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Pic(k) of the week - A Mother’s Love {National Women’s Day}




Chantelle Fourie & her beautiful family. YSP

A mother’s love can conquer and overcome anything that life can bring you.

I met Chantelle in 2003 and from the first day she treated me like an old family friend. Her genuine kindness and warmth made a big impression on me. Chantelle and her husband, were blessed with two beautiful children. Their son, Hanno, was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy in August 2011. Hanno suffers from the same disease as Springbok, Joost van der Westhuizen. Please visit Hanno’s Facebook page and his website to read more about his condition or to show your support.

Chantelle’s strength and unconditional love through the difficult times has inspired me. She is an invincible mother and magnificent woman.


Photos supplied by Chantelle Fourie.

Happy weekend x


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Pic(k) of the week - Courage {National Women’s Day}




Celebrating women that inspire & lead by example.

I am writing out of a cosy office while it is pouring outside. Feeling lucky that I am a woman, wife and daughter. From this week until the end of August I will share with you ladies that inspire me. The 9th of August is National Women’s Day.

I photographed this beautiful woman a while ago in my studio. Her story is personal, but I can tell you that it took a lot of courage for her to appear in her swimsuit. Her strength inspires me to be proud of my body.

If you would like to share your story on the women that inspire you, please email me at yolande@ysp.co.za. I would love to post it.

Wishing you a warm & happy weekend x

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Pic(k) of the week - {Artist - Theo Paul Vorster}






I had a very busy week filled with art, lifestyle shoots and Jenny Morris’ jewellery range launch at freeRange Jewels.

The highlight was artist, Theo Paul Vorster’s walkabout at Rust en Vrede Art Gallery, in Durbanville. I love his work and have already built up a beautiful collection over the years. Theo, did two demonstrations on lino printing and on etching. Also taking us through the gallery to tell us more about his current exhibition. My favourite print is Suspended II. (See the original lino right.)

Happy weekend x







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Pic(k) of the week - {Ride}




Instagram - Shot from passenger window, driving on R43.

What I love about winter is the promise of spring and the beautiful light. Also the quiet time between wedding seasons, which is perfect to recharge creatively and to spend quality time with family and friends.

The past week I have been feeling very restless, really wanting to take the open road and explore our country. So I dedicate this week’s Pic(k) of the week to my inner adventurer.

For roadtrip inspiration listen to Lana Del Rey’s Ride.

Happy weekend x


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Pic(k) of the week - {God’s heart}






The kiss of the sun for pardon
The song of the birds for mirth
One is nearer God’s heart in a garden,
than anywhere else on earth.

My granny Jessie’s favourite quote.

Happy weekend x

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Pic(k) of the week - {Dedicated to Sophia}






I dedicate this week’s Pic(k) of the week to Sophia. This beautiful woman is getting married tomorrow in Bredasdorp to her best friend, the love of her life.

Sophia, jy is ‘n baie spesiale mens en ek weet jy en Riaan gaan so ‘n geseënde dag hê more.

Happy weekend x

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Pic(k) of the week - {Ouma Jessie}




Our greatest glory is, not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” - Confucius


It has been a month since my last Pic(k) of the Week post. We have suffered the loss of my grandmother and my father in law in May.

It is a difficult process to start the day with heartache, feeling actual pain. Proving that the person you have lost meant so much to you. I have learned that life does goes on. It is a matter of feeling the emotions, but going about your daily routine. Faith and support from family, friends and clients have also helped in this slow process of picking up the pieces and starting to move on.

My grandmother has been more than just a grandmother to me. Ouma Jessie inspired me. Introducing me to photography, art and nature.

Ouma, thank you for all your love and for believing in me. I miss you so much. x


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Pic(k) of the week - {Relaxing}







Violet & April, Second Time Around

I found that photography was a great way of relaxing on the set.” - Jeff Bridges

We were on an exciting shoot last week. I had a few minutes to myself and what did I do? I spent my break taking more photos. Photography is my life. I can’t imagine life without my camera.

Wishing you a happy weekend. x

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Pic(k) of the week - {Metallica}







Metallica, live in Cape Town.

This week I had the privilege of seeing Metallica live in my own city. It was an unbelievably awesome experience & another highlight in my life. Thank you to my husband for surprising me with tickets, you rock.

