After a very fun and energetic engagement shoot, my expectations were high for Sally-Anne and Olivers Stellenbosch wedding. I am so happy to say that my expectations were met and far exceeded. Olivello in Stellenbosch was chosen to host their family and friends for their wedding celebration. But first, the ceremony was held all the […]Read More
My season has really gone off with a huge bang. I am so lucky to have clients who are keen to break the norm and just go all out. When Nicole told me her heart was set on a 1950s inspired diner shoot, I went searching for the perfect location. Unfortunately South Africa doesn’t seem […]Read More
Sharing studio and office space with other photographers at Light Lounge has quite a few perks, one being the opportunity to second shoot for them on my off weekends. This wedding took me to the amazing and quirky Old Mac Daddy in Elgin along side Andre of Vivid Blue Photography. Share: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin […]Read More
The great thing about photography and being a photographer is that you are always able to incorporate what you are passionate about into your photos. Besides the already mentioned weddings and travel photography, pets have always been a big love of mine. I have been wanting to get into pet photography for ages now, and […]Read More
Being a Cape Town based wedding photographer I don’t usually get many opportunities to shoot inland, but Jackie and Mni’s wedding took me back to Johannesburg for the second time. Before this I had not returned in 14 years, I must say quite a bit has changed. I was however pleasantly surprised by the level […]Read More
Well my first official shoot of the new wedding season was, in one word “messy”. I was lead to the amazing sand dunes in Hout Bay for a more secluded backdrop. Oliver and Sally have one mission when it comes to their wedding and engagement photos, break all the rules and some cliches on the […]Read More
Spring, she is almost here! And with it she brings all things warm, romantic and fun. In the spirit of all this excitement and anticipation, I want to join in and add a little flare by offering someone the chance of winning their Wedding Photography! This competition will run from the 13th August to the […]Read More
Gooi jou arms om my by Vaughan Gardiner – When I first heard this song it gave me goosebumps, a very similar feeling to when I met Vaughan and Nerine for the first time. If you are a fan of his music, you will assume he is a hopeless romantic and to set your mind […]Read More
When I first met Jhuan and Kylie I felt an instant connection to them, there excitement and enthusiasm for life and love was contagious. I just knew their wedding was going to be filled with the same excitement. What a jol is all I have to say, South Africans and The Scottish definitely know how […]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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