Why photos of your family is worth it

Imagine for a moment you have to evacuate your home because of a looming fire or storm. What would you take?

This is something I had to do once... All I could think of was taking my photos. Our memories over the years.

It is our memories that we treasure most. Photos represent our memories. Of all the possessions we own, a photo can take you back to a time and place long forgotten. 

Yes, we all have cameras and phones with great cameras, but do we print those, put them into photo albums, or are they just sitting on our phones and harddrives? And in how many of these phone moments are you also present?

As a professional photographer my job is to capture your family and life creatively, even if you think it's not picture worthy. We see ordinary places in a totally different light. I also give prints and photo albums so you have a memory you can touch and see and display in your home. 

Read more about all my different packages and get in touch if you have any questions or want to book a session.

And then, there's always the thing about money... If you want to know more about why I charge the rates that I do, please read this post. But don't worry, I have a digital option which might be more for you.

FAMILY

A family session is most special when it's done at your home, where you feel comfortable and while doing something you love doing together. It is done with a documentary or lifestyle approach and I aim to capture the real interaction between family members. I also love capturing the in between moments where you forget that there's a camera around. The session can also be done at a location you love, enjoying a fun outing with your kids, like a picnic, going for an ice cream, or just exploring the surroundings.

The session is ideal for a family of 3-5 members.

I also do sessions for bigger family gatherings, please contact me for a specialised quote.

Maternity

A maternity session can be done in the comfort of your own home, or a beautiful location of your choice.  It is done with a documentary or lifestyle approach and I aim to capture the real interaction between family members or between you and your partner. With a maternity shoot, the focus is on your beautiful baby bump, so the best time to do a maternity session is between 28-36 weeks.

The session is ideal for a small family of 3-5 members, or a couple.

* I also have a Life's First Year package which includes maternity, fresh 48/newborn, baby & family and 1st birthday sessions.  Please see the package information on this specific package.

Baby

A baby session is done at your home, where you and your baby feel most comfortable. It is done with a lifestyle or documentary approach and I aim to capture the real interaction between you and your baby. I only do natural baby poses, the natural way your baby would be at the age we do the session. A baby shoot can be done anytime from a few days old to 1 year old, every stage is special and unique.

The session is ideal for a small family with a new baby.

* I also have a Life's First Year package which includes maternity, fresh 48/newborn, baby & family and 1st birthday sessions.  Please see package information on this specific package.

Fresh 48

A fresh 48 session is a newborn baby session done in the first 48 hours after birth. After becoming parents the first few days can go by in a haze and those tiny fresh baby moments gone before you realise it. This session captures those fresh new moments of your baby in hospital or at home and is a short 30 minute shoot, because you don't want someone to disturb the space for too long. It is done with a documentary approach and I aim to capture the real interaction between you and your new baby. There will be no directing or posing because this session captures the real essence of those first moments you want to remember.

The session is ideal for a small family with a fresh new baby.

* I also have a Life's First Year package which includes maternity, fresh 48/newborn, baby & family and 1st birthday sessions. Please see package information on this specific package.

Life’s First Year

This is a multi-part package and includes four photo sessions. It takes you from bump to baby consisting of a maternity, fresh 48 or newborn/baby session, a family session and a 1st birthday session, capturing all the big moments of life's first year.

At the maternity session the focus is on your beautiful baby bump, therefore the best time for the maternity session is between 28-36 weeks. A fresh 48 session is done in the first 48 hours after birth, either in hospital capturing those raw first moments, or at home if you're already there in those first hours. If that is not something you'd like, a newborn session in the early days can be done. During the year we do a baby and family session and depending on your preferences, it can be done at home or doing something fun outside. The Life's First Year sessions end with the first birthday of your baby, either capturing a birthday party, a cake smash session or a quiet family session with only your family.

Couple

A couple session is fun to photograph while you do something you love doing together. Having a coffee at your favourite spot, cooking together, even just spending a lazy Saturday morning at home while I capture documentary photos of you. It is done with a documentary or lifestyle approach and my aim is to capture your love for each other and your unique way of interacting. It can also be done at a beautiful outdoor location, with a more lifestyle portrait approach.

This session is ideal for two people, as an engagement gift to each other, or just to capture your love.

  • An 80km traveling charge is included, thereafter a traveling charge of R350-R550 will be added for traveling more than 80km from where I live in Kleinmond, Overberg (cost depending on your location).
  • Editing time (from shoot to delivery of final package) will be between 3-5 weeks.
  • A 50% reservation fee is required to book your session.
  • I have payment plans available, please contact me for more information.