Raw Explosions Blog

Simone Munnik and I met early one morning to photograph this gym-inspired look. She wrote an awesome blog post about her fitness journey here. It’s such an inspiring post –  (like many of her posts). I loved the soft lighting in this location as well as the dark, textured background which made Simone’s outfit POP!…

Capper Wedding at Grande Provence – Franschhoek

Camilla & Henry had a destination wedding and invited all of their closest friends and family from the UK to join them in celebrating their special day in Franschhoek, Cape Town. The day began with the ladies getting ready in a beautiful B&B in Franschhoek while the men got ready and made their way to…

Kimlyn

Kimlyn & I met up to photograph her new hair colour recently. We decided to go for a different feel to the usual and opted to shoot in a forest to give the images an ethereal look. I played with natural light which shone though the trees and opted for my 50mm lens to get…

Summer with @misskayellis & @thepresidentCT

Kay and I had an awesome time shooting this summer look. We enjoyed some cocktails at the President Hotel pool area (pina colada being my all time fave) and snapped a few fun pics with Kay’s swan float. The President Hotel was the perfect place to shoot and enjoy the summer weather… palm trees lined…

Halloween

It has become a Halloween tradition to shoot a collaboration between Simone Munnik and Sheri-Lee Greenway. This year they went ALL OUT with their outfits. This post is very late for Halloween BUT I had to share this shoot with you all! I loved the bright red background that gave a dramatic contrast against their…

London – A photo Diary

I surprised a friend in London recently and, because I knew she would not have time off work, I had no plan to explore the area, only to spend time with her. When I arrived she kindly asked her boss for a few days off from work – suddenly I was on google frantically searching…

@misskayellis

Kayleigh has become one of my regular clients, always suggesting some great shoot ideas and locations. I enjoy shooting with her as she is always keen for any location I suggest and likes to shoot in areas that others may not be drawn to. Kay wanted a cobble stone location for this outfit, so instead…

@makhondlovu

Makho visited Cape Town for a short while and booked me for an early sunrise shoot in Camps Bay. She wore a beautiful silk outfit so when the morning breeze arrived we were happy to have some movement in the images. I chose to shoot with the ocean as the backdrop – A) because of the…

@CindyNell

I recently photographed Cindy Nell’s Glamour Magazine style diary, this was one of the gorgeous outfits she wore. I loved the deep purple against the velvet teal in this story. It created a glamorous yet casual story. We shot in Cindy’s home which is beautifully lit. I always prefer natural light to flash so I made…

Ade´

I always love shooting with Ade´- when she contacted me to capture some fresh content I  couldn’t wait to shoot something new with her! I remember our first shoot as she entered Miss SA hoping to get through and now this time we were shooting and discussing her exciting travels to Miss World. I am so…

Merinda’s Maternity Shoot

Merinda and I met up one sunset to photograph her maternity photos. Our combined visions created this beautiful, trendy shoot. She had a beautiful flower crown made for the shoot which added a feminine element to the photos. Her dress was made specially for the shoot and had a gorgeous long train which few in…

A Sporty Sunrise with @simonemunnik x @fitnessgirl_za

I was so excited to work with these two ladies, they have been a huge inspiration to my healthier lifestyle and fitness goals. One of the best things about my job is being able to work with the people who I look up to/ inspire me and eventually calling them my friends. Meeting up and…