I am so excited to share this gorgeous party with everyone – I love shooting parties especially when the moms are supreme party planners like Sasha.You might remember the adorable circus themed 1st Birthday last year – this year the twins had a Farmyard theme … Continue readingHugo & Isla’s Farmyard Party – Johannesburg Party Photography
One of my favourite little girls at one of my favourite party venues in Johannesburg, Under the Oak Tree in Bramley with Darin the Magician providing the entertainment (this is the 2nd generation of parties for this family) with one of my best themes ever. … Continue readingNoa’s 4th Birthday – Johannesburg Party Photograpy
This pretty little princess came to my studio last year to celebrate her first birthday and this year mom Jessica wanted an outdoor tea party to celebrate her second birthday. She’s definitely one of my favourite little people.
This little dynamo in pink and silver came to visit me earlier this year to celebrate her first birthday with mom and dad.
Yes that is the prettiest cake smash dress ever! Beautifully made by Cherish by Carita Adams – have a look at her gorgeous range here cherishbycarita.com And definitely one of the prettiest little girls in the universe too!
So this happy little guy came to visit me one day and the rest is history with a very serious cake smash face and the biggest smile ever in a bubble bath!(All cake smash shoots include family portraits before the messy fun and a bubble … Continue readingOrapeleng’s Cake Smash – Johannesburg Toddler Photography
This little divalicious baby girl came to visit with her mom and family last year – love the pinks and purple and those big brown eyes of hers!
So this little guy is part of a family of beautiful mommies and little girls and everyone was very excited for his arrival and first birthday. Love that hair!There’s something about shades of brown with mint that is just divine, I think I may love … Continue readingDante the wild one – Johannesburg Toddler Photography
Just loved the soft, pretty colours in this shoot and of course I am unicorn crazy too which makes this one of my favourite shoots ever.
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This lovely family was a pleasure to capture even with a giant tarantula in the same room. Awesome reptile show from Duwayne from Party Animals SA and possibly the most well mannered kids in the universe!Thank you Jin for booking me to capture this special … Continue readingJayden’s Reptile Party
So what do you get when Dad is a pilot and mom is not the biggest fan of sparkly pink unicorns and fairies? An adorable pilot party for the sweetest little girl held at an airport with real airplanes as decor in the background and … Continue readingWillow’s Pilot Party – Johannesburg Party Photography
This gorgeous little diva’s mom booked me for a Star Themed Cake Smash late last year – she was made to be a supermodel! Look at her expressions!
I’m catching up on all my block posts – it has been so busy this last part of 2018 that I am way far behind, so far that WP has released two updates and the whole user interface is different but that’s a whole new … Continue readingVugalahawe’s Minion Cake Smash – Johannesburg Toddler Photography
So much of cute – this kid was made for the camera! Look at those big beautiful eyes and the cheeky grin! And how much fun we had.
That bow!! That face!! Some babies love their cake smashes, some hate it and then you have little professional models like this darling baby girl who smash like they were born to do it. il
Ok so I admit, I have a soft spot for Pink & Gold, especially when the kid is this pretty! Nicole wasn’t having any of this posing stuff until she got through the cake and then we got the most awesome smile out of her.
So this little man came to visit a few weeks ago with his mom and dad and big brother and even though it looks like the most serious cake smash in the whole entire universe, Khaya did actually laugh and smile every time I moved … Continue readingKhaya’s Cake Smash – Johannesburg Toddler Photography by www.christiemann.co.za
Once upon a time, a beautiful princess named Sofia declared that she would like a Rainbow Unicorn Party for the occasion of her 6th birthday. Her mother, the Queen agreed to indulge her and arranged a magical celebrate complete with a Wacky Wizard, delicious treats … Continue readingSofia’s 6th Rainbow Unicorn Party – Johannesburg Birthday Photography by www.christiemann.co.za
Princess Zoë came to visit the studio a few days after her party and boy did we have fun – Zoë pretty much decimated her cake and loved her bubble bath afterwards.
