Will daddy be included in the maternity and newborn pictures?
Daddy and siblings are included in all shoots (except no siblings Purity package). Please enquire about extended family or friends. Individual pictures, mom-and-baby combo, daddy-and-baby combo and family pictures will all be included.
How long in advance must I book my photo shoot?
For family and maternity pictures 2 to 4 weeks in advance is adequate. Newborn shoots are best booked 1 –3 months in advance. Saturdays are very popular and are booked about 6 – 8 weeks in advance.
For maternity and newborn pictures, you should book at the end of the second or beginning of the third trimester.
We can make all the practical arrangements and when your baby arrives, there is nothing to worry about except a phone call to confirm or reschedule the day and time. Newborns under 10 days will be prioritised.
Do you provide clothes for the shoot?
I have a selection of flattering dresses in the studio, free for use to my studio clients. I cater mostly for maternity moms but the dresses are versatile enough to be used for family sessions. I do not however provide wardrobe for the entire family.
Do you rent out your dresses?
What do you expect of me on the day of the shoot, and any special preparations, what must I wear?
When we confirm a booking, we will send you all the information you need about preparing for the photo shoot.
My baby has a rash, scratch or mark on her face. Can you fix it, or must we postpone the shoot?
Small blemishes can easily be fixed in post-production. As long as your baby is not very sick, feverish or generally very unhappy, there is no need to postpone.
How do I go about giving somebody a gift voucher?
Gift vouchers are available for any of the packages advertised on the website. Upon receipt of payment, a gift voucher will be emailed to you and you can print, package and present it to your own discretion.
Can you get rid of pimples, stretch marks and dark pigmentation?
We certainly can. We do not get rid of birthmarks and moles unless requested to.
Do you edit images for artistic effect?
We do basic editing like brightening and contrast, skin tone correction and blemish removal but we do not add objects that were not included in the original set-up. We do not insert people that weren’t present in the first place and I don’t replace faces.
We hand-edit each and every picture and you will get to choose between colour and monotone images for your collection.
Any special requests or re-edits will be assessed and quoted for by the hour.
If you come to my home, what do you bring with and what do you need?
Home shoots are considered lifestyle photography with natural light and your home and garden will serve as the backdrop for the pictures. We will bring props for newborn shoots at an extra fee.
Do you have props and toys?
We have a selection of props, tutus, headbands and draping in the studio. ‘Props’ mean different things to different people. If you take a look at my work you will see I do not over-style sets with lots of colourful props that will go out of style and date.
Where are your studios located?
The studio is in Centurion, on the Midrand border, by Forest Hill Mall. It is about 20 km from Fourways on the N14, 25 km from Rivonia on the N1 and 30 km from Pretoria north.
Will you travel outside of Gauteng?
For portrait parties we will travel, but we will need a minimum number of attendees required per party. For normal packages we will travel as well, within reason. First 50 km travel is R350 flat rate, travel cost of R3.50 per kilometer is charged extra after 50 km.
What if my baby or child doesn’t co-operate and you don’t get any good pictures?
I always get the shot, even with a crying baby or unhappy toddler. I might just have to try a bit longer and harder.