In Parties, Photo Blog

KIDS PARTY INSPIRATION : BUGS

“Dirt, bugs, messes and hugs, thats what little boys are made of!”

Being a mom of two boys myself I know its often tricky to make a boy themed party look “pretty”, never mind a bug party which means worms, ants, spiders, flies, mud and grass. 

When asked to photograph Ben’s second birthday party I could not wait! This mom goes over and above to make her kids parties extra special. She has such a talent with decor and knowing how to make even a bug party look phenomenal.

So if your son is obsessed with all things creepy crawly and would like a bug …

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Zooming in on : We Are Food

Anyone else love food as much as me??

Last year I got asked to be apart of a Christmas Lunch inspiration photoshoot and I just had to be involved.  I got to work with We Are Food, Adore weddings and The Umhlanga Magazine and what a fun morning we had together! 

I am in love with the We Are Food meals that I had to find out more about this incredible business and the ladies behind it. 

So Jane, tell me about yourself and your family?    

We really are your typical Durban family, born and bred on the beaches of Umhlanga, surrounded by …

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Kids Party Inspiration : Frozen

“Let it go… Let it go”

Im sure many family homes have had these words sung out loud by their little ones many a time. So its no wonder that this theme is always a hit at a girls birthday party!

This theme just shouts glitter, pearls, crowns, sparkle… With colors such as white, blue, silver and even purple or pink being used for decor. 

Here are some of my decor / food favorites from a party I photographed

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Top 10 Cake Smash Tips

What better way to start your child’s first birthday celebrations than doing a cake smash shoot… This can be done a few weeks before your little one turns one or some people even do it on their actual birthday. Not only will your child have a fun trying cake for the first time but you will also have some great photos to use for their invitation or at the party itself. 

So here are my top tips when preparing for a cake smash shoot and what to expect.

1. Choosing the cake

This will be the center piece of your photoshoot, alongside your gorgeous child …

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Zooming in on… KIKI AND BOO

I got to be apart of the wonderful launch of Kiki and Boo and was blown away at how awesome this party concept is! It seriously is a must have for any kids party.

 I was so impressed I wanted to find out more about her clever business and asked her a few questions…

So Jen, tell me a little bit about yourself… I am newly 34 (however I still feel like I’m in my early 20’s) I am a wife to an amazing hubby Mike, I am a mommy to two gorgeous (but feisty) angel girls, Sienna (Boo) is three and Kiera (Kiki) is one.  …

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New monthly blog : “ZOOMING IN ON..”

Having worked in photography for quite a few years now, I have had the pleasure of being involved and meeting so many wonder people and I have been so impressed with the work they produce. Most of whom I met doing a photoshoot together and that I can now call friends. Seeing their passion and creativeness that they have for their business really inspires me, that I want to share them with you!

So I have decided to do a monthly series called ZOOMING IN ON… Here I will let you know about these businesses which I have a great love for and the amazing …

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In Family, Photo Blog

Beach Minis Jan 2018

This year I decided to start my year off with a week of beach minis and wow did I love it! Not only do I love meeting new families, but sunrise and beaches are one of my most favorite things!

Family is so important to me and I have been blessed with a huge family myself. I truly believe that everyone should have their family photos taken at least annually, if not biannually. You never know what the year ahead will bring and its always good to look back and see how much you have changed, especially your kiddies. Moments in time you can never …

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Let’s Get This Party Started

Is it that time of the year… Time to plan your childs party but don’t know where to start or what needs to be done?

It is such an exciting time as your little one turns another year older but can often be daunting for some parents not knowing what to do. Parties are one of my best things to photograph, and having done quite a few I have some helpful guidelines which I hope will make planning your childs party a lot easier.

Party Theme This is the first step to planning your childs party and it is very important as your decor and often …

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Pink Phoenix Foundation

October is breast cancer awareness month and when I got asked to be apart of the Pink Phoenix 6th Annual Breast Cancer Ladies Breakfast I couldnt wait to get involved. What a fun morning with so many amazing women, loads of laughter, scrumptious breakfast and even some dancing all for a great cause…

Pink Phoenix Cancer Foundation celebrates life! Sharon Van Straaten is a survivor of stage 2 Throat and stage 4 lung cancer and the founder of the Pink Phoenix Foundation which she started in 2012. It was so wonderful to get the opportunity to meet her and find out more about this foundation.

There were …

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Secret Sunrise Durban

What is this SECRET SUNRISE everyone is talking about?

Well if you anything like me, one of my favourite things in life is sunrise and the beauty of it. So when I got asked to be apart of the “Christmas in July” Secret sunrise in Umhlanga and photograph this early morning event I jumped at the opportunity. I must say it was such an awesome way to start my day…. So much fun and sooo good for the soul!

Afterwards I met up with the Durban franchisee, Jane Shaw, to chat to her more about this amazing event, Secret Sunrise, and this is what I asked …

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