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Recently our Drive-In Studio was recently transformed into a nail bar for part of Vodacom’s Slaap Tiger TV commercial.

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Rather than using the infinity curve they modified the kitchen area to resemble a retail environment and covered up the cupboards and door to complete the effect.

Watch the TV commercial below and lookout for the scenes shot in our Drive-In photographic studio


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We shared the shoot video last week (click here to see it) and now here are some great behind-the-scenes images, captured by Elle’s creative assistant Niquita Bento, of Elle’s August #AfricaIssue cover that was shot in our Church Studio and features the beautiful Pearl Thusi.

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Click to enlarge and enjoy.

See the rest of the images from this shoot on the Elle blog.


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For their August #AfricaIssue Elle photographed the gorgeous Pearl Thusi for the cover. Take a look at this behind-the-scenes video that follows Pearl on shoot day from our dedicated make-up room to the infinity curve in our spacious Church photographic studio, a definite favourite for fashion photographers in Cape Town.

Video by Roice Nel @ Kickass Media Productions and more info on the Elle blog.


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Watch what Women’s Month is all about for Foschini in this short behind-the-scenes video filmed in our Drive-In photographic studio.


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In the heart of trendy Woodstock is our Church building, which we converted into a photographic studio, but it is still available to hire as a wedding venue. With its varnished wooden floors, high ceilings and stained glass windows it still has all the grandeur and atmosphere of a church and can seat 150 guests comfortably.

Ayden & Lisa wedding at Roodebloem Studios Knit Together photography 4

Back in March this year Ayden & Lisa had their wedding ceremony here and Knit Together captured it all beautifully in these photographs. Click to enlarge

To see the rest of the stunning photos of the ceremony and the reception afterwards, visit Knit Together’s website.


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A couple of months ago the GNC World Swimsuit South Africa Model Search Finalist shoot took place in our Church photographic studio. It may have been a cold Cape Town winters day outside but the heat was on in studio and I’m not talking about the gas heaters.

Take a look at this behind the scenes video to see what we are talking about…

Models: Carly Lottering, Shane van Der Westhuizen, Dante Roets, Babalwa Mabona, Danielle Greyling, Robyn Lesley Jones, Pia Jane, Kaymin Ormerod, Katelyn Barkhuizen, Madaleen Swanepoel, Aisha Dramat, Sune Serfontein

Photographer: Anton Robert

Cameraman: Paul Charles & Richard Hughes

Editor: Richard Hughes

Studio: The Church, Roodebloem Studios


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One of the great features of our photographic studios is that we are happy for you modify our studios to suit your shoot. Our buildings can even be used as locations whether you’re looking for modern styling on our daylight side, or the character filled spaces of our Church and Hall studios.

A great example of how versatile our spaces are is how Plascon transformed the balcony of our daylight building at 43 Roodebloem Road to create four unique and completely different looks. Photographed by on the balcony off our Kitchen Studio.

Photographed by Micky Hoyle and for more about the paint colours and the accessories used visit Visi Magazine


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Some behind the scenes courtesy of Ricardo Koopman from a recent music video production in our Hall Studio. Of interest is the crane they used. There was some concern about its weight on our wooden floors, but with boards under the tracks to spread the load it wasn’t a problem. The 8 metre high ceilings in our Hall studio also meant they could use the full range of the crane to get their shots.


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You’ve seen the photos (if you missed them, click here) and now here’s a video of the South African finals of the BACARDÍ LEGACY Cocktail Competition 2015. Denzel Heath took the night with his signature cocktail, ‘The Lennox’. Take a look at how they transformed our Drive-In photographic studio into a premium cocktail bar for the evening while guests and international judges watched the bartending mastery and got to taste the bespoke creations.

For more visit the Bacardi Legacy SA Facebook page.


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This year over 550 hopefuls entered the World Swimsuit South Africa & GNC South Africa Model Search in the hope of becoming ‘The One’ and earning a coveted place amongst the legendary World Swimsuit models in the pages of this year’s swimsuit edition.

The field was trimmed down to the finalists who gathered in Cape Town at Roodebloem Studios in our Church photographic studio at the end of May to be put through their paces in a professional photo shoot with the team.

The photographs of the shoot have been scrutinized and the judges have arrived at their final decision. The winner of the World Swimsuit SA MODEL SEARCH 2015 is… Carly Lottering!

Congratulations to the gorgeous Carly on this awesome achievement and check out this hot behind-the-scenes video of Carly on set in our beautiful Church Studio.


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In their first locally shot cover for 2015, ELLE Magazine SA photographed the stunning Brazilian twins Suzane and Suzana Massena, wearing knitted twinsets from Maxhosa by Laduma. Labelled the #SisterhoodIssue they decided to shake things up a little and shoot the cover on home turf, which was our Church Studio in Woodstock.


ELLE’s junior fashion editor Nicole Newman had this to say about the shoot:

Why did you choose to shoot Suzane and Suzana Massena for the cover?

We chose to shoot the Massena twins because this was our sisterhood issue, and we wanted to convey something of the emotion and bond between sisters and friends.

Hair and make-up?

We decided to embrace their natural hair and keep their Afros – stylist Kevin Epstein differentiated their hair slightly but the girls are identical, so it’s really difficult to tell! For the make-up, we wanted a vibrant and punchy look for the cover; make-up artist Algria Ferreira suggested a tangerine lip to add extra oomph.

What did the photographer bring to the cover?

Kristen-Lee Moolman shot the cover and she was as excited about it as we were and I think this comes through in the look, feel and energy of the cover shot.

Our Church photographic studio is 200m2 (18 x 11m) with a 5.5m x 6m x 7m high infinity curve as well as a dedicated make-up room making it perfect for a fashion shoot like this. Not to mention the sound system with iPod dock and free Wi-Fi so you can share those behind the scenes from your shoot.

Here is a behind-the-scenes video to see how the whole shoot came together in our Church Studio

To read more about this shoot and see the rest of the behind-the-scenes pictures be sure to visit the Elle blog.


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These Fashion Friends are Foschini Brand Ambassadors, carefully selected for their love of life, community, fashion and beauty. They are motivated to make a difference. Their passion is to empower confidence and positivity to woman around us. Back in February they shot the Foschini Winter ’15 in-store campaign for several days in our Drive-In photographic studio in Woodstock, Cape town and as you will see in this behind the scenes video they had a lot of fun.

To find out more about these Fashion Friends and connect with your favourite visit Foschini Fashion Friends.


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Wedding setup in the Chruch at Roodebloem Studios

Once an old church this is naturally a first choice for many bridal couples in which to hold their ceremony. The beautiful high ceilings, tall windows and varnished wooden floors make this an impressive venue that can take 150 guests comfortably. Thick stone walls keep this space beautifully cool in summer. We will also organise chairs and any other décor you would like including a grand piano which we have on location. Don’t want to move, you can rearrange things and have your reception here as well.
Together with the Church you will get the Gallery and the Courtyard which are great as prep areas or for welcome drinks before your function begins. It also goes without saying that we can provide photography services too.

Here is a gallery of images from past weddings in our Church Studio to give you some ideas and inspiration of how others decorated this beautiful space for their special day.

And here is a video put together by Boy Meets Girl Wedding Cinema of Liz & Nigel’s special day featuring the ceremony which took place in our Church. As you can see in the video it has lost nothing of its character and beautiful light still streams in through the stained-glass windows.

To book or view our Church Studio for your wedding please contact our studio manager on +27 21 447 6326


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