JOHANNESBURG FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | Photo bomb!

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Catching up on blogging some earlier sessions (this one is so early, it was in February!!). I love the end of summer – that week or two before autumn sets in. The air is crisp but still warm – the rainstorms threaten and the air smells new. This day was no exception – we got some light drizzle but still pressed on (Mom and Dad were such troopers)!

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FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER JOHANNESBURG | Pretty Girl!

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Social media is fantastic – this pretty little girl’s mom and I went to school together (we finished school ten years ago already but I am totally not ready to acknowledge how much time has passed!) She contacted me through Facebook (you can check my photography page out HERE) and we decided on a date and venue for me to meet her little girl and photograph her.

When I met sweet Layla, all it took was one look from her and I instantly adored her! She has an incredibly peaceful personality and she is surrounded by love.

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JOHANNESBURG MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER | Perfection

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I’m just catching up on a blog post or two between editing sessions (I’m busy with a divine lifestyle session that I simply cannot wait to share more of with you – see the sneak peek for it over HERE!)

I have been itching to share this gorgeous mom and her equally beautiful family with you. We started off at their beautiful home and then finished off the session at one of my all time favourite spots to shoot at – Delta Park :)

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JOHANNESBURG NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER | Sweetness and light

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Newborns are difficult to photograph. Whenever a client calls me and inquires about a newborn session, I always tell them that it’s not done in an hour and seldom even done in two. Heck, sometimes I stay for as long as four hours and sometimes I end up going back another day to finish the session. Newborn babies cry. They drink. They need to be winded. They poop. They pee. They drift off to sleep and then 20 minutes later they want to drink again. THIS IS NORMAL.  I never rush a newborn session and it’s a rare occasion that I walk out of one not having being pooped on 😉 So parents – don’t panic when we pass the two hour mark on the day of your newborn session – I am never in a rush and the end result is completely worth it, I promise <3

Sometimes though, some babies just make it easy. This gorgeous little boy was one of the “easy” ones :) I was probably in and out of there in under two hours – quite unusual for me!

Here are just a few of my favourites from his session:

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Awwww, my favourite – baby smiles!

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I love this owl hat – definitely one of my all time favourites (I got it from Oooh Pretty – be sure to check them out!)

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I love scrunched up babies <3

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Another sweet baby smile.

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Fast asleep baby.

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Thanks for looking – chat soon!

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JOHANNESBURG CHILD PHOTOGRAPHER | Sibling love

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Okay, so I am finally starting to blog my 2014 sessions! I know we’re already half way through the year, but I’ve been making sure that all of you, my incredible clients, are getting your galleries on time :) now that I finally have a couple of days to catch up on some quality blogging, I’m so excited to show you what I’ve been up to this year!

These beautiful children’s mom contacted me asking if I could capture some memorable shots of her two pre teens and then put them together in a 2014 diary for her. For the record, I LOVE personalised diaries and have one of my own – they make such wonderful christmas gifts too!

We started off with some individual shots:

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I loooove shots of siblings together – there is always a bit of mischievousness and sometimes even a few “ewww” faces, but there is ALWAYS a moment where I capture pure trust and love.

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These two love swimming and are quite good at it – competing regularly in local and national competitions, so a shot like this was a must have :)

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Another quick outfit change and we did a last range of photos – some fun, some serious, some playful. My favourites are by far the serious ones – I am such a sucker for soulful eyes <3

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I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed looking back on this shoot :)

Chat soon!

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JOHANNESBURG PHOTOGRAPHER – BIRTHDAY SPECIAL!!

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April is my birthday month! This year, I have decided to celebrate with all my clients – so not only am I running a special on all packages as well as selected products, I am also running a competition to win a free photo shoot, including an A3 canvas and a disc with all the edited low resolution images on!

I am offering 27% off all packages, INCLUDING wedding packages. This offer is only valid until midnight, 13 April 2014 (to see what each package includes, head on over to the PACKAGES tab at the top!)

To take advantage of my birthday special, a 50% retainer of the package you wish to purchase is required to be paid before the end of the special (13 April 2014). However, your booking can be made for anytime before the end of 2014 :)

How do you book and secure your spot for the special? Drop me an email { info@chriscrossphotography.co.za } with the following details:

  • Your full name
  • Your contact details
  • The kind of shoot and package you want to book

I will then send you an invoice with the discounted price – easy peasy :)

 

You also have a chance to WIN a free photo shoot with ChrisCross Photography, including a stretched A3 canvas print from your session and all the edited low resolution images on disc. The session will only be available to Gauteng residents and is not applicable towards weddings.

