Vintage Lover has had the pleasure of working with two amazingly talented and lovely ladies for the bralet photo shoot. Mari Conradie is a make-up artist (and model). Marli Koen is a photographer who predominantly does weddings but she’s open to collaborations. They’re such sweet and fun-loving women that the entire experience felt like girlfriends getting together to have fun. The models (Janece Frick and I) were first timers and new to the game, so it was refreshing to have Mari and Marli work with us because they made us feel so comfortable and relaxed.
The journey began when we all met up at Marli’s cosy and beautiful apartment. We had our make-up done by Mari who is a genius with colour on the skin. She made us look and feel like goddesses! While getting our make-up, hair and outfits ready we all sat chatting up a storm like we’ve been friends for ages and gushed over Marli’s adorable rock star cat, David Bowie. After all the chatter and laughs we headed out to the (secret) beach- our location. We literally had to climb over rocks to get to a spot, that’s so heavenly, it made the mini work-out all worth it. The light, sun and breeze were perfect! The colours were all so beautiful and the ideas and poses came flowing naturally. Marli cracks so many jokes and compliments that we forgot about the formalities of a photo shoot and just had fun. It was so effortless and easy-going that the shoot was quicker than we expected. We all went home after an awesome day of “work”. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a make-up artist who’s a pro with cosmetics and a photographer whose charm brings out the best in your smile (and picture).
We hope that you love the bras as much as we do!
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Here are their details if you’d like to book Mari or Marli:
-words by Adine Pietersen