The Allardice Family, Clifton

The Allardice Family, Clifton. And so the story continues... First up was Taya's Bat Mitzvah and the whole Saturday Night Fever thing. Whisky and whizzing around on the dance floor as it were. You can see Taya's Bat Mitzvah over here. Then came a day's rest, just so...

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The Tucker Family, Scarborough

Ah the Tuckers, the Tuckers, the Tuckers. Let's see now. So the story begins when I was a mere child of 6 years old. My gran used to read this book to us which was titled: 'The Tuckers.' Basically, it was about a completely dysfunctional family. It was a home that was...

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Ute and the gang, Blouberg

Ute and the gang, Blouberg. It started out with a mail. Copy and paste… Name: Ute Subject: Fotos Message: Dear Warren, we are two couples with four kids. These are the facts;-) We travel to Cape Town/Hout Bay this week for two weeks-facts too... And we would love to...

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The Williams Family, Newlands Forest

The Williams Family, Newlands Forest. This photoshoot scheduled itself on 17 December 2014, although I didn’t know it at the time. Allow me to elaborate...I’m in Langebaan for Lani and Pete’s wedding. As is the norm, I check to see who's going to be conducting the...

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Bren, Nicci and Logan, Langebaan

Bren, Nicci and Logan, Langebaan. Er, we go back a bit do Bren, Nicci and myself. And now there's young Logan to add into the mix. So where do we start? Well first came their wedding, then came their Trash the Dress, then came their maternity shoot and now, finally,...

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Matthew, Nicole and Joshua

Matthew, Nicole and Joshua. I'm often at pains to explain to my couples that if they're not overly keen on starting a family immediately, they should probably be looking at another photographer to photograph their wedding. There's good reason for this. My track record...

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Dawie, Mien and Frantz, Fremantle, Western Australia

So there I am readying myself to shoot Bryn and Fin's wedding in Perth and this message pops up on my Facebook Messenger: 'Hey Warren howzit - see you're in Perth. Would be good to catch up for a beer or a coffee.' It's Dawie and Wilhelmien. I shot their wedding 5...

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The Boudreau Family, Noordhoek Beach

When Heather first contacted me to photograph her family on Noordhoek Beach, she asked if it was okay to bring along the family dog. 'Absolutely,' I said. 'Wouldn't be the same without the fellow.' You see, when I photograph families, I only have one aim in mind and...

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JJ, Corrien and Emma, Kraalbaai

JJ, Corrien and Emma, Kraalbaai, West Coast, South Africa. There must be few places on earth quite as special as Kraalbaai. In April and May, it must come pretty close to what heaven might have to offer. Quiet solitude, thick, rolling mists that uplift the soul and...

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Cape Town CBD photoshoot

  Tinus, Blanche and the kids scrubbed up and reported for duty for their Cape Town CBD photoshoot. As per normal I'd hatched a cunning plan. Well, I hatched what I thought was a cunning plan. You see, according to my reasoning I honestly believed that the city...

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Spring maternity shoot

Dear L You don't know me (yet), but I photographed a spring maternity shoot with your mom (her name is Nicci or Nic-Nax) and dad (his name is Brendan or 'The Brenster'). Actually, if the truth be told, we go back a bit. It started with your mom and dad's wedding. Then...

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Tanya’s Maternity Shoot

Tanya's maternity shoot happened in the blink of an eye. She called me on Thursday and asked if I could photograph her on Friday because on Monday it was 'hello baby' delivery time.So right now, as I type this Tanya is busy becoming a mom. Pretty cool stuff. Now the...

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The Jeenes Family

The Jeenes Family. Now let's see, there's actually quite a lot to tell here. I first met the very vibrant Jeenes Family, when Tam got married to Karl on a blistering hot day in Stellenbosch back in March 2012. An embarrassing day it was for me that, because I shot the...

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The Treagus family

Want to know something about the Treagus family? They're what's simply known as an 'MDF (first coined here to stand for 'Modern Day Family'). Now let me tell you something about this enigma called an 'MDF.' Firstly, mom and dad have a choice. They can either go for a...

