Its Ceremony time… After all the nerves, excitement and anticipation draws in an end and the bride anxiously makes her way to her awaiting groom, my tummy fills with butterflies. I can not help but get emotionally involved as I glance at the groom and see a quick flicker of relief flash across his face, […]Read More
Bridal & Groom Preps Its never an easy task picking a favorite photo, as each one comes with a million beautiful memories. So I have tried my best to condense my last season into three separate blog posts. The first of which being Bridal & Groom Preparations. Photographing the preparations is honestly one of the […]Read More
Ahhhh Europe, what could I write to truly give her the credit she deserves? After spending almost five weeks exploring the sights, sounds and smells, I have seen and played witness to the most breath taking architecture and eaten the most mouth watering pizza. We started off our tour in Rome, and it was honestly […]Read More
Ashanti Estate in Paarl is a little hidden Tuscany gem in the middle of the Western Cape Winelands. Everything about Michael & Nicola’s wedding was glamorous and super stylish. It was the perfect end to my most amazing wedding season. Thank you both for the friendship we have formed over the last year, I am […]Read More
Tokara Wine Estate is a picture perfect venue situated on the rise of the Banghoek Valley. With views all the way to the Mother City it is not hard to see why it is such a renown wedding venue. And is was a match made in heaven for James &Bianca, much like there marriage. It […]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