Long-term readers will know that I have a special place in my heart for the Kloof SPCA. When I was a kid, we went there to choose our first two dogs - we fell in love with a brother and sister pair - Freddy and Cleo! These days, I go there to pet the animals, tuck into home-made cake and scrummage around for mental R5 ornaments. And there's lots of my old stuff floating around there too! The ladies there probably know me as the "camera girl" - "Do you have any old cameras lurking about?" I was gutted to hear that the SPCA recently suffered from two fires. Thank goodness none of the animals were harmed. Many local businesses have kindly stepped in to support the SPCA in this tough time. I hope some of these snaps I've taken over the years might encourage someone who has never been before to pop in for a visit. Long live the SPCA! x
Tuesday, May 21
Monday, May 20
I woke up early on Saturday morning and headed up the hill to Sarah's photography studio. Seh and I met through mutual friends last year and realised we both love taking pictures. Sarah specialises in family photography and she kindly invited me to participate in Saturday's shoot. I was planning on assisting but she had everything under control! In between sips of coffee, I observed and snapped away in the background. I learnt ALOT! Sarah is brilliant with this sort of work as she has three kiddies herself! And her studio - well, it is the studio of my dreams. In fact, I felt like I had driven into my dream. Her studio is located down the road from one of my all time favourite places in the world - the animal farm in Hillcrest, and it looks out onto lush, green scenery. Inside, it's cute and cosy with a million different props to play with! I could have spent the entire day rummaging though the cupboards and playing with the studio lights. What a difference studio lights make!! I would love nothing more than to spend my days in such a wonderful place. Thank you for inviting me Sarah - and thank you to this sweet family below who let me snap away behind the scenes. x
Hopefully I'll have my own studio for Smitten one day. Must keep dreaming and working.