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Capturing us | Family lifestyle photography Johannesburg

by | Jul 26, 2021 | Photography, Things we love, Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s no secret, we love photography. The gift of freezing a moment in time, when we just can’t seem to slow down this beautiful season of raising our girls. It’s busy, even when we try our best to go slow. Always noisy, yet following the most amazing rhythm. One day to the next, ups and downs, where pockets of calm only really live fully when the sun sets.

It can be overwhelming, but also, always overflowing with love and we don’t ever want to forget, NOW. So for this year’s annual family photo shoot, we looked to Johannesburg-based, family lifestyle photographer Tamaryn Lee Photography to capture our clan – fur babies included (well 2 at least).

The perfect location

We actually prefer doing at-home photoshoots BUT Covid has changed a lot of things and also awoken a new appreciation for our favourite family outing spots. So this year we visited Rosemary Hill. We’ve spent many weekends hiking, zip-lining, enjoying their delicious food and beautiful surroundings.

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The glistening fields and moody greenhouse provided a perfect family photography spot!

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Time of day

Golden hour! That’s the only time Tam shoots and after seeing the incredible images… We completely understand why. Everything just seems that little bit more magical when bathed in the soft, golden rays of our African sunset.

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Some Jeff Johnson playing from Tam’s blue tooth speaker set the mood and we were all photo-ready!

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We love these photos…

Tam captured Ava’s fierce independence.

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Lia’s appreciative heart.

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Eliana’s gentle nature.

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And the love that lives between the 5 of us.

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We even snapped up a few photos with Luna and Milo (our new rescue pup). Both these fur babies have become a brother and sister to our girls. Never far away, always ready to play or cuddle. They even travel with us on holiday and make our already “bubbly” family even more fun and loved up.

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Quick list of vendors

Photographer: Tamaryn Lee Photography (No need to look any further when searching Family lifestyle photography, Johannesburg. Tam really is one of the BEST!)

Hair: Leandri at Mane Society

Makeup: We kept things natural, so I did my own using Lula Fox.

The girl’s dresses: Storm & Sky

Kid’s shoes: Little P walk with Me

My outfit: Anneen Henze (Unfortunately this dress is no longer available.)

Mr. Perfect’s outfit: Old Khaki

Venue: Rosemary Hill

Dog leash and collar: Benji + Moon (One of our most loved local brands. With 5% of every purchase going to CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare).

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