Whimsical Handmade Wedding Jewellery

by Monique on July 29, 2014 · 0 comments

Looking for pin-worthy, whimsical jewellery for your wedding day?

SMITH Jewellery new wedding collections

Okay, I don’t often do this. What I mean is that I don’t often publish press releases on Oh Darling Days. However, when Anna from SMITH Jewellery sent me a personal email with photos of her wedding and new collections -Wedding and Quiver – I sort of fell in love her whimsical jewellery. And you know how it goes – when you love something you just want to tell and show your friends!  READ MORE


Sunlit Family Portraits {Van Zyl Family}

by Monique on July 23, 2014 · 0 comments

If you want gorgeous family portraits, head outdoors into that late afternoon golden light.

Van Zyl family photos by Jana Marnewick  (8)

It’s no secret – I love natural light photos. So of course I was smitten when I saw the gorgeous Van Zyl family portraits, captured by the talented Jana Marnewick in a sunlit field. Suzanne, Stephan and their beautiful baby boy, Ruben, are blessed to have photos that so beautifully memorialise their young family. READ MORE


Jana and Johan {Waterfront Anniversary}

by Monique on July 17, 2014 · 0 comments

When was the last time you had great photos taken of you and your Mr?

Anniversary shoot at Cape Town's Waterfront by Ilze Louw-1 (20)
Jana realised that the last time she had “proper photos” with her husband was on her wedding day. So, to make amends to their photo collection and celebrate over five years of marriage, they had a natural anniversary photo session with Ilze Louw PhotographySet against the nautical backdrop of Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, their relaxed couple session is just beautiful!  READ MORE


Heila’s Seaside Trash the Dress Session

by Monique on July 10, 2014 · 0 comments

How do you feel about ‘Trash the Dress’ sessions?

Heila's trash the dress bridal portraits on the beach, Cape Town  (12)
To trash the dress or not, it’s a question on many a bride’s mind. I had mixed feelings about ‘Trash the Dress’ (TTD) sessions… until I saw Heila’s gorgeous beach session!

Photographed by Sonje Ludwick on Deerdesteen beach, along the Cape’s West Coast, this TTD session is the perfect combination of pretty, sensual and natural. READ MORE


Daniel Ben {Newborn}

by Monique on July 3, 2014 · 0 comments

Looking for ideas for your baby’s first photo shoot? Then you have to see this newborn session!

Newborn photography baby photography
Styled by Sam of I do box , an events planning and gifts company, this sweet newborn session of Daniel with his mom and dad, Tamlyn and Devon, was photographed by Kaitlyn de VilliersREAD MORE


Tried & Tested: Ways Do Less & Live More

by Monique on June 27, 2014 · 0 comments

At the start of the year I wrote an ambitious post about working less and living more.

Tried & Tested: Ways Do Less & Live More: http://ohdarlingdays.co.za/?p=7377

It sounds great, right? But do the steps I planned actually work?

Since it’s just passed the middle of the year and the birthday month for both Oh Darling Days (can you believe the blog is four years old?!) and I, it seems like a good time to reflect on the last six months… READ MORE


Lauren and Wayne prove engagement sessions can be as fun as you want them to be!

Surfing themed engagement session  (2)

I love that this couple chose to make their engagement shoot reflect who they are and what they love. Wayne is a surfer so for their engagement session, Lauren and Wayne met their photographer, Warren Williams, at Wayne’s local surf spot in Blouberg for a spontaneous surf-inspired engagement shoot. What fun!  READ MORE