Pretoria Newborn Photographer

Aluve Sariela Ngaka

I am a Pretoria based newborn photographer and love every moment of my job. My studio is located in Pretoria East, Equestria. I offer three different types of newborn shoots: Lifestyle, Styled and Fine Art.

Here is a short description of each type of newborn shoot:

Lifestyle Newborn shoot

  • This type of shoot is a more journalistic kind of style where I don’t pose the baby in baskets, buckets or any props. I usually do this shoot in a room in your house where there is enough natural light coming through. If you feel that your house is not suitable, no worries. We can rent a natural light studio (usually about +R350 per hour extra, I will just confirm the rate). The studio that I usually rent has beautiful natural light and also a double bed mattress to take “bedroom” kind of photos.

Styled Newborn Shoot

  • These sessions are best done within the first 5-12 days from birth. With this session I style and wrap the baby in baskets, buckets and other props. I am part of INPA (International Newborn Photography Association) and newborn safety is of utmost importance to me. Your baby will always be safe in all props.
  • The styled newborn shoot usually takes place in the morning 11:00am (unless communicated otherwise) and it usually takes about 3-4 hours.
  • If you take the option newborn + parents, it is VERY important to put some effort into what you are going to wear. I highly suggest you choose a colour scheme that matches the colour scheme of the setup of the newborn shoot. Makeup is super important, so please book a professional makeup artist for the session. I do have a makeup artist that I work with that usually comes to my home studio.

Here is a list of my Pretoria maternity to newborn packages that I offer:

  1. Maternity shoot – I usually do this shoot between 28-32 weeks of your pregnancy
  2. In hospital birth – I only do c-sections
  3. Fresh 48 (in hospital) – 1 to 3 days after the birth
  4. Lifestyle Newborn shoot in your house
  5. Lifestyle Newborn shoot in a natural light studio
  6. Newborn only – Styled newborn shoot in my home studio in Pretoria East
  7. Parents with siblings – Styled Newborn shoot in my home studio in Pretoria East
  8. Fine Art Newborn photography

“I am a princess not because I have a prince, but because my Father is a King and He is God!”

Ammy decided on a styled newborn shoot for Aluve. There is so much meaning in a name and I just have to share hers with you. Aluve means: TO HEAR THE CALLING OF GOD and Sariel mens: Angel of guidance. How beautiful is that! I just know that she is going to do so much Kingdom work one day. She is called by God! Her daddy is a Pastor in George and such an amazing man close to God’s heart. I had the most amazing newborn shoot with little Aluve who slept through her whole session. Thank you for trusting me with your most precious gift from God! Aluve is soooo beautiful and she surely has the most amazing parents! Ammy Ludaka Ngaka and Mphumzi David Ngaka enjoy your photos =)

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