Thursday, February 6, 2014

Natural Light Photography CD Packaging

When Maree from Natural Light Photography contacted me to design her new packaging, I couldn't hide my excitement. She photographed our wedding and I totally love her work....

For her packaging she wanted two CD cases designed: one that she would use for the wedding shoots and another one for the family, engagement and other kind of shoots. She wanted both cases look really organic and natural aligning with the style of her photography. Here are some shots of the final packaging. I hope you like...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Amanda's Baby Shower - My Photography Project

So my best friend Amanda just gave birth to the most beautiful baby girl! 
Congratulations Mands and Darren: I'm so happy for you guys!

Late but surely here are some photos for the baby shower we held for Mands at granny's place. Hope you like.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Week #16: MPP - Wine tasting and friends

It's been a while since I last posted images from My Photography Project. This doesn't mean that I haven't been taking new shots and practicing every week though...

Today I want to share with you some pictures I took last weekend in Franschhoek where we went wine tasting with my husband and friends that visited us from New Zealand. Even though we are in the middle of winter, the weather was just amazing and we had a great time. We all drove to Franschhoek and there jumped on the local bus/tram and visited 5 different wine farms. Here are some picture I took on the day. Not my greatest collection, but everything was shot in manual mode after lots of wine tasting ;)

Happy weekend everyone!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Our wedding | Souvenirs and Special Gifts

As you all may know, I like making jewellery. Unfortunately as I’ve been quite busy these last few months with design work, I haven’t been able to work on my sterling silver creations. But for the wedding I made some special gifts...

For all the girls that attended the wedding I hand made some colorful bracelets as souvenirs. In Argentina we have a tradition where the wedding cake has many ribbons sticking from the middle of it. At one point of the night all the girls get together and each pulls from one ribbon at the same time. At the end of each ribbon (inside the cake) there's a little charm for them to keep. One of the ribbons thought, has a ring at the end of it. In our case I made a sterling silver band and the tradition says, that whoever gets the ring, will be the next one to get married. My friend Zarah got the ring, we’ll see how long does her boyfriend take to propose… The rest of the girls who got a charm, could attach it to the souvenir bracelet they got.

For my bridesmaids I also made some special gifts. They all got a box with earrings, bracelets and pendant with their initial… I made everything in sterling silver and brass and then gold-platted it: I wish I could have been able to afford to do them all in gold but it would have been extremely expensive...

And finally for my groom, I made cufflinks and a boat shaped pin, both in sterling silver with our initials. He didn’t know about these things I’ve made for him so arranged with his brother (best man) to give it to him when they where getting ready. It seems that the surprise and letter I wrote to him, brought some tears to my man’s eyes.

I hope you also like these special gifts and souvenirs I made for our wedding...

Friday, July 12, 2013

Our Wedding Décor


This was the most fun part of all the wedding preparations as we did all the décor ourselves. I started about 10 month before the wedding making story boards, checking for references, mainly on Pinterest, and doing plans layout of ceremony, cocktail and main reception area. And little by little filling up boxes with all the “stuff” I’ve done. Seriusly, If I had left this to the end, we wouldn’t have made it on time.
The concept for our wedding was simple: we wanted to celebrate, we wanted a party! So we focused everything around the dancing… Our wedding was all about having fun and being happy combining both South African and Argentinean’s traditions.
Regarding colors, we love color in general, so the wedding was a carnival of color. The main colors where coral and turquoise but we included some pastel ones for the beach part and then for the reception we brought in brighter colors.
I think that sometimes people under estimate DIY but for me it was one of the best parts of our wedding. When I was standing on the dance floor and saw all the things we’ve done ourselves I thought, “This is just the start of what we can achieve together”.

Here are some pics by Maree Louw from Natural Light photography, of the general décor of our wedding day: I hope you like…