Outdoor Photo Sessions

I have been a full-time photographer for ±12 years now. My studio is based in Pretoria East but I travel all over Pretoria for photo sessions.

Photography is my passion and I love working with people, especially children.

I use a variety of Canon Camera Bodies and Lenses.

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.

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.

We normally use one of the following locations, but you are welcome to suggest something else:

Irene Dairy Farm – Irene Centurion

Sammy Marks Museum – Dinokeng

Botanical Gardens – Pretoria 

Moreletakloof Nature Reserve

Faerie Glen Nature Reserve

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/children 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. 

Your photo session can even take place at your own house. We call this a “lifestyle photo session”. This kind of photo session works very well for a family with small children or special needs families. Or maybe you just love your house and you would like to capture your memories there.

We insist on doing all outdoor photo sessions early in the morning or late afternoon for the best lighting options.

We do not charge extra for large groups.

A travel fee might be applicable if travelling outside of Pretoria is expected.

What to wear:-

Avoid clothes with bright patterns. Rather go for solid colours. Take your surroundings into consideration. For example don’t wear green if your surroundings will be gardens, grass or trees.

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. If you have too many outfit changes, you will be eating into valuable shooting time. Especially if the changing facilities are far away.

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.