This one’s for the children…

I think you all know by now that I adore children.  I always thought that I would be a mother of four, including twins – I probably have to thank my younger twin brother and sister for that… I used to admire them playing together, always protecting each other.  I really do love children.  Maybe it is because once you manage to fasten yourself securely in their hearts, they are very willing to co-operate with just about anything you suggest.  That, of course, gives me a free supply of all-natural smiles, belly laughter and enormous eyes full of wonder when they listen to one of my silly little stories that I make up to keep them entertained.


I’ve put together a collection of some of my favorite child images.  Sometimes I meet a child who allows me instantly to see their soul… What a magic moment that is.  No inhibitions, complete trust.  Usually that ends up in the more serious photographs which I tend to convert to black and white, because I believe black and white photographs conveys the message of emotion so much easier than color does.  The same goes for laughter, giggles, tears etc.  Let me show you what I mean –

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The love and adoration for mommy can be seen clearly in Ava’s eyes!


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These three!  Always such fun to photograph them.  That’s a whole lot of emotion captured right there!!


Ah, Colleen & kids.  You have a special place in my heart, forever x

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Beautiful De-Rika.  Her daddy’s little wildflower.

Now, let’s have a look at some colorful photographs!  There is a big difference between taking photographs at a kiddies party (VERY colorful) and doing a photo shoot outdoors in nature.  I actually prefer neutral tones when photographing kids, I like to put all the attention on their eyes which is normally a beautiful color.  Let me show you what I mean – 


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Max with the big brown eyes.  I thought the autumn leaves would bring out his eyes perfectly.


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Karen, she adores you doesn’t she!  This little one is looking at her mommy with a whole lot of love visible in her eyes.


Sometimes, I accentuate the color of their eyes with a matching top.  Victoria, how I miss your little smiles!!  Hope all is well in Jordan, munchkin.

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Sometimes, we shoot in style đŸ˜‰  Look at Xavier, leather and all!!  Darling.

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I have to thank River Meadow Manor for their hospitality, since I moved to Centurion I often use their beautiful venue for photo shoots –

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Drikus! Mamma se blou-oog seun!!  What a lovely child to photograph.

I hope you enjoyed this post.  I will have to do another one, there are so many wonderful children that I’ve photographed.  Thank you to each and every one of them!

Love, Marethe




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  1. Liesl June 19, 2017 at 22:02 #

    Beautiful blog post. Keep them coming!

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