Family

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Family Photography

Overview of a family photography shoot:

I enjoy creating memories for families with a family photo shoot. Families are constantly evolving, with children growing up and changing. I love capturing families where they are natural and fun, rather than stiffly standing or sitting together as in the past. I am happy to take family portraits on location in Cape Town, even further afield, or in our Cape Town photo studio, where we have lots of fun. Dad, Mom, children, grandparents, the family dog, etc are welcome to attend and become part of the memories with a family photo shoot.

Clothing co-ordination: Each family has their own style. What they wear should be co-ordinated. This can be by the colour scheme, for example, all wearing a white shirt/top & denim jeans/shorts/skirt. Or a black top with denims, or with khaki or camo pants, etc.  Or this could be everyone wearing pastels of the same hue, even though they are different colours. Or it could be bright colours, but with the same colour bottoms. It could be all white or all black. Avoid prints and logos, which cause a distraction. Basically, it can be any combination as long as everyone has the same colours or hues of each other.

Theme co-ordination:  This could be where each family member dresses in what is his/her interest. For example, the Mom might like reading – she can dress with glasses & a book & casual clothes as though reading.  The Dad may like fishing – he can come with fishing rod & bag of tackles & fishing outfit. The children might like sports, they can come in their sports outfit with a ball, bat etc.  The little girl might like ballet, she can bring with her ballet outfit. The possibilities are endless.

Who should attend:  Whoever you would like in your photoshoot, including parents, children, grandparents, uncles, aunts, the family doggy (sociable doggies only please, etc. This is your family photo shoot, so whoever is important to you for your family shoot.

Different shoots/Change of outfits:  During the photo shoot, we can have change of outfits, so we could have, for example, a few shots of everyone in a white shirt & denims, the second part can be with theme co-ordination, the third, etc. etc.

I like to do fun, loving, informal family photo shoots.  Lots of laughter, smiles & action. If there is something specific you would like, you can make any extra suggestions with pleasure.

Prices & Packages Explained

Below is a guide to the different family photography packages. Changes of clothing and sets are approximate and time dependent. Packages below are priced for studio shoots. Kindly inquire as to location costs.

Actual shooting is about 30 minutes. Make-up and preparation not included in the 30 minutes.

  • 30 Minute family shoot with 30 images
  • Two changes of clothing with one set. Props may also be included.
  • Advice on posing during the shoot.
  • Includes re-touching and editing where necessary.
  • You will be presented with a disc of 30 high resolution images within two to three weeks of the shoot.
R650.00
Actual shooting is about an hour. Make-up and preparation not included in the hour.

  • One hour family shoot with 60 images
  • Two to four changes of clothing with one or two sets. Props may also be included.
  • Advice on posing during the shoot.
  • Includes re-touching and editing where necessary.
  • You will be presented with a disc of 60 high resolution images within two to three weeks of the shoot.
R1200.00
Actual shooting is about one hour. Make-up and preparation not included in the hour.

  • One hour family shoot with 100 images
  • Two to five changes of clothing with two to three sets. Props may also be included.
  • Advice on posing during the shoot.
  • Includes re-touching and editing where necessary.
  • You will be presented with a disc of 100 high resolution images within two to three weeks of the shoot.
R1600.00

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