This shoot was something that I hold so dear to my heart. It was one of my most memorable family sessions, shot a few months ago, set out on a beautiful apple orchard in Elgin, Western Cape. The Mullins family lovingly opened their home to us for this dreamy lifestyle session.
The setting was picturesque and even our drive to the farm was alluring. With dramatic rolling hills, lush greenery and subtle light filtering amoungst the many rows of apple trees – I knew that this was going to be something extra special. I was greeted by Tammy, Walter and their daughter Charlotte who were warm and welcoming – we felt at ease with them straight away. We were soon greeted by some more friendly faces and some wagging tails too when we met the the rest of the Mullins family. After taking a few photos under a big old tree – we proceeded to the tractor where the whole family jumped on for a little ride through the orchard. Tammy and Walter had gotten married on the farm and they showed me where they said their “I Do’s” (Under some trees, ontop of a hill with a jaw dropping view!!!) Now, Planted where they married, grows a young a grove of apple trees.
After that, we headed back to the house for Charlotte’s dinner time, bath time and then story time !
I enjoyed getting to know this family so much and I am delighted to say that I will be back to this orchard to celebrate with the Mullins once again as I photograph Leanne & Mikes Wedding next year.