Where are you based?

 In Wendywood, Sandton, Johannesburg but I travel throughout Gauteng for lifestyle shoots.    

What is lifestyle photography?

Lifestyle photography is the capturing of people in real life events, milestones and moments.  For me this is the photographing of births, babies, pregnancies and families

Describe your style

Short answer:  Creative. Vibrant. Storytelling.

Long Answer: My aim is to capture photos that tell a story, that are filled with raw emotion.  I love to do this with a unique creative eye.  I capture all the small moments that in years to come don’t seem so small at all. 

Do you only shoot weddings and lifestyle?

 No, I shoot whatever speaks to my heart so if you are looking for photographs that don’t fit into these two categories then send me a message here.    

When is the best time to book a newborn shoot?

Anytime within baba’s first month.  This shoot is done in the comfort of your home so you don’t have to worry about taking baby out the house.  I will also recommend a make up artist that will be able to come to your house to make it even easier.    

Do you use props for newborn shoots?

Nope, this newborn photography does not fit into my documentary storytelling approach.  If you have a cute little outfit for baba or some sentimental pieces you would like to include that is awesome and we can definitely incorporate these.  We will definitely get photographs of baby by themselves they will just not be in a box or bucket with studio lighting :) but in more of a natural setting.

Do you offer any other baby shoots besides newborn shoots?

 I do offer baby’s first year shoots, which are 3 shoots during babies first year: 3/4 months (first smiles), 6/7 months (sitting up unassisted) and 1 year (standing)    

What time is the best time to schedule a family shoot?

The best time is early in the morning when the light is still soft and beautiful and most kiddies are at the happiest early in the morning after a good sleep.  If you prefer a different time of the day we can definitely change the time to suit your family.

Why hire a birth photographer?

How many times have you heard the best day of my life was my wedding day and the day my children were born.  We all hire photographers for our weddings so why not for our births.  Just imagine being able to look back 10,15, 20 years down the line and be able to see the moment your child was born, your reaction, the first time you held your baby or imagine being able to show your pregnant daughter photos of her being born. It may seem like a strange concept to many especially fathers but I photograph births with the utmost respect and honour and shoot them in an unobtrusive way.

How do you approach birth photography?

Firstly what a great honour it is to capture the beginning of life itself.  I use my documentary style to capture birth in a respectful, non-obtrusive way while abiding by the rules and regulations laid out by the SABPA (South African Birth Photography Association) of which I am a proud member of.  I love to capture all the little moments from a distance while still using a creative, storytelling approach.    

do you back up photos?

Most definitely.  As I am shooting I am doing the first back up as I am shooting on two memory cards simultaneously.  Before the night is over I will back up onto a hard drive.  I also keep your high resolution images for 5 years.

I do strongly suggest you make your own back ups once you receive your usb.

What is a fresh 48 session?

This session is an intimate session scheduled for the first 24-48 hours of babies life.  Either taken at the hospital or at home depending on where you are.   This is a great way to capture all those little details (who doesn’t love tiny baby feet or a little button nose), dad’s first diaper change, meeting of the siblings for the first time or granny’s first cuddle.  From the moment your baby is born they will begin to grow so quickly – a noticeable difference even every few days.  So this is a lovely chance to photograph them at their smallest.    

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