I absolutely love portrait photography. I am a professional photographer based in Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa. I do travel locally and internationally for photo shoots as well.
I prefer taking simple and elegant portraits for my customers. This style means your photos will still look great in years to come and not fade with the latest trends. I am happy to book a studio session for you, but I also have some other options worth considering. I have found that bringing my mobile photography studio (lights etc.) to a location that you are comfortable and relaxed in works to get better portraits.
Especially with family portraits having the family in a familiar or fun setting will help to get better portraits. Even for professional or business purposes taking the photos for instance at your business location as an environmental portrait gives context to the photo as well as relaxes the subject.
Another option is to do a more candid or documentary style photo shoot. This means following you (or the whole family) on a fun excursion like going to the local park for example. Most of the photos will be unposed and candid. The photo shoot will tell a story of your trip and time spent there. I have had great success with this documentary style shoot and we can always include a few posed and more formal shots for some variety. This relates to candid street and event style photography that I also love doing.
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Some of the portrait styles that I specialise in is:
- Lifestyle portraits
- Candid and documentary portraits
- Family portraits
- Formal portraits
- Environmental portraits
- Corporate headshots
- Fashion photo shoots
- Fitness photo shoots
- Glamour photo shoots