– STUDIO –
I am thankful to my grandmother for the Photography To Remember studio. – Sound strange? This is why:
My gran came to live with my parents and we built on a granny cottage for her. Sadly she became ill three short years ago and passed away. However, her memory lives on with me as her home is now my studio. Within 3 short months, we converted the home space into a professional newborn photography studio.
Now I have to confess I have an addiction, I buy props and outfits almost every month as I want to give you options, and the opportunity not to worry about going shopping, as it will already be in my studio for your little one.
I am extremely passionate about Newborn and Toddler health and safety, I keep the studio at a warm 30 degrees for my newborn sessions and all my plug points are covered for those little mischievous fingers.
I absolutely love the photos Amy took of our Remi, for her 6 month shoot. Her studio is lovely and all of the props are great too. But the best was how she worked with us and our daughter to produce some lovely photos. And it wasn’t easy as our little girl was not really in the mood for a photo shoot that day. – Katja
If you arent sure what you want your little one to wear, don’t worry you and I will organize a time and date for you to come and look at all the outfits to help you decide. Need a maternity gown for your Maternity session- I have over 15 Dresses in my studio collection. – I have you Mamma. Don’t worry about anything!
– FAQ’s –
WHAT IS IN A PRE-SESSION CONSULTATION?
A pre-consultation is a time for us to meet to talk through all the details of your shoot from what to expect on the day to how you can prepare ahead of the shoot, the design & styling for both yourself and your baby, the set design as well as to run through any questions or special requests you may have.
Newborn safety is of the highest importance and something that I am particularly passionate in educating other photographers about. I will always make sure that your little one is as safe as possible at all times from poses to transitioning between various props and back and back into the loving arms of Mom or Dad. I will also work with my incredible Assistant on all Newborn, Cake Smash, Milestone, Sitter and Sibling shoots to ensure the safety your little ones.
STUDIO FACILITIES FOR LITTLE ONES AND GROWN UPS
We have also prepared a seating area, mostly with the very patient Dads in mind, or for a small group of your family to sit and relax in whilst the photo-shoot is in session. This area is in full view of the photo-shoot and will be serviced with drinks and light snacks. A changing station and feeding room is available for the comfort of you and your baby. There is also a designated soft play area for little ones to play freely in the room adjacent to the studio which will also be used for Mom to have her professional hair and makeup done for the shoot.
CAN I DESIGN MY OWN DRESS / GOWNS?
These maternity gowns have been lovingly made for you by our incredibly talented seamstress Sam. If you have any special requests or designs in mind for your maternity gown, Sam would be happy to collaborate with you on the design and make a unique custom-made creation for you. Please do note that this would be at an additional cost which will be confirmed at your consultation with Sam and Amy.
WILL THE STUDIO LIGHTING HURT MY BABIES EYES?
I am asked this question a lot and as a parent I completely understand your concern but I can confidently assure you that your baby will be in no way harmed through the use of studio lighting. The flash is diffused through a large softbox which is made up of layers of diffusion material in front of the bulb. In addition to this the flash exposure duration is extremely short with the light source angled away from your baby’s face.
BACKDROPS AND PROPS FOR the SHOOT, do you need anything from me?
Not at all, we have a wonderful selection of props, gorgeous soft wraps, headbands and embellishments for you to choose from. You will be able to discuss your ideas for your shoot with me at our pre-session consultation to make sure we have everything you need ahead of time. You are of course welcome to incorporate any particular props or special items into your shoot.
We have a baby changing station and private feeding area for you and your little one with a some baby change essentials but would ask that you pack a few extra nappies in as well as formula, dummies or bottles for your baby.
Family Fun activities in Fish Hoek.
I know that sometimes Fish Hoek can seem like the other side of the world ( and for some of you it is ) BUT I have some great news for you.
There is a wide variety of activities to do in order to make a day of it.
They have been personally tried and tested by Levi and given the thumbs up.
– GALLERY –