I haven't had a flashback friday post in a while but this afternoon we had a power cut at work so we all got to leave 5 minutes earlier. I work right near Midmar Dam and as I took the offramp home, a glance back on such a gloomy day made me think of that glorious sun shiny day in June last year where I got to photograph the coolest bunch of girls. This photoshoot has to be one of my most favourite and treasured memories from last year and I haven't posted it since starting my new site... I had a whole wide world of fun as I got to photograph Kay and her amazing group of friends for her birthday. We spent half the morning roaming the grassy fields surrounding Midmar Dam and chasing after balloons in the cool breeze. It really was just such a treat and all the girls were so enthusiastic and more than happy to play the part of mo
More and more I am beginning to appreciate my weekends. I had come into the habit of spreading myself too thinly but being back in the working world I have been reintroduced to the concept of a weekend. Before I would work right through and often not see the light of day... It would literally be the scenario of sitting behind a desk for all of my waking hours. Since all that has changed I have become much more appreciative of days like today... Sun shining, a happy family in front of my lens hoping their little baby cooperates. Today I photographed the Crouch family. Gareth and Natalie met me at the Botanical Gardens for a quick session to capture their gorgeous four month old, Emily.
So much can happen in a lifetime! Friendships are forged, some that last a lifetime, some not. Love, Engagements, Marriage... Babies!
For 9 years Hilda has been part of my life and we have seen each other through each of these moments... well, not me having babies just yet but when the time comes Hil will be there training me every step of the way. That's what friends are for!
We are just days away from meeting Hil and Kurt's baby, and I am so glad we could squeeze in a maternity shoot as proof of Hil's pregnancy before the little girl, or boy (believe it or not, the verdict is still out on this but it is most likely a little princess), arrives.
Photographed at the beautiful Botanical Gardens.
What a great idea!
On the eve of little Connor's birthday, we met up at the Pietermaritzburg Botanical Gardens for a quick photoshoot to snap up some special memories as a Christmas gift for Claire's husband. After what feels like weeks of rain, we were at last presented with the perfect morning in November.
I arrived a few minutes earlier than our scheduled starting time to find Claire and Connor relaxing in the shade with Claire's sister, Amy. We quickly got acquainted before getting started on the photoshoot. I can't express the appreciation I have for happy kiddies enough. My family will be the first to jump in and say "Candice, and children, are two words not usually said in the same sentence...". Whilst it is true for the most part, it's always a pleasure dealing with little ones when they are happy.
Now that Christmas is well behind us, I can at last share a few images from the photoshoot with Claire and Connor. It was intended as a Christmas surprise for Claire's husband so I had to wait until she shared her gift with him before I shared with you!
It's never too late to share regardless... here are a few of the photographs from our shoot together.
This is just a quick blog post for my cousin Tim. I managed to snap some photographs of his beautiful blue-eyed girl today... The most special lady in his life! His Mia. Tim, you can be very proud of your gorgeous daughter! Hope you like the piccies - will leave the originals on mom's PC so when you next pop around bring a flash!
First of all: Happy New Year! We wish you everything of the best for 2014 and sincerely hope that the year ahead brings with it plenty happy memories with friends and family!
We're currently on holiday in Port Elizabeth visiting our mom and her lovely husband, Richard. Yesterday was the last day of 2013 and my sister (Charne'), Damian, Rowan and I decided to spend the morning on a beautiful beach along the Eastern Cape coastline situated in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve. It was absolutely amazing and we couldn't have had a more perfect day to experience it. The sun was shining brightly, there was a slight cool breeze, the sky was a delicious blue... Nothing better. Certainly no better way to spend the last morning of 2013.
Cape Recife Nature Reserve is accessible to the public by permit. It is situated on the southern point of Algoa Bay. The lighthouse on the beach was built in 1851 and is something quite unique in it's black and white markings. The Cape Recife beach is untouched and the natural dune vegetation leaves much to be appreciated. Unbeknown to us, Cape Recife Nature Reserve also has a 9km run or walk trail that is quite famous amongst these parts. Aside from the beautiful beach, the unspoilt vegetation, and the rocky outcrops, there is also a bird hide which has become exceptionally popular to bird watchers being one of the best bird viewing spots in Port Elizabeth. There is also an old Military observation post on the reserve. The reserve is also home to SAMREC which is the South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre. This little organisation is home to several African Penguins for which their work has become notably famous. While SAMREC was officially closed to the public, we allowed a quick glance and the work these people do for penguins is really quite amazing!
Cape Recife Nature Reserve is a definite stop-over spot if you are ever visiting Port Elizabeth. The sights, sounds and smells will win you over in a heartbeat. Plan at least a day here so you can soak up some sun and explore all that Cape Recife Nature Reserve has to offer.
Candice Christie Photography
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