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Sheldon and Desiree came all the way down from Namibia to Cape Town for some belly shots, here are some shots from her maternity shoots, we enjoyed ourselves on Noordhoek Beach. They don’t know the sex of the baby, haven’t …
We were lucky to capture Anne-Marie & Alexander’s wedding, then came Callum and now Aimee…I can call myself their family photographer I guess, following their milestones closely.
Kai is the 1st born of Kate and Cong. A product of South Africa and Hong Kong (and kickboxing) falling in love. Kai is definitely a future kickboxing champion in the making!
Kate and Cong. We had the great privilege to photograph the Cong Family 4 times. First their engagement shoot, then their wedding, their first born and finally their second born along with the family including grandparents! What a privilege!
Things you should know
Deniz Koksal here. I have 15 years of photographic experience in various fields but found my passion in Weddings, www.dkphotography.co.za and baby/family photography. Having experienced the birth of my own kids, I can relate to the overwhelming feelings of parenthood. It is really hard to put into words, so lets put it in photography!
Our package is very clear and easy. I charge a session fee which is R850 and you get a beautiful display folio. There after you can choose exactly what you want from all images on a USB, to canvas prints, to coffee table books, plus much more. I also do not charge for transport within Cape Town and I generally set aside 4 hours for baby shoots and 2 hours for other baby and family shoots. I never take more than 3 bookings a week (weekdays) as I know how things can change and it is obviously unpredictable when your bundle of joy will be born. All shoots are on location at your home or a pre determined location.
They grow up so quickly and change so fast in that first year, these memories have a small window of opportunity to capture, contact me today to capture your special moments.
All you need to know
How long is the session?
The session is booked for 4 hours. This includes feeding time, mommy time, nappy changes etc.
How far ahead do I book?
Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment. I generally do not accept more than 4 bookings a week as I know the exact day may vary according to when you actually give birth.
When is the best time?
From experience, the mornings are generally best. 0900 onwards but we can also shoot in the afternoon if this is what is best for baby.
What is the best day?
Day 8 is perfect. The earlier the better but not later than day 10. This is especially important if you are looking for styled shoots with props etc
Can I change dates?
I understand these things can be a bit unpredictable which is why I only book 4 sessions a week. This makes a date change possible but remember we are aiming for before 10 days.
Where do I shoot newborns?
I come to your home. I do not charge for travel within Cape Town. Please ensure the room is neat and tidy without unnecessary distractions. We generally use the bed, try and ensure the background is neat. Most importantly, we need as much natural light as possible entering the room.
Who supplies props?
I have my own, which are only used for sessions and cleaned after each session. You are welcome to add your own props.
I prefer more natural posing, not the styled/posed style. Is that a problem?
I am very flexible, I adapt to your needs and requirements so this is no issue for me at all. We discuss all these things over coffee 🙂
How do I prepare for a newborn session?
One can never prepare too much, but I would ensure most if not all the below is implemented:
What do i get?
The session fee of R850 is the cost of the session and you will receive a beautiful display folio. There are then optional extras like prints of all sizes, canvas of all sizes, custom clocks, coffee mugs, websites, all images on DVD or USB, and coffee table books. To be discussed with you.
12 month package?
We document the entire first year of your baby. We start with a maternity shoot. We then schedule 1 shoot a month from when baby is born until baby is 12 months. We give you these images after each shoot. A ‘washing line’ rope is supplied with 12 colorful pegs, we supply 1 print after each shoot to hang up. At the end, we put all these images into a specially designed high quality coffee table book, the cover is engraved wood – design to be discussed. This will showcase how your child changes over the 12 months. A beautiful momento, your baby is only 1 once. Flexible payment terms with this option, deposit of R3000.
When is the best time?
Well, this one is up to you, generally 8 months is good.
Where do I shoot this?
On location is great, I have a few ideas but I am open to your suggestions.
What do I get?
The session fee of R850 is the cost of the session and you will receive a beautiful display folio . There are then optional extras like prints of all sizes, canvas of all sizes, custom clocks, coffee mugs, websites, all images on DVD or USB, and coffee table books.
What do we do exactly
within 10 days of birth
As the birth date in unpredictable, I only accept 4 bookings a week. I encourage you to book well in advance due to this. The ideal time to shoot a new born is on day 8. Anything from day 6 to day 10 should be fine but day 8 is perfect. Once your baby is born, then we decide on the exact date/day.
We come to you at your home. This just makes everyone comfortable especially the little one, no moving around into new territory again. We need to ensure maximum comfort for the baby. I encourage heating in the room. We ask for a room with natural light coming through and also a bed with a nice headboard. I do not charge for travel within the general Cape Town area.
Up to 4 hours is included. Of this probably 1 hour will be of photographing. It just depends how things go. We need to make time for nappy changing, feeding and just a snuggle with parents. 4 hours definitely covers this, most of the time we are out of your home within 3 hours.
The cost of R850 covers the session itself and you will receive a stunning display folio which includes at least 4 photographs. See sample below. You can then decide exactly what you would like after this from buying all images on USB (for R1 500), canvas, clocks, coffee mugs etc etc. We will discuss the extras in more detail.
1 - 12 months
I can do baby shoots up to 12 months old on location.
The same conditions and costs apply as a new born. R850 session fee and you receive a display folio 15 x 15 cm. See sample at the bottom.
We have a special package, the 12 month package which includes 1 shoot every month (12 shoots in total) and you get a maternity shoot complimentary. There is so much you can do with the 12 months hoot. The most popular is a wall display, of 1 photo per month, or a specially designed photo book with the best of each month.
I can shoot at your home, on location or in a studio (additional cost) this can be discussed when we meet.
Shoot is generally 1-2 hours.
Display folio included, 15 x 15cm:
I am open to many ideas you may have for a maternity shoot. Lets meet over coffee to discuss if you wish. From location shoots, beach shoots, forest shoots, studio shoots, or just in your home – we can find a solution that will make you happy.
The cost of R850 covers the session itself and you will receive a stunning display folio 15 x 15 cm, which includes at least 4 photographs. See sample below. You can then decide exactly what you would like after this from buying all images on USB (for R1500), canvas, clocks, coffee mugs etc etc. We will discuss the extras in more detail.
If you are looking for a family portrait, a lifestyle shoot, on the beach or in the studio – or even in your garden. Please contact me to discuss. These shoots are generally 1-2 hours long depending on location.
The cost of R850 covers the session itself and you will receive a stunning display folio 15 x 15 cm, which includes at least 4 photographs. See sample below. You can then decide exactly what you would like after this from buying all images on USB (for R1 500), canvas, clocks, coffee mugs etc etc. We will discuss the extras in more detail.
We come to your home or on location
No travel surcharge within Cape Town
1 Display Folio 15×15 cmAsk me
1 x maternity session
12 x monthly baby sessions
All edited images monthly
High quality book after 12 months, wooden cover which is engraved – design to be discussed.
Flexible payment terms
Stylish ‘Washing line’ display with pegs, 1 print per shoot to hang up.More info
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All images on USB
Coffee table books
And much moreAsk me