Wow what a year it's been! Going through my work from the year I am amazed by how much I have been able to shoot and how quickly the year has gone. In January I though that I would be taking Sophie Smith Photography full time in Cape Town but by June we were living on the other side of the country and working for an NGO and doing photography part time. It's been a year of all sorts of different and interesting assignments - from working for the amazing Absa Cape Epic mountain bike race and doing marketing work for corporates and NPOs, to weddings, engagements, preggie shoots and a whole lot of wonderful family shoots. It's been a year full of laughs, challenges, surprises and twists in the road. It's fun looking back, but I'm also looking forward to 2016 and all that it holds.Read More
In November 2013 I spent a month in Kenya working closely with an NGO called Expanding Opportunities to provide them with photos for their website, newsletters and social media. The organisation has a number of facets and I was able to focus on two of these, the outreach work in Samburu to rescue young girls from forced marriages and help educate them at the local school. and the children's home called JWHS on the outskirts of Nakuru.
I spent a fortnight here, getting to know the children, the staff and how things work at the home and took a series of photos to tell the children's stories and show sponsors all over the world what a day in the life of JWHS looks like. I also put together a little multimedia video which you can watch below.Read More