Sebastian
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This Newborn session was a very special one! One that I was emotionally invested in ever since I found out my bestie was pregnant. Little Sebastian was such a trooper during the shoot And his parents had the cutest outfits for him to wear. Sebastian, your mommy and I had way too much fun dressing you up and posing you on chairs and your daddy’s back! One day, when you’re all grown up, we’ll tell you all about it. LOL! But for now, here is the photo evidence….     Read more!
Bezuidenhout Family
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They’re such a friendly, warm hearted family. We did the shoot right in their back yard and included all the pets. They all just melted me heart. But, unfortunately they did suffer a tragedy. A week after the shoot one of their dogs drowned. My heart was breaking for them. I know the pain of losing a pet (our four-legged children). I’m just relieved that now their beloved four-legged child will forever be in their pictures.   Read more!
Timothy & Niamh
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Tim and Niamh came all the way from Ireland to Cape Town for their Honeymoon.  I haven’t seen a couple that’s more in love with each other like them in a long time. You can just see it in the way they look at one another. So, you can just imagine how excited I am to do all kinds “lovey-dovey” poses with them. It was hard to bring the session to an end, because my husband and I were enjoying our time with them so much! We genuinely hope to see them again…..maybe we’ll take a second Honeymoon to Ireland.   Read more!
Kroukamp Family
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I’ve known these two lovebirds for a long time, so you can imagine my excitement when they asked me to do a family shoot for them and a “smash the cake” session with their one year old son! Little Joshua is so adorable and curious about everything, I just can’t help myself staring at him. He is such a precious , energetic bundle of joy!   Read more!
Niell Family
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Strangely enough, I’ve had really good luck with doing shoots at Bloubergstrand on days with little or no wind. But on this day it seems my lucky streak has run out. Yes, the wind was pumping, but it didn’t stop us from doing the shoot.  The Niell family is one of the sweetest families and they where visiting Cape Town all the way from Dubai. I really hope to see them again soon.   Read more!
De La Porte Family
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How lucky am I to do a shoot at such a beautiful home?! The De La Porte family has the most amazing garden that stretches so far out, I had no idea where it ended. This is a family so full of life and their home is taken over by their adorable, energetic, four-legged family members.   Read more!
Waterson Family
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I really love doing big family shoots, but I must admit….this one is my favorite! They made me feel like I was part of the family and the sea air was just filled with fun vibes and laughter.  I reminds me how lucky we are to live where we do and that a good relationship with one’s family is priceless.   Read more!
Micheal & Chantelle
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Chantelle and Micheal said their “i do’s” in the beautiful valley of Hermon. It was incredibly hot, no wind, but it makes for stunning pictures and less worries for hair getting messed up and decorations being blown away. I just loved their chic-rustic theme with copper metallic and purples. Their venue is  filled with a variety of picture opportunities and the staff at Kilcairn were fantastic and very accommodating.  I want to wish Michelle and Chantelle  loads of happiness and overflowing amounts of love.   Read more!
Ella & Morné
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Can you imagine getting married on the most perfect day, sunny, no wind, beautiful venue, and to top it all off……a super moon! Ella and Morné had an enchanting wedding and their guests brought a magical sense of joy and happiness to the evening. You could feel their love and happiness towards the Newlyweds. How incredible!   Read more!
Rita & Schalk
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When a photo session is organized as a gift from someone amazing who lives on the other side of the world (yes Nadine, I’m talking about you), then you just know this is gonna be a special shoot. Rita  and Schalk did incredibly well, especially with the wind making smiling difficult. Rita, you look amazing! Enjoy the love that Zara is bringing into your lives.   Read more!
Tara & Luke
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Matric farewells take me back to my school years where everything is so new and you have no idea what the next years hold for you. Ah, what a great adventure life is and seeing the excitement is Tara and Luke was so refreshing! Read more!
