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Take a look at what I’ve been up to

Anton & Amelia traveled all the way from Australia  to tie the knot at La Provence in Stellenbosch. After living in overseas for many years, they wouldn’t dream of not getting married on home soil. Service Providers: Make-up & Hair – Powder Puff Dress – House of Silk Bridesmaids Dresses – Natalia Trisolino

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Every wedding is unique in its own way, and Justin and Leanne’s hosted at Waterkloof & Highberry was no exception. When you are lucky enough to have a private family wine farm with gorgeous 360 degree views of the Helderberg basin, it is an obvious venue choice for your ceremony. High Berry farm was also […]

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Being part of a secret Garden Wedding is enough to make anyone feel special. I love discovering new venues and locations, and I was blown away by this one. A secret garden nestled right in the hear of Paarl. Perfect for a summer afternoon wedding. Ryan and Lynsay are the perfect example of love at […]

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Deer Park has always been one of my favorite little spots to visit in Cape Town. But surprisingly I have never shot here before, needless to say this has been way over due. Cape Town blessed us with super strong winds throughout December, we had already postponed Tim & Sam’s engagement shoot once. We decided […]

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Tom & Tara’s beautiful summer wedding was held in the Banhoek Valley, at the glorious Zorgvliet Wine Estate. As most of their guests traveled right around the world from the States and the UK. They wanted to treat them to a truly African affair with a hint of London.

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Vergelegen Wine Farm was the perfect setting for a walk under the trees with the Visser Family. They have been a part of my life for close on 18 years, I hold them very dear to my heart.

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So happy to share my first cover feature in Event Magazine. This time last year I had the privilege of photographing the Annual White industry party at Molenvliet. However this time around I have decided to leave my camera at home and let my hair down, can not wait. Follow this link to view the […]

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Matthew & Wanikas Catholic wedding was held at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Bergvliet, but just to keep the day full of excitement they decided to celebrate their newly wedded status across town at the Milnerton Golf Club. Matthew and Wanika met ten years ago when they started a new youth band at their […]

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We lose ourselves in the things we love,

We find ourselves there too.

I wish I’d done everything on earth with you.

F. Scott Fitzgerald.

About Me

Want to know me better?

Look, I’m not an intellectual I just take pictures. -Helmut Newton-

So here you are on my blog,  I guess you want to know a little bit about me. Well, with the possibility of confessing the ultimate cliche’, my two biggest passions happen to be photography and travel, I know I know but its true! Cant get enough of either of them. I have dragged my camera to several places around the globe such as London, France, California, Alaska, China, Shanghai, Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam and Singapore. But the best of all is, I don’t intend to stop there.

Meeting new people goes hand in hand with traveling, another one of my favorite things. I love meeting new people and learning about them. What better way of getting to know somebody, than sharing and capturing them in their most important and cherished moments? Engagements, Weddings, Babies etc. Its a great ice breaker lets just say that. If you carry on exploring my blog you will see a few highlights of the people I have had the privileged of not only knowing but also photographing. I strive to bring out the fun and quirkiness in a couple or family, keeping it completely real and honest.



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My Work

A selection of my favorite moments from weddings and engagement shoots

Twelve Apostles Wedding

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Strandkombuis Wedding

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Franschhoek Bride

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Camps Bay family Wedding

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La Petite Dauphine Wedding

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Maison Wedding

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Oak Valley Wedding

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Highberry Farm Engagement

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Strandkombuis Wedding

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Elope to Camps Bay

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Zorgvliet Wedding

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Oak Valley

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Services

What my CAMERA and I do

I am a PHOTOGRAPHER

Pretty sure you got that I was a photographer this far in. But what I get up to with my camera is what you really want to know. I love photographing people in all kinds of different environments. One of the greatest perks of my job is that people are usually at their happiest when they ask me to come around. Happy people make great photos, simple really.

I don’t want to limit or bracket myself or you to one specific kind of photographic service, the most obvious would be weddings, engagement shoots and corporate events. But I feel there is so much more than that to offer. Even if your not getting married or having a new baby or throwing a huge party, I would still like to be involved and take amazing photos with you, be it in your day to day environment or something a little more glam. The possibilities are endless and so are the photo opportunities.

Here is a little more detail on whats what

I decided to start in the beginning with couple shoots.  If you are getting married, these provide a great opportunity to feel more comfortable in front of a camera as well as with your chosen photographer.

My little nick name for these are “no pressure shoots” for the photographer as well as the couple. They are a chance to have loads of fun and really let your personalities show without having the pressures of time or other people. Its just you and your photographer.

Couple shoots are definitely not restricted to people planning to walk the aisle. If your interested in getting in front of a camera with your partner and have some fun, just do it, there are no rules in “no pressure shoots.”

Weddings are fun, exciting, emotional and stressful. They usually fly by in the blink of an eye, any bride will admit that. I am there to make sure every single element is captured right from the beginning to the very end.

I am the first to admit to being one serious hopeless romantic. I use this characteristic as a strength when photographing a wedding. Rather letting the emotions and excitement lead the photographer then the other way round.

I have only begun to touch on all the possibilities and opportunities studio photography has to offer. I am lucky enough to work from Light Lounge Studio, the only working studio in the Northern Suburbs. I would be silly not to take advantage of this.

The studio is not just for people interested in perusing a modeling career, instead I prefer to think of it is another photographic tool used to create beautiful and honest images in a controlled environment.

Just because we are indoors per say, doesn’t mean we cant get dirty and bring the outside in. There are no rules when it comes to any aspect of photography and I just want to see how far I can push this one.

I would like to encourage anyone who is interested in bending the norm of studio photography to contact me. Families with children who want to get down and dirty and play a little, young couples, older couples, pets (yip they can get involved too) single portraits, friends etc.

Every body needs a chance to let their hair down, hard working people even more so. Year end functions, business launches, team buildings etc I would love to be there.


Love is giving someone the power to destroy you…but trusting them not too.

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Where there is love, there is life.

Mahatma Gandi.


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Contact Information
Laura Anne da Paixao
Cellphone: 071 3304 303
Email: info@rubyjean.co.za
Address: Cape Town, Western Cape


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