Portrait Sittings

A La Mode : The Smiling Heart

This is why I love doing what I do; the wonderful opportunity to be able to recapture that essence of glamour, elegance and inner strength we all carry within ourselves but we sometimes forget we can show to the world around us. My A La Mode Session caters for women who want to showcase their inner beauty and make them feel natural and beautiful in front of the camera.

We all go through life’s changes as chap[ter of our stories get written. Some of these chapters might knock us down but the wonderful thing about our strength as women is our ability to get back up, shake it off and start a new chapter for ourselves. One where we can focus on reclaiming so many little things we might have lost along the way while being a wife, mother and everything to everyone else except what we needed to be for ourselves.

Shirley bought one of my make over gift vouchers at a Reach for A Dream auction last year and due her living abroad at the time we struggled to get a perfect time for her session but as fate would have it the timing was actually perfect at the end. With big smile throughout our session Shirley relaxed in front of the camera as we captured that beautiful light in her eyes that radiate from a smiling heart.


The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides – Audrey Hepburn.


Hair & Make Up by Merlize Du Toit

Styling by The Bridal lookbook


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