Chasing the big 5 in Hluhluwe

In less than 2 hours we're able to make our way north to the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa.  The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi game reserve consists of 96 000 ha of hilly topography and is the only state run park in Kwa Zulu Natal where all the big 5 game animal occur.  Getting to see the big 5 was top on our...
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Underwater Maternity

I have a lot to be grateful for, much of it undeservedly I feel.  I’m blessed with a family I could not have scripted better.  I love what I do and I do what I love.  I may not have everything I want, but I have more than I need.  Although it has its problems, I live in what is...
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Top 10 Kid friendly things to do in Ballito

Today I thought we could discuss the top 10 kid friendly things to do in Ballito. On holiday with the kids or even a local just wondering what to do?  Here are our recommendations based on our personal experience. Please note, that although we are professional photographers we do not lug our gear around with us on a daily basis...
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Our Family Shoot

Despite the torrential downpour midway through our shoot, Claire Morgan produced these amazing images for us when she visited the Turks & Caicos recently. It was so nice to have a friend visiting and to just have a bit of time to show her around and hang out on the beach. Saharah, who is now 17 months, was such a...
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Getting in front of the camera

As we prepare for a our very own family portraits this week, I thought I would touch on the subject of how important getting in front of the camera as a photographer is. Often times it is easy to forget what our clients are feeling and how much preparation it takes for a session. It is also a big investment...
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Photography, Passion and Happiness

I know that Photography is my number one passion, but why? Recently I watched a fantastic documentary on Netflix called Happy. In the synopsis they say: "Happy takes viewers on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy." What was really interesting to me was the findings of...
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Feel Good Blogging Challenge

Who Are you? You would think that this would be a fairly simple question to answer, however when I look back on my behind the scenes videos and old photographs of myself I truly feel that an epic change has occurred. Change in that life-will-never-be-the-same kind of way. Why? Well, simply due to the fact that the number one answer...
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Baby Saharah on the beach

My husband, Craig, shoots many family portraits week by week at BRILLIANT STUDIOS. I started to get a little jealous. It was time for a portrait session of our own. Sahrah is now 11 weeks old and she was a very good girl during the shoot, even falling asleep by the end of it for all the beach shots! This...
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Introducing baby Saharah!

Here is our gorgeous baby girl, Saharah. She is the light of our lives, so damn cute and yes... it is so different when they are yours! Photographs by Anita at BRILLIANT STUDIOS Turks & Caicos, also photographs by Chanelle & Craig taken at home.
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Kodak Portra 160

I am starting to really love this film. I was always a Fuji 400H fan but I am growing fond of the warmness of Portra. Taken in Leeward Beach, Turks & Caicos Islands with a Contax 645.
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Dragon Cay Mudjin Harbour

Middle Caicos which is part of the Turks and Caicos Islands is about a hour and a half journey from where we live on the island of Provodenciales. Begin by taking the ferry to North Caicos, hire a car and then venture over the bumpy causeway to Middle Caicos. Dragon Cay in Mudjin Harbour was by far our favourite beach...
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North Caicos

A trip to North Caicos all shot on Contax 645 medium format film. Babymoon at 6 months pregnant.
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Our materntiy shoot on film

When Bunn and Romey came to visit she brought along her medium format Mamiya 645. We met last year at the Film Is Not Dead aka FIND workshop in Ibiza hosted by Jonathan Canlas. When she offered to do a little maternity shot on film for us down on Leeward Beach we couldn't resist. We have been so lucky with...
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At first light

Living in the Caribbean certainly has it's perks. 6.30am walks along a quiet beach is one of them. All photographed on film. Contax 645, Kodak Portra 160.
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