I had so many creative adventures in South Africa. And I suppose if one is to have many creative adventures, South Africa would be a good place to have them. When I was there, I kind of became obsessed with doing an African shoot. I already had a gorgeous traditional bride in front of my lens. But what about just toning it down a bit for a shoot? Enter Beverly. Old school-friend and model extraordinaire!
I asked her to dress in her most colorful African clothes and holy shit did she deliver! This shoot basically had everything I ever dreamed of having: lot’s of color, sunshine and a subject who was literally willing to risk her life for a good photo (by lying in the middle of the road… thanks Bev!).
I think it’s important to do more shoots celebrating different kinds of culture. I really want to push myself to make images of normal people being extra-ordinary. In my opinion, that’s the extreme power we hold as photographers.
In any case, I hope that this inspires you to book your own photoshoot. Regardless of how camera-shy, awkward or weird you might feel. I would absolutely love to capture you at your best! I shoot it in a fun and spontaneous way, so that the awkwardness of having a camera in your face goes unnoticed, and all you need to focus on is having fun and being your best self. Especially with portrait shoots it can sometimes be hard to shut out the noise and people moving around us, but don’t worry, I’ll be there to distract you! Remember that you are good enough and worthy also have amazing photos of yourself. The only thing stopping you, is the fear of actually trying it! You’re safe in my hands!
Portrait photographer | Pretoria | Portrait photoshoot