~*WIN*~ A Family Shoot in Cape Town With Marike Herselman – Worth R1700

You guys know already that I’m a total sucker for photographs right?

I love how they capture a story of a moment in time and help you to remember that time later on.  Which is really helpful to me because I forget everything.  All the time.  It’s a problem.  So much of a problem that this is one of the very real reasons that I blog.  I often look back at posts and get surprised by the things we did.  It’s silly really.

Marike and I worked together on this post but technically you could call it sponsored

But my love of a good photograph and a memory extends to more that just what we did at a certain moment in time.  A good photograph is so much more than that.  It also reminds us of all the important people in our lives and I’m sure that you can tell that in our case, that’s our family.  We would be so lost without them.  I want to be able to look back a pictures of us altogether.  I want our kids to be able to rifle through the photos and remember their Great Grandmother.  Their grandparents.  Their parents.  And how much we all loved them.

So when Marike offered our family the chance to work together on a shoot, you know I said yes.  But I wanted to do something a little bit different.  We have had the privilege of having a few family photo shoots in the last couple of years and so we have been able to shoot at the beach, in a forest, in our home, in a studio environment and even just on a green field.  Each place has definitely provided it’s own slice of magic but I desperately wanted to do something different.  And by different, I mean something that you might find a little bizarre.

Do you ever drive by rundown or burnt buildings and have to resist every fibre of your being that’s pulling you to stop there?  And obviously not only stop there, but haul your kids out the car and start and impromptu photo shoot?  That’s me every single time.  I haven’t been able to do it yet because often it’s not exactly legal to climb over someones fence.  And don’t even get me started on the kids.  But it’s been on my bucket list for YEARS.

When I was chatting to Marike about where to go and that I wanted to try something completely new, she suggested this burnt down building that she knew of and I was like YES!  Let’s drop everything we’re doing and go there right now!  But I didn’t and we waited to get permission.  And it was everything I ever dreamed of!  And more, because it’s actually as dangerous as flip in there!  Walls could literally fall down at any moment and plaster was coming off in chunks from the walls when you just touched it with the tip of your finger!  However we were obviously very careful and no one was injured in the making of these gorgeous photographs.




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49 thoughts on “~*WIN*~ A Family Shoot in Cape Town With Marike Herselman – Worth R1700

  1. There is an old, rickety bridge on the Diep River trail which my boys absolutely love… It is surrounded by overgrown trees and plants, and we always joke about fairies living there! It will, of course, be essential that the day is cloudy because it totally brings out the mystery in the place!

    • Wow what a beautiful family captured timelessly! Love love the idea and also love photo memories with my loved ones as it allows you to look back and relive special moments! I’d love to win this ❤️

  2. I flippen’ love these pics!
    I can’t express how much I’d love to do a family shoot in a forest – somewhere natural, almost magical and full of places to explore.

  3. Ideal location would be at Spier Wine farm – just before and as the sun is coming up…. anywhere on the farm really… its just magical!

  4. What a beautiful location! Love the pictures ad how everyone is dressed:) I would love to win a photo shoot. We have just had out second baby and would love to capture us as a family of four…x

  5. I literally signed up for twitter just for this competition 😁 Done all the points and now holding thumbs. 🙏🏻

  6. Hmmm an ideal location for a family photo shoot would most likely be somewhere here in Stel. I say somewhere, because there have been a few great spots we’ve explored, and any of them could work.

  7. Any forest/vineyard setting or Bo Kaap. I’ve always wanted to take pics at the colorful houses.

  8. I love this idea of a photoshoot in a dilapidated building! I know just where I would have our photoshoot if I were to win :). I hope I do- I am a big sucker for memories just like you are ! I take pics of lierally anything that moves me no matter how odd it seems to other people especially my hubby sometimes 🙂

  9. These are really beautiful Cindy. I love the idea of the abandoned building, reminds me of a family friends farm house in George. I think my ideal location would be the beach on a cloudy day.

  10. Perfect setting for awesome pics would be either Kirstenbosch Gardens, Bloubergstrand or on top of table mountain!

  11. What a wonderful prize! I’d definitely do a forest shoot with fairy wings and tea parties. My little girl will love it, yet I’m not so sure my two guys would!

  12. I would love to win this I have not had updated family pics since 2014. This location is stunning and so are your pics.

  13. I think I’m as obsessed with photos as you are Cindy! I’ve done one in a broken down house last year (still need to show you some of those pics 🙈)…and various others over the years, so I think my next location would be something/somewhere vintage! Current obsession is mysterious, antique looking doors and buildings.

  14. You’ve just made me want to do a shoot like this! I would like to win this for an updated family shoot once our newest member arrives.

  15. Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens would be so amazing, the greenery, the flowers, the forest + that super high bridge with the breathtaking views 😍 This would be flippen amazing to win! We don’t have any professional family photo’s as yet, only cellphone pics 😋

  16. I’m a newly wed and it would be amazing to do a family shoot with both of our families. We’d probably do it Kirstenbosch, since both of our moms love it there

  17. Beautiful Pics!
    I would love a family photo shoot on the beach with Table mountain in the background!

  18. I have for the longest time dreamt of having a family photoshoot somewhere in a forest. A place that looks almost magical with natural light and the beauty of nature.

  19. I would do the shoot at Dalebrooke Pool in Kalk Bay. This was my best friend and fairy godmother to my girls’, Leigh Anne’s happy space. We lost her in January this year in a terrible car accident- the pain with sometimes unbearable.
    The shoot would be a moment in time captured to celebrate her incredible life and the love we were blessed to share with her!

  20. Would love to win this as both our parents have no nice family pictures!!

    One of our favorite places is the Green Belt in Constantia…we love going for walks esp with our mischievous ridgeback who we would love to be part of the pics😊

  21. Such a stunning giveaway! We haven’t done a family shoot in ages. Our ideal location would probably be early morning on the beach, although those ruins look incredible and I think we may be swayed… 🙂

  22. I would love a family shoot on a farm with an old barn and perhaps a tractor for some fun shots with the kids!

  23. I would love the opportunity to capture our family as a whole. A forest setting would be amazing. Just being in the beauty that God created and that we often take for granted. This shoot would be such a blessing and kick off the road to my 30th later this year 😀

  24. Such a beautiful shoot! I love that it includes the extended family. If we won this I’d want to do the shoot in our home as my hubby put so much of himself into turning it into a beautiful livable first home for us. I’d also consider doing a shoot in a park where the boys could include their bikes as we spend lots of time supporting hubby cycling and teaching our toddler to cycle.

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