I'm a child portrait photographer in Johannesburg, South Africa
My child gallery highlights my work as a toddler, child and teenager portrait photographer.
What do you charge for a child portrait shoot?
My child portrait prices start at R3 000.
Contact me for more child portrait investment options.
Why should I have portrait photos of my child?
If you don't have child portraits of yourself then you know the answer.
Your child is not one forever. Eighteen years truly passes very quickly even though at times it may not seem to.
If you missed their baby stage let me capture an intimate, personal reflection of a moment in time of your toddler, child or teenager. It will be an investment that never stops giving.
I consider a child anyone between the age of one to 18 years.
When should I book my child's portrait shoot?
There are countless pivotal moments that you will experience that you will want to hold onto. Smartphones are great at capturing these.
Portrait studies of your child are much deeper. You want to hold onto those details of their fine skin, developing bodies, small teeth, crooked teeth and their developing smiles.
If you value having Stolen Moments™ contact me
Where are my child's portraits taken?
Child portraits are taken at my professionally equipped Johannesburg studio using special studio lighting.
These photos are usually shot against a seamless backdrop. White and black are popular backdrop colours. I also have backdrops in the colour of rosewater and black moss.
Black and white baby silhouette photos are striking and I capture these in my studio.
Outdoor park and home shoots are also a consideration.
It is important that whatever background is selected one should never see the background before they see your child in front of it.
How much do you charge for child portraits?
My child portrait sessions starts at R3 000.
It is truly an investment that will never stop giving.
Please contact me for further details.
Who can join the child shoot?
Your child is the focus of this shoot option. Siblings may join for an additional fee.
I offer a family portrait shoot option which includes parents. Grandparents are free.
My aim is to capture Stolen Moments™ of your child.
I describe them as transient and fragile slices of life, an intimate personal reflection of a moment in time, an investment that never stops giving.
How to prepare for your child's portrait session?
People always ask what their child should wear. The simpler the better. Timeless is the best.
Choose something that shows off their features. Capturing their toes and hands are a must.
Consider something with texture as the contrast with their skin is striking.
Preferably no t-shirts with Disney characters.
Consider something of symbolic importance or value.
Plan the outfits in advance. If you are still unsure, bring a couple of outfits and we can make a final decision together.
Ensure that their hands are neat and trimmed. Hands are so expressive and always in style.
If your child is going to get a hair cut, get it a week before the shoot. This way, the cut will grow in a little and they will have some time to get used it.
A good night rest will be a plus.
What can I expect from a child portrait session?
I have photographed thousands of children since 2005. I will bring all my years of experience and energy to your shoot.
You are welcome to share examples of child portraits you have gathered. We will discuss these ideas and together create a unique collection of moments for you.
I have years of experience when it comes to patience. I will get Stolen Moments™ even from the grumpiest child.
I want you to have an all encompassing collection of real moments from the shoot.
You will leave having had a refreshing experience. It is a precious hour and always fun.
I will email you a contact sheet with plenty of images to choose your favourites from. It is a good idea to get a second opinion when you make your selection. We are so critical.
Your favourite, edited digital images will be sent to you in high and low resolution via WeTransfer.
Because your child's portraits are important to you I backup them up. In the event that you loose your favourite, edited digital files they can be retrieved for a fee.