I started Bianca Smit Photography in 2013, only as a part time job, but got word from God, resigned my job, and I’ve been living my dream being a full time photographer ever since. I’ve always had a great passion for photography. It’s important for me to capturing timeless photographs, that does not just capture the moment but also has a creative artistic way of displaying them.
I would describe my style as vibrant, timeless & heartfelt.
I am also a make-up artist, and completed my 8 months part time studies in August 2014 by Kohl Make-Up Academy. I have a great passion for art, especially visual art and painting. I’m a people’s person and love to interact with others while capturing wonderful photographs.
Some fun facts about me is that I am a proudly South African Afrikaanse meisie, I love the ocean, I LOVE beautifully presented food and I’ve been a pescatarian since 1 January 2019! What is a pescatarian? Someone who doesn’t eat meat but does eat fish. So I like saying, I can eat anything in the ocean, but nothing on the land. I do however eat eggs occasionally. I’m a big animal lover, having 4 dogs. I have one brother who’s a full time musician. My mom is an artist/painter, my father a fisherman who lives in Pringle Bay. I got married on 17 October 2015 to Pierre Appelgryn, my best friend and soul mate. I’m a real ‘softy’ when it comes to weddings and have had tears in my eyes at every single wedding that I’ve captured, I am a big believer in Christ and how He’s provided for me, and keeps providing continuously. I enjoy being outside on sunny days, learning new things in life and spending time with the people that matter most to me. My biggest dream is to travel the world and to be able to capture it while doing so. I LOVE old camera’s and have a couple myself. I am a Canon shooter and LOVE my brand.
Thank you for stopping by to have a look at my site!
"Think 5 Stars says enough! Thanks for your awesome work Bianca."
"Ons is so overwhelmed met die fotos. Dit is ongelooflik mooi, Jy is rerig 'n superstar!! Jy is so goed in wat jy doen! En so trots om te se ek het iemand soos jy gehad om ons spesiale dag af te neem. Ek het nie woorde om te verduidelik hoe stunning hierdie fotos is nie. Jys n uitstekende fotograaf en is so bly jy was die een wat hierdie baie spesiale dag vir ons te capture. Ek sal verewig vashou aan hierdie fotos "
"Excellent photography, very creative and inspiring! "
"Baie dankie vir jou moeite met die fotos! Dit het baie mooi uitgekom!"
" So talentvol en neem die ongelooflikste foto's! Dankie Bianca!"
"Wat n aangename mens om mee saam te werk. Bianca voel regtig soos een van die familie wanneer sy saam met jou fotos neem. Ek kan haar aanbeveel."
"5 stars are way too little for you. There should be 100 stars for 100% excellent quality."
" Ons is so happy! Ons kry net komplimente oor die fotos, dis verskriklik mooi. Jou fotos is amazing en jy hanteer jou kliente so mooi."
"Baie, baie dankie vir jou baie spesiale bydrae tot ons mooi dag. Die foto's is so pragtig. Ek is trots om dit vir mense te wys."
"Bianca is one amazingly talented photographer."
One thing I’ve learned, is that sometimes it’s wonderful to be able to follow another persons story and journey through images, and so I thought I’d share some photos from my and Pierre’s wedding day, our styled shoot afterwards (we wanted a fun/different location than the wedding venue), and a couple shoot a couple of months afterwards. Just a little background: Pierre and I met on 14th of February 2015. All unplanned. Promise! Our first date was the next day, we started dating on the 5th of March, fell madly in love and got engaged 17th of April 2015. If you had asked me in January 2015 what I would have thought of something like this & knowing someone for such a short while, I would have thought you were completely mad, but we were & still are inseparable. We got married on the 17th of October 2015. Small wedding of 33 guests. With our closest friends & immediate family. And it was perfect. Best day of my life, tying the knot with my best friend and soul mate. My gift from God. Thank you to Colette from Flash of Madness, Riaan West and Lauren Pretorius for this collection of photos xxx