Thursday 13 October 2011

The Boshoff / Koch Family Shoot

It's firstly not so normal to have an accountant as your photographer... but as I've said this is where I can let my creativity out and not on the balance sheet :) Secondly it was quite daunting to think of an accountant taking pictures of a family consisting mainly of accountants - one thing is for sure, we'd have something to talk about and a few accounting jokes (if i could remember any) could produce a smile or two... and smiles we did get :)

So when a friend I work with approached me to take a family shoot, as overseas siblings were in town and it was mom's birthday, besides initial overawed excitement, I was told that some bribery and convincing had taken place to get them all to agree to have their picture taken. So i was a little nervous as to how I would be received. After five minutes, when I had already started rearranging furniture and interrupted some rugby watching, I was most shaky - luckily my gorgeous wife was with me and always brings a certain sense of calm and easiness to things :)

Anyway I may be making it sound worse than it was because really it was a fabulous afternoon and the family was so accommodating and really, I must say, quite the good looking and photogenic bunch (contrary to what they may have thought :)), not to mention the beautiful little newborn baby. The couch was soon back in place and the rugby returned, we had some tea, cake and informal outside shots and one last convincing to have a more relaxed picture with a rusty old love sign, created my favourite of the day.

Thanks so much to Anet for her smiles and happy nature and to the family for letting me take their portraits - you were all great :)

So enough talk - here are some of my picks from the day.

Keep loving, living and doing everything else to make those moments count!

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