An outdoor session is the conventional choice when it comes to couples portraits. However Wihan and Danelle didn’t want conventional, so they book beautifully classic couples portraits at my Middelburg studio.
For some, a job is just that- a job. However for others like Estelle, their job is so much more; it’s a calling to service of others and community in the hope of making a positive impact. With 37 years in service to the SA Police, Estelle wanted to remember and honor her long career with a special session at my Middelburg studio, by capturing her in all her different uniforms.
Admittedly as someone with a deep interest in criminology, forensics and the justice system, this was an especially fascinating session discovering all the minutiae of the different uniforms and chatting a bit about her career.
One of my favorite hobbies reserved for my down time is reading- I get lost in books for hours on end. Natasha also loves reading and wanted to bring a Steampunk adventure story to life as a way of capturing photos of her custom Land Rover. And she was serious on the look by going all out on her outfit that give the perfect Steampunk look for her outdoor session in Middelburg.
When you’re a photographer you’d think you’d draw the bulk of your inspiration from well, other photographers; however that’s not my vibe. Aside from classical art, I draw inspiration from the mundane of daily life; specifically how light moves through some objects like glass. Add water to that glass for some trippy refractions and you have magic.
That was my inspiration for this session. I wanted to go beyond that though and invoke the feeling of a mermaid out of water, longing to go back. Bright, hard light for the harshness of life on land, longingly surrounded with reminders of her aquatic life in the glasses of water and the distortions and green colour grade playing into the feelings of unease. A photo can be more than a photo- it can be a story too. And that’s exactly what Rianica and I created recently at my Middelburg studio.
Hello, I’m Bronwyn but you can call me Bron, or simply, B. I’m a Middelburg portrait photographer who looks for the positive in each day and tries to spread as much of it as I can.
I’m passionate about helping people on their journey of self discovery and self love, as they navigate their way to their truest self. It’s their stories I most love telling through portraits they can connect to. If that resonates with you, then I can’t wait to help you tell your story through artful portraits.