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1950’s Retro Family Photo shoot – Johannesburg Family Photographer

1950's editorial Family shoot

Capturing an unusual family can be a tricky task for even the most seasoned photographer. When you have a bearded tattoo artist, a pin up obsessed writer and their creatively unique 8 year old, you need a photographer with vision. That is exactly what we got when we sat down with Bron to discuss our unusual, family shoot.

You need to understand, we have never had a family shoot done. Not counting the one quick shot captured by the same photographer at our son’s 6th birthday party, two years earlier. So, this was a big deal for us. To make things even more challenging, we are in the process of relocating and hardly get to spend quality time together. So, merging a fun family outing with an interesting shoot was essential. That’s where Bron’s amazing idea came in! Being mildly obsessive about all things bizarrely beautiful, I wanted something that not only captured my little family, but raised questions (and eyebrows) as well. The idea of having a vintage 50’s inspired family shoot in the cemetery hit the nail on the head!

From the get go, I left the concept and shoot ideas to Bron and I handled the wardrobe and makeup bits myself. What she came up with was not only thought provoking, but exceptionally beautiful as well! That is exactly what anyone wants from a photoshoot, thought provoking, mildly creepy but still gorgeous to look at! With the help of Penny who smoothed dresses, fixed suspenders and entertained Riley during intervals, we had an exceptional team! Everything from making sure that my eyelashes stayed put, to coaxing our son into somber poses was covered! Which made it so much fun for us to have our 15 seconds of fame in front of the camera!

The femme fatale meets Dexter dad shots, coupled with our sullen Sheriff made for visually delightful images that we are all so pleased with! Although the shoot was over really quickly (or we were just having too much fun), we have a collection of stunning images to get framed for our new home!

I couldn’t think of a photographer who captured my family better than Bronwyn did. She made us all look so much better than we do in “real” life, and created memories that we can enjoy forever!

Written from my clients perspective, thank you Cashe. 

To book your very own styled and unique family portrait session, contact Bronwyn

bronwyn@heartandsoulphotography.co.za or mobile: 078 734 9701

Lana Del Rey Inspired Portrait Session – Johannesburg Fashion & Editorial Photographer

I did a fashion and portrait session in December with the lovely Tima. She is a huge fan of Lana Del Rey and absolutely loves her 60’s inspired style.

Here is a preview from Tima’s session.

Photography: Bronwyn Stewart

bronwyn@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

1960's Pin-Up Lana Del Rey session Lana Del Rey Inspired Photo shoot

 

Lady N’s 30th Birthday Wonder Woman & Vintage Themed Photo Shoot

30th Birthday Studio Photo Shoot Lady N’s vintage style studio portrait session

This studio shoot was in celebration of Lady N’s 30th birthday. For this occasion she requested to do something she said always dreams about. ‘I want to be Wonder Woman!’ On top of that, she wanted to do a few vintage / pinup styled photos.

This was an incredibly fun shoot, a big challenge and probably the shoot that has taken me the longest time to edit… EVER, but it was a more unusual and creative shoot than the usual things that come my way, so i took my time with the creative editing and went with it.

Wonder Woman Superhero Photo Shoot Do you have a favourite Superhero?

Superhero dressup photo shoot

Vintage Portrait Photography by Sigrun Engelen

Vintage Pin Up style Photography

Vintage and themed studio photo shoot Passionate about vintage photography

Dark themed photo shoot Vintage Studio Photo Shoot

Do you have a favourite superhero? Would you like to do a dress up photo shoot or otherwise themed photo shoot in studio or on location? Book me:

Sigrun Engelen

cell: +27(0)72 505 5209
email: sigrun@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

Ethereal Goddess – Lady S Divine Boudoir Session – Johannesburg Boudoir Photographer

This is from a recent boudoir session with the lovely Lady S, and it is one of my all time favourite images.

This is what Lady S had to say: Hi bronwyn, I just want to say thank you sooooo much for today. It was so much fun and you were very professional and enthusiastic. I cannot wait to see the end result. Thank you
– Sarah

Lady S  boudoir shoot

To book your boudoir session with me, either send me an email: bronwyn@heartandsoulphotography.co.za or give me a call: 078 734 9701

Misty Sunday Morning – Potrait Session with Cashe

Johannesburg Portrait photographer

A blog post written from my clients view:

The ultimate lazy Sunday is one where it is overcast with a light drizzle thrown in for good measure. I thought that my Sunday was going to be one filled with the crinkling of chip packets and enough DVD’s to mush a mind, fortunately for me (and my waist line); Bronwyn had other ideas.

Accompanying the hazy weather was a hauntingly dreamy mist that can only be described as inviting for any photographer, it doesn’t happen often where Mother Nature provides your effects for you, especially in the last dregs of a Hiveld winter.

 I was given the brief to do my makeup and bring all of my hair accessories and a few outfit changes and get myself to the hills of Constantia Kloof where the mist was at its thickest for an impromptu photoshoot. I was thrilled, I always have the most fun when I shoot with Bronwyn and the end result is always breath-taking.

 After a few accessory changes and a couple of test shots in the drizzle, we had the perfect hair for a dreamy, mist filled shoot; but the drizzle turned into a legitimate shower and we had to wait around for a little while. Keeping tabs on the weather and on the time, we had to make sure that there would still be enough light to capture what Bron was trying to get.  Thankfully she was able to.

 When the rain let up a little, we set to work trying to capture the mystery of the Misty afternoon as well as myself trying to get a dreamy facial expression.  I think that because I was waiting around for a bit, I became so comfortable that my face wouldn’t do what my brain (and Bron) was asking it to. Thankfully though, it did eventually start playing along and we managed to get a few incredible shots!

 As usual, Bron was extremely patient with me and my uncooperative face and helped me feel what she was wanting to capture; even though we were shooting in the rain for the most part.  Although Bron periodically ran inside to dry off her camera, she was back and determined to get the perfect shot within seconds.

 I am always concerned that I am not able to give the photographer what they are looking for, but Bron has this amazing way of taking what you give her and turning it into art.  The photos that she managed to get are amazing, she managed to use the mist and soft light to create dreamy images that were laced with mystery and a bit of wonder.  What Bronwyn is able to do with a sleepy model, some mist and a light drizzle is incredible.  Even though the entire shoot was brief, the photos blew my mind and I although I knew that Bron would be able to create magic with her camera, how she continues to exceed expectations, every time is something worth paying attention to!

Blog post written by Cashe

Contact Bronwyn to book your portrait session

bronwyn@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

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