Wednesday, July 31, 2013

christine meintjes {workshop}

In June I had the privilege of attending a Christine Meintjes photography workshop at the stunning Landtscap in Stellenbosch. The company I work for sponsored much of the cost, which blew me away. The whole thing was a dream-come-true, because Christine is my absolute favourite photographer, and I have followed her work for years. I just love her sharing and caring attitude to other photographers, and of course she is super talented! I also met her husband Iaan, a successful and talented entrepreneur. On this small, intimate workshop I chatted with other photographers from around SA, and we are all still in contact.

On the first day Christine did an engagement shoot with a sweet couple (see the pics HERE). We were able to snap away behind her, learning from her as we went. Below are a couple of my snaps from the day:

This workshop kept my love of photography alive. Thank you Christine, you're an inspiration!

Monday, July 29, 2013

england {1st overseas trip}

Part 2 of my overseas trip: 10 days in England. I flew from 32 degrees in Dubai, to -5 in London! On my first day I walked around Surrey in my Durban Winter clothes (totally insufficient) and of course, caught cold instantly ;) Despite the bad weather, I saw and did just about everything! I stayed with my long time school friend Cara and her hubby, in their beautiful home, which I loved. Below are some of my favourite happy snaps, a few friends and some of myself in my wool London beanie which I wore almost every day. Can you say "tourist"?

OXFORD! With my cousin who is doing his post-grad at the university

Friday, June 21, 2013

dubai {1st overseas trip}

I went overseas (out of Africa) for the very first time in April. First stop on the adventure was Dubai for 4 days - to see one of my closest friends and her fiance. I absolutely LOVED it. I had stunning weather every day, and stood in awe of the beautiful architecture, the massive malls, the dancing fountains, the Burj Khalifa (tallest building in the world) and of course, the Gold Souk in Old Dubai.