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An African Engagement : Wanderlust Love

This stylish American couple booked me for a styled couple photo shoot . Little did I know all my style board planning would set a perfect backdrop to a surprise African Engagement Photo Session right here in our beautiful Mother City, Cape Town.

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I was extremely excited to style their session with the direction from Latoya in what they wanted to create. Together we created an outfit plan for some of Cape Town’s most visited tourist attractions; for Signal Hill and the city lights view we chose to go very glamourous with a gold lamé dress and this intricately gold embroided cover up. Olden chose to look handsome in his full black tuxedo but foregoing the tie for a more relaxed look.

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Latoya’s bubbly personality and inquisitive mind is clearly what captured the attention of the dapper, gentleman businessman : Olden who swept her off her feet and is continually showing her the world. With a string of degrees and possibly a doctorate in the future, you wouldn’t think that a fashionable lady like Latoya has any time to travel the world….somehow she still manages to follow her heart {Olden} to all the adventurous places he takes her to as part of his work in the travel industry.

Dressed in their charming semi-formal ensembles the couple watched the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean while standing in the grass fields on top of Signal Hill. I just absolutely love how Dale Titus matched this gorgeous lip colour with the beaded necklace we styled with Latoya’s outfit.

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Talking about colour : we couldn’t resist using the famous bright coloured, beach huts of Muizenberg to show of a wonderful Afro Chic look and of course a Cape Town summer photo session could not, not include some beach images.

not all those who wander are lost

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Locations :

Muizenberg Beach

Signal Hill

Make Up & Hair by The Girl Dale


  • Latoya Oliver-Powell

    December 30, 2016

    Samantha, Olden and I want to thank you for your amazing customer service and attention to detail. Working with both you and Dale was light, refreshing, and so much fun. The two of you worked together to make us so comfortable before, during and after the shoot. So glad we had the opportunity to enjoy our “Samantha Clifton” experience! Obviously, the images were everything we expected and more, and of course, we cannot wait to see and share the other images. You’re amazing at what you do, Samantha! Thank you to you too, Dale!

    Thank you soo much!

    Latoya and Olden

  • December 30, 2016

    As gorgious as ever Samantha …it is just a pleasure working with you and I’m always falling in love the way you see the world with your (focus) eyes … can’t wait to see the engagement shoot you have done last week with us and the wonderful couple at one of the most spectacular beaches at the garden route
    Wishing you and all your couples a happy and healthy 2017 full of love and laughter!
    Love from Sylvia
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