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“Photographs are my attempt to pause time, to hold onto unique and unrepeatable moments before the moment slips away, the memory fades and dulls over time, and all that we’re left with is that single cherished photograph”
What I Offer
Portrait Studies - In Studio and On Location - Anni Collection
A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. It often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.
There are roughly 10 main types of portrait photography, with traditional portraits, lifestyle portraits, candid and street portraits, glamour & boudoir photography and Fine Art portraits a few examples.
What is Fine Art?
Fine art is visual art considered to be something created for aesthetic or intellectual value rather than practical purpose. According to the Oxford dictionary, fine art is:
- Creative art, especially visual art whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content
- An activity requiring great skill or accomplishment
Fine art is essentially an art form practiced for its beauty. It’s all about why it was created and comes from a concept or idea derived from the artist. There is a difference between commercial and fine art. The purpose of fine art is to simply exist. Historically, fine art encompassed painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and poetry, but now includes photography, too.
Annie Leibovitz is a celebrated American photographer best known for her engaging and dramatic celebrity portraits. Adept at capturing her subject’s personality and inner life, her images reflect intimate or staged moments that reveal the playful and expressive aspects of her sitters. Annie quotes: "A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people."
Annie inspired me to create portrait studies, In Studio and On Location, that result in Fine Art images . Every person walking into my studio, is unique, holding a wealth of life experiences and stories. My goal is to tell their stories in a very unique, creative and arty way.
I want to fall in love with YOUR images ...
How to book a session:
Drop me an email with your details, especially your contact number. I will be in contact with you.
Every session will be discussed wrt theme, look and feel, wardrobe and props, which you will bring along.
What to expect when you book a session:
- When In Studio - Welcomed in safe and homely environment at my home-based studio.
- Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, biscuits, or for the wine lover, a special glass of red of white
- 45 min In Studio, creating magic!
- Viewing session - Welcomed back In Studio to view and admire your images. You select the 5 digital images you fall in love with most, but have the option to select more for a fee per image.
- Printed products will be discussed, such as wall art, albums, prints and cloth prints. I want you to relax and feel at home, while we create unique images and wall art that reflects the individuality of your portraits. The artwork we create will transform your home and is sure to be the topic for conversation for years to come.
- Orders placed and on that special day, you collect your Art!!
- With sessions On Location, the process will be much the same, with the exception of location. Together we will discuss the look and feel you're after, we select and arrange the venue, and do the shoot there.
What will this experience cost you:
- In Studio - R 2 500.00, incl 5 x digital images.
- On Location - R 2 500.00, incl 5 x digital images. Travel and booking fee for venue excluded.
I can arrange the services of a stylist, makeup artist and/or hair stylist. Please let me know in advance should I make a booking for you.
I'm looking forward to receive you in my happy place, where I create art!
Professional Branding Photography
Professional portraits take time and money investment but are essential for any business owner who takes pride in their brand and what they do. Used on a website and social media, they give a prospective client a first look at who you are and how you present yourself.
Professional portraits are important to make a good first impression before someone meets you in person.
Choosing the right package for you
Before booking a personal branding shoot, it is crucial to discuss the photographer’s packages and select one that most suits your needs.
I have three packages you can choose from.
- The Moment
We spend 90 minutes in this shoot, on location, capturing your professional look, and with one wardrobe change also your informal social look. But keep in mind, we can layer your clothing to create different looks.
- The Journey
We take the day and capture your story. Usually starting of with your professional portraiture, we win your potential customers and peers’ respect with uniquely presented images.
Thereafter we capture your life passions! Whether it be your family, hobbies, favourite social project, or even special holiday destination. We show the world the essence of YOU.
Beside your professional look, you can choose up to 4 different scenarios.
- In Studio
Often an In Studio session is the preferred scenario for my clients. We start with the formal look, particularly for the LinkedIn profile, and then a wardrobe change to semi -or informal clothing for social media.
Packages: The Moment: R 2 500.00
The Journey: R 5 500.00
In Studio: R 1 800.00
Your Lifestyle Journal
Let me portray your story through my images. Whether your passions include family, travel, nature, your beloved pets or beautiful and interesting places and people, I will showcase the essence of who you are.
Lifestyle Photography is all about capturing people in situations, real-life events or interesting life enriching milestones......... all in an artistic manner.
My primary goal is to tell stories about people's lives or to inspire people in different situations. So, whether it is a celebration like Engagement shoot, Couple’s shoot, Family shoot, Maternity shoot, Matric farewell, we will create magic and everlasting memories, having fun while doing it!!
For the Corporate women and men in need of Professional Portfolio images, I go the extra mile to ensure your photo will make that very important first impression with your clients and colleagues.
Corporate Event Photography
My aim is to capture your Event, ie Conference, workshop, year end function, price giving, Gala evening, golf days, in an efficient, professional manor, providing you with images that you will feel proud of and comfortable with to share.
I make sure to capture the venue, décor, branding, guests, special guests and guest speakers, prize giving and other, as required by client. The delivery of images is within an acceptable time period, not allowing the client to wait too long for the end product. As professional business owner myself, I know the importance of appropriate behaviour, and will treat you and your guests accordingly.
I network with the best service providers in the industry, and can therefor assist you with vendors like, event planners, printers, entertainers, and more. Just let me know your needs. I am Gauteng based, but travel both nationally and internationally, for your special event.
Your wedding day is one of the most treasured and special events you will ever experience.
You spend weeks and months planning that day that you will exchange your vows, becoming one. And before you know it, the day came and went, and what do you have left? Your photographs!
As Photojournalist, I care deeply about this. Every moment in your day is special and meaningful. My aim is to capture those moments for you. Imagine that photo of Dad crying when he sees his Princess in her wedding dress, Granny holding you for one moment extra, groom shying away his tears while watching you walking towards him.
I will create your album with all this in mind, turning Moments to Memories
Packages for 2019: From R 16 990.00
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” Brené Brown
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