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{ about me }

The one behind the first response to your e-mail to finally being behind the camera taking your photos.
I grew up in Despatch, Eastern Cape, with my feet firmly on the ground. I married William in 2006 and we farm with citrus and avocados in Hankey, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
I am a musician and studied music at the NMMU in Port Elizabeth. After I got my BMus(music) degree, I taught for a few years but it was not until I was almost done with my 3 months’ maternity leave that I realized I don’t want to be that mom, I want to be on the farm with my son. I resigned from the school I was teaching at and don’t regret that decision for one minute. My best friend got married shortly after, I have never even thought of being a wedding photographer before then and those were my first wedding photos I ever took.  The rest as they say is history. It started small with a few photos here and there and later everywhere! Hankey is such a small town and the support I have been getting from our community is so overwhelming.
I LOVE what I’m doing now, the fact that my hobby turned into a business makes me feel so blessed.

I also have three beautiful kids, Shawn ( 8 ), Hayley ( 6 ) and Emily ( 2 ) and they have filled my life with nothing but happiness.
Since being on this photography journey, I feel like I have matured, accepted a lot of things, reached a few personal goals, chose to be happy and it’s the best feeling in the world.
I am a “real” person, this is my passion. I didn’t study to be a photographer, it just happened, I feel it was meant to be.  Cliché, I know!

Thanks for taking the time to read my story and I am looking forward to being a part of yours.

Much love, Anneli


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affordable packages for professional service
with custom payment options to make this investment affordable for YOU
{ gift vouchers available for these on request }


    from R10500
    * max 5 hours | no reception
    • Variety of options
    • available to suit
    • individual needs

    from R 1700
    per session
    • Families
    • Maternity
    • Birth Photography

    from R 950
    per hour excluding travel
    • personal functions
    • corporate profiles
    • website images

    per item
    • printing, enlargements
    • canvas mounts
    • photobooks

* Prices subject to change without prior notice. Once deposit is paid, quote remains the same

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{country weddings}

Your Ultimate Country Wedding Experience


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Country Weddings is the brainchild of Heidi (owner of Padlangs Restaurant & Country Shop as well as Die Grand Wedding & Function venue),
Danika (owner of Twee Waters Guestfarm & is passionate about baking) and Anneli (owner of Anneli Young Photography).
Three creative business owners saw potential and growth within their own businesses and realised that it would be even better to link these trades together.
We are all living our dream, living in the country, each married to a farmer and raising our 3-children-each in one of the most beautiful parts of the Eastern Cape, the Gamtoos Valley.
Patensie has been a wedding destination choice by various bridal couples from “out of town” as it offers something different and more.  It has the potential to turn a one-day wedding into a whole weekend affair
spent with friends and family in the beautiful valley filled with citrus orchards and farmlands!  Patensie offers the tranquillity you want for your destination country wedding, yet it is only a short drive from Port Elizabeth and Jeffrey’s Bay,
making it easily accessible for consultations beforehand and daytrips for guests choosing not to stay over.  We have everything here you will need to make your country wedding a success: a fully-licenced venue,
designer food, photography, hair, make-up, flowers, décor, honeymoon suites and guest accommodation.
There are more than a 150 beds available for your wedding guests in Patensie and the surrounding area and the hosts are all looking forward to entertain you with country cuisine and one-of-a-kind hospitality.

Patensie is in the heart of citrus country and the community also produces a large variety of other fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the year.
It is en route to the Baviaanskloof, a world heritage site and wilderness area, which is a great draw card for those who love to 4×4 and camp.
We would love for you to spend your special night here with us in Patensie – besides, our stars are SO much prettier than in town!

We feel… no…  We KNOW that we can make your wedding day the one of your dreams.

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{ online articles / magazine features and advertisements / awards }

As part of this great journey, I have been blessed with a certificate or two, online articles that included me and my photography and printed magazine features of my work up to date. I would LOVE to be a part of your day, in order for me to make that next magazine feature YOURS !!


abia  bizbuzz lovilee sap real brides

topvendor topvendor15 wdm weddingfunction photo addict

majestic weddings herald weddings24

{ corporate clients / associates }

proud to have worked for these companies, worked on their premises, have my work displayed on their websites or have my photographic business serviced in a professional capacity such as printing, supplying or website hosting

psg lsg pinkstar katz hankey golfclub

mooihoek loerie cape valley shumba pamgold

tweewaters patensie milkhousemeadowsagri

adi areli midlands GRANDblume co

melville gerhard meiring mardee maree


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{ blog }


SJM 20 years service awards | CORPORATE

May 24, 2017No Comments

On Wednesday 24 May, I shot the 20 year service awards dinner in Port Elizabeth for the company SJM

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Myburgh, Marieke & Emma | MATERNITY

May 10, 2017No Comments

I took these photos of Myburgh, Marieke and beautiful Emma in a mielie field on their farm in

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April 29, 2017No Comments

Karin contacted me to do some family photos for her and her precious family... I didn't know

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Kirk & Shundré | ENGAGEMENT

April 28, 2017No Comments

Kirk and Shundré are getting married in Patensie on 16 December 2017, probably the most popular

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Theuns & Mandy | MATERNITY

April 23, 2017No Comments

Theuns and Mandy are returning clients and I am shooting all their important life events.  From

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April 22, 2017No Comments

Stefani & Ilani celebrated their 5th (Ilani) and 7th (Stefani) birthdays recently and we enjoyed

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I am based in the Eastern Cape, but am available to travel
PO BOX 132, HANKEY, 6350

+27 84 501 5585

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