A must see Underwater Photography Maternity Shoot

This is a one of a kind Underwater Photography Maternity Shoot. If you are thinking of doing a creative shoot underwater, the talented Johannesburg based, Ilse Moore is the go to person She creatively entitled the shoot ‘Do you feel what I feel’. The mommy to be’s make-up was done by Ophelia Paisley Make Up Artistry. ‘As a fellow lover of the ethereal and surreal underwater world, Natalie embraced the quietness of the water and allowed herself to get lost in surroundings so closely resembling the surroundings of her unborn child. With that in mind we went with a beautiful, but moody and surreal feel. We were hoping for something that might describe a metaphorical understanding between Natalie and her unborn daughter, an ethereal water cocoon perhaps… Watching Natalie move slowly and gracefully under the water was not only incredible to witness, but I was excited by her peaceful, goddess-like…

DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs

There’s a new trend in town! Sharpies! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, don’t feel out… My dear friendy Liezel introduced me to this new crafty trend and I am in LOVE! Whilst pinning Sharpie projects to Pinterest I stumbled across a blog called ‘Your Homebased Mom’. The blog is owned and run by Leigh Anne Wilkes and features lovilee recipes, party, craft and home décor ideas. Leigh Anne gave us permission to re-post this lovilee DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs project in time for you lovilees to get crafty for Valentines’! You are able to find these Sharpie pens from various suppliers on-line, but they are also available at most Game Stores, although not in all colours. As with all craft projects, it is VERY IMPORTANT to read the instructions to do a craft project sucessfully. Over Thanksgiving I did a fun little craft project with a…

Daisy does Vintage – before & after

Following our lovilee styled shoot starring Daisy does Vintage, the gorgeous vintage caravan, we thought to share a few before & after photos of her transformation. ‘Upon meeting Jude {Daisy’s owner} I could immediately tell that she had a passion for everything vintage. She was wearing the cutest little cupcake dress and showed me all the photo inspiration behind Daisy.  It is amazing to see from the before photos how with just some imagination, inspiration and lots of elbow grease, a plain little caravan could be transformed into something so gorgeous.’ – Debbie Lourens Here are a few photos of Daisy before her make-over: And here with what she looks like after the big transformation: What Jude had to say on Daisy’s transformation: I have always loved the vintage look and have collected vintage china for a few years now. We recently moved into a new house which is quite…

Cold cucumber soup recipe

Today I get to share a delicious Cold cucumber soup recipe with you to add that WOW factor to your summer entertaining menu. Cold soups make for the perfect entrée for a summer get-together with friends or family. [Tweet “Cold Cucumber Soup #recipe – the perfect entrée for a summer get-together”] Cold cucumber soup recipe Ingredients 2 cups of English Cucumber – Peeled and finely chopped 1 medium onion – fully diced 1 packet of Chicken Noodle soup 2 Sticks of celery finely chopped 1 small cup of cream 1 cup of milk Butter Chopped Parsley (to garnish) Method Saute the onion in the butter until soft. Add the cucumber and the celery together and saute until these are soft (do not rush this step, it is important to have them very soft). Add the packet of soup and half a cup of water. Simmer until the dried soup is…

Nymph wedding styled shoot by GingerAle Photography

GingerAle Photography did this lovilee Nymph wedding styled shoot for Rene from Ophelia Paisley. The shoot is a small portfolio, and the inspiration behind it was the mythological nymphs, daughters of Zeus. About the shoot by Ophelia Paisley We were hoping to create a delicate, soft and sheltered feel between the characters. The rich autumn-, perhaps even surreal colours of the forest was perfect to create a tenderness in the images as they huddle together. Wood nymphs are known to be caretakers of the forest and they would always find refuge in nature. We chose a white gown as well as a wedding gown as a wardrobe to symbolize the “marriageability” of the nymphs and introduced a subtle playfulness in the poses to hint at their youthfulness while still being cautious of the dangers the forest can hide. ‘Nymphs are personifications of the creative and fostering activities of…