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JOHANNESBURG maternity PHOTOGRAPhy

As a Johannesburg maternity photographer, I have been capturing timeless fine art maternity photos since 2005.


The Process

1. SCHEDULING & CONSULTATION

All sessions include a telephonic consultation. I will call you to discuss your wardrobe, posing ideas, lighting styles, and backgrounds. If you send examples of photos you like to form a picture in my mind, I will make your expectations a reality.

2. SHOOT

Even if it is your first time in front of the camera, and you don't know how to pose, I will direct and guide you - that is my superpower. My goal is to ensure you look connected and relaxed.

3. VIEWING & ORDERING

After your shoot, we will review your images. I will guide you and help you select the very best. You purchase the photos you love. What you buy is entirely up to you. There are no hard sells.


MATERNITY FAQs




How does your pricing work?
I charge two fees.

I charge a session fee for your shoot and an image fee for edited images sold individually.

Maternity pricing information.
What does the session fee include?
The session fee includes our pre-shoot consultation, professional equipment and my creative juices for up to 60 minutes.
What does the image fee include?
The image fee includes your final edited digital image in high and low resolution, in colour and black and white, and delivered via WeTransfer.

Charging per image means I work harder than most, so you buy them all.
What are your session fee payment terms?
I require your session fee to be paid in full to secure your session.
What are your image fee payment terms?
I require full payment to edit your selected images.
What payment methods do you accept?
I accept EFTs and credit cards.

What should I wear for my maternity session?
Plan the wardrobe—nothing worse than forgetting an essential item.

Bring your outfits on hangers to avoid wrinkles. You can change into them at my studio.


Please go through my 18 Maternity Outfits Ideas.

Don't forget to bring matching nude, white and black bras and underwear.
Do you offer a complementary wardrobe?
Yes. I have a beautiful selection of elaborate gowns, fabric for draping, crop tops, formfitting dresses, lace and silk gowns, and tulle outfits.
Can my partner, child, and family pet join the session?
Absolutely. I encourage partners, children and family pets to be part of this memorable experience.
What should those joining my maternity shoot wear?
Ensure you co-ordinate the outfits of those joining the shoot.
I typically suggest black clothes as you are the star of the show.
How do I prepare for my maternity photoshoot?
Moisturise your body the night before.

Wear loose-fitting clothes to your shoot to prevent marks on your skin.

If your visit to the hairdresser is due, go a week before the shoot to give your hair time to grow and get used to it.

Often overlooked, ensure your nails are trimmed or manicured. If you colour your nails, choose a neutral or clear tone.

If anything needs dry cleaning or ironing, take care of it.
Do you offer professionalmake-upp?
For an additional fee, I can arrange a professionalmake-upp artist.

I recommend naturalmake-upp over complete makeovers.

Do I have to be nude for my maternity session?
No. How much skin you choose to reveal is entirely up to you.
Should I worry about being extra weight?
One of my superpowers is posing you correctly, and another is my nip-and-tuck retouching skills. Both will flatter your body most extraordinarily.

I'd be a millionaire if I earned a buck for every kilogram I've shaved off in the final edits.

Will you guide me and help me pose?
It is not your job to know how to pose; it is mine.

Trust me to guide and direct you throughout so you feel comfortable, empowered and beautiful.

I pay closer attention to small details like where your hair falls, your garment flow, and the positioning of your hands.
What is your maternity photography style?
My style is simple, timeless and never trendy.

You are my perfect client if you have fallen in love with my maternity portfolio.

It is important to choose a maternity photographer whose style resonates with you.
Can you replicate some of the examples in your portfolio?
Absolutely. We will discuss examples in our pre-shoot consultation.

Please send screengrabs via email or What's App a week beforehand so I am prepared.
What if you get ill and can't shoot?
If I can't take your photos, I will reschedule your session.

I will be your photographer - never outsourced.

What if there is load-shedding?
I have an inverter to take care of blackouts.
How do I choose my photos?
Time permitting, we will go through your shoot immediately or arrange a convenient time for you to come back to view your photos.

I will guide you in selecting the very best. There are no hard sells.

What you purchase is entirely up to you.
When do I have to finalise my order?
You must finalise your order within four weeks of your shoot.

I archive your shoot four weeks after your photo shoot and charge a fee of R2 500 to retrieve it.

