Do you ever dream of spending a heavenly interlude in the Tuscan countryside? Blessed to have been there, I was inspired by its beauty when choosing a location for two special friends, in order to create personal lifestyle portfolios that were infused with fresh air and a taste of Italy. We didn’t have far to go, discovering the gorgeous Avianto venue in Muldersdrift, not far from Johannesburg.

Both highly accomplished ladies with their own businesses, Juanene Frydman (left) is an executive coach, speaker and conversationalist, while Naëtt Atkinson (right) specialises in financial literacy training and mediation. It serves their success to share engaging, personal images of themselves, to promote connection with their clients and amplify the ‘know, like and trust’ factor for their brands.

Avianto was buzzing with the anticipation of a wedding and conference when we arrived, but there was abundant space for us to enjoy our photo shoot undisturbed. Our objective was to capture Juanene and Naëtt in a natural, aspirational setting, and we were all delighted with the results that will enhance their personal and professional profiles. Here’s a small sample of photos:

Juanene Frydman, photographed by Naomi Estment
Naëtt Atkinson, photographed by Naomi Estment
Thank you to the staff at Avianto for delivering everything we had imagined. They welcomed us warmly, accommodating our requirements with ease and grace, and contributed to the relaxed atmosphere we experienced. It helped that the weather was perfect, with wistful blue sky and not a breath of wind. What a pleasure to shoot in this stunning setting, so that we walked away with a blissful sense of being momentarily transported for a mini Tuscan holiday. Special thanks to Juanene and Naëtt for the privilege and pleasure of photographing them, and for their fabulous testimonials:

Naomi had me laughing in minutes and more focused on being myself than being the perfect photographic model, that I’m not. I knew that I didn’t want a ‘traditional’ shoot; I wanted my readers and audience to know me as I am and Naomi ensured that my requsts were met – from suggesting the wardrobe that I bring to the shoot, to the poses (if we can call them that) that I struck, to suggesting a venue that resonated with me. If you’re looking for someone who understands what is required professionally and equally has empathy for our non-confident selves, you’ll want to be ‘shot’ by Naomi.” – Juanene Frydman

Naomi’s free spirit, complete ease in her own skin and absolute professionalism, make you forget all your issues about being in front of the camera. I loved my photos and the way she captured the essence of me.” – Naëtt Atkinson

If you’re interested in a location photo or video shoot for yourself or your business, you’re welcome to contact me to discuss your options. I’d love to connect with you!