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  • Writer's pictureAshley Chapman

Embracing the Magic of Winter: Capturing Moments in Every Season

Winter in Cape Town often brings to mind overcast skies, chilly winds, and the temptation to stay indoors with a warm cup of cocoa. But as a photographer, I see winter through a different lens – one that reveals the unique beauty and charm of this season. This morning’s shoot with a delightful family in their garden is a perfect example of why winter should never deter you from capturing precious moments.


Despite the typical winter weather – overcast and windy – the garden was a haven of warmth and joy. The family, with their easy-going nature, embraced the day with open hearts and wide smiles. Their beautiful garden, a lush green oasis even in winter, provided a stunning backdrop for our session. The dogs, full of energy and excitement, added a playful touch to the photos, making the shoot even more memorable.


Among the family members, the star of the show was undoubtedly Logan, the cutest toddler with an infectious smile. His joy was palpable as he played with his grandparents and parents, creating moments of pure happiness that were a delight to capture. Logan’s laughter and curiosity brought a special warmth to the chilly day, proving that the magic of childhood knows no season.


One might think that overcast skies would dull the vibrancy of photos, but in reality, they provide a soft, diffused light that is incredibly flattering. The absence of harsh shadows allowed the family’s expressions and interactions to shine through beautifully. The wind added a dynamic element, giving the photos a sense of movement and life. Each image tells a story of love, connection, and the simple joys of being together.

As a photographer, I believe that every season has its own unique charm. Winter, with its moody skies and cozy atmosphere, offers a perfect setting for intimate and heartfelt photos. It’s a time when families can snuggle up, pets can play freely, and every moment feels like a cherished memory in the making.


So, don’t let the weather hold you back. Embrace the beauty of winter and let it be a part of your story. Whether it’s a family shoot in your garden, a branding session, or capturing the bond between you and your pets, winter provides a canvas of endless possibilities. Let’s create magic together, one photograph at a time.



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