This little princess had the most magical party at a lovely venue called the Playhouse in Alberton. They did such a great job with the decor (love the pink and gold so much!) and the delicious goodies on the table and of course that beautiful … Continue readingPrincess Zoë’s First Birthday – Johannesburg Party Photography by www.christiemann.co.za
True story! I paid this little guy in cake to pose like this. Seriously one of the best models ever, full of smiles and then that grumpy lip at the end.
This little princess came to visit a few days before her birthday for a very special TWO Cute Cake Smash with her mommy and daddy and grandparents. Toddlers are awesome little people, they actually sit and eat the cake and follow direction too!
Some babies are just born with a sense of rhythm – this little man danced through most of his cake smash and then posed like he had been doing this forever and a day!
Cute hey? I think so too, especially with that cheeky grin! And he knew exactly how to smash a cake with maximum impact and actually ate some too. ae
So there’s this little girl called Kaitlynne who completely rocks her themed parties and she has an awesome mom who organises these incredible parties and makes the most beautiful iced biscuits too! How pretty is the decor and the colours and just everything! (Um I haven’t … Continue readingKaitlynne’s Moana Party – Johannesburg Event Photography by www.christiemann.co.za
Sarah and Ally brought their little superstar one year old called Freddy in for a cake smash to celebrate his birthday – we had such fun in the shoot, he had us laughing at his antics and expressions through the whole shoot but he wasn’t … Continue readingFreddy’s Shades of Blue Cake Smash – Johannesburg Toddler Photography
Oh gosh, is this little girl’s smile not the prettiest ever! Rethabile was one of the happiest kids ever – most of the one year olds I shoot are so focused on their cakes and the delicious icing that they don’t smile for the camera … Continue readingRethabile’s Minnie Mouse Cake Smash – Johannesburg Toddler Photography
So this has to be the most perfect theme for a winter baby! Mom did such an awesome job with the decor, the hot chocolate, the gluhwein for the grownups and a pretty spectacular lumberjack cake complete with flannel check! The baby was pretty cute … Continue readingLuca’s Lumberjack Party – Johannesburg Event Photography
This gorgeous little girl came to visit a few weeks ago wearing a specially made outfit – loved the bright pinks and yellows and she was such a sweetheart during the shoot!
So you may remember this cute little guy from his awesome Cowboy party a few years ago. I am in awe of the creative force that is Sasha and she did it again, from the personalised soccer kits to the best pinata ever to the … Continue readingMika’s Soccer Party – Johannesburg Event Photography
So how smooth is this little guy? And check that dab! He is going to be such a charmer one day when he’s grown up! I loved the ideas that his mom sent me (especially the collar and bow-tie with the cuffs) and included one … Continue readingLittle Mr Manqoba’s Cake Smash – Johannesburg Toddler Photography
This handsome little man had the most awesome haircut – he wasn’t too impressed with the cake or the mess but oh my gosh, he loved the bubble bath.
This divine little girl was one of my favourite newborn shoots ever – the prettiest little face and sweetest nature. And she has the coolest parents too!
This beautiful doll of a baby girl is the youngest addition to one of my favourite families and she is just the sweetest angel ever and much loved by her two older brothers and her big sister. Mom Hayley’s parties are a dream to photograph. … Continue readingEliana’s Twinkle Little Star Cake Party – Johannesburg Event Photography
Sasha is such a talented party planner, she is at pro level already and the twin’s first birthday party was absolutely beautiful and whimsical and just perfect . As expected 😀 The twins are pretty cute as well. Those stunning cakes were made by Gillian … Continue readingHugo & Isla turn 1 – a Circus Adventure! Johannesburg Toddler Photography
Adante’s awesome parents brought all of these giant choc chip cookies, jars and the cookie monster with them to his shoot. Can you tell how much fun the shoot was?
