kids of khayelitsha


We visited one of the largest townships in Cape Town and we'll be posting about experiences, in Khayelitsha, over the next few days. All of the children were so excited to follow us around, asking us to taking photos and then demanding to see the camera screens. It seemed like some of the girls had been watching too much Top Model because they were actually posing for the cameras. The kids especially liked Alex and one little boy wouldn't let go of his hand the entire time we were there.

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  1. How do you do the layout where there are multiple photos beside each other?

  2. these photos are gorgeous! love love love them.

  3. these pictures just made my heart jump a little! so much happiness with no words neccessary!

    you captured them so perfectly!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

  4. the one with the braids and ohh that smile makes me melt. really, they all do. great moments captured here you guys.

  5. WOW, this is my favorite post so far. I love these images and the story behind them. Thank you so much for sharing!


  6. how cute!! that's sooo sweet, he'll be a good daddy one day

  7. Holy hell.
    So beautiful.
    Man. Nice nice nice.

    Don't you love your husband more than ever?!? I know I do.

  8. Awww this is so sweet! Especially all the little kids holding Alex's hand.

  9. My favorite part about visiting SA was visiting the townships. They really touched my heart. The pictures you took are just gorgeous!!! I love the way you laid them out.

  10. These photos genuinely warm my heart. Isn't the world an amazing place.

  11. these are most special photos

    thank you for letting us go along:)

  12. This is such an awesome blog (and lifestyle) concept! I love your pictures.

  13. these children are beautiful. i'm glad you found my blog, because i'm loving looking at yours!

  14. Sandra6.5.10

    I just happened to stumble upon this beautiful site, and what a treat! I love love love all of these gorgeous photos! And the stories are written in a manner that makes ME feel as though I'M in all these wonderful places! I'm just alone in my dark apartment though ;( haha

    Do you guys think that maybe those black children thought you were gods or something? Or maybe a king and queen! Sooo cute!

  15. They are so precious!

  16. these are so beautiful and so sweet!

  17. these kids are SO precious! and funny :)

    and that little boy holding alex's hand... how sweet!

  18. i want to go! one of my best friends is in uganda for the year.
    i just love all of those faces.

  19. These pictures are amazing. The children are so adorable!!

  20. Your photography is definitely improving over the course of the trip.

    Also, one of the previous commenters said: "Do you guys think that maybe those black children thought you were gods or something?"

    Holy motherfucking shit. Are you serious? It's not like Alex and Mina wandered into some jungle and stumbled upon a lost tribe untouched by modern man for millenia. Obviously these kids didn't think they were "gods."

  21. These photos brought tears to my eyes.
    Those children are so beautiful!
    I've made a few trips to rural Mexico in the past five years and the children always manage to steal my heart.
    Just like these kids, they loved my digital camera and once asked to borrow it from me.
    I stood outside their house (also a very small shack like the ones in the post above this one) and waited for them.
    When they returned three minutes later, I found photos of their prized possessions like their shared bed and their stuffed animals, against a lot of dirty, empty space.
    It was both heartbreaking and incredibly touching.
    We were there to build homes for families - to change lives.
    But I often think of those kids and how much they changed my life in the span of one week.
    Pretty impressive.

    <3 Grace.

  22. the hand holding bit is incredibly sweet. children can be so wonderful and full of love.
    did you use cross processing for this batch of photos? the colors really POP right out of the screen. i love it!

  23. Beautiful pictures! The kids look so happy.

  24. These pictures are beautiful. I especially love the one where Alex is showing the kids his pictures on the digital camera! awwwww melts my heart. Looks like a beautiful experience.