This fun and beautifully spirited French family live in West Africa and were in South Africa on holiday. They wanted their holiday family shoot in the colorful area of ‘Bo Kaap’ (‘high Cape, or ‘above the Cape’) formerly known as the Malay Quarter, and then on Signal Hill with views of Table Mountain. The brightly colored facades were previously painted white when the locals rented them when they became homeowners, they painted them bright colors as an expression of freedom. It’s a peaceful area to visit early morning, when the neighborhood is just waking up, and the sunlight is slowly spilling over onto the houses. It’s a very quirky area too, and some great cafes have opened. If you have time to enjoy a meal there, ‘Bo Kaap Kombuis‘ (Kombuis meaning ‘kitchen’) offers an authentic Cape Malay dining experience. The owners, Yusuf and Nazil are born and raised in the area so their restaurant is an extension of themselves and their culture. Some dishes include a selection of local specialties such as bobotie, curry, and roti, and all their ingredients are sourced locally.
For family shoots where the children are very young, there is lots of playing, running and interaction, so the shoot is fun for all. Children can get bored very quickly, so if you are wanting photos with energy and real moments, then The FlipFlop Tree is for you. Visit us on the contact page, by clicking HERE.