Event Photography

Cape Homemakers Expo



This CTICC Event Photography job comes around annually.  I’m not sure for exactly how many years we’ve been shooting the Cape Homemakers Expo, but it feels like forever, and we literally feel like part of the furniture already (pardon the pun!)

It’s great to see how the expo has evolved over the years, and it’s always exciting to see all the new and innovative goodies on offer.  It’s a rather social affair too, as you get to chat to stand holders and vendors.  You end up drooling over lovely things, but realize you’ll end up working for free if you spend all of your hard earned money, so you do tend to just ‘shop with your eyes!’  Well, except when it comes to a certain few stands!

The Cape Homemakers Expo aptly has the hashtag #ATributeToYourHome.  This could not be more true.  From interior decorating ideas and bedding to flooring solutions,  interior and exterior features and fixtures, arts and crafts, and the latest in technology, there is something for everyone!

The demo area is always buzzing with expo goers being entertained by dudes who make even vacuum cleaners and irons seem exciting!  With yummy food and drinks available at the restaurants and market area, you could spend at least half a day at the Expo with several pit stops when the tummy is rumbling, or your feet are shouting out in agony!

So what was trending this year?  Dark walls and interesting wall paper,  botanicals, geometric shapes, rose gold and air plants.  The Scandi look is very much in too,  I love how the lowly cactus has made a comeback – who knows, maybe soon we will all be running out to buy the Mexican in a poncho next to a cactus we used to see on exterior walls of homes in the 70’s!   There was definitely a green theme, as well as emphasis on water saving and repurposing.  I also loved the interesting concrete designs and to see the creativity displayed here.

Well done Cape Homemakers Expo on yet another great show!  It’s always an honour for us to be part of it!

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  1. Liesl September 13, 2017 at 10:17 am - Reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos! 🙂

  2. Sharné Thorpe September 13, 2017 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Splendid shots!!! Lovely to chat to you and hope our paths cross again, perhaps in the Karoo? 🙂

    • Selma Ohlsson September 13, 2017 at 1:37 pm - Reply

      Thank you Sharne. Yes, who knows that may just happen!

  3. Louise September 13, 2017 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Oh so beautiful Selma! Your photos make me want to go and live there.

  4. Simoni September 14, 2017 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos of this beautiful event, thank you so much Andre and Selma!

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