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Archive for May 2014

Of roses and gardens and a secret rendezvous

Monday, 26 May 2014

There are very few things as exciting as posting some photos that you are just in love with... Soft, ethereal, dreamy... And not to mention that we were in the most amazing greenhouse... 

In the Greenhouse     Eugenio Motale 1896-1981

The lemon bushes overflowed
with the patter of mole paws,
the scythe shined
in its rosary of cautious water drops.

A dot, a ladybug,
ignited above the quince berries
as the snort of a rearing pony broke through,
bored with his rub-down—then the dream took over.

Kidnapped, and weightless, I was drenched
with you, your outline
was my hidden breath, your face
merged with my face, and the dark

idea of God descended
upon the living few, amid heavenly
sounds, amid childish drums,
amid suspended globes of lightning

upon me, upon you, and over the lemons…



Creative directing & Styling: Dust & Dreams Photography
Wardrobe: Lize-mari Hare { and isn’t that dress just divine!!}
Location: The Greenhouse @ Rosemary Hill, South Africa

The vulnerability of beauty...

Sunday, 25 May 2014

I am not a feminist but I do believe in beauty and that EVERY woman should be empowered by her own vulnerability and beauty- Elaine Louwrens {dust and dreams PHOTOGRAPHY}

{Love} Smitten... part 1

Monday, 19 May 2014

A lot of planning and dreaming went into Werner and Lize-mari’s {love} shoot and we are very proud to present some of the first photos of those two exciting afternoons. This part was all done at Rosemary Hill situated just outside Pretoria and the whole shoot was built around romance, beauty, love and  that little bit of whimsy we all carry with us!

Smitten is the story of two woodlands creatures torn between the joys of love and longing. We took inspiration from Midsummer Night’s Dream with all its ethereal beauty, added the beautiful Rosemary Hill and then of course a pinch of true {dust and dreams PHOTOGRAPHY} soul and together with the gorgeous Lize-mari and Werner it was easy to make magic!

Creative directing & Styling: Dust & Dreams Photography
Wardrobe & accessories:  Elaine Van der Merwe-Louwrens & Lize-mari Hare
Location: Rosemary Hill, South Africa


Monday, 12 May 2014

Thousands of little crawling creatures are literally dancing under our skin…. Yes, we are THAT excited about this amazing photo session we did a few weeks ago but alas you will all have to wait as we will not indulge these little crawling creatures and the photos will only be released in a little while…. We do however have a few behind the scenes picks just to make you even more curious…

Photos courtesy of Steph Louwrens {dust & dreams PHOTOGRAPHY } and Werner Du Preez

{ Ethereal Emotion} The morning after...

Friday, 9 May 2014

To photograph an old friend is such a privilege and so exciting… but there is also a lot of pressure to capture the beautiful person just as you know her and to try and portray  a bit of her soul in the photos.
For Gizela we only needed an oversized men’s shirt, some lippy and of course a great mane of ruffled hair.
All these photos were taken in a very quick fifteen minute session just after 6 am one morning and she was a real rock star for being up for it so early!

Make sure to scroll down all the way to the bottom for our beautiful "painted lady".
Ps: You won’t believe that she is the mother of two boys.

Creative styling, directiong & wardrobe : Dust and Dreams Photography
Loations: Somewhere in the African wild... it's a secret...shhh!!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

“Beauty…when you look into a woman’s eyes and see what is in her heart.” – Nate Dircks

Creative directing, styling & wardrobe: Dust and Dreams Photography
Location: Rosemary Hill, Pretoria, South Africa