Its not hard to create a fun Cape Town engagement shoot. With so many fantastic backdrops all you really need is time, a camera and a spontaneous couple in love. Audrey and Jacob have just recently gotten engaged, round about the same time myself and Donovan did. They wanted an engagement shoot asap as they […]Read More
My finace and I recently traveled to Gozo, Malta to visit one of my best friends and meet her new husband. In a nut shell we not only made a life long friend in Daniel but also fell in love with the island he calls home. The history and natural beauty around every corner of […]Read More
Highberry Wine Farm is Leannes family farm, and wow is it a hidden gem in the Sir Lowreys/Gordons Bay area. Leanne and I have been email friends for over a year now. I had an instant connection with her from the initial enquiry and was so excited to finally meet her and her fiance Justin. […]Read More
After a spontaneous walk on Signal Hill a few weeks back I discovered a little isolated gem of a spot. I wanted to host a shoot here as soon as possible. My chance came along in the Form of Nicola and Michael, who were both super keen on a Cape Town based shoot. We started […]Read More
A little while ago I was approached by the guys from Younited to be apart of their promotional video show casing all the awesomeness that IS Younited. At first I was a little nervous as being in front of the lens is not my forte. But everyone made me feel at home and relaxed, plus […]Read More
Girls just want to have fun – What a way to spend human rights day, I had such a blast photographing Gugu & Naledi’s Camps Bay wedding. They decided to leave the fast paced hustle and bustle of Jozie behind them and elope to the Mother City with two of their closest friends. And boy […]Read More
So part two brings us to The Conservatory in Franschhoek. Just literally a 2min drive from Maison where Rachelle and Johan hosted their intimate ceremony. The reception was focused on dancing the night away in true tango style. If you missed part 1, catch it here. www.rubyjean.co.za/franschhoek-wedding-rachelle-johan For the full list of the service providers […]Read More
To create a romantic studio couple shoot has always been a personal challenge for me, it is hard to create a romantic atmosphere in a studio without props. But Kyle and Bianca made my job “chips” as they just oozed romance. They were also one of the runners up in my “win your wedding photographer” […]Read More
Franschhoek is widely considered one of the most beautiful and popular wedding destinations in the Western Cape. Happy couples flock from all over the world to tie the not here, Rachelle and Johan are no different. Both local South Africans living in Hong Kong traveled all the way home to commit to each other in […]Read More
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.
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.
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.
Interested in booking a shoot or wanting more information on packages? Pop me a message and I will get back to you asap.
Laura Anne da Paixao
Cellphone: 071 3304 303
Address: Cape Town, Western Cape
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