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JOHANNESBURG MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER

As a Johannesburg maternity photographer, I capture pregnant women in the studio who want creative maternity photos captured with my classic lighting styles.

If you have been searching for a photographer to capture your pregnancy and fell in love with my distinctive style and how it makes you feel, you are my perfect client, and I would love to work with you.

Maternity Photo Gallery

Style

Choose a maternity photographer whose style resonates with you. My style is simple and timeless. I don't follow trends. View my maternity portfolio to satisfy yourself and know that you will work with a true professional who won't disappoint, for this is a once-in-a-lifetime moment.

Maternity Pricing

I charge a session fee to capture an incredible selection of photos; afterwards, you buy the image you love. View my maternity photography pricing.

Whichever photographer you choose, you'll 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 do a re-shoot with another photographer. It is less expensive to get it right the first time.

Maternity Photographer

I will be your photographer. If I can't take your photos, I will reschedule your session. I will never outsource. After all, you fell in love with my distinctive creative vision captured through my lens.

Maternity Clients

You are my perfect maternity client if you have fallen in love with my maternity portfolio and are looking for:

  • artistic maternity portraits
  • classic maternity portraits
  • contemporary maternity portraits
  • creative maternity portraits
  • fine art maternity portraits
  • timeless maternity portraits
  • unique maternity portraits
  • couple maternity portraits
  • family maternity portraits
  • pet maternity portraits

Your maternity photos are captured in the privacy of my studio.

Posing

Achieving an effortless and natural pose involves a combination of relaxed body language, genuine expressions, and simple, flowing movements. Knowing how to pose is a skill; it is my superpower, and I will guide and direct you throughout.

I pay close attention to the seven posing rules

  • chin
  • shoulders
  • hands
  • hourglass
  • body language
  • asymmetry
  • connection

I aim for you to feel comfortable and connected, experiment with different angles to find the most flattering perspective, and interact to elicit genuine expressions and emotions.

Detail

I pay closer attention to the smallest details, such as where hair falls, clothes' positioning, and the eyes' direction. Small adjustments make all the difference.

Lighting Style

I work with a single studio light to create several classic lighting styles for different effects and moods so your portraits stand out.

Retouching

I focus on subtle adjustments and enhancements to maintain natural beauty and individuality. I'm mindful of the changes in your body during pregnancy and how they impact your confidence. My natural editing skills are another superpower worth the price for shaving off unwanted kilograms: a value exchange.

Maternity Wardrobe

Deciding what to wear for your maternity photoshoot doesn't have to be overwhelming. Read my simple maternity outfit guide to help determine what to bring.

My studio offers a beautiful selection of materials for draping and wrapping, plus complimentary maternity gowns for your session.

Below are some wardrobe suggestions

  • Nothing; barely there
  • Regular jeans (not maternity ones) and a camisole
  • Oversized buttoned white shirt
  • A long, flowy or formfitting dress
  • Buttoned-up or turtleneck jersey
  • Neutral strapless bra and seamless underwear
  • Black bra and panty set for black background photos
  • White/ivory bra and panty set for white background photos
  • Lingerie sets
  • Tube top or tummy band
  • Coordinated outfits for those joining the shoot
  • Favourite scarves, accessories, jewellery
  • Sentimental items – wedding veil, sari
  • If you don't want your arms to show, cover them.

Plan the clothes—nothing worse than forgetting an essential item.

Maternity Wardrobe Photo Gallery

Hair

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

Hands and Nails

So often overlooked, trim everyone's as they become the second act. If you colour your fingernails, choose a neutral or clear tone.

Make-Up

I can suggest a professional make-up artist for an additional fee. I recommend natural make-up over complete makeovers.

Scheduling

Plan your maternity photo session two to three weeks in advance. I recommend a maternity photo shoot between 30 and 35 weeks, but I would happily work with you if this timing doesn't work.

Bonus

My standards are high. I am thrilled to be among only two photographers in Africa to have been awarded a Master's in portrait photography, plus 23 maternity awards from The Portrait Masters. Let's capture world-class photos of the extraordinary life within together.


There are few certainties in life, but if you come into my studio, I will capture the most incredible photos you have ever seen of yourself – that is my superpower - and it will give me enormous pleasure.

Maternity Sibling Photo Gallery

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to my most frequently asked questions as a professional Johannesburg maternity photographer.

