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 very 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 has been so overwhelming.
Word of mouth marketing spreads like wildfire and I can only be grateful for others appreciating my art.
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 ( 9 ), Hayley ( 7 ) and Emily ( 3 ) 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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As a photographer choosing a photographer to capture my special moments would have been difficult except that I knew straight away who I wanted! When I asked Anneli and sent her my ideas I knew I would get what I expected! Well I was wrong... I got so much more than I expected! Our shoot was relaxed and fun... it was super weird being on the other side of the camera and instead of being the one reminding the family to relax and enjoy. I was relaxed and was enjoying every moment! My hubby isn't a big fan of photos and even he enjoyed the shoot and commented on Anneli's wonderful camera-side manner. My son (5) even took it upon himself to capture Anneli and I (both 33 weeks pregnant at the time) while busy, making it even more special. From the first contact to discussing ideas, choosing the location, seeing the sneak peaks on Facebook and receiving my photos... everything was professional, yet relaxed and friendly! Thank you Anneli for making my first maternity shoot (sadly we never had one with my previous pregnancy) so special and so memorable! Truly memories to treasure forever.The Ritchie Family, Port Elizabeth | Maternity
" The experience of the photo shoot you did with us as a family was not only pleasing with regards to the quality of the photos, but it was part of new memories you capture and we will look back on it many years later from now. My children enjoyed it tremendously "The Katoo Family, Hankey | Family
Anneli, Thank you so much for your kindness and capturing such beautiful pictures of my little family. XxThe Knott Family, St Francis Bay
Struggling with infertility, feeling useless at stages and some what broken, I feel a woman's main purpose in life to to bear children, to be able to conceive without assistance and to ultimately create a family with my husband. Feeling down and with hubby 1000 miles away (working in China) and the medication not fixing my 'broken' body I decided I needed sexy pics to send to my hubby as he is so far away and the simple selfies aren't very flattering... Wow, what i got was so much more than a few sexy pics to send hubby, after my photo session with Anneli I felt empowered, I felt more than just a mom that can't seem to fix what I feel is broken. After seeing my sneak peak of my pics, I for the first time in ages felt like I am good enough, I am strong!! That I can do this and can overcome what ever comes my way, yes it's just a photo shoot to the onlookers, but to me this was what I needed, what I feel has given me a new lease on my 'broken' body. Every woman needs to do this, not for your hubby or partner but for YOU!! Everyone is beautiful in their own way, not only before you get married and in your prime, but after having a baby, after breastfeeding and the changes it makes to your body, this is who we are and what we were made for, and we need to be proud of what we Are!! No matter what stage in life we are at, you need this! My body and these photos mean more to me after bearing my son, also with fertility assistance but I did it and WILL do it again God willing. Thank you Anneli for the time you gave me and how comfortable you made me throughout the shoot♡ you have no idea what it has all meant to me, it is something I will forever cherish and look back at to remind myself of how I feel right now.Mrs T | Boudoir, Port Elizabeth,