What to Expect

Before your session

  • A booking form will be sent once you have selected the shoot you would like to have.
  • This must be filled out and sent back with a proof of payment.
  • A confirmation form will be sent back, securing your photo shoot date and time.

On the day of your session

  • You must be at the location at least 10 minutes before the shoot starts.
  • As this gives us good opportunity to run through the photos that you’d like to have taken and reassure you of any concerns you may have.
  • During the shoot, i will suggest a range of different poses for you, but you are welcome to bring sample photos of an image you’d like?
  • Have your cell with you in case i need to contact you or visa verse.
  • The most important thing is to have fun, this is your moment in the spotlight.

After your session

  • Once the shoot is concluded the photos will be uploaded to the website in an album that is password protected and you can view and select your photos.
  • If you have any questions about the site feel free to ask.
  • Once you have selected your images and gone through with the order, i will be notified by email by the website and i will then start processing your order, by editing the images with a variety of fun techniques and normal edits.
  • I will then notify you through email or sms when you can collect your order.

Photo shoot tips and tricks

Horse and rider shoots

  1. Make sure your horses nose, eyes and ears are clean before the shoot.
  2. Arrive at least 15 minutes earlier to tack up your horse
  3. Wear brightly coloured clothes or have a theme to your shoot to make it fun.
  4. Stay away from stripes and dark clothing as this doesn’t show up great in photos, especially when you have a grey or black horse.
  5. Take your horse to the shoot location before hand to get him/her used to the area.
  6. Have a family member or friend with you on the day as help is required with some of the shots.
  7. Most important bring carrots for your horse.

Horse Portraits

  1. 1.      Make sure your horse is lightly groomed before the shoot.
  2. 2.      Make sure your horses ears, eyes and nose are clean.
  3. 3.      Have a pretty or clean halter or bridal on.
  4. 4.      Make sure the area we taking him to is clean.
  5. 5.      Most important bring carrots for your horse.

Pet and Owner Portraits

  1. 1.      Make sure your pets nose, eyes and ears are clean before the shoot.
  2. 2.      Arrive at least 15 minutes earlier to get your pet used to the surroundings(if the shoot is out of home).
  3. 3.      Wear brightly coloured clothes or have a theme to your shoot to make it fun.
  4. 4.      Stay away from stripes and dark clothing as this doesn’t show up great in photos, especially when you have dark colour pet.
  5. 5.      Bring treats for your pet.

Pet Portraits

  1. 1.      Make sure your pet is lightly brushed/bathed before the shoot.
  2. 2.      Make sure your pets ears, eyes and nose are clean.
  3. 3.      Bring his favourite treat with to the shoot.
  4. 4.      Arrive at least 15 minutes earlier to get your pet used to the surroundings(if the shoot is out of home).

Modelling portfolios

  1. 1.      Stay away from stripes and black.
  2. 2.      Apply your makeup heavier than usual as the studio lights soften it.
  3. 3.      For girls wearing heels helps you arch your back.
  4. 4.      If you have an outfit that shows the bra straps please rather wear cups.
  5. 5.      Lingerie models, please do not wear tight underwear before the shoot as it creates lines.
  6. 6.      You may bring any additional props you like.

Family and couple shoots

  1. 1.      Wear similar colours in a family shoot such as jeans and a white or coloured shirt.
  2. 2.      Stay away from stripes and black.
  3. 3.      Make sure with young children that the shoot time is not during their time to sleep or eat as they get agitated.

Friendship shoots

  1. 1.      Have a theme or dress in similar clothes.
  2. 2.      Have makeup heavier than usual.
  3. 3.      Bring various props.
  4. 4.      Don’t  wear stripes or black.

Matric Dance Photos

  1. 1.      Make sure you have spare lipstick or gloss.
  2. 2.      Family photos are taken first.
  3. 3.      Amount of time required for one couple is minimum of 30minutes for photos.
  4. 4.      Allocate at least an hour to photographs depending on how many people are their
  5. 5.      The hour and a half before sunset is the best time for photos, not in the evening.

Riding analysis photography

  1. 1.      Best time of day for these images is early morning or late afternoon, but can be done anytime.
  2. 2.      During a lesson is the best time to do the photographs.

Eastern Wedding

  1. 1.      The wedding day: Have an area where the guests can take photos with the bride and groom.
  2. 2.      Couples photos and family photos: These should be taken at the Walima or before the reception so that the family can relax.