Don’t Break the Bank, Bride
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Weddings are becoming seriously expensive and going cheap isn’t really an option. I will give you a guide on organizing the best wedding for the best price. More and more couples are getting married at an older age and they prefer to go the unconventional route by paying for their wedding themselves. But the wedding industry has become so big that it gets harder to afford your dream day. And many times buying cheap will look cheap. But I will help you with some tips on how to stretch your budget and when nobody will know what was cheap or expensive. I got married recently and was lucky to have my parents open up their wallets, but I wanted to save them as much money as possible and not splurge. I know, there is probably something wrong with me for not going bride-zirk on the budget, but I like a challenge and it gives me a great platform for getting creative and throwing a wedding with a difference. I work as a wedding photographer, so I get to experience a large number of weddings and see what couples are doing for their big day. Many couples (or brides) won’t admit […] Read more!
Lecia & Morné
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Morné and Lecia had one incredibly fun wedding! There were games played, stomach-aching laughter and lots of effort gone into making Morné work hard at getting through his speech! Their ceremony was held in an underground cellar which gave a very intimate feel to their vows and brought two families close together. The venue was filled with unique spots and is utterly beautiful during the day and magical at night. I hope to shoot another super fun wedding there soon!   Read more!
Rossouw Family
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Christal has actually played a missive role in my photography career, starting as a fellow classmate, to colleague, becoming my friend and helping me find my way on my cruise ship journey and now finally a client! I feel so incredibly honored to be photographing the arrival of their gorgeous little girl and I hope to follow and ‘document’ their lives as Klara grows and discover her way into this world. I wish them only amazing things and that Klara will bring them a lifetime of smiles, adventure and love!     Read more!
Oosthuizen Family
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I’ve known Betsie since we were little kids, so she kinda feels like family. Which makes this session so special for me, seeing her and her beautiful little family! Her son, Lukas is so incredible smart and keenly aware of everything around him! He really kept me entertained and on my toes the entire time!   Read more!
Stander Family
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In 2014 I photographed the Burger family. And Sonja purchased a gift voucher for Marcolette  to have her family photographed. We had a great day at the beach together. With the fog coming in and softening the light, it gave a different feel so some of the images. The two Stander girls were such a joy! Please enjoy their pictures!   Read more!
Morné & Lecia
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The story of how Morné and Lecia met is an incredible one and it just proves how small the world really is. It’s like destiny did it’s utter best to make sure these two people met and fell in love! Although they are two totally different people, they complement and fit together like a glove.   Read more!
Cobus & Stacey
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Having done their engagement session with them too, I feel like I can really relate to Cobus and Stacey. They had one of the most incredible weddings that I’ve photographed. The venue, weather, decor, food….everything was topnotch! I wish them all the happiness in the world and hope to meet them again someday. Congratulations Stacey and Cobus!   Read more!
Immelman Family
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It’s always a pleasure photographing friends, and how can one not love this little angel Emily’s face! Read more!
Rossouw Family
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This photo session was a little different than most. Mainly because it took me 2,5 hours to shoot. That’s because we couldn’t stop chatting….this is such an open and lovely family. I feel like I want them to adopt me…LOL! I totally adore this family and I hope that would get to see them again one day!   Read more!
Jooste Family
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I’ve known this beautiful family since the age of 7 and it was an absolute privilege to do their photo shoot. These all probably my favorite kind of shoots to do, big/extended families! I had so much fun and I can’t wait to do another after the kids have grown some more. I love you!   Read more!
Strauss Family
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I had the pleasure to photograph this gorgeous family again after the arrival of their new family member, Rileigh. She was already 3 weeks old when we started the shoot and I came back for more 2 weeks later. So, you will be able to see a change in these pictures. And what a delight this little princess is. You just can’t help but smile when she looks right at you. She was born with the most amazing full head of dark hair and draws attention wherever she goes. And you can easily see how proud big brother, Keenan, is of his pretty little sister.   Read more!
Stephan & Jess
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Coming all the way from Australia, it was such a pleasure working with this fun loving couple! I just can’t help but smile and laugh all the time when I’m around them. But they also had the ability to make me cry, especially during their first dance. I just grew so immensely fond to them and can’t wait to see them again later this year when they come back to visit.   Read more!
Susanna & Emile
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This was a wedding with a difference! They had their little girl, Ellie with them during the entire ceremony, putting focus on how close they are as a family. And Ellie was then Christensen after the ceremony. The church was found on the venue, and so cute, small and intimate! Loved it! Having family and friends coming from all over the world made the speeches and the overall day, fun and interesting.   Read more!