Tansey is still one of my favourite Miss SAs – in real life, she is even more gorgeous. True story Miss Peyton arrived a few weeks after the shower, completely perfect and heaven sent to these two wonderful people who are going to be the … Continue readingTansey’s Baby Shower – Johannesburg Event Photography
Sometimes the toddlers just find the thought of having a cake to smash and destroy, a bit overwhelming but it’s ok. Some kids have the cutest crying face like this little guy does. Cake smash shoots always include a couple of portraits of mom, dad … Continue readingMogau’s Circus Cake Smash – Johannesburg Toddler Photography
This little fellow had us in stitches in his shoot – Ivi’s expressions were comical and he giggled through his whole cake smash, decimated his cake like the pro he is at 1 already and made the biggest splashes ever in the studio. It was … Continue readingIviwe’s Cake Smash – Johannesburg Toddler Photography
This stunning nautical themed first birthday was perfection – from the sweetest little donut life savers to beautifully bright bunting (I love bunting) to Nathan’s retro Sailor Suit. He was such a happy boy at his party, laughing and loving every moment of this special … Continue readingNathan’s Sailor 1st Birthday – Johannesburg Toddler Photography
There are so many new features on FB that I’ve decided to try at least one a week – this is the video slideshow feature showcasing 10 images. Don’t forget to like my FB page Christie Mann Photography and share my posts if you like my work … Continue readingFacebook Videos
So this is a true story. Once upon a time a beautiful mommy booked me for her baby girl’s carnival birthday party which was so epic and so beautifully styled. Then the mommy had a beautiful little boy and booked me for his epic “Wild … Continue readingCristiano the Wild One – Johannesburg Toddler Photography
I love it when siblings want to be part of their baby brother or sister’s cake smash – look at this beautiful brother and sister and how much fun they had!
Look at this little doll’s precious little face and her expressions as the cake smash and food fight ensued – true story! There was a pug named Mutt, a mom, a dad and an awesome big sister and they all had the best food fight … Continue readingErin’s Vintage Cake Smash – Johannesburg 1st Year Photography
Meet Nathan and his big brother Shane – look at those happy faces! The first and only time they have both been allowed to make such a big mess to celebrate Nathan’s first birthday and what fun they had!
Meet Ylang and Yara, two of the prettiest little girls ever! Loved shooting their party (the cakes were as delicious as they looked – seriously how gorgeous are the cakes!)
This little princess actually had her birthday party before her cake smash which was perfect because we could use some of the beautiful decor (made by her very talented mommy) in her shoot and everything co-ordinated perfectly.
Meet Debbie, Gareth, their two beautiful little girls Grace and Briony and the rest of their lovely family. We met up at Modderfontein Nature Reserve a few weeks ago to do a very special family shoot. Gareth’s parents Lamorna and Phill left for Canada a … Continue reading“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces” – Johannesburg Family Portraiture
This handsome little man came to visit a few weeks ago to celebrate his first birthday – mom loved the colour combo of grey and yellow and I have to admit, I do too – it’s fresh and a modern take on a traditional cake … Continue readingKitso’s Cake Smash – Johannesburg Toddler Photography
This little girl is such a rock star! A Barbie Rock n Royal star! And this was the most perfect party theme for her too – Mom Hayley is unbelievably talented at co-coordinating every aspect of a party from the outfits (baby sister Eliana wore … Continue readingSofia’s 5th Rockstar Birthday – Johannesburg Party Photography
This little supermodel came to visit me a few days before her first birthday and you have to agree she has the sweetest little smile and most expressive face ever!
Some kids are just born naturally comfortable in front of the camera – this little miss Shekinah is one of those kids. She posed, she smiled, she smashed and we had an awesome shoot!
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Oh my gosh, does this kid not have a killer smile? Sahar and his mommy and daddy came to visit me a few weeks ago for his cake smash and we tried something new and bright for the theme (I’ve watched a couple of episodes … Continue readingSahar’s Lion Guard Cake Smash – Johannesburg Toddler Photography
I just realised that I am literally months behind posting shoots and I’m catching up post by post. This adorable little girl came to visit a few weeks ago – her mom made the tutu dress especially for the shoot and taught herself to crochet … Continue readingCarlah’s Cake Smash – Johannesburg Toddler Photography
This little man is the handsome cousin to Giuliana – awesome that they are the same age and will always be cousins and friends!
