She might be a Dork but she's our Dork

Our very good friend Maaike (Yes Maike has a best friend called Maaike - 2 A's) gets some blog love late tonight. We have just returned form a trip down the N1 to Joburg to see her win a Top 10 Prize in the biggest art competition in SA, Absa L'Atelier.

1000 entries were judged. And although she didn't take the first prize, which we were praying she would, Top 10 out of 1000 entries is amazing! So we would like to intoduce you to her, because we love her and we know you'll love her too. You can enjoy her blog at Visit the exhibiton at The Absa Gallery,161 Main Street, Joburg, which will be on for a few weeks yet.


The Dupie's

We want to introduce to you all 3 very special people to us. Some of the most in fact. Pierre, his wife Riallete and their super little one, Noa. The Dupie's. The Du Plessis actually, but we think Dupies is cooler.

Pierre juggles a career as a stylist in the super tough advertising world, his Theology studies, a community of Jesus followers which he began called 3rd Place (check out our Friends), and still has time to be an awesome dad and husband.

Riallete smiles. A lot. We like that. A lot. She juggles full time work, a wing-women position to Pierre at 3rd Place and still manages to be an unbelievable mum and wife. She makes mean apple pie. There is a baby boy in her tummy that we cant wait to meet. We think Jet Du Plessis has a good ring to it, don't you?

Nua smiles like her mum. When she came into this world she had thick, jet black hair. If you ever have the joy of meeting her ask her one question "Hoe maak n' Ha-Di-Da" ? We are wrapped around her tiny little finger. She also thinks Jet is a great name for her baby brother.



Isn't she flippin Beautiful?

Professional Model. Nope.

Actually it is the feminine half of welovepictures being the ultimate team player and jumping in front of the camera - for me. I was desperate to shoot something and so 10 minutes before we were to leave for a friends for dinner i decided it was time and Maike was roped in. I always do things like that. If i get the itch to do something, i have to do it then, even if it means we'll be late for what ever. I put Maike through that a lot. I love her for her endless patience with me.

Maike makes beautiful pictures, both sides of the lens, doesn't she?


The Great Catch-Up Part 5

The Hubbard's


This one should have been up ages ago. We're sorry Terrick and Bronwyn. Where to begin? Terrick and Bronwyn are really amazing people. God kept the special stuff back, just for them. They know how to laugh and how to really "enjoy". That is a special quality that comes so naturally to them. They gave us such freedom with their wedding and only wanted to have a laugh. welovepictures and the Hubbards - a match made in heaven.

Just count the smiles.


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