“I’m inspired by you. Let me show you how much.”
I am dedicated to photographing the love, energy, and connection of you and your family so that you can take home a set of compelling images that you’ll cherish a lifetime.
My custom sessions are a full service that allows plenty of time to capture a variety of images of your family in my studio or outdoors.
We’ll chat beforehand so I know exactly what you are wanting: something casual or more
dressy. And I’ll send you more info about the best times for your session,
some clothing suggestions, and what to bring along.
The Outdoor Experience
My aim is to capture and freeze the most natural moments of you as a family, showing your families unique visual story. I’ve found from experience that I get the most from an outdoor photo session, when children feel relaxed, and can play and explore. Your job is to stay present and interact with your children and leave the rest to me.
I always offer gentle direction, to ensure that all the various photo combinations are covered, so that you get the finest and most flattering angles. I generally do outdoor shoots on one of Cape Town’s lovely beaches, in a forest, or in your garden if the space permits.
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. Studio sessions are ideal for up to 4 people, and at a push, 6 people. Included in all images purchased, are same sized retouched digital files and matching complimentary social media sized photos that you can share on Facebook, Instagram and other platforms.
“Monica photographed our wedding 10 years ago and a family shoot recently with our 4 children. She has an incredible ability to capture the “moments” and then work her craftsmanship to make them look like the most beautiful things this side of heaven.”
Your Custom Session includes:
- All your consultations – In-person, phone and email
- My time, experience, planning your session, and approximately 1.5 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 quoted 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. Complimentary social media-sized copies of purchased images. Images are purchased separately and clients typically invest 8000 to 20 000, but there is no minimum spend required – you only purchase what you love.
Please feel free to 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.