Anneli Young Photography

Pro Wedding Photography - Participant 2015

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, those were my first wedding photos I ever took, and the rest as they say is history. It started small with a few photos here and there and later everywhere!

I LOVE what I’m doing now, the fact that my hobby turned into a business makes me feel so blessed. 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.

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