Beautiful Baby Shower Photography in the Winelands of Constantia
Recently, I had been asked to do the photography for a Baby Shower that was held at Little Stream in Constantia, Cape Town - A Beautiful little eatery located in the forest of Constantia's winelands.
I knew that it would be an amazing setup, which of course would make for excellent shots - So without a second thought, I agreed to do the shoot.
This was my first occasion to do Baby Shower Photography, so needless to say, the nerves were on edge - But that did not keep me from doing the photography, even if it meant me being the only male among a large group of women, celebrating Michelle's Baby Shower.
Michelle, the Mom-to-be as seen above is very crafty and creative, so with those attributes and keen family members and friends at her side, the event and setup had been done perfectly - the layout, decor and food, all amazing!
Treats and Food
The Treats table caught my attention immediately! No, not because I wanted of the treats (Even though that may have played a part) but because it was done so well. Below, you can see some of the shots I had taken of the table - Yummy!
So, as you can see - It was all very lovely! My resistance was indeed strong - And in the end, I was able to keep my hand away from it all :-)
The treats table was off bounds until everyone had eaten their brunch. From what I could see, there seemed to be a starter of which was followed by a hearty main meal. I was able to get a couple of shots of the food before all had disappeared - Very quickly at that!
Here are 2 of the shots that had been able to capture in the little time that I had.
Food and Treats aside - The overall location of the event made for even better Baby Shower Photography.
As mentioned earlier, the party had been setup at Little Stream, Constantia - In the forest of the Winelands. This made for excellent photography opportunities. The Sun was at the perfect angle, the wind was at a low breeze, the trees' leaves had fallen and were still orange - So all had aligned for perfect shooting indeed. How is that important? Have a look at another article I had written about the Best time for Outdoor Photo Shoots - That will shine some light on as to why this was perfect.
The Liitle Journey
A Path was located not too far from the party, and of course, we just had to see where it lead to.
At the end of the trail (about 1 minute in), we had discovered an old tree swing just hanging there, waiting for someone to sit on it. I had Michelle sit and pose for me.
Below are some images from that little excavation.
Fun and Games
After that awesome Photo shoot session, we headed back to the party to continue with the fun and games.
A handmade frame had been made for the party, so that guests could get their pose on in front of the camera. With that, and the games, some good laughs and smiles were captured. I have added some of the fun below.
If I let the Photos tell the story, I wouldn't have to say a thing! What a shoot it was - Great weather, amazing people, fun times, perfect location. As a Photographer, I could not have asked for anything more.
With this being my first Photo Shoot story, I do hope you had enjoyed reading it. If I was able to bring you to "re-live" the event with me, then my job is done :-)
Keep an eye out for more! And please, your feedback is highly appreciated - So please drop any thoughts, suggestions or ideas my way.