FAQ’s

Please read our FAQ’s and if you need any more information, please contact me.

Where is your studio based?
In Johannesburg. Fourways, Chartwell. About 7.5km from Fourways Mall.

How much do you charge?
A mini photo shoot: R1400.00. Full session: R2500.00 and Maternity: R1900.00. Includes high res files on USB.

What type of photography do you do?
I do children’s styled photo shoots as well as maternity.

What is a styled photo shoot?
The name is just what it says – a photo shoot that is styled. These photo shoots take alot of planning and styling. Every detail is what creates the final look.
Styled photo shoots is not lifestyle photography, but styled sessions.

What ages do you photography?
Children from the ages 4 years and up, including teens and maternity.

Do you do family photoshoots?
No, I don’t photograph more than 2 people at any given time.

What must I bring with?
Always bring comfortable shoes, flip flops work great. If you have any special props you would like to incorporate into your photo shoot or any
special pieces of clothing | accessories you may want.

Do you have clothing?
Yes and no. I have loads of girls dresses as well as maternity dresses, but I have no boys or mens clothing.

What do the men | boys wear?
If men are doing a maternity photoshoot with their wives, a smart pants and shirt works well. We do however need to colour co-ordinate,
but we will discuss this before your booking.

Boys usually do well in a denim and t-shirt, however if we photograph them with siblings, again we will need to colour co-ordinate.

Do you have props?
Yes, I have loads of props for both boys and girls.

What do you photograph?
I only do children’s styled photo shoots and Maternity. I do not do weddings, matic dance, birthday parties, Baptisims, boudoir ect.

How long does a photo shoot last?
Typically between 2-3 hours for a full session. I do sometimes offer mini sessions and they last about 40 min.

How long after the photo shoot will I receive my photo’s?
About 7-10 days later.

Do you offer hair and make up?
No, please organise to do this yourself before your photo shoot, so that when you arrive we are ready to start with your photoshoot.

What time do you do your photo shoots?
I only shoot natural light and love golden hour. Winter and summer times change slightly, but we normally meet at the studio between 15:30.

Where do we get dressed once we at the location?
This is all part of the fun of shooting outdoors – you will change behind a blanket or in the car, but it is normally quiet that time of the day and private.

What all happens the day of my photo shoot?
We would normally meet around around 15:30 at the studio in Fourways | Chartwell. We will then do some admin and discuss some final
touches we would like to do at the photo shoot. This is also the time where we will choose dresses you may want to wear ect.
We will then drive to the location/s. We will spend some time there doing the photo shoot, and when we done it usually
takes 7-10 days till you receive your photos.

How do I make a booking?
Please go to our contact tab and either send me an direct email.
Cell: 082 497 5587
email: melonyvr@vodamail.co.za
Monday – Friday
08:00am – 17:00pm

Melony Smith Photography