I can be spontaneous and impulsive… And I love it when people join me in my short notice adventures. 🙂 Mary and Brad Keel are dear friends of mine. We met in 2011 on the first weekend we arrived in the USA. These two are a real special duo and amazing friends and neighbors to all they […]

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My dearest friend HelanĂ©, This blog post is in loving memory and honor of your dear husband and our friend, SĂ©an. The hugs he gave and his arms around your sweet girls, the way he looked at them and the way he spoke so proudly about them is replaying in my mind. I did not know […]

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I was so pleased and happy when Avantika contacted me to capture pictures of her beautiful family. We’ve known each other for almost 6 years, our oldest boys are only one month apart and we’ve shared some awesome memories and birthday parties. AV and Prasad are so loving and kind. They’ve helped my family with […]

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Love is a beautiful thing. Young love has a level of innocence and excitement, which makes it intriguing and joyful to capture. I was recently fortunate to have a “young love” session with one of my cousins, Philip and his FiancĂ©e, Aletta. I am so glad that he has found his soul mate and I am […]

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I really like San Francisco. I love beautiful, sunny San Francisco days. But I absolutely adore taking pictures of a beautiful couple against the back drop of this awesome city. Roedolf and Isabel are friends of ours from South Africa. They’ve lived in Bermuda for the last 5 years, but at this very moment they […]

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“What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice, And everything nice, That’s what little girls are made of.” In the heart of a public San Jose rose garden, at the golden hour of the day, I found myself in the middle of “sugar and spice and everything nice”. My dear friend, Tara and her […]

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At last I can share the big news… My family and I are moving back to the beautiful Bay area, California – coming January 2016! After the initial excitement subsided, it dawned on me that this is a very good time to rebrand my photography business. Great idea, but how do I execute that? How […]

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I’m so thankful to the lovely Veronique Mills for allowing me to assist with a west coast styled shoot in collaboration with Slate Boutique from Willowbridge. In a stunning house located in Yzerfontein, the beautiful garments were modelled by Vicky and Nadia. The talented Nadia reached the top 10 of South african Idols this year. […]

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Dearest Kusjka, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! We’ve not been friends for so long but I feel blessed that our paths crossed. You are such a passionate and loving person – I pray you have a year full of joys and Much Love! I loved spending time with you and your sweet Lily on this misty morning […]

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