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Cool kids shoot

Cool kids these. Sometimes too cool for their own good. Meet Rachael, Robbie, Josh and Edward. They’re all extremely bright, well-mannered and a heck of a lot of fun. I can tell you this for a fact because I’ve known them all from the very first day each of them set...

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Liesl and Michael, Blouberg and Melkbos

I shot Liesl and Michael's wedding a few years back at the Twelve Apostles Hotel. I remember it well, lots of French being spoken and then good old 'Uncle Bernie' (there's an Uncle Bernie at every wedding) got hold of me in the corner and started questioning me all...

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The McQueen family, Newlands Forest

When I was young, fit and at school, we used to run the hills of Newlands Forest with alarmingly regularity in preparation for the rugby and cross country seasons. I still run those hills. Sort of. I'm not sure you can call it running. More like...

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The Wenman Family, Elephant’s Eye, Silvermine

Elephant's Eye up at Silvermine isn't a difficult walk. Well not for big people. But when you're a little people it is most definitely a bit of a climb. Enter young Gracie and Mikey. They were full of beans as we started the climb. Gracie isn't one who is at a loss...

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The Cornforth family

Pick a day. Any day. Let’s say a Tuesday. And a date. Let’s go for the 12th. This is how that day goes – up at 5.00am, tea or coffee, Hel prepares lunches, I take the dog for a walk (okay I miss the walk here and there). 6.50am Hel does the school drop-offs x 3. I...

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SP and Tracy Kotze, Kleinebegin, Velddrif

There probably aren't a whole bunch of us that have a cow called  'Ore,' or a Springbok called 'Lief-Lief' roaming around in our gardens. But if you travel towards Velddrif, take a right, then a left, then go straight, head  over a hill, first left, then right and...

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The van Niekerk family

The van Niekerk's family photo shoot started with an SMS at 6.30am in the morning : 'Howzit Phil, we're on, can we meet at 7.15am?' Phil responded: 'Ja sure, but there are raindrops falling on my head.' Of course, I knew this - I was standing outside in a towel...

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The Nixon Family

Mother's Day is a wonderful thing. You see, it's a day when mom's get all the love and good things they deserve for putting in a ton of work - every single darned day, of every single  year. They're quite under-rated you know. Think about it. They're up at the...

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The Lorden family

'My chick rocks broer.' I'll never forget those words. They came from a guy called Craig Lorden. We were walking/crawling along some very jagged rocks together. But more importantly, his wife was doing the same. It's just that she was ahead of us. And she wasn't...

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The Nagel Family

Let me tell you something about father's. Firstly, they're legends. Don't get me wrong, mom's are pretty cool people, but dad's well, they're in a league of their own. They can make fires, and fix stuff, and jump-start cars, and drink beer and shout for the Bokke -...

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The Block Family

Steve and Diana Block have the best grass I've ever seen. Now before some of you go and get all excited, I'm talking about the kind that grows on one's lawn. The kind you mow.  I have no idea what they do to it, but it looks like it's been through Photoshop.  Anyway,...

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The Sales Family

I'll tell you what the best thing about a family photoshoot is – you have absolutely no idea whatsoever what is going to happen when, where, how or why. It's actually a bit like conducting a science experiment where you chuck in bit of this, a bit of that and then...

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The Lewin Family

I need to get something off my chest here. Whenever I get a call about a family photoshoot the conversation goes something like this: Caller: 'Hi Warren, It's Sandy Pogenpoel Erasmus Klugman Smith-Peddington here.' Warren: 'Hi Sandy.' Caller: 'Warren, I really LOVE...

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The Thompson Family

I’ve known Phil Thompson for far longer than I actually care to remember. It’s so many years that when I was working it out I got a bit of a shock. So we’ll leave it there. He’s a bloody fine chap – toughest rugby player I ever saw. You couldn’t put the bugger down....

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