Frequently Asked Questions


For some, taking part in a professional photoshoot can be daunting. Being unsure of what to expect, you may anticipate a rather stressful day. You find yourself realizing that you don't even know the person taking the photos and you're not even sure if that's a good or bad thing - pondering - would you want to be photographed by someone you know or someone you'll never see again?

Your photoshoot day should be relaxing and fun. To assist with this, we have answered some frequently asked questions to help. Remember:

• Photographers are professional
• We do this for a living, so we guarantee you that we've seen it all
• Professional photography is our passion - we enjoy the experience with you
• We are experienced so we know what works and what doesn't

Click below to view the FAQ's for our various types of professional photography


What is "Boudoir" Photography?


Boudoir photographs are intimate, tasteful, romantic yet sexy and seductive images of woman, most commonly photographed in lingerie and night gown type of garments – Basically any garment that can make you feel sexy and looking at your most seductive. “Boudoir” is the French term for a woman’s dressing room or bedroom, or “In Her Bedroom / Boudoir” and the photoshoot would usually involve a double or single bed, mirrors, chairs, couches and other props, incorporating various backgrounds. Changing the sets and backgrounds in our studio does take some time, but this will give you ample opportunity to have a glass of wine, relax, do some touch ups and change garments.

What must I wear to the photoshoot? 


This is certainly one of the most important questions and need to be thought trough very carefully!! The wrong garments / clothing can ruin the photoshoot. 1) The lady needs to wear garments that she is totally comfortable in. She needs to be able to move around in and on the studio floor in various posing positions without too much “pain”. 2) Color does matter!! This again is dependant on the lady in question, and varies from person to person. Colors like black / white / pastels / blue / pink / the occasional orange or mustard etc. are very camera friendly. 3) AVOID: Shocking yellow. To many stripes / dots / motives / “flowery” garments. Monotone solid colors are by far the best. Certain “shiny” gold / silver / black satin garments work especially well with certain skin types and hair colors. The type of garments should include: 1) Casual pants / jeans / dresses (long & short) with matching tops 2) Formal dresses in various color schemes (long evening & short Mini shirts) tight or loose fitting, sexy and revealing 3) Sensual & seductive Lingerie / Night gowns etc. that fits well in basically any shape / form and color - as long as the lady in question feels comfortable. 4) Swim wear - here again colors are very important and should “match” the skin tone and hair color of the lady. Swimwear should also fit well. Shoes - not important at all.

Where will the garment changes take place?


We have our own small change room which is private with mirrors and proper bathroom facilities that you will be using for garment changes during the shoot. If Semi Nude / Nude photography are on the cards, you will undress in the change room and will be provided with a sheet to cover you for the 2 meters to the studio door. My wife Nadine - that doubles up as my extremely competent assistant - will set up the poses with the lady in the studio, while I take a breather outside in the office area. When ready, we carry on with the shoot.

Who will help me with the various modeling poses during the shoot?


Again - No Fear!! Nadine or a lady assistant with myself will coach you through every pose in the studio. You will first have a sit down with myself to discuss the various poses that I have in mind, so we can determine which ones are achievable. There is also a wall in my studio with about a 100 + different sexy poses that we will revert back to during the shoot. If all else fails - there is also a special file in my office packed with 100’s of poses. After your free glass of wine (or two), you will come up with your own sexy & provocative poses with very little help. This is really the fun part of the shoot and soon you will be totally relaxed!!

And makeup / hair / nails?


Whatever you usually do to yourself!! We usually patch the “shiny” facial parts with Photo Ready f ace powder. Lips and nails (don't forget those toes!!) always looks good on a photograph if well cared for. Remember that we edit all photographs, and thus will remove unnecessary pimples, burn / stretch marks and other blemishes. 


What must I wear to the photoshoot?


This is certainly one of the most important questions and need to be thought trough very carefully!! The wrong garments / clothing can ruin the photoshoot. 1) The model needs to wear garments that she is totally comfortable in. She needs to be able to move around in and on the studio floor in various posing positions without too much “pain”. 2) Color does matter!! This again is dependant on the model in question, and varies from person to person. Colors like black / white / pastels / blue / pink / the occasional orange or mustard etc. are very camera friendly. 3) AVOID: Shocking yellow. To many stripes / dots / motives / “flowery” garments. Monotone solid colors are by far the best. Certain “shiny” gold / silver / black satin garments work especially well with certain skin types and hair colors. The type of garments should include: 1) Casual pants / jeans / dresses (long & short) with matching tops 2) Formal dresses in various color schemes (long evening & short Mini shirts) tight or loose fitting 3) Lingerie that fits the model well in basically any shape / form and color - as long as the model feels comfortable. 4) Swimwear - here again colors are very important and should “match” the skin tone and hair color of the model. Swimwear should also fit well. Shoes - not important.

