I’m very fond of photographing on Abrahamskraal Guest Farm, so when owner-manager Hestie Fourie contacted me about this family reunion/birthday celebration they were hosting at the venue, I was very excited. The clients are South Africans who live in Switzerland, and their daughter turned 13. They took advantage of this to get the entire family together on the farm for a few days of fun in the sun, dust and fresh Karoo air. I was commissioned to document the Saturday which included a bush-breakfast in the veld under sweet thorn trees, the kids riding quad bikes and swimming, fun games in the afternoon and finally, a dance and dinner in Abrahamskraal’s function venue the evening.
What a lovely bunch of people to photograph! This family will stay with me, and so will the experience of photographing them.
I was assisted by Dean Assegaai on the day.
To learn more about Abrahamskraal Guest Farm, visit their website here.