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It’s fun to take some time out of weddings to collaborate on some different imagery and I’ve LOVED getting to know gorgeous Madeleine from The Cotton Company and photograph her beautiful Turkish pestamals! These 100% cotton towels are exquisitely handwoven and we’re just scratching the surface of photographing their different uses! Check out her fab online shop here and you can pop in to her show room in Paarl by appointment :-) Beautiful stuff!! Flowers here by the lovely Fleur le Cordeur

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As part of an ongoing collaboration with Poetry stores the Food Fox and I have been photographing delicious recipes from their in-store cook books and as curry is one of my favourite comfort foods I was thrilled when we put together these fabulous recipes from Amandip Uppal’s Indian Made Easy. Find more info on her blog post here.

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And so, on the most beautiful late autumn day, these two wonderfully special humans said their vows to each other in the heart of Cape Town. There were tears, happy happy tears! And I felt such a sense of rightness, that I know each person watching must have felt, that comes from knowing two people are so perfect for each other. Two halves sharing the same quick smiles, the same love of life and the same ability to cherish their families and dear ones. I initially met Ella through the wedding industry and she’s the kind of person who makes every interaction special just by virtue of her joyful loveliness. There’s not one microscopic doubt in my mind that she’s found her soulmate in the wonderful Nic – and so a new and very special family is born. Enjoy these happy photos!! Ella and Nic, I have no words… except to say a deep and profound thank you. xxx

Assisted by the lovely Illyan Cloete. Their ceremony was at Beautifull Life and reception at The Modern Heirloom.

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My lovely friend Ilse the Food Fox and I shot a campaign for Peppadew South Africa’s new relish range – I just love how upbeat the colours are and how deeeelicious this food looks! And have you ever seen a more perfectly cut mango hedgehog? Beautiful work Ilse!!

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Some 1000w smiles from their best day! A few happy moments from Melissa and Thys’ wonderful wedding at Vrede en Lust.

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I have a feeling you haven’t seen a recipe for martini cupcakes complete with gin and olives before :-) These tipsy delights from the Food Fox are made with New Harbour Spekboom Gin and Buffet Green Olives. Find her super recipe here.

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I don’t often get the chance to photograph in the beautiful Paardeberg and it couldn’t have been a more gorgeous day for these two lovelies at Vondeling Wine Estate! It’s such a feat to plan your day all the way from Australia but Karita said from the beginning that what they wanted was a relaxed, happy gathering with their best people and that’s exactly what they had :-D Karita & René, I hope these photos bring back every special moment from your day all the way from Africa! Assisted by the lovely Illyan Cloete.

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For some Mother’s Day lunch inspiration the Food Fox used some delish recipes from the lovely local cookbook Kostalgie. Find info on the book and the recipes on her blog post for Poetry Stores homeware here.

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When your heart’s in the right place about the priorities of your wedding day then everything will be ok, even if it rains! We had to cut our lovely couple shoot short with Yvonne and Durand after sitting in the car and begging the clouds to let up but when I asked Yvonne if she wanted to redo the couple shoot another day she just said ‘No, this is my day and the pictures will show it how it was’. I love how she was able to enjoy every moment in it’s imperfect perfection because it was hers… And what a happy day it was, rain or no!!! Enjoy the photos of lots of emotions and most of all loads of fun!

Assisted by the lovely Tanith Muller Photography. Their venue was the gorgeous Die Woud outside of Caledon.

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This impressive retro creation is a flamboyant mix of cake, marshmallows and Italian meringue and had my kids wide-eyed when the Food Fox whipped it up in my kitchen! Needless to say there was a lot of sampling once we’d finished photographing it :-) Find her super recipe here on our food column for the Pretty Blog.

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It must be good luck to have a happy cat chew on your wedding shoes just before you walk down the aisle :-) I know this because Ella and Nic’s wedding was one of the happiest days I’ve seen and my heart is so full just looking through their sneak peek!

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The Food Fox, Ilse van der Merwe, made a fascinating foray into the world of raw food with these three tea-time treats that contain no wheat, flour, dairy, eggs or sugar and are not baked at all! It was a real eye-opener for me as a committed baker at heart :-) My favourite was definitely the avocado and mango lime mousse tart! She used the recipes from the book Raw Cake that is available, along with all this beautiful homeware from Poetry Stores, for a wonderfully colourful Mother’s Day blog feature. Find the info all here on Poetry Stores’ blog.

 

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Kelly and Johann! What can I say that could describe this amazing pair?! You meet lovely people doing the job I do and then you meet gems… Kelly has been a delight from the word go and I’m so honoured to have been there to capture these love-filled moments for them! Plus I’ve never seen a groom love his groom’s present so much in my entire life :-D Yoda cufflinks for the win! Their day was held at the beautiful Montpellier Wine Estate outside Tulbagh, with gorgeous florals by Anli Wahl and exquisite make-up from Iza Cloete!

Kelly and Johann I hope you love these photos as much as I loved being with you both! Biggest hugs! Assisted by the lovely Illyan Cloete.

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This is a feast for the eyes and for the tummy! It was such a joy to leaf through Flora Sheddon’s beautiful book Gatherings  – it’s now on my wish list for birthday pressies! My lovely friend Ilse, the Food Fox, picked three incredibly scrumptious recipes for some weekend brunch inspiration to showcase Poetry stores gorgeous homeware ranges – do yourself a favour and try the Bostock toasts – incredible!! Find the delicious recipes here.

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A little sneak peek from Karita and René’s sunshiney day at Vondeling in the gorgeous Paardeberg.

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