Updated: Apr 1
Finding the perfect location for your family portraiture or maternity session can be a tough one, but no need to fret. I can help! I have a selection of gorgeous spots in and around Johannesburg/Pretoria that will suit exactly what you're looking for. From graffiti walls and urban jungles, to manicured gardens and beautiful tree filled parks. Keep reading to find our more.
The Modderfontien Reserve
Nestled in the heart of Modderfontien in Edenvale, this beautiful nature reserve offers gargling rivers and a beautiful dam surrounded by trees. If we're lucky, we might spot the fish eagles and their babies flying over the dam. The reserve is every Family Photographers dream! Entrance to the reserve is R35 per person, this gets us access to the picnic area.
Honeyveld Honey Farm
Ok so the Highveld Honey Farm has got to be the most gorgeous garden in Benoni. Perfectly manicured throughout the year, this location is great to shoot at during summer and winter. Bookings are essential and access to the gardens are R375 per hour.
Based in Mulderdrift, Casalinga offers beautiful lemon tree orchards, fountains, green grassy spots and even a little forest. This location is amazing for any portraiture session. Casalinga charges a venue fee of R500 per hour and there is a R250 travel fee.
Irene Dairy Farm
Now this spot is amazing. Open wide fields and lovely black and white dairy cows(the perfect props). Located in Irene with beautiful old stables, rock walls and more, Irene Dairy farms is perfect for your session. Cover charge to access the venue is R350 for 10 people, including me. If we are more people, the venue might charge. There is a R450 travel fee.
Truly a Johannesburg Gem! Situated in Mountain View, Johannesburg this venue is so unique. The gardens and buildings are to die for. Your session will be completely perfect. Fully cared for throughout the year, so shooting here can be done anytime. Access to the venue for a 1 hour session is R2000, because this is primarily a wedding venue bookings are essential and weekdays are mostly available.
If you are looking for something different with a mix of beautiful gardens and incredibly stunning old school Architecture then Wits is the spot. Entrance to the University is at no charge but pre-approval is required so a booking in advance is crucial.
Ducks Country Lodge
About a 40 minute drive from Edenvale, this beautiful location offers gorgeous afternoon light, a river set and stunning old buildings. Ducks Country lodge is fabulous for family, maternity or couples session. This spot is every photographers dream. Travel fee to the venue is R550 and there is no venue hire fee.
This stunning private park is perfect for any shoot we have planned. Offering amazing sunrise and sunset sessions. Located in Morningside, Sandton. The park is maintained by the residents of the area and is pet friendly. There is no venue fee or travel fee to utilise this spot.
Ganico Organic Farm
Definitely one of my favourite spots in Johannesburg. Ganico is located in Muldersdrift. They offer, not only stunning orchards but also a gorgeous natural light studio. The venue charges R550 per hour session and an additional charge of R250 for travel.
These are just a FEW awesome idea we can look at for your session but I do have more stunning location up my sleeve that will be discussed upon bookings.
If you are interested in Booking your Lifestyle session with me please pop me an email at email@example.com or give me a call on 0844591662