Staessens in Industria

This year’s Crazy Staessen shoot took place at a family friend’s workshop in Industria North.  As always, the kids got to propose their own ideas for poses and backgrounds, with super cool results.  Oupa was relieved that there was no mud, ice-cream or powdered paint, so we even got a few smiles out of him.  But seriously.  These three must stop growing now!  Photography and editing by Leanne Williams

Sparkling Sisters

Mieke’s matric farewell coincided with her sister, Niane’s formal dance. Their parents went all out with super sparkly dresses, hair, make-up, and a beautiful venue for some pre-event photos. It was so lovely to have time and not be rushed to get to the dance!  It was quite a challenge to find a location that suited both girl’s tastes.  Mieke’s dress called for femme fatal style images, and Niane’s needed soft, pretty and something with animals, since she is a… Continue reading

Heidi’s Pack

Heidi and her beautiful family of 2 Miniature American Shepherds, 1 Australian Shepherd and 2 crazy Kelpies live in KZN.  I was blessed to be commissioned for some family pawtraits in their exquisite home garden.  The Kelpies were, erm, spirited.  It proved quite challenging to interrupt their laps around their self-made track in their flower beds to convince them to sit still for a bit!  Lots of kibble and patience was needed!  Perhaps white wasn’t the best choice for the… Continue reading

Leandi’s Happy Dogs

These happy dogs made me laugh so much with their antics!   I really battled to choose ONLY 30 photos for editing, and it broke my heart to delete some of their hysterical photos, so Leandi scored loads of extras.  The all had an absolute blast running around the park and posing for their portraits. The copious amounts of snacks didn’t even convince them to sit still.  Photography and editing by Leanne Williams.  Assisted by Leandi’s friend. 


Well, I’m nice and broody now.  How absolutely beautiful is this little girl!?  Only one week young.  She is already adored by her big brother and parents. Photography by Leanne Williams, assisted by Megan Calitz.

Twin Story

A cake to smash, gorgeous one-year-old twins, lovely Toy Story models, SUPER cute outfits, and extremely compliant, fun parents.  What more could a photographer ask for?!  Photos and editing by Leanne Williams. 

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