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.
My greatest passion is working with people and getting to know them. I have a home studio situated in Brackenfell, focusing on maternity, newborn, cake smashes, sitter & fruit/milk/bubble bath sessions. I also have a great passion for family photography! Bigger families are shot on location while smaller family session have the studio option too.
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! 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. On 7 June 2021 we welcomed our first child into this world, Milanka Appelgryn – and she brings us more joy than I could ever comprehend! I’m currently pregnanct and expecting our son in June 2023! 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.
Thank you for stopping by to have a look at my site!
"Bianca jou foto's bring trane na my oë. Ek kon al die emosies in elke foto weer ervaar! Dis asof ek die beste dag van my lewe herleef soos ek deur die foto's scroll! Ek is oneindig dankbaar dat JY my fotograaf kon wees. Die foto's is asemrowend en het my so emosioneel gemaak! Baie, baie dankie! Ek dink nie ek sal vir jou ooit genoeg dankie kan sê nie. Jyt n fantastiese talent. Dis nie net foto's nie...dis kuns. Jou foto's is n tydmasjien sodat mens vir n paar minute terug kan gaan en n wonderlike oomblik in jou lewe weer kan ervaar. Never stop doing what you're doing! Jy is DIE BESTE fotograaf en ek sal defnetief enige iemand recommend om van jou gebruik te maak. Jy capture elke klein oomblik, al weet mens nie eens die kamera gaan af nie en dis daai klein oomblike wat die spesiaalste is... "
"Excellent photography, very creative and inspiring! "
"Think 5 Stars says enough! Thanks for your awesome work 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."
" So talentvol en neem die ongelooflikste foto's! Dankie Bianca!"
"Baie dankie vir jou moeite met die fotos! Dit het baie mooi uitgekom!"
"THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR AMAZING MEMORIES!!!! "
" 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."
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.