Where will the garment changes take place?


We have our own small change room which is private with mirrors and proper bathroom facilities that you will be using for garment changes during the shoot. If Semi Nude photography are on the cards, you will undress in the change room and will be provided with a sheet to cover you for the 2 meters to the studio door. My wife Nadine - that doubles up as my assistant - will set up the poses with the model in the studio, while I take a breather outside in the office area. When ready, we carry on with the shoot.

Who will help me with the various modeling poses during the shoot?


Again - No Fear!! Nadine or a lady assistant with myself will coach you / the model through every pose in the studio. You will first have a sit down with myself to discuss the various poses that I have in mind, so we can determine which ones are achievable. There is also a wall in my studio with about a 100 + different modeling poses that we will revert back to during the shoot. If all else fails - there is also a special file in my office packed with 100’s of poses. This is really the fun part of the shoot and soon you will be totally relaxed!!

And makeup / hair / nails?


Whatever you usually do to yourself!! We usually patch the “shiny” facial parts with Photo Ready face powder. Lips and nails (don't forget those toes!!) always looks good on a photograph if well cared for. Remember that we edit all photographs, and thus will remove unnecessary pimples, burn / stretch marks and other blemishes. 


What is Typical wedding photography flow for the big day?


12h00 to 13h30


Bride getting ready / dressing / make up / hair etc. Bride’s maids assisting. Bride & Bride’s maids photoshoot. Photos taken of the wedding dress, garter, perfume, shoes, jewel l ery etc. Possible

sexy Boudoir / Lingerie photoshoot if this is what the Bride prefer. This is a very special photo session and most enjoyable time with some sexy and fun photography.

13h30 to 14h30


Groom getting ready. Fun with the Groom & groom’s men. Photos taken of belt, shoes, cufflinks, aftershave and other detail.

14h30 to 15h00


Guests arriving at the Church / Chapel for the ceremony. Photos taken of church / chapel interior, flower arrangements and decorations. Guests arriving and interacting with each other. Having some fun with the Groom and groom’s men before the ceremony.

15h00 to 16h00


Wedding ceremony. Bride arriving & walking down isle. Giving away of Bride. Exchanging of wows. Newly weds exiting church / chapel. Throwing of confetti. Bride & Groom greeting guests.

Congratulations taking place between bridal couple and guests.

16h00 to 17h00


Family & Friends with wedding couple photo session.

Groups shots. Single portraits. MC to assist getting all guests grouped and ready for the various photos to be taken.

17h00 to 18h30


Bride & Groom personal / private photoshoot. Only the wedding couple and the photographer with assistant. This is the most important photography session of the day and no interference can be allowed. Pre planned poses with special lighting equipment. Guest are left on their own to interact with each other, having sherry and snacks at the reception venue.

18h30 to 20h00 / 22h00


Reception / cake cutting / speeches / dinner / throwing of flowers and garter / opening of the dance floor by Bride & Groom. Photographer and assistant greeting Bride and Groom. Departing from wedding venue.


How old is a Newborn Baby??


Newborn really means “newly born” or “Just arrived in this world”. Newborn is anything from 5 days to 10 days as an absolute maximum age. Anything older than this classifies as “Baby” photography and not newborn. The problem is this: from 10 days and older, these little ones start to realize that they are actually alive, awake and possesses a good strong voice and a will of their own!! The props that we use in the studio were specifically selected and some are handmade for newborns & babies. 

What must I / we wear to the shoot?


This really depends on what you / your baby are comfortable with. It can vary from loose fitting clothing for the larger women, tight fitting Jeans and tops, mini skirts, a long loose fitting skirt down to the ankles of soft material, sexy lingerie, at least one long or short night gown for that sensual and provocative look or even semi nude / Boudoir if you are comfortable with this, and would like some semi nude images with your Newborn and or husband / partner. Remember that a lot of photographs of your newborn baby will be taken without any clothing at all.