Stacey and Cobus
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Such a sweet couple! I really had fun with them at this shoot and can’t wait for their wedding, which is only a few days away! They came all the way down from Johannesburg and our first attempt to do their engagement shoot, the weather didn’t play along, but we got very lucky on our second try!           Read more!
Emile & Susanna
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Emile and Susanna came all the way from the UK to get married in sunny SA. Having been in contact via email for so long, I felt very at home with them during this session which was also our first meeting. This house was so incredible. It felt like we were somewhere in Greece or Mexico. I really enjoyed this unique setting and couple and looking forward to their wedding!   Read more!
Strauss Family
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Such a sweet family, even I am so excited for little Rileigh’s arrival. I would like to mention that she was born today and I’m so very happy for the entire Strauss family! May both your beautiful children bring you all the joy and happiness.   Read more!
Phillip & Liebe
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I’m so very lucky to have this opportunity to photograph this beautiful couple , again! This was now Phillip’s Matric Farewell evening and taking them to one of Durbanville’s popular vineyards was very fitting to this occasion. After already being through a session with me, they are now like pro-models, hehehehe. It’s been a joy working with them and I wish them luck and happiness in their new Life chapter.   Read more!
Muller & Carmen
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Muller’s mom won this photo session as a prize! And how lucky was I to be photographing this good looking couple on their Matric Farewell. This shoot was done at Boschenmeer Golf Estate. A new location for me, but it is so beautiful there! We finished up the session at his school, Paarl Boy’s High, where we joined his friends. I wish them Luck in their final Matric exams!   Read more!
Liebe & Phillip
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What a beautiful young couple on their way to a Matric Farewell. I can only think back and remember how excited I was. Liebe was wearing this incredible dress, please go check it out! I felt like I was shooting a wedding.   Read more!
Bennie & Tessa
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So young, but wise like and old married couple. Everyone can learn something from Bennie and Tessa’s relationship. They treat each other with total respect, trust and love! I enjoy being in their company and I really loved doing their photo shoot. I’m hoping to one day be there on their wedding day to capture their joining and committed beginnings…wink wink. I wish all the best to this young beautiful couple!   Read more!
Juanita & Shane
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I absolutely love photographing my friends! Juanita and Shane are parents of four and I just love that they still take the time to do something special just for the two of them, like this shoot. They are an inspiration to families and couples. I love you guys so much and thank you for your friendship and support! ROCK ON!!!   Read more!
Barnard Family
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Coming all the way from Dubai, it was a real privilege to do their family shoot! We were very lucky to have had a hot winters day to do this shoot at the beach. Their two little girls are too cute for words. I want to thank them, because families like this makes me excited to start my own one day. Seeing and capturing the love they have for one another is precious and it’s one of the things I love about my job!   Read more!
Kotze Family
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I just love it when big families come together! And doing a photo shoot can be a really fun activity for everyone. This shoot was done while they were on holiday in Yzerfontein. We changed location a few times which was great because there are so many great places to shoot in the area. How can you only choose one? So, I wish this big happy family all the good things that life has to offer and I hope to meet them again one day!   Read more!
Ezelle & Christie
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I really feel like I’ve grown with this couple, maybe because I did their engagement shoot and have been in constant contact with Ezelle through her wedding planning up’s and down’s. Christie, who began as a shy guy in front of the camera really impressed me with his posing skills on the wedding day. And Ezelle was looking extra radient, glimmering with happiness. I’m so happy for these two people to have found love so far away from where they live. They give hope to all that somewhere there is the perfect person for each one of us. I wish them so much love, happiness and a great life together in their new life chapter.   Read more!
Pentz Family
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Oh boy, I was so worried at the beginning of this session about where to shoot. The direction of the sun and the view was not working together. But that moment when we were getting everyone together for the first shot, and their dog came and joined her family in their pose…..all my worries were forgotten and the fun started! Talk about inspiration!!!!! I enjoyed myself so much during this session and it was so easy to see the love this beautiful family has for one another.   Read more!
Fred & Alicia
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Wow! What an incredible wedding for this gorgeous couple! Everything was of the highest quality: the venue, the food, the decor! Fred and Alicia is really blessed to have found one another and to spend their big day surrounded with such amazing family and friends! I wish them all the happiness that this world has to offer. Congratulations Fred and Alicia!!!   Read more!
