Lizelle’s Family Shoot – Klein Helderberg, 8 February 2014

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On a hazy dazy summer’s afternoon as the birds sung from the trees and the grapes draped from the vine, bursting with a sweet promise of splendour, Lizelle and her sister Leani gathered their loved ones for an outdoor family shoot. The Paper Camera was fortunate enough to be asked to be part of this magical outing.

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René & Mizanne – Engagement shoot, Company Gardens, 30 November 2013


As the sun climbed high into the sky and the morning breeze blew a breath of new life, Mizanne and René arrived for their engagement shoot. Turning the corner hand-in-hand, the couple was welcomed by the chitter chatter of nature as Company Gardens rejoiced and welcomed them into its abundant heart.

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Christmas Inspiration with Ebony & Ivory

TPC_0459The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and the air is slowly swelling with the song of birds returned home for the summer. In South Africa this can only mean one thing – Christmas, our favourite time of the year  is just around the corner! And no one wraps up a South African Christmas quite as beautifully as Cape Town based boutique, Ebony & Ivory. Continue reading

Skep Boetiek

I recently did some product shots for this very cute boutique, called Skep Boetiek.   They offer a range of wholesome body products from a Sugar Scrub, Body Butter-Rose Delight, Lip Balm, Coconut Oil and many more.  As well as scented candles that come in the most adorable teacups!  All of this made at home by the Owner Beatrix de Bruin.

Go and have a look at the website, Put your creative shoes on ladies!  Skep provides contemporary workshops too where you can learn to Knit, Croche, make Soy Candles and even learn how to decorate Sugar Biscuits.

Next up for me is attending the Sugar Biscuits class, my taste buds are tingling just thinking about it  🙂

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Minka’s cake smash – Paarl, 9 September 2013


Sugar smile, sticky fingers, cherub cheeks, icing lingers on chubby chin, pink lips all the way down to teeny fingertips.

On 9 September 2013 Minka Pretorius turned one year old and to celebrate her first milestone she was given her very own cake to smash and savour.  Tentative fingers soon found their way beneath the gooey icing as an inquisitive look turned into a mischievous twinkle.  It wasn’t long until the top of the giant cupcake was obliterated, sending shards of sugar pink crystals and sweet vanilla crumbs across the room.

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Gayle Britz birthday celebration – Eaglevlei Estate, 10 August 2013


As the late winter’s sun sunk low between the mountains and the last lingering rays turned the rolling bare vineyards into stark slithers of shadows, guests began to descend the long driveway of Eaglevlei Estate. Travelling from Durban, London, Joburg or around the corner in Paarl, they had all been drawn together for one magical night by their shared love for a one-of-a-kind woman – Gayle Britz – to celebrate her 40th birthday milestone.

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Marike and Stephan Basson – Laatson Porterville, 18 May 2013

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On 18 May the clouds parted, the rains paused and the wind held its breath, winter gave stage to the most sublime summer’s day as it shone brilliantly down from the heavens. In the midst of  this suspended splendour, Marike and Stephan Basson were wed at Laatson Porterville, enclosed by the serenity of nature and the blessings of close friends and family.

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