How do you enter to win?

Head down to the widget below, and answer one simple question. Make sure you “LIKE” my facebook page through the Rafflecopter competition section below for extra points :)

When the competition is over, the winner will be chosen at by Rafflecopter and I announce the winner on my facebook page.

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If you are a returning client, I cannot wait to see you again!

If you are a new client, I am looking forward to creating beautiful memories with you!

Chat soon,

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JOHANNESBURG COUPLES PHOTOGRAPHER – Bring on autumn!

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Welcome to Stylin’ Sunday, where I will share with you what I think will look good for your photo shoot! Remember that these are only my own opinions – of course, our tastes will differ, but this is just a rough guideline to give you an idea of what colours complement each other and what styles look great in photos. Something important to take into consideration is the feel you are wanting to achieve in your images – are we going edgy and urban? Are you more the soft and romantic type? Or perhaps you would prefer something timeless and stylish. You can browse through my Pintrest Board where every edition of Stylin’ Sunday will be posted for you to draw inspiration from. Please pay attention to your choice of wardrobe for your photo shoot as well as your accessories; your outfits are extremely important. However, the most important thing is for you to be comfortable with what you are wearing as we want your outfit choices to reflect who you are – if you feel awkward on the day of your photo shoot, this will reflect in your images.

Still unsure about what you want to wear? Drop me an email at info@chriscrossphotography.co.za and I’ll gladly help you find something that will be perfect for you!

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JOHANNESBURG FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | Stylin’ Sunday – Classy Sailor

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Welcome to Stylin’ Sunday, where I will share with you what I think will look good for your photo shoot! Remember that these are only my own opinions – of course, our tastes will differ, but this is just a rough guideline to give you an idea of what colours complement each other and what styles look great in photos. Something important to take into consideration is the feel you are wanting to achieve in your images – are we going edgy and urban? Are you more the soft and romantic type? Or perhaps you would prefer something timeless and stylish. You can browse through my Pintrest Board where every edition of Stylin’ Sunday will be posted for you to draw inspiration from. Please pay attention to your choice of wardrobe for your photo shoot as well as your accessories; your outfits are extremely important. However, the most important thing is for you to be comfortable with what you are wearing as we want your outfit choices to reflect who you are – if you feel awkward on the day of your photo shoot, this will reflect in your images.

Still unsure about what you want to wear? Drop me an email at info@chriscrossphotography.co.za and I’ll gladly help you find something that will be perfect for you!

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JOHANNESBURG FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | The light, the love

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I absolutely love it when my clients go to the extra effort in choosing outfits and bringing props for their photo shoots and it definitely doesn’t hurt when the children are extra cute too! I love the blue and read co-ordinating colour theme – doesn’t it look super?

See, told you they are super cute :)

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This is probably one of my FAVOURITE mother/daughter portraits of all time.

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Of course, we had to sneak some shots of mom and dad in there – they are such incredible parents too!

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I loved the balloons that mom brought with <3

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With that pretty skirt, we had to do some twirls (I am not sure who enjoyed them more – the little girl or me!)

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I love serious quiet moments with children – in between all the running and playing and general rambunctiousness, their 5 seconds of down time is always such a treat to capture.

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The whole beautiful family together.

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The boys together!

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Have you scheduled a family session? Not yet? You can contact me HERE :)

 

Thanks for looking – chat soon!

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JOHANNESBURG CHILD PHOTOGRAPHER | Red Riding Hood Sisters

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It is SUCH an honour to be asked by another photographer to photograph their family, especially when the photographer is someone as talented as this one! (Be sure to check out her page and leave her some love :) Charlene Louw Photography).

Charlene had something very specific in mind – she wanted lots of back lighting (sun behind the children) and she brought along a beautiful Little Red Riding Hood cape for the girls to wear.

I love how the photos of the girls turned out – they are both gorgeous girls and so good in front of the camera (I bet they have had loads of practise with their mom 😉 )

I love love LOVE their serious faces (even though their happy faces are just as sweet!). But there is something so ethereal about a child with a serious face – like we can see straight into their soul <3

Squeee, isn’t that cheeky grin so adorable?!

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And a more serious side of her.

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The light was perfect, her expression was perfect.

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And then that look. THAT look.

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Her sister carried herself just as well. Being a bit older, we went for a slightly more serious feel to her photos.

I could shoot this girl all day <3

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SO much fun!

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In a dream world.

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And she is just perfect.

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Thanks for looking – chat soon!

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