Gender Reveal Photography | Cape Town Photographer

gender reveal sessions are new to the industry of cape town but its one that is taking us by storm.

Gone are the days where your Gynae says “It’s a Boy” or “It’s a Girl”, Let us be honest right up front, your Pinterest boards are filled with nursery ideas for both boys and girls and you can’t wait to get your hands on that first DIY project.

Now all that’s left to do is find out the gender to secure that paint color you have been dying to use.  So why should you have a photography session? If not for any other reason but to have that moment to look back on and giggle with your baby when he or she is old enough to ask.

Instead of finding out the gender in the cold offices of your gynae, Cape Town offers the most amazing locations from urban landscapes of the V and A waterfront to the dreamy landscapes of Llundudno beach. The location you choose will hold such a special memory for you whenever you visit there again, now can you imagine taking your baby there and reliving that moment holding them close to your chest.

These sessions are not just about the gender but starting your journey of pregnancy with memories to last a lifetime. It sounds like a pretty good start to me.

Are you still on the fence about booking a gender reveal session and want to know more?  Here is a brief explanation of how a photography session will work.

On the day of your scan at your OBGYN or ultrasound technologist, asking them very nicely to not tell you what your little bundle is, you will then give them my cell number and they will call me to confirm the gender. later that same day we will meet at a location of your choice and I will have everything ready for you.

Not to sure what to wear? it to worry I will help you and guide you in all the options that will good great in the location and for the photos. From confetti balloons and canons to smoke bombs and powder paint the options are endless. Within 10 minutes you will know exactly what the gender of your little one is.

Being your photographer in Cape Town means that my studio is close by and if you are keen to announce the new and exciting news with your loved ones on Facebook or Instagram? well, you can, I will send you the announcement photograph that same day. 


What do you wear to a gender reveal?

This is probably the most asked question about the sessions. Depending on what type of reveal you would like will have a direct influence on what you will need to wear. If you are planning on a smoke bomb reveal, the best to wear is something neutral colours for example, Grey and White, this will compliment the colour scheme of the smoke you use. 

If you would like to have powder pain reveal, wearing all white or white shirt and black pants is always a lovely compliment for this session but be ready to get full of paint ( don’t worry it does wash off )

Who knows the gender for a gender reveal party?

Whether you are planning on having a party or just be you and your partner for the session the only people that will have access to the news about the gender of your baby will be me, my assistant and your OBGYN / ultrasound technologist and that is all. Having just 1 it 2 people who know the gender will allow for the news to be a complete surprise and avoids an accidental slip of the gender if more people know. 

How do you throw a gender reveal party?

Gender Reveal parties are such a fun way of celebrating the news. Here are some fun tips to do for the party: 

!: Have a board with two columns – 1 for a boy and 1 for a girl. then all of your guests will write their name on the column that they think will be the gender of your baby. 

2: Don’t be afraid to use other colours than the stereotypical pink and blue. Using purple and green will give a fun element to the reveal. 

3: Invite your guests to wear the colour of the gender they think your little one will be. 

4: A gender reveal party does not have to be a big formal event, doing a get together with close friends and family over for a braai, tea and cake or even just for a mimosa ( sorry not for you mom to be) is just as fun and happy as the grand parties. This way you can save money for those all expensive nappies.