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Stella Sassen Photography – Johannesburg & Cape Town

Hello Cape Town !!

Hi !! Welcome to my new blog and website 🙂 A HUGE thank you to Jo from Pretty Pretty who worked so hard on getting it exactly the way I wanted it xxx

Drumroll please …….

We have decided to move to Cape Town !!!

There are loads of reasons, but mainly because I want to be close to my family – I have been in Joburg now for over 10 years and I love this city…but I have missed them terribly. So if all goes according to plan, we will be moving down sometime in the next few months, probably around September. I will still be coming up to Joburg for weddings and shoots regularly, and will have a studio to work from if you want to book your shoots. Once we are down there, I will posts Joburg schedules and at the moment I am booking flights around my weddings and newborns that are booking or confirmed. So, I will still be looking after my Joburg clients…never fear! 🙂 And weddings booked in Joburg will not incur any travel costs until end of Feb 2014.
I have been so blessed with amazing and loyal clients over these last years and I will do my best to make sure that you are looked after as much as possible…

We are still in the process of selling the house, so I will keep you update on the blog and on Facebook with everything that is happening.

Here’s to a new adventure!

PS: The blog might be a bit higgeldy piggeldy still – I am loading old posts as I go along 🙂

derek print

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We grew up together. We went through the awkward teenage years together. We smoked behind our parent’s backs. We drank cheap liquor and learnt about boys (sometimes at the same time:) We snuck out in the middle of the night and did mostly nothing. We cried and laughed. We got our hearts broken.

And now its lots of years later, and we don’t have to hide our cigarettes and we can afford champagne, but we still cry and laugh together. And when life gets tough, we have made a pact to be there for each other. Real friends are a gift…treasure them xoxoxo



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Will You Marry Me???

Last night was very special for us…Derek’s “little girl” got engaged!!

Craig did the whole thing…got down on his knees and made a moving speech, made everyone cry and surprised Shannon with a beautiful proposal…aaaahhh. Seriously, what more could a girl ask for ???

Shannon told him once that she wanted to get engaged when her family and friends were around, so he did just that…everyone was there…and everyone was in on itSmile He has been planning for weeks! So, in the guise of a belated birthday party for Shaz, we all arrived and tried not to let her in on the real reason we were all there. Now Craig is a very energetic person at the most normal of times so imagine for a moment a man nearly exploding with nervous energy, a lot of cigarettes and a few jaegies (for courage) later…and boy, did he do good!

And after he made a fake speech for the fake birthday party, the paparazi was on hand to capture these wonderful moments… Congratulations you two! We love you LOTS and know that you will have the most wonderful life together… mwah mwah xxx


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