Ilze Louw Photography, Lifestyle Documentary Photography

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 a day at the beach.

This 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.

Ilze Louw Photography, Lifestyle Documentary Photography

BIRTH

Birth photography is 100% documentary photography capturing the day your baby is born. It tells the story of that day for you to remember and look back on years later. It's also something very special to show your child of the day he/she was born.

I still look back on my own birth photographs and show my little boy from time to time. He loves seeing the story of the day he joined us. From all the money I spent on preparing for birth and our baby, this was the best investment of them all. Nothing compares to having the memories of that day. It's also a day that went by in such a haze for me, that having photographs of the day is even more special. 

I am a proud and certified member of SABPA (South African Birth Photographer's Association) We know all the correct protocol and have all the correct forms ready to assist you with an easy journey in having a birth photographer present at your birth. 

I have different birth photography packages, some include mini maternity and mini fresh 48 sessions. All my packages include unlimited time at your birth. 

Ilze Louw Photography, Lifestyle Documentary Photography

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.

Ilze Louw Photography, Lifestyle Documentary Photography

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.

Ilze Louw Photography, Lifestyle Documentary Photography

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.

Ilze Louw Photography, Lifestyle Documentary Photography

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.

Ilze Louw Photography, Lifestyle Documentary Photography

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.

Ilze Louw Photography, Lifestyle Documentary Photography

PORTRAITS & BUSINESS BRANDING

The portrait session is for one person, to use as part of a professional profile or for personal use.  It can be done at a location of your choice, at home, or while doing something you want to capture.

We can also create something very creative and get together for a concept brainstorm session to decide on something unique for you.  I have creative Lensbaby lenses for that something different, and would love to capture your essence.

This session can also be used for business branding and is suitable for a small business or one person to use images for website, social media, marketing or portfolio work

A hairstylist and makeup artist is recommended for this session.  I can give suggestions.