Siobhan is an absolute master in what she does. From the moment I arrived: the studio is ready for action & there is music playing and laughter all around. Even for an awkward person (such as myself), this experience was one of the best I’ve had in front of a camera. The final product is beyond anything I ever expected. I can highly recommend them.
– Roelien Faber
In March 2020, I was in a slump. The pandemic hit and that year was supposed to be the year that I shot many weddings and hopefully transition into full-time wedding photography. Oh did the universe have other plans for me!
I came across a photographer giving away free access to her education site for one week. I decided to go through with it in hopes of creating a portrait studio one day. I thought “man this is going to cost me so much money”.
In June, Palesa sent me a message saying she needs portraits for her Miss South Africa entry. She wanted more of a studio vibe and I said, well let’s see what we can do. A bed frame with a curtain pegged to it and natural light created this image.
I posted it because I thought it was a beautiful image. Once I posted it, I got message from people asking if I had a portrait studio now. I said no, not really!
More people began to take interest and in two-years the portrait studio has grown to a profitable space that is warm, comforting and empowering.
My little business training week set me up for success. Who would have thought?
We now have a team with an assistant photographer, Ally and a resident makeup artist, Isabel. You will meet them below!