Photography Styling Challenge {Morning}


I have joined a  wonderful new photography challenge held by Redesigned by M. The challenge is designed around styling your own workspace for your photoshoot and was created with two main outcomes: learning how to use your camera in its fullest capacity, and learning how to be your own stylist for a shoot.

I absolutely loved this challenge, as for me, the best part of any shoot is the styling element, where I have to move around objects to create the 'perfect' shot. Personally, when I take photographs, what I love most is the small details, the tiny bits that make up the whole. This is exactly what I get to do with this challenge. 

No editing may be done to the photographs, apart from edge cropping, and all photographs have to have been taken since the start of this challenge in June this year.

If you'd like to know more or if you want to join the challenge, pop on over toRedesigned by M.

This months theme was {Morning}

I spent a lot of time thinking about this theme, how to make it unique, trying to get all artsy farsty with it.  I really wanted to use the beautiful natural light that comes in through our bedroom window here in Korea and brainstormed how to style my shoot around that.

Here are the results. Hubby had to be very patient with me, but I quite like how the photographs came out.

What do you think?


Portrait Session {Caitlyn de Beer Life Coaching}

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting up with a client (who has since become a lovely new friend!) who needed some branding done for her new website and blog. During the weeks leading up to our meeting we also decided she needed some new photographs for the website as well as new graphics. 

Caitltyn is also here in South Korea teaching English, but she is also a qualified life coach and helps people set and achieve goals to get them to where they want to be in life. Her aim is to make your dreams come true through her guidance (and the odd shove) in the right direction. If you're interested in hearing more about what she does, pop on over to her website CaitlynDeBeer.

Here are some of the photographs from our shoot. Caitlyn was so easy to photograph (I mean, just look at her!) and I had such a fun time doing it. 

If you are here in Korea and want some new pretty pictures for your blog/website/facebook/family, please feel free to pop me an email here citygirlsearching{at}gmail{dot}com or use the contact page above. You can also see more of my work on my Facebook page RoxyPictures.

I look forward to hearing from you.



A love for film photography

I found these old photographs Farmboy and I took a couple of years ago after we had just got back from our first stint teaching here in Korea. It's times like these that I remember what makes film special. The fact that you can't undo the photograph. The time spent patiently waiting for the roll to end. The rush of excitement walking home from the developer clutching that white envelope. Reliving a single memory in its entirety.

Have you ever played around with film before?



Malaysia in black and white

Here are a few  black and white photographs of our recent  trip to Malaysia in August this year. 

There's something special about black and white photography, too much and its over kill, but just the right amount and its perfect. 

I used to think black and white was the lazy photographers best friend, but I have since changed my mind. 

Sometimes, simple is best. 

Here are my favourites:


{Melah Rose} a beautiful bundle of joy

A little while ago I posted a sneak peek of Melah Rose, just to give you a little hint. Here are the rest of a delightful morning spent with this gorgeous little one. She belongs to a dear friend of mine, Carmen, who is also a co-owner at Little Vintage {a boutique vintage clothing store} right here in Pietermaritzburg}. I hope you enjoy these photographs, and I look forward to doing many more!