Studio Photo Sessions

I have been a full-time studio studio photographer for ±12 years now and operating in the Pretoria East area.

I work from my home based studio which is a quiet, comfortable and a private space.

Photography makes my heart beat a little faster and I especially love working with children. Loads of patience, understanding and kindness is needed to work with babies and children and I do believe that I possess these qualities.

I use a variety of Canon Camera Bodies and Lenses as well as Elinchrom Lighting Equipment.

Back-up equipment are always on standby if needed.

During my 12 years of being a professional photographer, I have refined my process as follows:

Please email or whatsapp me discuss availability.

Pricing and packages are available on this website.

Complete the booking form and pay the 50% booking fee.

Directions will be forwarded to you or you can find me on google maps.

I will also forward you an explanation of what to expect during your photo session, what to wear, how to prepare and my Terms and Conditions.

During your photo session I will take as many photos as possible.  Afterwards you will receive a link to the gallery where you can view your images and make your selection.

The amount of images in the gallery will depend on how much time we had to shoot and how many images your package provides for. 

If you are late or baby needs a bit more time to relax, you will receive less images due to time constraints.

Please note that our packages do not include prints. Only digital high resolution images. You are welcome to order your prints or gifts from us though. Please find a detailed price list for this purpose attached to the Terms and Conditions that will be emailed to you.

Packages are not set in stone. You are welcome to contact me for a quote that would suit your specific requirements.

All images are colour corrected and digitally enhanced.  Any advanced editing will be subject to an additional charge of ±R100 per image. All images will be in colour, you can also select some images to be in black and white, sepia and other photo effects like the vintage colouring.

Please allow ±two weeks for editing to be completed and photo gallery to be uploaded.

The final product will be forwarded to you via Dropbox. 

We offer a variety of background and props. The options will be discussed with you before hand. You are also welcome to bring some props of your own.

We have a small and intimate studio.  Our studio can accommodate 5  people at the most.  If you would like to include more people, please book a lifestyle/location session.

What to wear:-

Avoid clothes with bright patterns. Rather go for solid colours.

Blue jeans with plain tops work best.

Ladies should avoid baby doll dresses and shirts as these can easily add a few kg’s.

Wear clothes that you are comfortable in. If you feel self-conscious you will not photograph well.

In case of group photos, plan ahead and try to select a colour scheme that does not clash.

Take into account that babies and toddlers do not enjoy getting dressed and  undressed.  Try to keep outfit changes to a minimum.

Also keep in mind that you book an appointment for a specific amount of time eg. 1 hour or 30 minutes. If you have too many outfit changes, you will be eating into valuable shooting time.

If you are late, this time will be deducted from the shooting time.

Babies and Toddles:-

Please bring your child’s favourite toys with. This will calm them down and I can use it to personalise the photos.

Make sure your child is well rested and fed before the shoot. Try and book your photo session with your child’s napping time in mind. In the event that your child is feeling under the weather, please reschedule. Sick children will not feel up for a photo shoot, leaving you disappointed with the end product.

Do not schedule a photo shoot for your baby or toddler within three days after an inoculation. Inoculations can make your baby feel miserable.

Keep in mind, that if your baby/toddler is not used to strangers or leaving the house, your photo session might not be the wonderful experience you envisioned. 

Babies/toddlers that stay at home with a single caretaker and never leave the house, find the photography experience challenging and frightening.  Keep your child’s personality and character in mind when booking your photo session.

Cake Smash Photo Session: Qhawe is One

How cute is this little man! Qhawe recently turned one year old. He came to the studio with his family to celebrate this very special occasion.

Just a few favourites.

Cake Smash Photo Session: Kamogelo is One

How cute is little Kamogelo with her ponies! And just look at those teethies when she smiles.

Kamogelo recently turned one year old and she same to the studio with her parents for a cake smash photo session. We had a lot of fun.

Just a few favourites.

Graduation Portraits: Justin

What a proud moment. It takes a lot of hard work and commitment to complete a degree. And to obtain it Cum Laude takes even more effort. Congratulations Justin. Hard work surely pays off. Best of luck for the future.

Just a few favourites.

Cake Smash Photo Session: Gauta is One

Little Gauta recently turned one year old. He came to the studio with his parents to celebrate this occasion. We had a lovely time with this smiley baby.

Just a view favourites.

Pregnancy Photo Session: Waiting for Baby Motsatse

Such a special time in any couple’s life’s.

“A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until the day you die.” – Mary Mason

Just a few favourites.

Cake Smash Photo Session: Wazingaye is One

This cool little dude recently turned one year old. He came to the studio with his family for a cake smash photo session. It was a whole lot of fun to watch him explore and enjoy himself.

Just a few favourites.

Headshots / Corporate Business Portraits

Why is it important for you to have professional headshots/business portraits taken?

We live in an ever changing society where the image you portray is rather important.

Do you look well put together, neat and tidy?

Or do you look like you have just crawled out of the laundry basket or lack self-confidence?

A large portion of job applications is done online and your headshot will be the first opinion prospective employers or customers will form about you.

Applications like LinkedIn can put you in touch with possible career prospects.

People will most likely have a look at the image/s you have loaded of yourself online or attached to your CV or job application.

Is this the best possible image of you? Does this image represent the brand you would like to market?

Furthermore, large companies with an online presence might want to add your headshot to their company website/profile. Maybe even include your image in their next newsletter.

Do not miss out on future career prospects just because your corporate image does not speak to the correct market.

How do you go about obtaining the correct headshot/corporate image?

Here are some suggestions :

Take the industry that you work in, into account. If you are an accountant, look the part. If you are a chef, dress like one.

Most headshots will have a white or grey background.

Depending on the industry you work in, this can differ.

A bokeh office or boardroom backdrop can work in certain circumstances.

Avoid wearing colours with bright patterns.

Rather go for solid, corporate world colours like a navy blue or black.

Consider wearing a blazer/jacket as this gives good definition to your shoulders.

Do not wear loose fitting clothes that can create the idea that you are bigger than you are. Also try and stay away from loose hanging jerseys.

A crisp, white shirt will usually be a safe option.

If you are unsure, rather take and extra outfit or another option with you.

In case of group photos, plan ahead and try to select a colour scheme that does not clash.

I would suggest that if you are not someone that regularly wears make-up , you contact a professional make-up artist to assist you herein.

Pay special attention to your hair in your image. It must fit in with the corporate look you are trying to create.

It is usually a good idea to schedule your photo session close to your next hair appointment. Freshly coloured, cut and styled hair will give the effect of a well put together person.

Certain poses work better with business portraits. Your photographer will advise you, during the photo session on these.

Modelling Portfolio: Candace

I have photographed this young model before and I enjoy it everytime. Candace is professional and always prepared, which makes my job a breeze.

Just a few favourites. The images were taken for an Autumn Themed Competion.