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“Life tells the best stories.
Let me tell yours.”

My custom sessions offer you a full service and allow plenty of time to capture a variety of images of your children.

The Outdoor Experience

My aim is to capture and freeze the most natural moments of your children. Almost all my children’s sessions include at least some with either one or both parents, especially if your children are under 4 years old.

I’ve found through my experience that I get the most from an outdoor photo session, when children feel relaxed, and can play and explore. I generally do outdoor shoots on one of Cape Town’s lovely beaches, in a forest, or in your garden if the space permits.

Reflection Of Toddler On Beach
Black And White Studio Portrait Of A Young Boy

The Studio experience

For studio sessions, these need to be more structured as there is limited space in comparison to being outdoors. The sessions in my studio are therefore more close up and naturally posed.  This works well for both a casual and/or more dressed up option.

Full retouching is included, so that any blemish (bruise or scratch) that may suddenly appear, can be removed. Please bring along a favourite toy if your children are young.


Mother And Daughter Photo Shoot Kirstenbosch Gardens

“We spent a lovely morning with Monica at Kirstenbosch. She was great with our 10-month-old daughter and managed to get beautiful photographs that we will treasure forever. The shoot was fun and creative, and I appreciated that Monica really just allowed us to be ourselves. I would definitely recommend Monica Dart Photography and I look forward to doing more shoots with Monica in the future as my daughter grows.”

Bronwyn, Cape Town


Your Custom Session includes:

  • All your consultations – In-person, phone and email
  • My time, experience, planning your session, and approximately one and a half hours at an outdoor location (or in my studio) in Sea Point, Cape Town
  • In-studio ordering meeting where I help you narrow down your images and choose products such as framed wall art, folio boxes of images, and albums
  • all prices quotes in South African Rands/ ZAR
  • Session Fee 1 750

The final product of your family, children or vacation portrait session is the creation of beautiful portraits to display and enjoy in your home for years to come. I offer high quality, fully-archival heirloom products that are intimately handcrafted, timeless, and will complement your home. Full retouching of purchased images as well as complimentary social media-sized copies of purchased images. Images are purchased separately and start at 950. Clients typically invest 8000 to 20 000, but there is no minimum spend required – you only purchase what you love.

Please feel free to set-up a time to come into my studio to view products in person, or reach out to me via email or phone to learn more. If you are only in South Africa for a short time, we can do your photo viewing session online, over Zoom.

Portrait Of Young Girl On Beach In Winter


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