same, but I think the plums and nectarines have been especially delicious this season! My kids can’t enough of those white fleshed nectarines :-) Better than sweets apparently! Well this week’s recipe for the wonderful Pretty Blog’s food column is plum perfection ;-) The Food Fox has made a really simple and seriously impressive pudding which is a perfect nod to the last of these summery days here in the Cape. Find the super recipe here.

These two sisters have the most special bond… Even though they live in different countries and continents it’s clear to see their amazing friendship and to know that the distance makes no difference whatsoever to these two :-D Debra and Kenda are the most wonderful girls to spend time with and I’m so thrilled they came up with the idea of a Sisters shoot while Kenda was out visiting earlier this year – it meant a whole afternoon of girly chatter and the most fun, relaxed shoot in ages :-D Thank you so much to the extremely talented Yolande du Toit for the beautiful hair and make-up!

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Alicia Key’s song ‘Girl on Fire’ has been in my head since yesterday – it seems really fitting for this pic of gorgeous Leanne at their Strandkombuis wedding last weekend :-)

There’s been a lot of difference of opinion over this year’s Pantone colour of the year ‘Marsala’ – a bit of a marmite choice i.e you either love it or you hate it. I love it’s beautiful earthiness – rustic, but still a bit lush! For this last week’s recipe for the Pretty Blog’s weekly food column the Food Fox took the marsala theme one step further by adding some actual marsala (a Sicilian dessert wine that can also be used as an aperitif or cheese accompaniment) to the pudding. This is such a simple, taste-bud delighting pudding and can be whipped up in minutes, but like the colour it’s still pretty lush!! Find the Food Fox’s super recipe here.

Kerry and Simon flew out to the Cape, an Australian girl and a South African boy, for the most beautiful Stellenbosch day to celebrate their Zorgvliet wedding. And the winelands were at their best!! They were guests at another of my happy weddings and I love being part of a continuing story, especially as I got to see my other lovely couple Karen and Doug (and baby bump) at the ceremony :-) Kerry and Simon’s wedding was such a calm and joyful affair (until the party later!!) – really the best way to kick off my beautiful 2015 weddings! Thank you two so much for having me along and for making it so lovely and easy to document the beginning of your happy marriage!! Assisted by the lovely Illyan Cloete.

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So this is what my camera was loving this afternoon!!! COLOUR!!!!!!!! A sneak peek I couldn’t wait to share from Leanne and Cameron’s Trash the Dress shoot :-D

So if you have an hour or two to spare and want to potter happily in the kitchen making and preserving then this may be the recipe for you! Especially, if like me, you’re a die hard artichoke fan ;-) These are fantastic as part of a bigger Mediterranean mezze spread or, as the Food Fox says, just on your favourite pizza! Find her super recipe here on the Pretty Blog’s wonderful weekly food column.

Ohhhh these two…. ahhhhh this light… a little sneak peek from Andrea and Alex’s Lovebirds engagement shoot.