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JOHANNESBURG Baby PHOTOGRAPHY information

I'm a Johannesburg baby photographer, creating stoppable baby photos for discerning clients since 2005.

Let me capture the extraordinary soul that has taken over your world.

Time flies. I can stop it.



Baby Photo Gallery

Examples

Browse my baby portfolio; unlike others, you will see timeless works of art.

I can do the same for your baby with strikingly crafted lighting.

Simple Pricing

I charge a professional rate of R2500 for my time, equipment and creative juices.

From an incredible selection of images, you will buy those you love. What you purchase is entirely up to you.

Images are sold individually and are R750 each.

It is a value-for-value exchange and an incredible investment.

Clients

I never follow trends.

So, if you are looking for a baby photographer who captures timeless baby photos with sensitivity and authenticity to create family art, you are my perfect client.

Posing

I'm a baby whisperer.

You will be surprised how comfortable I will make everyone.

Captured sitting boldly before they fall over, sleeping in your arms, or the final meltdown at the end will remind you how you felt then.

Expression

My superpower is knowing and seeing how important capturing your bond is.

Trust me to make a fool of myself, generate a reaction and take a photo of the newest member of the family's developing personality at 125th of a second.

Retouching

Less is more.

I specialise in the most comprehensive and detailed editing but focus on a natural retouching method.

My Style

Who wants trendy or cheesy photos that date?

My style has been the same since 2005; it is unique and timeless.

It is crucial to choose a baby photographer whose style resonates with you.

I'm Your Photographer

If you've fallen in love with my work, it's because you love how it makes you feel.

I never outsource to another. If I can't take your photos, I will reschedule your session.

Clothing

Your baby is the show's star and shines brightest au naturel - need to capture the rolls before they melt.

Other Wardrobe Suggestions

  • My signature look is black clothing of various textures and shades against a black background and white against a white background; the contrast with the skin makes your newborn the focal point.
  • Avoid overpowering the photos with loud outfits unless you wear sentimental or traditional clothing.
  • Cover your arms with a long sleeve or scarf if you don't want them to show.
  • If anything needs dry cleaning or ironing, take care of it.
  • Plan what you want to wear in advance—nothing worse than forgetting an essential item - it is not the focus, but it can throw a great portrait.

Siblings Lying

Grumpy Boy

Hair

If your visit to the hairdresser is due, go a week before the shoot; this way, the cut will grow a bit, and you will have time to get used to it.

Hands and Nails

So often overlooked, trim everyone's nails as they become the second act when interacting.

If you colour your fingernails, choose a neutral or clear tone.

Professional Makeup

I recommend natural makeup over complete makeovers but can arrange professional makeup for an additional fee.

Backgrounds

I use black or white studio backgrounds for my baby photo shoots; it's about the subjects.

Lighting

I typically work with a one-light setup, which makes everyone pop, or a backlight, which makes your photos stand out from the average baby photos.


Triplets Lying


Mom Baby Silhouette

Products

Your baby won't thank you enough for investing in capturing your love for them when they're 21.

With this in mind, my studio offers a beautiful range of products for a spectacular presentation of your memories, or as I call them, Stolen Moments.

We can create priceless artwork to proudly display on a family wall gallery, expand over time, show off in a designer photo album, or give as gifts.


JOHANNESBURG: Photo Wall Gallery

Then & Now

Few parents wish they hadn't invested in a baby photo shoot; it's seldom the other way around.

I have passionately captured babies in my professional studio since 2005, building a priceless then-and-now gallery of photos for thousands of clients.

I can do the same for you.


JOHANNESBURG: Family Photographer Then & Now 12

Bonus

My standards are high.

I am thrilled to have an international Master's in portrait photography from The Portrait Masters, one of only two in Africa.

Let me capture an award-winning portrait of your baby for you.

Portrait

So what is next?

1. SCHEDULING

A baby grows slower than a newborn, so a wider window exists to photograph them.

I recommend booking your baby's photoshoot within their first year - before their baby roles melt away.

2. CONSULTATION

Your baby photo session includes a pre-shoot telephone consultation; we will discuss wardrobe, lighting and posing styles.

To form a picture of your vision and ensure your expectations become a reality, I will ask you to send me examples from my portfolio or elsewhere that you like.

3. SESSION

You can't plan every aspect of your baby session. They dictate the pace and poses possible.

They also add the unexpected, which makes the experience rich; sometimes, they take over the studio. You will find out if you book me.

I encourage including siblings and grandparents in your baby photoshoot. The photos will mean the world for generations to come.





JOHANNESBURG PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

© 2005 -2024 Bridget Corke Photography

Blairgowrie, 2194, SOUTH AFRICA

20 years experience plus international Master's in portrait photography from The Portrait Masters, one of only two in Africa.

bridget@bridgetcorke.co.za

+27828814044