As published in Artells Magazine

Artells Magazine published American Prairie, an “interlude” with Frans and Tharine recently. Taken during the 15 minutes between a rain storm dissipating and sunset, it reminds us that magic often lives and breathes in the in-between, unexpected moments!

We are sharing both published and unpublished images from this dreamy, slightly wild editorial…

  • PHOTOGRAPHY | Dust and Dreams Photography
  • HAIR & MAKEUP | Rue Cambon
  • DRESS | Vintage skirt & blouse; stylist's own
  • STYLIST | Elaine Van der Merwe-Louwrens

Couple standing in a field basking in the afternoon sun.
Page of Artells Magazine featuring American Prairie Editorial by Dust and Dreams Photography.
Tharine standing in the field with wild hair and a vintage outfit.
During an afternoon photoshoot in Mpumalanga a couple embraces while looking into the distance.
A man picks up his wife while the two of them are alone in a field with trees in the bakcground.
A wide shot of a woman in a cream and burgundy vintage dress with puff sleeves.
Styled by Elaine Van der Merwe-Louwrens a young woman wears a vintage outfit in a field in South Africa.
Captured in monochrome a couple shares an intimate moment sitting in tall grass.
Mpumalanga couple shoot with sunflare and a woman staring up at a man.
Standing with her hands on her hips a woman shows of her floral outfit with lace trimming.
A editorial photographed for Artells Magazine by Dust and Dreams Photography.

“The very unique vintage outfit Tharine is wearing belonged to my mother. She very recently handed it down to me and I couldn’t resist taking it along as an option for Frans & Tharine’s shoot. I never imagined that for a brief moment the weather would give us the perfect backdrop to highlight this floral beauty. And Tharine was just a vision!”

– Elaine Van der Merwe-Louwrens {Photographer & Stylist}

Tall grass obscures a couple standing in a field in Mpumalanga embracing.
A young woman wearing a vintage floral outfit sits on a gate of a farm fence in South Africa.
Holding hands a couples bodies are shown but their face are outside of the frame.
Expired monochrome Instax wide taken by Dust and Dreams Photography in Mpumalanga.
Frans and Tharine standing in the open fields at Spioenkop Venue with the tree line in the background.