Happy weekend x




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Pic(k) of the week - {Priceless}







Priceless


I love shooting with film & found this treasure in my archives from a road trip in 2006. Traveling & film make a great combination.

Happy Weekend x

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Pic(k) of the week - {Just be You}









Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. - Bruce Lee

The best time to realize it is okay to be you, is now. Being different makes life colourful.

Happy Weekend x


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Pic(k) of the week - {Moments}









You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. - Henry Drummond

Happy weekend x

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Pic(k) of the week - {Be Scared, but take Chances}






The day after Surene & Thinus’ wedding, my husband Jacques, close friend Nic, new friend Pieter & I went for an adventurous walk from Pebble- to Blue Lagoon beach in the Agulhas National Park to reward ourselves with a swim. Something I haven’t done in a long time. Wearing a cozzie is not on my list of top ten favourite things to do.

I only gave the turquoise blue water one look and found myself in the water with my Nikon Coolpix S30. A little blue bottle graciously past me. The beauty of how it floated on the ripples of the tide, this delicate creature that can cause major pain, just made me realize that things that might hurt you in life can also be made harmless. It is all in the way you look at it. Be scared, but take chances. Wear your swimming costume and explore the world.

Happy Easter!!! Have a blessed time with family & friends. Drive safe. x

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Pic(k) of the week - {Easter}







Look out for this Lovilee feature on Friday - Easter table inspiration.


Styled by Yellow Papaya
Iced cookies by Choc ‘n Cherry
Photography by YSP

Happy weekend x

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Pic(k) of the week - {Getting married tomorrow}









I am super excited for tomorrow’s wedding! This cool couple is getting married.

Bianca & Arthur, mag julle troudag geseën wees met baie liefde & vreugde.

Happy weekend x

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Pic(k) of the week - {Autumn}






There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been! - Percy Bysshe Shelley






When I look out my office window and see the leaves change colour, I feel both happy and sad. The orange hues creeping up on the green leaves announces Autumn is in the air. I love the “light” that this season brings. Making life seem more vivid.

Why, sad? I am going to miss the warm Summer evenings.

Happy weekend x


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Pic(k) of the week - {Role models}







Kaylin looks up to her mom.

Lately I have noticed how people have become more negative about our country, international stars & life. I believe that we should stop looking to others to bring us happiness & rather look closer to home. Put your trust in role models you can believe in, people you know. Your father, mother, brother, friend, etc.

Live by example. Actions speak louder than words.

Happy Weekend x


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Pic(k) of the week - {Nothing else matters}









So close no matter how far
Couldn’t be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters” - Metallica

The bride, Fransisca, came down the aisle while this song was being strummed on an acoustic guitar. {Romantic}

In keeping with this month’s theme, love, I felt that nothing can be truer than when you have love, nothing else matters.

Happy weekend x

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Pic(k) of the week - {Lucky in Love}








Lucky in love. Cherish the person who holds your hand & stands with you no matter what.

Happy Weekend x


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Pic(k) of the week - {Red Hot Chili Peppers}







Cape Town Stadium


My Pic(k) of the week is an instagram photo. Tuesday was a memorable day, because my husband & I saw Red Hot Chili Peppers live with 54998 other fans.

One of the biggest highlights of my life, so far.

Happy Weekend x


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Pic(k) of the week - {The Month of Love}








Where has January gone? It is February, the month of love.

Laughing together, from the heart, is true love.

Happy Weekend x

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Pic(k) of the week - {Emerald Green}









This week’s Pic(k) was inspired by the Pantone colour of the year, Emerald Green.




Happy weekend x

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Pic(k) of the week - {Hope, Dreams & Love for 2013}






Image from Lisa & Duncan’s engagement photo shoot at the Taal Monument, Cape Town.

I am back in the office today after a wonderful holiday with my family & friends. To be honest, I might still be sitting on the beach with my feet in the sand, in my mind, but I am glued to my chair in my office. Answering emails and editing, with my desk fan blowing in my hair. (Which is also just as good.)

This week’s Pick of the week sums up all that I wish for you for 2013. May all your hopes and dreams come true & may love find you in unexpected ways. Here’s to a new year filled with new opportunities & adventures. Cheers!

Have a beautiful week. x


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Pic(k) of the week - {Under the sea}









This week’s Pic(k) of the week is a bit unconventional. I am on “holiday” & just had to share this instagram photo.

