People often ask me how I can always find something to write about, for every shoot that I blog. I always say that every shoot is memorable and special and it easy to find something unique to write about each one. Well, this shoot had to be one of the most eventful of them all.

Megan contacted me a couple of weeks ago and set up a shoot for her and her close friends. We decided that Tokai Forest would be a perfect location and organised that everyone meet up at the spot on Sunday afternoon.

We left our bags in the forest not far from where I was shooting. There was no one around and we thought they would be perfectly safe. A large male baboon, who must have sniffed out the banana and apple that Joy had in her bag, decided to scratch through all of the bags and empty the contents of each bag until he found the banana. All six of us were shouting and banging sticks to chase it away but this seemed to make no difference. Luckily we managed to alert the ranger on duty who came to the rescue and chased the baboon away. The problem was that the baboon left the scene still clinging onto Joy’s bag, he finally dropped it a few meters up the slope.

After searching through the foliage to find cell phones and make up that had been emptied from the bags, we decided it would be safer to leave the area and finished off the shoot on the outskirts of the forest.

Thank you beautiful ladies, despite the baboons I had an absolute blast. A big thank you Megan for getting your friends together for this  shoot. Enjoy the pictures.

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This is stunning, I don’t like taking pics but you really encapsulated everything so beautifully. Thank you to you and the ladies for a fabulous shoot.

Will definitely be seeing more of you in the future.

Dec 08, 2010 @ 9:37 am

lauren Reid

Leanne thank you for making us all feel beautiful and relaxed.
We had lots of fun and moments we will never forget.

Thank you
Lauren Reid

Dec 08, 2010 @ 9:57 am

Carmen Du Toit

Hi Leanne

You really know how to bring out the best in people.
Thank you soooo much for a stunning day that I will always remember!!!
I will most definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a good photographer.

Dec 08, 2010 @ 11:00 am

Megan Lategan

Leanne these photos have exceeded my wildest imagination –they are beyond stunning. Thank you so much for a very memorable shoot and for sharing in these special moments & memories in our lives.

You have truly captured our special bond in a way no one else could have. We LOVE the photos and look forward to seeing the rest

Lotsa Love

Dec 08, 2010 @ 3:36 pm


This is absolutely stunning! WOW!!

Thank you very much for making this an unfogettable experience for all of us.


Dec 08, 2010 @ 4:25 pm


Thanks for all the great comments guys. I’m so glad that you all had as much fun as I did.
Hope we can do it again sometime:).

Dec 08, 2010 @ 4:47 pm