So there are these two little guys called Caleb and Judah and I’ve been to every one of their birthday parties so far (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013) and each year, I can see them grow into absolutely awesome little people. This year was very special, … Continue readingThe Levitwins turn 7! Johannesburg Party Photography
This stunning young lady has grown from a seriously cute little girl into a breathtaking beauty at 13 – I did a family shoot for her mom in 2012 and you could already see how photogenic Maree and her big brother Jesse were.
This sweet little girl came to visit one day with her mommy and daddy and brought the most awesome pink bath for her bubble bath. And she has the best cake smashing face ever too!
Aimen’s cake smash is the perfect example of a traditional but modern cake smash with balloons and pompoms and bunting in bright colours and of course, a giant cupcake to destroy! You can see from his huge grin how much fun he had at our … Continue readingAimen’s Cake Smash – Johannesburg Toddler Photography
Each year I watch this boy grow more and more confident and good looking (check the poses now!) and I look so forward to his mom’s email booking me for his party. It’s been quite a few years now and it makes my heart sing … Continue readingLuke’s 6th Birthday – Johannesburg Party Photography
This pretty little princess came all the way from Durban for her cake smash – mom ordered that gorgeous personalised outfit especially for the photoshoot and I just loved the shades of purple!
This little gent turned 1 recently and Mom Elisha planned the most adorable circus themed party to celebrate this very important milestone with family and friends.
“The older you get, the more you realize that it isn’t about the material things, or pride or ego. It’s about our hearts and who they beat for” – RA Meet the Lombard Family – don’t you love their co-ordination? It adds something so special … Continue readingThe Lombard Family – Johannesburg Portrait Photography
This precious baby girl is the brand new sister to another very special little girl that I photographed for her newborn shoot, her naming ceremony and her first birthday, Amiri. Baby Saena is just as gorgeous with that mop of beautiful hair and that pretty smile!
This brave little man is such an inspiration to his family – Declyn was born with a rare disease called PRS and just like Nemo, he has kept on swimming.
This gorgeous little diva smiled and giggled through her whole shoot. True story! Zoey, keep smiling and keep bringing your mommy and daddy as much joy as you have this past year.
I love a cute themed party and Ehzan’s 9th birthday was no exception – loved the attention to detail and especially the venue, Elf’s Hill in Chartwell. And that cake tasted as good as it looked too!
Khumo was such a sport at her Cake Smash a few weeks ago – she smashed and smooshed and splashed like a pro and had an absolute ball! Textbook cake smash.
Oh gosh, this child was such a little doll – her dress was stunning and mom Priyanka did a beautiful job of the pretty decor at one of my favourite party venues, Under the Oak Tree.
“A baby boy has a way of making a man out of his father and a little boy out of his grandfather” Meet Rourke – his daddy’s mini-me at a only a few weeks old. Even down to his skew little toes.
This gorgeous little fellow’s mom Nicole booked me to shoot his 2nd Birthday Party in April at Posthouse Parties, seriously one of the nicest party venues in the area – loads of space for kids to well, be kids in. His name was just made … Continue readingAusten’s 2nd Birthday – Johannesburg Party Photography
One of the most special aspects of what I do is building long term relationships with families. Sairah booked me a few years ago for a photoshoot for Daniel when he was a wee baby and called me last year to tell me the awesome … Continue readingJohannesburg Newborn Photography – Baby Aerin
How big is this little man’s smile? Jayden always had this huge grin on his face even when he came flying down the water-slide at this awesome venue – Monique’s Party Venue in Krugersdorp (although there was a worried look on his face when he … Continue readingJayden’s 7th Supernoob Party – Johannesburg Birthday Photography
Remember this pretty little doll from her cake smash? Mom planned an awesome party at Kiddy Up in Linbro Park, one of my favourite party venues. The kids had a ball and the grown ups even more with a very active game of musical chairs. … Continue readingShreya’s First Birthday – Johannesburg Party Photography
Oh my soul, how adorable is Miss Shreya in that frothy tutu and that nunu little crown? She came to visit a few weeks before her first birthday party so we used the same vintage pink, gold and mint theme in her cake smash and … Continue readingShreya’s Vintage Cake Smash – Johannesburg Toddler Photography
Two years ago Kiran and his mom Colett came to my studio to do his 1 year cake smash – this year he turned 3 and mom organised a super dooper PJ Masks Party for him at Jeeks/Party Purrfect in Senderwood. The venue is just about … Continue readingKiran’s 3rd Birthday – Johannesburg Party Photography
This adorable little man recently turned one and mom Lauren planned a gorgeous beach party for him at their home in Greenstone – loved the bright colours, that awesome cake and the very cool shark watermelon that dad Darryl made. And the best part was … Continue readingGrayson’s 1st Birthday – Johannesburg Party Photography
Remember this little doll from her adorable cake smash last year? Calynn’s mommy threw the most gorgeous shabby chic vintage garden party for her last year. It was just so pretty – definitely a pinterest worthy event!
