We had some family photos taken last week and I must be honest, it always stresses me out thinking about getting everyone together, somewhat matching and in a good mood. But I'm always happy once it's done and we have pictures of the family to keep forever.
We chose the Company Gardens as the location for the shoot. It is literally down the road from us and the Gardens are stunning! The idea of this shoot was to be set in nature; relaxed and chilled and the Gardens was the perfect spot.
When taking family photos there are always dramas. For example I had thought the boys would wear matching t-shirts... that is until one of them got dirty five minutes before we left the house, but of course that is all part of the fun :)
But thank G-d it was a great shoot (nothing like some good old fashioned bribery!) and we all had lots of fun.
A big part of that was the photographer Anthea. Not only does she know how to capture the moment and take stunning photos but she is so relaxed and brings a great energy to the shoot - which is really helpful when you're trying to get kids to behave and smile.
Another really nice touch was the gorgeous enlarged framed family photo and a range of printed photographs that were delivered to my home a few days after the shoot in a beautifully decorated box. It is all part of Anthea's package and such a pleasure because it would otherwise take me forever till I would get around to printing the pictures.
Anthea has kindly offered a R200 discount for a family shoot if you book her before the end of May and mention that you saw the promotion on my blog. You can check out more of Anthea's work here.
My dress is from Totally Her - Brooklyn, New York.
Booties are from Zara.