"Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There's no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving." Gail Tsukiyama, Dreaming Water
I don't know what its like to be a mother. I'm a father. But what I know is I love my mother very much, and that they are the pillars of society! Even Jesus had a mother. So I believe God knew what He was doing when He created mothers. They are a shoulder to cry on, they are the glue of the family, they are the Chief Operating Officer of our homes and they are so important in all of our lives. Just look at African families, the are run by the Grandma's. Amazing.
This shoot was inspired by the love mothers have for their daughters, seeing that my daughter is coming very soon! I can't wait!
My wife, Juanita, who is also a mother, has a super eye for style, and most of the Rose Gold items are from our home! She has shown me how to turn ordinary things into works of art with Rose Gold spray paint. The cycad leaf and Consol glass jar was painted using spray paint.
I hosted a competition on Facebook for Mother's Day, and Lindie were the winner. This what she said about her mother Charlene:
"She is the most INCREDIBLE woman I have ever known! and we are so alike in the things we do. We love each other very much and I can only hope to follow in her footsteps and become as amazing as she is!"
I had so much fun with both of them during the shoot. They are such beautiful souls and they enjoy each other's company so much! I love how they laugh at each others jokes and how they finish each other's sentences...it was almost like I photographed twins! You guys were amazing!
Here are some of the suppliers featured in the shoot:
Flowers: Impala Flora
Venue: Hertford Country Hotel
Make up: Made Up by Kylie
Bouquet: Simone Pheiffer from The Wedding Event
Styling and photographer: Me :)
Decor ball & Gold lamp: Mr Price Home
Gold String Lights: Typo