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Vietnam – A magnificent country full of history, lush landscapes, bustling loud Cities and the friendliest hard working people I have ever met. We spent a whole month traveling Vietnam from top to bottom and yet I feel that we have not even scratched the surface. Its hard not to see the scars still left […]

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Candle Light Wedding Perfection…. …is exactly how I would sum up Nic & Rene’s intimate ceremony held at the most quaint chapel in Pinelands. These two have done it right, surrounded by only close friends and family, as well as their two gorgeous boys they vowed to continue sharing their lives together, forever. A picture […]

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Eastern Cape – East London Wedding The end of last year saw me traveling twice to the Eastern Cape,  I absolutely loved it. I have completely fallen in love with all East London has to offer. The stunning lush green scenery, the dramatic low hanging clouds and the energetic happy locals. Zintle was introduced to […]

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  Vrede en Lust – Chris & Amy Vrede en Lust has recently undergone a face lift and can I be the first to say I like. Chris & Amy’s wedding was one of the first to take place with the new layout, which made the whole day flow that much better. The ceremony now […]

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A secret engagement at Le Petite Dauphine, could a girl ask for anything more romantic? Abri should win fiance of the year after he planned and pulled off one of the most romantic proposals I have ever heard of.

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Ruby Jean Favorites Part 3 – The Couple Shoot Welcome to the 3rd and (potentially) final post of my review of the last season. And what better way to end it off with the cherry of all cherries, the Couple Shoot.  I am 100% biased I will admit, but the couple shoot is the highlight […]

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


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