Claude recently celebrated his 50th birthday in style, at The Hilton in Sandton, surrounded by good friends and family. It really was a lovely evening, and quite evident form all the moving speeches, that Claude is loved and admired greatly by those close to him.
I recently did a personal branding photography session with Tatjana from Peak Meditation in Hartbeespoort, where Tatjana runs her practice from. We had a wonderful shoot, starting at the stunning Leopard Lodge with some relaxed lifestyle portraits, and of course a few meditation posed shots, the view from Leopard Lodge is really stunning. We then did the second part our shoot at Die Ou Pastorie, just down the road, where we concentrated on a more formal, business look for Tatjana. I loved spending the day with Tatjana, she is such a lovely person, loved her energy.
Have a look at Tatjana’s meditation blog, there’s loads of information on the different coaching, and facilitation that Tatajana offers, especially Facilitated Contemplation. I recently did a one on one session with Tatjana, and it was truly wonderful.
My Personal Branding photography packages, are basically dynamic, interesting, creative and relevant images for use on your website, blog, social media platforms, publicity and media. I usually do the shoot on location, depending on your brief, I don’t offer the usual stiff, clinical, corporate head-shots as personal branding photography is specific to your brand and offers an alternative to the usual head-shot. I have just recently added this product to my brand, so I’m offering clients the package at an introductory rate. Please contact me for more details. firstname.lastname@example.org
Pinups For Pets Calendar 2017 …Coming soon… eek, cant wait. Please support this wonderful cause. This is the MUST-HAVE Christmas gift for everyone you know. I’m so proud to be associated with this wonderful cause.
Nine months in the making, the first-ever PIN-UPS FOR PETS calendar will soon be on sale!!!
Filled cover-to-cover with some of the most gorgeous and kindhearted South African pin-up gals and fellow furry models with happy tails to tell; and all proceeds being raised for PETS – Pets Empowerment In Townships Western Cape, this is the MUST-HAVE calendar to have pinned up on your wall for 2017!
Keep your peepers glued to my page for release date announcements and where you can purchase your copy…and even be lucky enough to get your copy signed by some of the calendar gals!
These are the gorgeous bombshells, that I got to photograph for the #pinupsforpetsproject These gals all rocked their shoots, and I am so very honoured to have been part of such a wonderful initiative. Miss Ruby Rouge Lady Flamingo Nadia, Jenn and Miss Hart
Thank you to Gabbi, The Blue Haired Betty for putting this all together.
Here are just a few preview pics from all the Pin-Up ladies, shoots.
Please keep a look out for the Pin-ups for PETS calendar on sale later this year! All proceeds of sales will be going to PETS – Pets Empowerment In Townships
I recently did an Old Hollywood Pin-Up shoot under my new brand, Bettie Bombshell Photography, with the glamorous Bettie Flash. Besides being a Pin-Up model, Bettie Flash is also a keen blogger and fitness mom, so naturally she blogged about her shoot with me, read all about it here;
Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to shoot with Bronwyn Stewart from Bettie Bombshell Photography. We went out to French Toast in Harties for the shoot because of the quaint little Paris themed set, complete with Pont des Arts and Eiffel Tower. If that isn’t exciting enough, wait until you hear the best part – my wardrobe is older than I am.
Since going platinum blonde, I’ve been called Marilyn Monroe an awful lot. So it was kind of fitting that I channeled the blonde bombshell when I got in front of the camera again for the first time in a year. A lot has happened over the space of this year and I think that I’ve finally discovered who I am. Since turning 30, things have really started to pick up for this Bettie. I’ve been strict with my training and diet, so I’ve started to drop weight again, which is the goal! The weight loss and overall confidence kick in the squat butt inspired me to try on a dress that I have treasured since I was 17 years old. As an avid collector of vintage evening dresses, this one in particular was the dress that started it all.
Made for my grandmother using her measurements, this 1950’s original is a skin-tight, LBD that would have knocked the socks off of my grandfather when he saw her in it. It was an unreal honour to be able to wear this dress for my shoot with Bron. Seeing as how this little number isn’t exactly a spring chicken and is pushing 60. The fact that it is still in such amazing condition is just a testament to how carefully I take care of my clothing. Yes, that was a shameless brag.
The only hiccup is that two teeth from the zip have fallen off, but that can easily be replaced once I find someone who I trust enough to handle the dress for me. It must be pointed out that while the bust and hip of this dress fits like it was made for me, my waist is much smaller than my Gran’s was, so there is a bit of ruffling around that area. Still, I have my Gran’s great rack and knockout curves, so who cares about a little ruffle?
Bronwyn, as always, was a total dream to shoot with and I was absolutely floored with the shots that we managed to get in just 20 minutes. Oh, yes… we only had 20 minutes to shoot and numerous challenges of curious tourists and visitors wanting in on the action. I mean you can’t really blame their curiosity, it isn’t every day that you stumble across a Marilyn-esque pin-up girl in Hartebeespoort dam. Eventually we roped in my Paul to hold up a light reflector to help capture this dreamy glow that Bron managed to create for me.
I got to have a taste of French Noir glam and felt like a million bucks doing it. Plus, I’ve debunked the old “Blondes have more fun” saying, it is totally true.
