Behind The Lens


I'm a wife, mommy, adventure and light seeker. I love the stillness of the bush, a good cup of coffee and I am living out my dream getting to tell stories through photographs.


I really do believe that my camera is an extension of me and of my heart, and I honestly believe that I was made to do this.


My love for people and connection and being able to capture this in a raw, honest and creative way is what makes my heart skip a beat.


I feel a great sense of purpose, pride, privilege and immense joy when I get to photograph the connection between loved ones. After being in the industry for 10 years I can honestly say I am even more passionate about it now than ever before.

My Photography Philosophy


My philosophy is simple - every photo needs to tell a story.  I love to achieve this in a creative, non obtrusive, honest and raw way. When you look back at your photographs years from now l want you to remember what that season in your life felt like.


I want to capture the real connection and bond between a family. My main focus is to capture raw honest moments - ones that will become visual legacies for your family to look back on 10 - 20 -30 years from now.

The Experience


When I am not being a fly on the wall capturing everything that is naturally happening around us I am making sure our time together is relaxed, calm and fun.


The word pose is not in my vocabulary. When a little help is needed I help guide you through suggestions - leaving lots of room for a natural moment to occur. Example: go run and give mom a hug or let's play hide and seek or hold hands and go walk to that tree.


Not the looking directly at the camera kind of photographer.


My aim is no make your shoot enjoyable, relaxing and calm. I don't want you to leave the shoot feeling exhausted. I also have a way with babies and kiddies so that helps :)

Couples

Intimate 1 hour sunset shoot at a location of your choice or at your home.
80+ Images
Online gallery to share with friends and family
Online download


R3300


  • WEEKDAY RATE: R2950
  • Travel within 40km from Morningside Manor, JHB incl. R5/km thereafter

Families

I know first hand how quick they grow up. Let me capture your family in a honest way full of joy and love.

1 hour sunset shoot at a location of your choice or at your home.
80+ Images
Online gallery to share with friends and family
Online download


R3300


  • WEEKDAY RATE: R2950
  • Travel within 40km from Morningside Manor, JHB incl. R5/km thereafter
  • Families of up to 6, thereafter R250/p - Extra 10+ photos pp

Maternity

What an incredible privelage to capture woman when they are most vulnerable, powerful and beautiful.

1 hour sunset shoot at a location of your choice or at your home.
80+ Images
Online gallery to share with friends and family
Online download


R3300


  • WEEKDAY RATE: R2950
  • Travel within 40km from Morningside Manor, JHB incl. R5/km thereafter
  • Partners and children are welcome to join for some photos
  • Families of up to 6, thereafter R250/p - Extra 10+ photos pp

Motherhood

I am a firm believer that every mother deserves a shoot like this.
The shoot depicts motherhood as it is. Raw and vulnerable.

1 hour sunset shoot at a location of your choice or at your home.
50+ Images
Online Gallery
Online Download


R3300


  • WEEKDAY RATE: R2950
  • Travel within 40km from Morningside Manor, JHB incl. R5/km thereafter
  • Pregnant Mama's, breast feeding warriors, toddler wranglers welcome.
  • This shoot is only for Mom's and their pregnant bellies and children.

Newborn

With a documentary feel I'm here to capture all the cuddles, feeds, real newborn moments as they happen
1 1/2 - 2 hour shoot at your home
80+ Images
Online Gallery & Download


R3600


  • Weekday Rate: R3250
  • Travel within 40km from Morningside Manor, JHB incl. R5/km thereafter
  • Families of up to 6, thereafter R250/p - Extra 10+ photos pp

Documentary Family Session


Your normal, every day life is breathtakingly beautiful.


You might be thinking why would I want hanging out laundry, doing the dishes, getting my kids dressed to go out, be something I want photographed.


Without knowing it, there are so many gem moments in the mundane. You might not feel it when you going about your day and the days feel long but trust me they are there and I am passionate about capturing these in between moments that you will treasure forever.


These shoots are competely unscripted and unposed. I come to your home and spend a few hours with you and capture everything that is going on.

1 1/2 - 3 hour shoot at your home.

80+ Images

Online Gallery

Online Download


R4 500


  • Weekday Rate: R4100
  • Travel within 40km from Morningside Manor, JHB incl. R5/km thereafter

Birth


When asked what was the best day of your life the answer is your wedding day and the days your children are born. 

