FAMILY PORTRAIT INFORMATION
I'm a Portrait Master award-winning family portrait photographer in Johannesburg, South Africa.
My family photo gallery highlights my work as a family portrait photographer.
How much does a family portrait session cost?
My family portrait session fee is R2 500
Why should I have family portrait photos?
If you don't have family portraits of when you were young then you know the answer.
And if you don't have family portraits with your parents and their grandparents don't wait.
Your child is not one for long. Eighteen years passes very quickly, even though at times it may seem an eternity. Our grandparents aren't here forever.
When should I book my family's portrait shoot?
As soon as you realise you don't have family portraits. It will be an investment that never stops giving.
Where are my family's portraits taken?
Family 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 location, family photography, are great backdrop opportunities, to consider.
It is important that whatever background is selected one should never see the background before they see your family in front of it.
Who can join the family shoot?
As many family members as you like.
What can I expect from a family portrait session?
Since 2005 I have photographed thousands of families. I will bring all my years of experience and energy to your shoot.
You are welcome to share examples of family portraits you've saved on Pinterest. 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 dad.
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 family'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.
How to prepare for your family portrait session?
People always ask what the family should wear.
- The simpler the better.
- Timelessness is forever.
- Consider something with texture to contrast with your skin.
- Preferably no t-shirts with Disney characters.
- Consider something of symbolic importance or value to you.
- Plan your outfits in advance. If you are still unsure, bring a couple of outfits and we can make a final decision together.
- Ensure that hands are neat and trimmed. Hands are so expressive and always in style.
- If you are going to get a haircut, get it a week before the shoot. This way, the cut will grow in a little and you will have some time to get used it.
- A good night rest will be a plus.
Stolen Moments™ of your family.
transient and fragile slices of life,
an intimate, personal reflection of a moment in time,
an investment that never stops giving.