I shot this little doll’s newborn shoot last year and I was so chuffed when mom Nicolene asked me to share and capture Ariella’s first birthday in December. Happy Birthday Beautiful Ariella!
This little diva grows prettier and prettier each year I see her – last year’s Frozen Party was epic. This year’s little Mermaid party was just as awesome and mom Prabashni outdid herself with the decor for the theme and the co-ordinating outfits and transformed … Continue readingGabriella’s 5th Mermaid Party – Johannesburg Event Photography
One cute little girl with a cake is fun, two are even better! Aamani and Aamia came to the studio a few weeks ago to celebrate their first birthday with a cake smash and celebrate they did – look at those gorgeous cake faces!
I love this colour scheme – so boy and vintage and soft and absolutely adorable! This little boy had a blast – from the sugar shiver when he tasted cake for the very first time to the splashing fun in the bubble bath, you can … Continue readingKian’s Cake Smash – Johannesburg Toddler Photography by www.christiemann.co.za
Vihaan’s mommy chose the most adorable theme for both his cake smash and his party (and did such an awesome job with the co-ordination and the party goodies). Loved the hot air balloons dangling from the roof! Vihaan wasn’t so impressed with the face paint though … Continue readingVihaan’s 1st Birthday – Johannesburg Party Photography by Christie Mann
I met this gorgeous mommy last year at her baby shower and I was thrilled when she called me to book Simran’s Cake smash in December. This kid is way too cute for her own good – just adorable in her Supergirl outfit with that … Continue readingSimran’s Super Cake Smash | Johannesburg Toddler Photography by www.christiemann.co.za
Some toddlers are pretty shy when they first come to the studio for their cake smashes and it takes a while for them to warm to me and relax and play but this little man was a hoot! He started giggling as soon as his … Continue readingKeaorata’s Cake Smash – Johannesburg Toddler Photography
You might recognise this handsome little guy from his brother Mica’s party a few months ago. Best fireman party ever from the custom made overalls to the awesome fire squad shirts to the real little fire truck that everyone got to ride in. Completely pinterest-worthy … Continue readingLuca’s 4th Fireman Party – Johannesburg Birthday Photography
Mom Natalie wanted a specific look and feel for her baby boy Jack’s cake smash and it was the first time I have made a rainbow cake with cloud frosting and it smashed so well!
It was a bittersweet shoot for me and for Ethan’s family a few weeks ago. Mom, Dad and this gorgeous little boy have emigrated to New Zealand and wanted some beautiful portraits for granny and his aunties to remember him by until they can visit … Continue readingEthan & Family – Johannesburg Family Photography
Now this is what a textbook cake smash is all about – lots of fun, lots of icing and lots of mess! I don’t think I have ever seen a kid enjoy icing as much as Vihaan did – he savoured every taste like … Continue readingVihaan’s Cake Smash – Johannesburg Toddler Photography
What happens when you mix flowers, butterflies, two gorgeous little girls and a bit of magic? A perfect cake smash of course! Calynn and her big sister Logan came to visit a few weeks ago and we had such fun in their shoot especially when … Continue readingCalynn’s Cake Smash – Johannesburg Toddler Photography
Some kids just have so much fun in their cake smash shoots! Jonathan is blessed with 3 gorgeous big sisters who just adore him and he laughed and smiled through our entire shoot.
How adorable is this little princess! Loved the theme, decor was awesome (they totally had me at the Star Wars theme too – life size stormtroopers to guard the door, anyone?)