Just recently I have discovered a local online store called Kind that brings in beautiful organic baby/kids clothing from the awesome Gray Label who honestly make some of the softest, comfiest clothing I have ever bought my kids, not to mention well designed and void of any big logos, and weird slogans that often ruin things by trying to make them relevant’. I hate that!
I haven’t posted a Churche shoot in a while so I’m pretty amped to share this one with you all. Adi and I met this young clothing designer named Jacques Bam who creates amazing outfits out of all sorts of colours and fabrics and who loves experimenting with texture, shape and style. As soon as we saw his collection we knew we wanted to shoot it for something, anything.
So we set up a shoot in a dilapidated house that had literally been abandoned by its owners, as in there was still some of their stuff lying around, old family photos, videotapes, CD’s, books, documents and of course posters of the Backstreet Boys, I kid you not. Not only did we get to shoot in this crazy space, but we got to dress one of the most amazing faces, which belongs to this young model named Janeke Gouws in Jaques creations.
I’m so excited to tell you guys about this beautiful little project from the awesome ladies who run Dear Rae Jewellery. They have just launched their very first ever collection for little ones called ‘Little Dear Rae.’ I mean how awesome is that?! So now not only will you be converting every piece that they put out for adults but you’ll be doing the same for the kiddies collection too. Made up of beautiful, timeless little collectable treasures, these pieces teach girls and boys from an early age about the value of kindness, courage and self-love. I absolutely loved the way they describe them as little treasures because that’s exactly what they are and when I was younger, things like this used to make me so happy!
Not only has this collection been created in line with the brand’s adult aesthetics, but every trinket has also been paired up with a little watercolour print and a verse from the Little Dear Rae poem. They even have little drawstring backpacks to match, which I may or may not steal when Nina James is sleeping! It’s so super cute! Continue Reading…
A couple of months ago Churche (Adi and I) shot a Summer campaign for a local kiddies clothing label called Koco Bino. This little boutique makes the sweetest outfits for kids and babies and has everything from casual to christening wear as well as baby accessories.
We wanted to create a series that was playful and colourful, but still sophisticated just like the brand and I really like how these photos came out! On the day we did have to listen to ‘Let It Go’ quite a few times to get some of these tykes to perform, but it was totally worth it.
Have a look at let us know what you think and if anyone is looking to meet up with Adi and I to chat about a job, just drop me a mail and we’ll come with doughnuts in hand!
I’m so excited to show you guys the entire series that we (Churche) shot for a great initiative called Peek created by the Craft and Design Institute to showcase beautiful products made locally in South Africa. Peek has an online store that stocks a lot of really cool products made by an array of people who are located all over South Africa from city centers to rural areas.
We wanted to do something different in order to showcase some of the items you can buy on the site, so we ordered a variety of things that we liked and we made outfits out of them to use in our shoot. We then got the beautiful Gladys Brown onboard and shot on the amazing grounds of Hertford Country Hotel.
I love taking photos of my Nina James, especially when I get to dress her up in super cute outfits from Country Road. I was invited to shop their new August/September kids range and I came home with some really nice pieces, some of which I wish came in my size, like this floral dress! How sweet?
They currently have some really cool items in store for both girls and boys, in fact, I had a bit of a hard time choosing stuff, but I really loved what I came home with in the end and so did Nina who was particularly taken by this dress, she kept doing twirls in it – she kills me sometimes.