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October 4th, 2011 | Other,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Some time ago I decided to just do just a certain amount of weddings in this season. (Much less than the previous seasons.) As much as i love shooting weddings, I realised i had to make time for things like documentary and “other” shoots. So when Jeanelde called me to do an inquiry for a “farm shoot” in Citrusdal, I was so excited – I could actually say yes! I spend about 2 days on the farm, as Jeanelde and her husband, Boet (Mouton) drove me around, showing me all the steps and processes of farming with citrus and a bit of Rooibos. WOW! Growing up in the Overberg with it’s grain fields and sheep, i knew nothing about this type of farming. Boet was so patient explaining everything to me as we were shooting. They are so excited about their farms, the business side of it and building relationship with the literally hundreds of people working on the farm. Its like a small town! Growing trees, planting trees, growing the fruit, picking, washing, sorting, packing, keeping health regulations, transport, planning, schooling the children, managing the working teams, marketing, looking after the elderly and so MUCH more!

They export their oranges, so if you live in USA, keep your eyes open for Mouton Oranges in for instance Costco! I ate a few, they are definitely worth your while and on top of that, proudly South African. Here are a few from the shoot:

 

These cows were just too cute not to photograph, so they also made it into the “oranges” post:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Could you guess what plant this is? Rooibos! (Red bush tea plant)

 Some of the awesome ingredient of the teas they are starting te make!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

let me know what you think

  • rebecca
    October 4th, 20112:10 pm

    What a fun shoot! Love these Zel x

  • Wesley Vorster
    October 4th, 20112:11 pm

    Lizelle, your talent is absolutely outstanding! Every post is BEYOND amazing!

  • Tania
    October 4th, 20112:24 pm

    Dis werklik stunning!!! Mal oor dit. Jou werk is altyd tops!

  • Eileen
    October 4th, 20112:46 pm

    You are such a good storyteller! Beautiful images:)

  • Alana Meyer
    October 4th, 20112:49 pm

    Oh my word – you have got serious talent!! Every image here is just gorgeous!!!

  • LIZKA
    October 4th, 20113:18 pm

    jy is net die beste FOTOGRAAF in die wereld. jy het werklik ‘n ongelooflike talent.

  • Maré Rootman
    October 4th, 20113:21 pm

    So so lekker om na hierdie foto’s te kyk, vars en lekker, ek lus sommer nou ‘n Mouton Orange

  • Liezel
    October 4th, 20114:43 pm

    jou gawe om die “essence” in mense vas te vang verstom my!

  • Steffi
    October 4th, 20115:37 pm

    Wow, Lizelle, sooo stunning! …
    LOVE ur pics!

    Greetings S.

  • nastassja harvey
    October 4th, 20119:21 pm

    zella, die wereld is ‘n ongelooflike mooi plek deur jou oe… hierdie fotos maak my hart so happy, absoluut mal oor elke, elke foto :)

  • Kim
    October 4th, 201110:33 pm

    Oooo!! How pics of sweet everyday mensies warms my heart!! i love the realness of it all, so beautifully captured. Im going to enjoy your upcoming doc style work, I can tell!! Stunning! (Oh and LOVE the cows!!)

  • ilse
    October 5th, 201111:44 am

    ..liewe zel, wat kan ek sê wat nog nie alreeds gesê is nie…dis stunning, beyond amazing, gorgeous…
    …ek looooov jou kiekies, elke keer ‘n heerlike belewenis om dit te kyk; dit laat my smile, dit laat my goed voel. Dankie, meisieking!

  • Erlanka Paquet
    October 5th, 201111:52 am

    PRAGTIG Lizelle, verlang nou sommer na ons mooi land.

  • June du Toit
    October 6th, 20116:34 am

    Dis sulke beautiful foto’s! Jyt regtig die gevoel van die plaas vasgevang. Die eerste een is my favourite :)

  • Johnél vd Westhuizen
    October 12th, 20118:45 pm

    Sjoe, dis baie mooi foto’s – so vars en kleurvol! Te veel gunstelinge om op te noem – die eerste een, die hande, die man wat so lekker lag, die teekoppie, ens. ens. ens. Stunning!

  • mymoena latief
    October 26th, 20114:25 pm

    pragtige images :)

  • Eugene
    November 1st, 20114:45 pm

    you’ve beautifully captured the essence of the district :)

  • Annelize Ferreira
    November 4th, 20118:39 am

    Oooe, maar dis stunning fotos. Ek proe die lemoene en geure van daai tee en voel die son op my lyf!

  • Jeff Tong
    October 21st, 20125:14 pm

    First off, great photos! Mouton Oranges seem to be great overall, but had a bad one in my batch =\ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10101345207420398&l=255f9140d2