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JOHANNESBURG FAMILY PHOTOGRAPhy

I'm a Johannesburg family photographer, creating unforgettable family photos for discerning clients since 2005.

Time flies. I can stop it.

Mom, let me capture your entire family where you feature for a change!

Examples

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

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


Family

Simple Pricing

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

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.

Family

Clients

You are my typical client if you want a family photographer with a timeless style who produces the highest quality images to create family art.

Posing

You will be surprised at how easily I will put everyone at ease - for some reason, people trust me quickly.

I pose everyone, which takes time, and they reconfigure themselves almost immediately, and that is when I capture the moment.

When you revisit these photos, they will take you to the moment and, most importantly, remind you exactly how you felt then.

Expression

My superpower is seeing and knowing how to blend family ties and emotions.

Trust me to make a fool of myself with everyone, which I steal at 125th of a second.

Grandsons Granny Pose
Three Generations Shirtless Father Child Mother


Retouching

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

My Style

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

My portrait style has been the same since 2005; it is unique and timeless, never trendy or cheesy.

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.

Choose a photographer with a gallery of consistent professional family images, making me the perfect choice.

Clothing

You're all the stars of this show.

Plan everyone's wardrobes; although not the focus, it can throw a great photo shoot.

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 makes everyone jump out.
  • Alternatively, please choose a colour palette that everyone can interpret; it's more pleasant to the eye. This takes planning, so let the boss in the family make it happen.
  • Create layers using textures which provide interest - ribbed jersey, jeans or something that sparkles.
  • Avoid overpowering the photos with loud outfits unless you wear traditional or sentimental 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.
  • If you are unsure, browse my family gallery for ideas; call me or bring everything, and I will guide you.


Playful Family Shoot Traditional Nigerian Wardrobe
Priceless Family Photos Natural Family Photo

Hair

If visits to the hairdresser are due, go a week before the shoot; the cut will grow a bit, and there will be 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

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

Drink water the day before and on the day of your session. It reduces puffiness.

Backgrounds

I use black and white backgrounds for my family photo shoots.

Lighting

I want your photos to stand out from the average family photos.

I use a simple one-light setup on black backgrounds, silhouette images, and high-key lighting for white backgrounds.


Timeless Family Photoshoot

Studio Family Photos

Generations Family Photoshoot

Products

JOHANNESBURG: Photo Wall Gallery

View your photo session as a family investment for generations to enjoy.

Remember, you can't frame a digital file.

I strongly believe in enlarged and professionally framed prints; it is rewarding.

I am passionate about working with my clients to create a family wall gallery that can expand over time.

My studio offers a beautiful range of quality products.

Portrait

Then & Now

Not many parents wish they had fewer photos of their family; it's seldom the other way around. I have been passionate about capturing families since 2005, building priceless then-and-now galleries.


JOHANNESBURG: Family Photographer Then & Now 8

Bonus

My standards are high - let me capture an award-winning portrait of your family.

I am thrilled to be among only two photographers in Africa awarded a Master's portrait accreditation from the Portrait Masters.

Family

The next steps are easy

1. SCHEDULING

You think you have time. Next month. Next year.

Time flies. Let me make it stand still.

2. CONSULTATION

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

I want to meet your expectations, so I will ask you to send me examples you like.

3. SESSION

Expect the unexpected. Leave me to sort out the chaos; the more, the better.

Bring the grandparents and convince the black sheep - it costs nothing extra - the photos will mean the world to everyone over time.





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