On Saturday the 21st of April I was booked in by Tineke and Steven to photograph their gorgeous baby girl, Mieke.
This photoshoot was extra special as it was my first paid job in the South Island! North Otago to be exact!
I was in the South Island with my mum visiting my eldest brother and sister in-law. So while I was down there I wanted to make best use of my time and fit in some shoots, if anyone was keen. I got my sister in-law to ask her girlfriends if any of them and their families would be interested. It was quite short notice (as I didn't think of this idea until a week before we were set to fly out) but thankfully one family were prepared and keen to have photographs done and that was the Smit family.
Along came Saturday and I drove out to Tineke and Stevens house. From there Tineke and Steven escorted me to where they wanted the photographs taken of Mieke and that was at Tineke's parents house. So I pull up to this amazing two storey house and it had felt like I just entered a beautiful estate in London. Beautifully kept hedges with thoroughly maintained gardens. The warm-toned autumn leaves made a bed across the surface of the ground, making for awesome photo opportunities.
Thank you very much to the Smit pair for giving me the opportunity to photograph your beautiful Mieke, she has so much character... its hard to not smile when you're around her.