There is nothing more beautiful than a perfect winter’s day in Cape Town. The week before I photographed the Strauss family every day was pleasant and sunny, but when I woke up on the morning of the shoot, it was cold and a heavy, thick mist lay on the ground. After postponing for a few hours to see what happens, the mist finally started to clear up and there was a nice bright cloud cover, a natural light photographer’s dream. But when I finally took out my camera to start shooting, the sun broke through and I had to deal with harsh mid-day shadows. Trust the beautiful Cape to give you three seasons in one morning! It ended up being another fantastic day spent with a wonderful family. Their love for nature and each other was inspiring. The two little children were unbelievably well-behaved, calm and friendly, it was an absolute pleasure to work with them!