I’m Moira, I live and work in the coastal village of Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa.
This is our adorable little home, “Custard Cottage” – a pale yellow tree-house on stilts that I share with Mr T, my poet-writer-husband; Paddington, a thoroughly spoiled Golden Retriever and Ruby, our amber eyed black Labrador Retriever.
People often ask me why it is that I love photographing pets. It’s simple really, I’m animal mad and have been enamoured with furry and feathered creatures ever since I was able to reach out with chubby baby hands, grasp two handfuls of canine fur and plant a drooling kiss on a patient head.
The image you see below (taken by a newspaper reporter) is the only photograph I have of myself and my beloved childhood pet, Patches: a black and white mongrel of questionable lineage.
Animals are with us for such a short time, yet leave an indelible mark on our hearts and long after they have passed from this world it is comforting to have an image of their adorable face and unique personality .
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
— Aaron Siskind
Besides being a photographer, I have a keen interest in languages, the arts and all things mystical and mysterious.
I think laughter is under rated, you can never have too many teaspoons and beautiful wine glasses are a must!
DO YOU MENTOR OR TEACH PHOTOGRAPHY?
Yes! Once a year, I run an easy, 5 week online digital photography course, mentored by none other than yours truly, me. You can find out more about my course HERE.
WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE?
I’m a lifestyle photographer, depending only on natural light. I work on location and my style of photography is relaxed and natural.
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES & HOW DO I BOOK A PHOTO-SESSION WITH YOU?
If you’d like to book a session or enquire about my rates, please send me an enquiry on the website contact request form, you can access it on the tab at the top of the page under CONTACT or easier still just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll reply as soon as I receive your message.
DO YOU HAVE ANY TESTIMONIALS I COULD READ?
You’ll find some client testimonials in the side bar on the WELCOME page.
DO YOU ONLY PHOTOGRAPH PETS?
Make no mistake about it, I do love pets but I also offer human portrait sessions.
I look forward to chatting with you,