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Behind the scenes with Singer Loyiso Bala

Multi-award-winning R&B turned gospel singer, Loyiso Bala and his family recently spend a day in our studio shooting our beautiful exclusive Father’s Day cover for our June issue. Here are some of our favourite ‘Behind the scenes snaps of the day’.

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Jennifer makes sure her daughter is camera ready:-) She is sooo adorable!

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We just adore those cute pink shoes!

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Peek-a-boo I see you!

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Kenzie gets ready for the cameras!

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Mommy Jennifer and Kenzie enjoys a special moment.

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Dad and Kenzie getting ready for the cameras.

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What a special moment between father and daughter. She doesn’t look very happy though:-)

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Say Cheese!

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Mommy, what’s that black ball of fur?

Click here for the Behind the Scenes Video of the shoot.

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Get your June issue on shelves from Monday 19 May!

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Behind the scenes with Ashanti Wandia

Our May Cover mom and baby is the beautiful model-turned mom Ashanti Wandia and her 13-month-old son Tao. Here are some of our favourite ‘Behind the Scenes’ snaps from their cover shoot!

LL_May_CoverThe final product! We love this cover!

Lucoh_Mhlongo works his make-up magic on AshantiHair & make-up artist, Lucoh Mhlongo works his magic to get Ashanti camera ready (not that she needs any magic to look at beautiful).

Tao catches his breath before his busy morning playing model startsLittle Tao catches his breath before his busy day starts!

Stylist Suzanne Sesnik Clee chooses accessories for Ashanti

Stylist Suzanne Sesink Clee looks at which accessories will go best with Ashanti’s Burgundy Lace Dress.

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Lights, camera, action!

Can mommy have a sip too

Can mommy have a sip too?

Ashanti and little Tao on set

Why don’t you go sit over there and I’ll man the camera? Tao is not ready for the camera yet! He still has some exploring to do!

Tao playing on a fluffy blanket

Tao has finally settled down on his blanket – and  photographer, Albie Bredenhann quickly snaps a couple of pictures!

Mom and son look so happy!

Mom and son looks so happy here! We just love this pic!

It's a wrap!

It’s a wrap!

Read the full interview with Ashanti in our May 2014 issue, on shelves now!

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Behind the scenes with Sarah-Kate Scott

In our April issue, on shelves now, Sarah-Kate Scott tells how an iron faith and boundless love have helped her and her family through the hard times – and made the joyous ones even sweeter plus she talks about bonding with her second baby! Here are some of our favourite Behind the Scenes snaps from the shoot.

 

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Sarah-Kate gets ready for the cameras

Sarah-Kate gets hair done

Matthew with his mom while she has her make-up done

Matthew spends some time with his moms while she gets her make-up done

Mom and son have a special moment before it’s time for their shoot

Sarah gives Matthew a kiss

Matthew and Sarah-Kate in front of the cameras

Matthew and Sarah-Kate infront of the cameras

Say cheese!

Say cheese

What a beautiful moment!

What a beautiful moment

But, it’s nap time mom!

But, it's nap time mom

And, it’s a wrap!

And, it's a wrap

Catch the full interview with Sarah-Kate Scott plus more gorgeous photos in our April issue, on shelves now!

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Behind the scenes with Dawn Matthews

We recently caught up with Scandal! Actress Dawn Matthews at the cover shoot of our March issue. This beautiful mom might have a busy career, but that’s not stopping her from embracing the joys of motherhood.

We just had to share this fun day with you! Here are some of our favourite ‘Behind the scenes’ snaps from the photo shoot!

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Jesse inspects the equipment before it’s time for her shoot 🙂

Jesse inspects the equipment

Dawn and Stylist, Gugu Maduna helps the little star of the shoot get ready

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But, no – it’s playtime now!

But no it's play time now

Dawn gets her final hair and make-up touches done

Dawn gets her final hair and make-up touches done

Mom and daughter share a special moment!

One of our favourite snaps

Lights, camera, action!

mom and daughter smiling for the camera

For more beautiful photos and the full interview with Dawn on how she balances a busy career with motherhood, get your March issue, on shelves from Monday 17 February.

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Behind the scenes with Minki Joubert (van der Westhuizen)

We had so much fun with Minki and little Katerien at the cover shoot of our February issue (on shelves from Monday 20 January), we just had to share some of the behind the scenes photos with you.

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Make-up artist, Algria Ferreira gets Minki camera ready.

 Minki getting her make-up done

We love this dress!

Minki tries on her first wardrobe option

 

Katerien enjoys some down time while mommy gets ready.

Katerien enjoys some time out

Minki and her mom, Carien.

Minki and her mom

Grandma and Katerien strike a pose for the camera.

 Grandma and Katerien

We love this gorgeous photo of Katerien.

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Minki and Katerien pose for the camera!

 Minki and Katerien getting off to a good start

 

Read more about Minki’s experience as a mom in our February issue, on shelves from Monday 20 January.

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Behind the scenes with Nicole Pilgrim

We had so much fun on our recent cover shoot with Nicole and hubby Mark Pilgrim, and their adorable kids. Here’s a little peek of what went on behind the scenes.

Nicole_PilgrimThe final photos are beautiful and we had so much fun on the day!

Our stylist does her magicOur stylist, Kathryn Marnewick works her magic.

Mark_and_daughterMark entertains the girls while Nicole has her hair and make-up done.

Cover shoots make you so thirstyAll this modelling is making me thirsty.

Lights camera actionLights, camera, action!

Finding the perfect poseDon’t miss the full interview with Nicole about her life with Mark and their two children, and the beautiful photo shoot in our November issue, on shelves now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A behind the scenes peek

It’s the end of another crazy, busy week here at Living and Loving. But as always, we’ve had loads of fun doing what we do best – putting together your favourite parenting magazine!

We’ve had shoots…

We’ve had cake… AND we’ve been on deadline with our SEPTEMBER ISSUE.

I honestly can’t believe it… Where’s this year going?

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