I recommend all decision-makers are at the viewing of your shoot.

Do you edit the photos?
Yes. I edit your images. I focus on a natural look. Less is more.
Do you offer professional products?
My studio offers designer photography products, including fine art prints, custom framing, photo albums, portfolio boxes, and gift vouchers.
What is the turnaround time for your designer products?

It typically takes three to six weeks, depending on the product ordered.
How many years of experience do you have?
I've been a portrait photographer since 2005.

What are your qualifications?
I have an international Master's in portrait photography, one of only two in Africa, from The Portrait Masters, a global community of the world's best portrait photographers.


I charge two fees:

1. Session fee
Time, equipment and 20 years of creative experience.

2. Image fee
My images are sold individually. You buy the photos you love. What you buy is entirely up to you.
Your session fee includes our pre-shoot consultation, my time, professional equipment and creative juices for up to 60 minutes.
Yes, I have a beautiful selection of fabric for draping, crop tops, formfitting dresses, lace and silk gowns, elaborate gowns and tulle outfits.
Absolutely. I encourage partners and children to be part of this memorable experience.

Moisturise your body the night before.

Wear loose-fitting clothes to prevent marks on your skin.

If your visit to the hairdresser is due, go a week before the shoot to give your hair time to grow and get used to it.

Often overlooked, ensure your nails are trimmed or manicured. If you colour your nails, choose a neutral or clear tone.

Plan the clothes you want to be photographed in advance—nothing worse than forgetting an essential item.

I recommend you bring matching nude, white and black bras and underwear.

Please go through 18 Maternity Outfits Ideas.

I have a complimentary wardrobe of crop tops, lace and sheer gowns, tulle outfits, elaborate tulle gowns, beach robes and fabric for draping.

Ensure you co-ordinate the outfits of those joining the shoot.
No. How much skin you choose to reveal is entirely up to you.
One of my superpowers is posing you correctly, and another is my nip-and-tuck retouching skills. Both will flatter your body most extraordinarily.
It is not your job to know how to pose; it is mine.

Trust me to guide and direct you throughout so you feel comfortable, empowered and beautiful.

There are seven posing rules that I pay special attention to:
  1. chin
  2. shoulders
  3. hands
  4. hourglass
  5. body language
  6. asymmetry
  7. connection
I pay closer attention to small details like where your hair falls, your garment flow, and the positioning of your hands.
Absolutely.
Time permitting, we will go through your shoot immediately or arrange a convenient time for you to come back to view your photos.
Your order must be finalised within four weeks of your shoot. After that, it is archived, and a fee is charged to retrieve it.
Yes, my studio offers designer photography products, including fine art prints, custom framing, photo albums, portfolio boxes, and gift vouchers.
It typically takes three to six weeks, depending on the product ordered.
I accept EFTs and credit cards.
Whichever photographer you choose, you're going to spend money.
Like any quality product or service, good photography is expensive because it is costly to create quality images. If you're unhappy, you may not have the budget or time to re-shoot with another photographer.

It is less expensive to get it right the first time.
Read some of the four considerations to help you choose a portrait photographer.
I will be your photographer - never outsourced.

If I can't take your photos, I will reschedule your session.
For an additional fee, I can arrange a professionalmake-upp artist.

I recommend naturalmake-upp over complete makeovers.
Yes, but focus on a natural look. Less is more.

If you don't like your arms to show we will cover them.

I'd be a millionaire if I earned a buck for every kilogram I've shaved off in the final edits.
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More FAQs

My style is simple, authentic, timeless, and never trendy.
It is important to choose a maternity photographer whose style resonates with you.
Very. Do you want to risk getting one or two great photos?
Explore a photographer's portfolio and look for consistency in their work. Amateur portfolios have a couple of accidentally good images from many shoots.
I've been a portrait photographer since 2005
I have an international Master's in portrait photography, one of only two in Africa, from The Portrait Masters.

I have high standards.

Let me create a world-class portrait.
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JOHANNESBURG PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

© 2005 -2024 Bridget Corke Photography

Blairgowrie, 2194, SOUTH AFRICA

International Master's in portrait photography from The Portrait Masters, one of only two in Africa.

bridget@bridgetcorke.co.za

+27828814044