Wardrobe: Vintage Custom Wiggle Dress
MUAH: Cashe Kidd
Accessories: Violet Vanilla Shop
Shoes: Iron Fist
Location: French Toast Hartebeespoortdam
Lashes by Oh La Lash from Anonamiss Beauty Emporium
This is beautiful Lady T, she is in her 40’s, a mother and has been married for 10 years. She wanted to give her husband an unforgettable gift, something very special for their 10th wedding anniversary, so she decided to do a boudoir shoot.
It was something she has always wanted to do, not just purely as a gift for her hubby, but also for herself. She was a little nervous and shy in the beginning, as is the case with most ladies, when doing a boudoir shoot, but she was also very excited, and very quickly found her groove. Lady T absolutely loved the experience and was over the moon with her gorgeous photos, which she presented to hubby in a hand stitched leather album. Hubby loved his gift, naturally.
If you would like to do a boudoir shoot, then why not contact me, and can get chatting about ideas to ensure that your boudoir shoot is just perfect for you.
To Book your Boudoir shoot:
cell: +27(0)78 734 9701
I had such an amazing family photo shoot at Pretville in Hartbeespoort, with the awesome Sawyer family, as you can clearly see. Shannon went all out with the styling, and had loads fun with the theme, which was a mix of 1940’s and 50’s vintage style
I absolutely loved spending my day with the lovely twins, Rhys & Teeghan, their stunning mom, Shannon, and their beautiful Nanna, Pam. These two kept me on my toes, but I loved their energy. This one goes done in the books as one of my most favourite family photo shoots, by far!
To Book your Themed Family photo shoot:
cell: +27(0)78 734 9701
What is Personal Branding Photography?
From opinionated bloggers to thriving business owners, personal branding is fast becoming how we define how successful a brand is. First impressions count, so shouldn’t yours be a lasting one?
Everyone is a potential client, reader or customer and everyone is looking for that one thing that helps you stand out. That one little spark that makes you different from everyone else offering the same song and dance. Being the visual creatures that we are, we are all attracted to what sparkles before us, so we gravitate toward what appeals to the eye.
And this is where personal branding comes in.
Personal branding is how you can take your brand from bland to blazing and Bronwyn knows how to do just that. With careful guidance and a keen eye for a refined image, Bronwyn will help you create the images that suit your brand perfectly. Whether you have a business, blog or burning cause. Let her images be the ones that help you win over potential clients with professionalism and brand perfect visuals. Stand out with an expertly captured portfolio that is not only professional, but effective as well.
How does it work?
These sessions are typically 90 minutes and, are done on location, in your home, studio or offices. Ideally suited to small-business owners, entrepreneur, creative (artist, tattoo artist, performing artist, etc). Personal branding packages typically include professional hair and makeup to ensure that the images live up to the expectations you and your potential audience has about your brand.
Why you should be excited?
In anticipation of this exciting new endeavour, Heart and Soul Photography is offering two people the incredible opportunity of winning a personal branding session of their own! This means that two lucky winners will have a brand overhaul in the form of quality photographs that can be displayed all over the internet with pride!
The T’s and C’s
Worth R 2500, this prize includes professional hair and makeup done on the day of your shoot.
1. Like Heart and Soul Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/heartandsoulphoto/
2. Share Heart and Soul Photography’s page with friends and family.
3. Send an email to email@example.com telling me more about you, your business and your brand. Add links and as much detail as you want to so that we can get to know you better.
1. Be a small business owner/entrepreneur/personal trainer/natural healer/motivational speaker/artist/tattoo artist/performing artist/musician/chef/basically any kind of creative.
2. You must have a website and be active on a few social media platforms;
3. Be available to do your shoot during the week.
Winners will be announced on the 5th April 2016!
P.s. As a special introductory offer, I will be doing personal branding sessions at R1900 to the first 5 people that book a session with me.
You can contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and via
cell: 078 734 9701
What a beautiful maternity photo shoot with JiaJie and Louwi, it almost felt angelic, we started in Linden, in one of the jacaranda tree laden streets and then moved on to Delta Park, the surroundings were gorgeous and the light was heavenly. I enjoyed this shoot so very much for all it’s beauty and loveliness. JiaJie wore a beautiful pink flowing dress at the start of her photo shoot, and it just set the mood for the rest of the shoot.
I got to play with gorgeous light and the cosmos was in full bloom, it was real eye candy, esp when you throw in a beautiful mom-to-be and her handsome hubby. JiaJie and Louwi are a lovely couple and I wish them the very best in their journey together as parents.
To Book your Maternity photo shoot:
cell: +27(0)78 734 9701
Es and Derricks maternity shoot was a relaxed, no frills, but really beautiful shoot. We met one late afternoon at Delta park, my most favourite park in Joburg. We went on a bit of a mission, and found some hidden gems, within the park, which is why I love Delta Park so much, I always seem to find some new, interesting spots to use, and it never disappoints. Es and Derrick are a really fun loving couple and so chilled, I loved their shoot. I wish them all the very best with the arrival of their little lady.
To book your maternity session, please contact Bronwyn@heartandsoulphotography.co.za