Fred & Alicia’s Engagement
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I feel like I’ve walk a long journey with Fred and Alicia. They are two of the sweetest people, their smiles are contagious and the bond with them is instant. Seeing them together is easy to understand why they are crazy about each other. They are truly made for one another. We had quite the workout during this session, but we all enjoyed ourselves and the pictures were worth it.   Read more!
Zurita & De Wahl
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It was so great doing this shoot for my roommate from when I was working on cruise ships. I’m so glad that she has finally found her true love and it was amazing to see the chemistry between them. I must admit that during the shoot they were very brave, plummeting into the cold ocean! What great sports you two are!!!   Read more!
David & Talita
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What a magical couple! They are not only very in love, but clearly each other’s best friend! After a long wait they are finally expecting their first child. Their journey up to now is like a fairytale! Talita is my new inspiration for when I get to be pregnant one day. She is amazing, the way she is still able to do everything for herself, her positive attitude and her open mindedness. Expecting their little boy any day now, I wish them all the happiness in the world! Congratulations Talita, David and Gustuv!   Read more!
Friends & Family
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I’m so privileged to do this shoot for my friends. I love seeing Lucille and Richard together, being happy and in love. They are such an inspiration for other couples. I want to thank Lachelle and Katelyn for being there for Lucille and Elle.  They are there for the good and bad times. So it just makes sense to do this shoot together. You were brought together as friends through your daughters’ friendship, and became a family.   Read more!
Basson Family
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This was one of my longer family shoots that I’ve done, but it was all worth it. This very cute family got really creative with the shoot, using multiple locations and building their own sets. I was so impressed! And their little boy didn’t want to leave my side. He was very interested in becoming a photographer too! So adorable! And the little girl’s smile can just light up a room!   Read more!
Mikael’s 1st Birthday
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Mikael’s jungle themed birthday party was a big hit! There were so many friends and their mommies to join in the fun. Mikael’s mom had an amazing soft jungle gym setup, healthy, delicious cupcakes for the kids and great weather to round it all off. Everyone had a fantastic time!   Read more!
Snyders Family
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This big, loving family with their little ones were such a joy. The kids have an endless amount of energy, so keeping up with them is not easy. But we had a great time together and I was able capture some amazing smiles.   Read more!
Michelle & Bridesmaids
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Michelle wanted to do something very special for her bridesmaids and what a great idea this is! Spending some time doing a fun shoot together and then gifting the pictures before the wedding. And she even added some Christmas to the day. She got each a Christmas outfit and we had some more laughs.   Read more!
Van Niekerk Family
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This photo session is dedicated to Baby Amke’e first birthday! She is absolutely adorable and such a happy baby. And it’s easy to see why. She has an amazing mommy and daddy that is madly in love with each other and with her.  What a cute family this is!   Read more!
Burger Family
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This is such a beautiful family, not only on the outside, but it’s easy to see how much they love and care for each other. I had an amazing time with them on the beach and I wish them all the luck and love that this world has to offer. Read more!
Christie & Ezelle
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When meeting this couple it was clear as day to see the love and chemistry between them. And their partnership is not complete without Christie’s trusted companion, Boela. Ezelle and Christie’s story is like a fairy tail and that includes their plans after the big day. They are such sweet people and I wish them all the luck, love and happiness in the world!   Read more!
Marcelle & Morne
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What an honour it was to be invited as a guest and be their photographer on the big day! This location at Allee Bleue in Franschhoek was absolutely stunning. But seeing Marcelle and Morne during the ceremony, it was crystal clear to see that they are madly in love with each other! Being together for so many years and finally tying the knot made the reception run high on emotions during the speeches. And just to top it all off, Marcelle and Morne revealed the gender of their first child by cutting the wedding cake exposing a blue filling.   Read more!
Happy Spring Special
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Hi everyone! The season for photographers are picking up fast this year, but before it gets too crazy I invite you to take notice of this ‘Spring Special’. It’s ONLY valid until 30 November 2014. If you are interested, please email me at lindasmalphoto@gmail.com. It can also be a great gift to someone special.       Read more!