I remember the way the golden light shone through the trees in the Jubilee Creek forest as I stared up at them. They seemed impossibly tall through those eyes. The cold, soggy leaves had started to soak through my 'Chicks Rule" Nando's t-shirt.

If you were still for long enough, my Gran said, the fairies would come. So I stayed.

I grew bored, rolled over, and started studying the pale mushrooms next to me. "How small are these little blighters" I wondered, in my best dad-impression voice. Tinkerbell seemed pretty big, but we couldn't trust drawings in books. I'd have to take a photo and send it in to You magazine, just for good measure. That was a particularly excellent pun and as I laugh-snorted, the fairies fled.

Today I relive the magic of that moment through photographs. 14 really crappy, motion-blurred photos on 200 speed film to be exact. As I pull them out of their far-from-glamorous plastic box, they quietly whisper back all these things I have long forgotten. Holding those images makes me feel the same anticipation of magic that I did all those years ago.

That skin-tingling feeling is what I want you to experience when you open your album years from now. You should remember how the early morning light tumbled into your room and kicked off an impossibly large day. A day filled with so many small memories that would otherwise be forgotten. Those photos will whisper memories that make you relive the feelings of genuine excitement, nervous anticipation. overwhelming, heart-skipping joy and deep, meaningful love.

Let's make magic together.

Marrying this amazing man.
The only one who was able to tame my gypsy heart and get me to pack my clothes into a cupboard.

Every moment I get to spend with this crazy dog.
#CubaTheBullie

Iceland. And Flowers.
Standing in a field of Lupines that stretched as far as the eye could see.

Kloofing through Tsitsikamma
Jumping 7m into dark pools and swimming under waterfalls with some of the best people I know.

Arriving in Joburg to the Cosmos explosion.
My favourite time of year since I was a little girl... nothing beats the earthy smell of Cosmos!

The day our garden burst into colour with Poppies
from seeds found in my grandfather's garage after he passed away

Our first 'garden to table' feast for Life In PE!
From juicy tomatoes to yellow carrots, radish pods and sweet potatoes... it was freaking delicious.

Big Magic

recent memories that make my heart beat waaaaaaaay faster

Actual Messages From awesome Clients

MARJORIE + TYRAN

OH MY WOOOORD!!! You are a-flippin-mazing Niki!!! We had so much fun looking through our photos... so much happiness and emotion! We couldn't help but smile, gasp, giggle and even shed some tears while scrolling through them. Thank you for capturing everything so perfectly. You are one hell of an amazing photographer!

NATALIE + NIC

We can't quite believe how beautiful our photos are! They look like something straight out of a magazine! Thank you so much for documenting our special day and for helping us relive the magic of that evening! We loved seeing the quirky pics and the sense of love and laughter captured in each and every one. We were so privileged to have you there and just wanted to let you know we think you and your work are amazing!

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