Take this as a sign to book a birth photographer.


I'm a proud member of the South African Birth Photographers Association.


After going through labour twice, considering becoming a doula and being passionate about birth I am truly invested in capturing such a sacred time and season in your life. What a privelage and honour it is to capture a baby's first breath.


Through trust and respect, I am here to capture your birth in a raw and personal way.

Birth Package 1

- Document your birth from active labour (6-7cm) until 1-2 hours after delivery
- 100+ Images
- On call from 37 weeks
- Online gallery & download


R7500

Birth Package 2

- Birth Package 1
+ Fresh 48 or Newborn Shoot
- 1 1/2 - 2 hour shoot at your home.
- 80+ Images
- Online gallery & download


R10 000 (Save R1100)

Birth Package 3

- Birth Package 2
+ Maternity Shoot
- 1 hour sunset shoot at a location of your choice or at your home.
- 80+ Images
- Online gallery & download


R13000 (Save R1400)

  • For scheduled belly births (C-Sections) take R3000 off of each of the 3 birth packages above.

Package 1 would be R4500, Package 2 R7000 and Package 3 R10000.

For scheduled belly births I will arive two hours before birth and will stay 1 hour after.

This does not apply for emergency c-sections.


  • Add a birth story video (2-4 minutes highlighting your labour and birth) for R1800

EXTRAS

Artistic Film

Add a short 2-3 min film to your chosen shoot


R1800

Album

20 x 20cm 30 page album with your favourite images from the shoot


R2500

Keepsake Memory Box

USB
50 Jumbo size photos


R1500

FAQ

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

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

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.

I’M NERVOUS TO HAVE MY PHOTOS TAKEN/I’M NOT PHOTOGENIC:

It is totally normal to feel this way. There is no need to stress about your shoot. I will guide you and your family throughout your shoot so you don’t have to worry about not knowing what to do. There is a difference between guiding and posing. Posing doesn’t leave room for real, genuine moments however guiding does. I will often include movement or an action into the shot to leave room for you all to interact organically.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SCHEDULE A MATERNITY SHOOT?

Anytime between 29 and 33 weeks. That way the bump is nice and full but you still feel comfortable and not too tired.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS AND HOW DO WE MAKE A BOOKING?

It will take 2 – 3 weeks to receive your images. To make a booking you get in touch with me here with your request. I will then send you my rates. Once you have decided what you would like to book I will send you a contract and invoice and we can chat availability. To secure the booking I require a signed contract and 25% booking fee. The remaining 75% is due one week prior to the shoot date.

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.

DO YOU USE PROPS FOR NEWBORN SHOOTS?

Nope, this newborn photography style 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 intricately posed with studio lighting :) but in more of a natural setting.

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. If the kids are a little older and do fine in the afternoon then a shoot around sunset is lovely. At home shoots can be done anytime of the day when you have the most natural light in the house.

WHERE DO THE FAMILY SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?

They will take place at one location of your choice. I do love shooting at home (nothing like being in your own environment to get lovely natural candid photos) or at a location you love, example a park. For kiddies aged between 2 and 4 I would advise that when choosing a location to not choose one with too many distractions :)

I will give you a list of safe beautiful location options.

WHAT SHOULD WE ALL WEAR?

Exactly what you like – you all want to look and feel like yourselves. As a guide simple clothes and neutral colours tend to work best and avoiding logos and stripes is preferable. Layering works really well for creating different looks and a change of outfit can be a good idea for very little ones. Textures like lace and soft knits add interest without competing for attention.

I will send you a Pinterest board with a whole lot of inspiration outfits.

WHAT IF MY LITTLE ONE IS NOT COOPERATING?

Firstly do not stress, this is completely normal. I have yet to shoot a family shoot where there was not at least one moment where the child was a little fussy or did not want their photo taken. I have a lot of patients for little ones. I also love to capture each child’s personality (the good, bad and the ugly :)) Should your kiddo be extra fussy I am happy to extend the session until I am happy with the amount of images I got.

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.

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.

What is an online gallery and online download

The way I deliver your photos to you is through a beautiful gallery that you can share with your friends and family.

You can also download all your high resolution images straight onto your computer.