The Two Oceans Aquarium is really worth a visit this festive season. My husband & I spent hours just watching these beautiful creatures. Very relaxing.

Happy weekend x

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Pic(k) of the week - {My husband, my best friend}









Today my “holiday” is starting!!! I am still shooting through December, looking forward to a awesome couple’s wedding on the 29th of December.

My husband made a list of things we are going to do this holiday, we are seeing Cape Town, as if we were from overseas. How special is that? A holiday to recharge the creative fuel & to spend some well deserved quality time together.

Jacques, thank you for supporting me through this year with all its highlights & downsides. You are my best friend!

Happy weekend x


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Pic(k) of the week - {Getting there…}









Some days I feel so exhausted, because working for yourself is not just the best feeling in the world, but it is really hard work. You are the artist, project manager, secretary, accountant & net-worker. Then you can get caught up in other peoples success, which is the last thing that you should do.

This week’s “Pic(k) of the week” just goes to show you. Sometimes you are at the bottom, you might even be in the middle somewhere, but at anytime you can spread your wings and go to the top.

Happy weekend x


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Pic(k) of the week - {Beach, Mountains & Holiday}






Kleinmond - Perfect balance of beach, mountains & adventure. Looking forward to the Summer holiday with my family & friends.

Happy weekend x

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Pic(k) of the week - {When you fish for Love}









Some fish quotes…

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain. - Mark Twain

Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be fish. - Ovid

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow. - Jim Hightower

My favourite…
Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish. - Steven Wright


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Pic(k) of the week - {Happiness}








Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination.” - Roy M. Goodman
Happy Weekend x


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Pic(k) of the week - {Celebrating our 1st Anniversary}







Image by YSP - Drakensberg


Today is our 1st anniversary! I feel grateful to have married my best friend and knight in shining armor. {Ridder op ‘n swart perd. ;)}

Wedding photos by Du Wayne Denton.

Have a beautiful week x


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Pic(k) of the week - {Movember}








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Pic(k) of the week - {Green confetti}









I love all things green and at Alta & Oliver’s wedding at De Malle Meul, Philadelphia, I was surprised by their green confetti. A mix of herbs, rosemary & mint. The air was filled with the most pleasant smell & I wished I had a mojito to celebrate the moment. ;)

Have a beautiful weekend. x


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Pic(k) of the week - {Wedding guest}







This uninvited guest, at Alta & Oliver’s wedding made me smile & I thought I would share this with you before the weekend starts.

Happy weekend x


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Pic(k) of the week. {Having fun, that is what it’s all about.}









Happy Weekend! x

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Pic(k) of the week. {Flowers from me to you.}






Flowers from me to you. Thank you for your support, it really makes my day. x


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Pic(k) of the week. {CY Market 2012}









This week’s Pic(k) of the week is a bit early because I just had to let you know about the CY Market at Welbeloond. The CY Market is an annual market and just perfect for early Christmas shopping. Also, if you love all things creative I am sure you will find something special.

I naturally fell in love with this Hadeda heart cushion. Perfect for the YSP office chair.

PS: Father Christmas, hope you are reading this. ;)




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Pic(k) of the week. {Celebrating Heritage Day}


Happy Heritage Day!!! {Monday - 24th of September}

Tendai & I am celebrating Heritage Day in style with a “I heart South Africa” Desert Rose hanger.

Enjoy “Braai Dag”! Daar is niks so lekker soos ‘n braaibroodjie nie. x


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Pic(k) of the week. {Paint it Black}



It’s not easy facing up when your whole world is black.” - The Rolling Stones

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Pic(k) of the week. {In someone else’s shoes}

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Pic(k) of the week. {Spring}




Spring Fever - Elvis Presley

A little bird, he told me so
He said come on, get on the go
Open your eyes the sky is full of butterflies
The blossoms on the trees stir up the honey bees
Spring makes my fever right

Spring fever, spring is here at last
Spring fever, my heart’s beating fast
Get up, get out spring is everywhere

Happy Spring everyone x


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Pic(k) of the week. {Happy Thursday}




Happy Thursday x


Where - On our way to Malmesbury.
Why - Roadtrip with my Dad.

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Pic(k) of the week. {Happy Weekend}




I just had to share this beautiful lady’s smile. Melts away the cold.

Happy weekend x


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Where: La Residence
Event: Little Pink Book wedding workshop
Who: Natassja, wearing Bella Chiara Accessories