SmartStarters

SmartStarters

SmartStarters
are women and men who are implementing the SmartStart programme in communities throughout the country.
Also known as franchisees, these women and men receive the SmartStart training and quality approval before starting their early learning micro enterprises in their communities.
SmartStarters are giving children the power to succeed by providing access to affordable quality early learning.

Recognising the importance of the first six years in a child’s life and the huge gaps in provision, we provide a pragmatic, affordable solution to rapidly expand access to quality early learning. Our franchised programme is delivered through playgroups, day mothers and Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres to improve children’s readiness for learning, school performance and overall life success.

SmartStart was established in May 2015 to create universal access to early learning for three and four-year old’s. Since then, we’ve been providing an effective and affordable solution that enables unemployed women and men to run their own SmartStart programmes, and that empowers parents and communities to seek out and support this quality programme.

South Africa

Sony A7III
Sony 24-70mm f2.8 GM
Sony 85mm f1.4 GM
June Wedding sneak peek

June Wedding sneak peek

June Wedding sneak peek

Location: The Royal Hotel in Riebeek Kasteel

I was the “hottest” wedding ever I think we have reached over 42ºC… it was a long day but full of joy and love!

Olympus gear used Olympus OM-D EM-1 mark II and different lenses Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO | Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO | Olympus 45mm f1.2 PRO | Olympus 25mm f1.2 PRO | Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO

Photographer Sandro Tasso Wide Angle photo studio

Kevin and Stephen wedding

Kevin and Stephen wedding

Kevin and Stephen wedding

Some pictures taken during Kevin and Stephen wedding at Grand Provence Wine Estate in the beautiful valley of Franschhoek

Venue: Grand Provence Wine Estate

Grande Provence Wine Estate wears her 325-year history with dignity. Nestled in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Western Cape, her lush vines spread across 47 acres. Rolling vistas frame the valley floor and heighten the drama of the rugged mountains beyond. Barely a one-hour drive from Cape Town, this is heartland South African Wine Country at its very finest.

Gear: Olympus OM-D Em-1 mark II and Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 PRO | Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO | Zuiko 45mm f1.2 PRO

Photographer: Sandro Tasso Wide Angle photo studio

 

Matric Dance 2019

Matric Dance 2019

Matric Dance 2019

Some photos taken at Solms Delta Farm in Franschhoek.

Gear used Sony Alpha A7III Sony Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Sony 85mm f1.4 G Master.

Photographer: Sandro Tasso

Wide Angle photo studio Paarl

Family shoot

Family shoot

Family shoot

Portraits during a family shoot at Val de Vie Estate in Paarl

Wide Angle photo studio Paarl Franschhoek Stellenbosch

Camera: Sony A7III

Lens: Sony Zeiss 50mm f1.4 and Sigma 105mm f1.4 Art

Location: Val de Vie Estate Paarl

Dare to Explore

Dare to Explore African Adventures

Dare to Explore African Adventures

Corporate photo shoot at the beautiful Babylonstoren Wine Farm in Franschhoek.

www.daretoexplore.co.za

Bulumko and Shaylene engagement photo shoot

Bulumko and Shaylene engagement photo shoot

Bulumko hired me to catch “the moment of the proposal” to Shaylene a genuine photo of the moment …

Engagement photo shoot at La Petit Ferme in the valley of Franschhoek  surrounded by vineyards with a spectacular mountain backdrop, breath-taking views of the undulating countryside and an atmosphere of complete tranquility.

Congratulations to Bulumko and Shaylene and all the best for the future!

"Old Bones" Magwaca.

“Old Bones” Magwaca

“Old Bones” Magwaca

Boxing star and WBF, IBF Intercontinental and WBA International bantamaweight champion Mzuvukile “Old Bones” Magwaca.
He is now learning to walk again after an operation to sort out his leg just above his knee, where an R4 rifle bullet broke his bones during a robbery. Learning to walk again does not necessarily mean that Magwaca will be able to box again.

Shot in studio.

"Old Bones" Magwaca.
Portrait session

Portrait session

Portrait session with this beautiful young “lady”

Gear used Olympus OM-D EM-1 mark II Zuiko 45mm f1.2 PRO and Zuiko 25mm f1.2 PRO and vintage filter

Location: Franschhoek

Katia and Bevan

Katia and Bevan

Katia and Bevan

Photo shoot at this wonderful couple at Boschendal Wine Estate a picturesque 300 year old farm in the Franschhoek Valley known for its award-winning wines, farm-to-table cuisine, fresh produce, and rare natural beauty.

Gear used Olympus Em-1 mark II Zuiko 25mm f1.2 PRO and Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO and Godox flash.