“You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.” Coco Chanel
Let me show you how you can be ALL those things, at ANY age!
I take the stress out of having portraits taken. I’ve heard all the objections that arise, like “I am not photogenic enough”, “I just need to lose some weight first”, “I don’t feel comfortable being photographed”, “I don’t know how to pose”, or, “Maybe some other time.”
And I’m here to tell you it’s not your job to be photogenic or know how to pose.
It’s my job to guide you through your entire session, including wardrobe and styling ideas beforehand, and show you the most beautiful photos you have ever seen of yourself.
You are also welcome to bring your mom, sister, a friend, or several friends and turn it into a women’s day out. If planning a women’s day session, book for a Friday night and then plan something fun for afterwards, as you’ll be all made-up and looking extra sassy! You could even ask your partner to come half an hour towards the end of the shoot, and have a few taken together.
So, I invite you to a personal session with me. It will change the way you see yourself!
Pre-consultation – If you live in the Cape Town area, or within 20km from Sea Point, I can go to your home a few days before your session, and help you select your outfits and accessories. I’ll then bring your favourite outfits back to my studio and hang them up so they are all ready for the day of your shoot. Alternatively, you can bring a selection to my studio a few days before your session and we can go through them, and match them up with your accessories.
Hair & Makeup – On the morning of your session, one of my lovely makeup artists will chat with you about different options for your hair and makeup, giving you their professional advice too, on what would suit you.
Photo Session – Although most women’s sessions take place in my studio, if you have a specific need or idea for an outdoor session, we can run through some ideas together. I’ll direct you every step of the way, showing you how to position your hands, face and rest of your body. With the correct natural posing, I will guarantee the most flattering angles and portraits of you. Once we get going, you’ll see how much fun it is, and your nerves will disappear. This is a lovely space where you can switch off from your ‘to do’ list, forget all your worries, and totally focus on yourself.
In-person Viewing and Ordering – One week after your session, you will be invited back to my studio where we’ll watch a slideshow of your images. This is where you select and purchase the images you love. Whether you decide on a folio box of images or an album, I’ll help you to select the products that best suit your needs. If it’s stylish wall art you are wanting, I have various framed options displayed throughout my studio and can help you decide on the style and sizes that would suit your home.
“Wow, where do I begin? Firstly not only is Monica passionate about her work but she is professional and takes her time with her client. I felt uplifted and confident after my shoot! My experience with her was nothing less than amazing!”
“I’m not a fan of the spotlight and was so nervous for my photoshoot. I am so overwhelmed with how much I love my photos! Monica’s warm and friendly manner melted all my nerves and made it such a fun experience. I’m so glad I did this shoot, I’ve never felt so good about myself! Thank you, Monica, you are just pure magic!”
Your Custom Session includes:
- All your consultations – In-person, phone and email
- My time, experience, planning your session, and approximately 2 hours in my studio (or outdoor location) in Sea Point, Cape Town
- Professional hair and makeup on the day of your shoot for one person
- In-studio ordering meeting where I help you narrow down your images and choose products, such as framed wall art, a folio box of images, or an album
- Session Fee 2 950
Once you have selected and paid for your images, full retouching will be done. You will also receive complimentary social media-sized copies of purchased images. Images start at 950 and clients typically spend 8000 to 20 000 – all prices quoted in South African Rands/ ZAR. No minimum purchase is required and you only purchase what you absolutely 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.