Being surrounded by creativity and talent is never something you should take for granted. Lucky for us we live in a street full of inspiring and amazing people. We have film production folk, jewelers, art restorers, designers and amazing photographers. Desmond and Toni are our immediate neighbors, they are both super talented photographers.
Recently I had to have some proper profile photos taken of myself for a Fairlady feature on BlogGirls. Yikes, the only pictures I have of me were taken (very reluctantly) on a cellphone camera and involve a very unflattering pose with my hair in a mess and bags under my eyes. I prefer snapping than being snapped.
Lucky for me, Toni read my desperate tweet for photographic assistance and before I knew it Desmond and Toni came to my rescue. In spite of the weather being really horrid and rain threatening to fizz up my newly flat ironed red barnet, the photos came out amazingly. Desmond and Toni have an uncanny ability to capture moments so naturally and elegantly. Their gentle natures and unassuming personalities automatically made me feel comfortable, not an easy feat as I HATE having my photo taken. Well after just a half and hour and a few dozen snaps I was done (and I felt like a super star) Who would have thought… I could actually look respectable?
Desmond and Toni run a very successful photography collaboration (check out their website), with weddings being their obvious show stopper. Desmond is also a very keen petrol head and takes really sexy automotive pics.
When Desmond isn’t relaxing with a fresh brew, he is sure to be snapping shots with his iPhone or skating the back streets. Toni is a gorgeous German lass, who’s charm and warmth would put the most nervous of brides/anxious bloggers at ease. She has a contagious creative energy and is very passionate about Cape Town (embarrassingly knowing more about this town than most of us locals do!) The couple live with Piccolo, the super slinky Italian Greyhound.
Thanks Desmond and Toni for being miracle workers. I love my photos and am so chuffed to have you guys as neighbors.
Check out more of Desmond Louw and Antonia Heil’s photos here