I charge two fees: a session fee and an image fee.
See my maternity pricing information for more details.
My session fee includes your pre-shoot consultation, time, equipment, overflowing creative juices and enthusiasm.
The image fee includes your edited, high- and low-resolution files in colour and black and white, delivered via a WeTransfer link. Plus a 5x7" print per image.
The days of getting 40 average images on a DVD that you lose before you even print one are over.

It is best to have a handful of beautifully edited world-class portraits from an incredible selection to make enlarged framed prints or a custom photo album that becomes part of your family legacy.

Because I sell my images individually, I'm highly motivated to work harder than most. It's a value-for-value exchange.

Invest in this incredible time of your life.
I require full payment to secure your session.
I require full payment to edit your selected images.
I accept EFTs.
Deciding what to wear for your maternity photo shoot doesn't have to feel overwhelming. I've created a simple maternity wardrobe guide to help you decide.
  • Plan your wardrobe well in advance - nothing worse than forgetting an essential item.
  • Bring black outfits for your partner and children - you are the show's star.
  • If anything needs dry cleaning or ironing, take care of it.
  • Bring your outfits on hangers to prevent wrinkles.
  • Time permitting, you can make as many wardrobe changes as you want at my studio.
Yes. I have a beautiful selection of elaborate gowns, fabric for draping, crop tops, formfitting dresses, lace and silk gowns, and tulle outfits.
No. How much skin you choose to reveal is entirely up to you.
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.
Absolutely. I encourage partners, children and family pets to be part of this memorable experience.
Ensure you coordinate the outfits of those joining the shoot. I typically recommend black clothes as you are the star of the show.
I can arrange professional make-up for an additional fee. I recommend natural make-up over complete makeovers.
No, because I can pose you to flatter your body and remove a kilogram or two in editing if you wish—both are my superpowers.
Trust me to guide and direct you throughout - it's another one of my superpowers - 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 - small details can ruin an otherwise great photo.
Absolutely. In our pre-shoot consultation, we will discuss examples that you love. I will ask you to send me examples of your vision so I can make it a reality.
Read my client reviews and be assured being made to feel comfortable is another one of my superpowers.
If I can't take your photos, I will reschedule your session. I will be your photographer - never outsourced. After all, you fell in love with my unique creative vision captured through my lens.

My style is simple, timeless and never trendy.

It is important to choose a maternity photographer whose style resonates with you.

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

My studio has an inverter to take care of blackouts.
Time permitting, we will go through your shoot immediately or arrange a convenient time for you to come back to view them. I will guide you in selecting the very best. There are no hard sells.
Yes. I will edit your images. It is another one of my superpowers.
I focus on a natural look—less is more.
You have four weeks to finalise your order before it is archived.

I recommend all decision-makers are at the viewing of your shoot.
Your images are priceless. Storage is expensive. My responsibility is massive. I charge R2 500 to retrieve your shoot from the archive.
It typically takes up to ten days to edit portraits.
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 have been a portrait photographer since 2005, honed my craft and am confident you will work with a true industry professional.
I have an international Master's in portrait photography, one of only two in Africa, from The Portrait Masters and have garnered multiple portrait awards from my industry peers.

I also have a degree in the humanities from Wits University.
EXPERIENCE
I have been a dedicated portrait photographer since 2005. My genuine interest in people's emotions, recognition of the power of photos to tell a story, and sharp eye make me a natural portrait photographer.

PRICE
My pricing is simple and a value-for-value exchange. As a maternity photographer, getting it right the first time is essential - you may give birth straight after your shoot.

REPUTATION
My reputation is on the line every time I photograph people. Since every aspect of customer service is a matter of public record online, I am highly motivated to do an incredible job and capture the best photo you have ever seen of yourself. Here is a quick link to my reviews and compliments, also available with a Google search.

QUALITY
I work from my dedicated studio and use professional equipment. My photos are properly exposed, sharp, and well-framed. My maternity portfolio is extensive and speaks for itself.

STYLE
My unique style is contemporary and clean. It has remained the same since 2005. It is never trendy and will provide a return on your investment for years.
Feel free to contact me.

I will gladly answer any questions to help you make an informed decision you won't regret.

Fantastic. Contact me. Let's secure your session date and set up a pre-shoot telephonic consultation.

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