What is important though, is colors!! Solid and bright is good - flowery and very mixed patterns and colors are not such a good idea. Blue, red, orange, brown, pastels, white, black. Matching outfits for mom and dad are always a winner. Barefoot is always better.

Where will the garment changes take place?


We have our own change room which is private with mirrors and proper bathroom facilities that you will be using for garment changes and “touch ups” during the shoot. If Semi Nude / Boudoir photography are on the cards, you will undress in the change room and will be provided with a sheet to cover you. Hubby together with my wife Nadine who doubles up as my inhouse assistant will set up the poses in the studio, while I take a breather outside in the office area. When ready, we carry on with the shoot.

Who will help me with the various Newborn poses during the shoot?


Again - No Fear!! Nadine or a lady assistant with myself will work delicately with your newborn baby in the studio. You will first have a sit down with myself to discuss the various poses that I have in mind, so we can determine which ones are achievable. If all else fails - there is also a special file in my office packed with 100’s of poses. This is really the fun part of the shoot and soon you will be totally relaxed!! Should your baby get tired or hungry - we stop so you can attend to your little one and also take a quick break. We do not “chase” the shoot and will do our utmost to get you as relaxed as possible.

What about props?


We make use of various baby props like shoes, flowers, drapes, netting, baskets, containers, bedding etc. A lot is done with studio lighting at various angles and various colors as well as poses & different backgrounds. Name blocks are usually employed—the child definitely needs a name!! You are welcome to bring your own props along - a tiny pair of shoes (“Crocks” works very well - blue or pink), bibs, a set of baby clothing and so on.

And makeup / hair / nails?


Whatever you usually do to yourself!! We usually patch the “shiny” facial parts with Photo Ready face powder. Lips and nails (don't forget those toes!!) always looks good on a photograph if well cared for. Remember that we edit all photographs, and thus will remove unnecessary pimples, burn / stretch marks and other blemishes.


What must I / we / my family wear to the photoshoot?


This is certainly one of the most important questions and need to be thought trough very carefully!! The wrong garments / clothing can ruin the photoshoot. 1) Family members needs to wear garments that is totally comfortable. They need to be able to move around in and on the studio floor in various posing positions without too much “pain”. 2) Color does matter!! This again is dependant on the people in question, and varies from person to person. Colors like black / white / pastels / blue / pink / the occasional orange or mustard etc. are very camera friendly. 3) AVOID: Shocking yellow. To many stripes / dots / motives / “flowery” garments. Monotone solid colors are by far the best. Certain “shiny” gold / silver / black satin garments work especially well with certain skin types and hair colors. The type of garments should include: 1) Casual pants / jeans / dresses (long & short) with matching tops 2) Formal dresses & Dinner suits for the men in various color schemes (long evening & short Mini shirts) tight or loose fitting 3) Swimwear - here again colors are very important and should “match” the skin tone and hair color of the person. Swimwear should also fit well. Shoes - not important.

Where will the garment changes take place?


We have our own change room which is private with a full length mirror and proper bathroom facilities that you will be using for garment changes and “touch ups” during the shoot. If swimwear photography are on the cards, you will undress in the change room and will be provided with a sheet to cover you for the 2 meters to the studio door if you feel the need arises.

Who will help me with the various Family poses during the shoot?


Again - No Fear!! Nadine or a lady assistant with myself will coach you and your precious family through every pose in the studio. You will first have a sit down with myself to discuss the various poses that I have in mind, so we can determine which ones are achievable. There is also a wall in my studio with about a 100 + different family poses that we will revert back to during the shoot. If all else fails - there is also a special file in my office packed with 100’s of poses. This is really the fun part of the shoot and soon you will be totally relaxed!!

What about props?


We make use of various props like flowers, drapes, netting, chairs, couches, toys, baskets etc. A lot is done with studio lighting at various angles and various colors as well as poses & different backgrounds. Name blocks are usually employed. You are welcome to bring your own props along.

And makeup / hair / nails?


Whatever you usually do to yourself!! We usually patch the “shiny” facial parts with Photo Ready face powder. Lips and nails (don't forget those toes!!) always looks good on a photograph if well cared for. Remember that we edit all photographs, and thus will remove unnecessary pimples, burn / stretch marks and other blemishes. 


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