DJ's Models Portfolio

DJ's Models Portfolio


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This 30-minute studio shoot is for DJ's Models - if you're a member or need photos for your application, you pay a special, low rate. We'll cover 3 outfits/looks: casual, smart casual and formal-wear, and record a short intro for the online databases.

For your model shoot, arrive ready to shoot - hair and make-up ready and in your first outfit. Bring along options of clothing so we can make the most of your half hour in the studio.

Portfolio In Studio

Portfolio In Studio


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Actors, Models and Extras: Your agent needs studio quality photographs to secure castings for you.

You will get: a set of portfolio photos including head-shots, 3/4 and full length portraits, profiles and hands. We'll also record a short video clip of you, introducing yourself. All in all you'll get at least 20 high resolution photographs for your portfolio.

This is a 30 minutes shoot in my studio in Melkbosstrand (click to view in Google Maps), and is ideal for updating your agency photos or if you want to approach and agent for representation.

Please arrive ready to shoot - you'll be responsible for your own hair, make-up and wardrobe. We'll run through a set of standard photos and, after this, you're free to pose and play and create portraits to share on social media. If you have a photo you'd like to emulate, do send it to me ahead of time and I'll see what can be done.

Wardrobe: Bring clothes that look good on you and make you feel comfortable and confident. During the session we can cover 3 "looks": one casual, one formal and one smart-casual outfit. 

*A note on colours: Do not wear white or black clothing, do not display visible logos or bold prints on t-shirts. Busy dense patterns or lines/stripes are best left at home.

Hair: My advice is: keep it simple. It's not necessary to come with just-styled salon hair. You're going to want a look you can maintain, and wear your hair like you'll wear it for castings and auditions. If you have long hair, we'll want to see it up and down, we can do that with one of your looks.

Do what you can to tame frizzy hair, unless it's part of your look, then show off your natural hair. It's awesome.) If you wear a wig, remember that you will want to look like your photographs when you do castings. If you have fine hair, please try to tame the fly-aways if you can.

Whatever your style on the day, that's what we'll capture.

Make-up (for ladies): Best of all is the "nude look" - simple and natural looking make-up.  Remember that the focus must be on your face, not your make-up skills. Show up like you would if you didn't have much time to prepare. If you like you can bring a nice bold lip to dress up your formal look, but we'll apply that for the last look. It's easier to apply more make-up for dressier looks than to try and scrape it off!

Guys and kids should not wear any make-up for portfolio shoots. A little lip-gloss is allowed, but I don't want to know that it's there.

or a sport uniform/outfit. If you're confident about your body we can explore how much to show. - if you have a niche hobby, it may be a good subject for a photo or two. 

SAGA members get a 20% discount** on any photo shoot. Certain agencies get discounts**, so please ask when you book (you can add a note to say which agency you're signed with)

Chat to me if you want to get into doing TV/video commercials or photographic modeling, I may be able to help you sign up with an agent.

I'm looking forward to seeing you in studio - we live in exciting times. What we do during the hard times will certainly bear fruit when it gets easier!

Actor Headshots

Actor Headshots


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More information:

Book your 30 minute headshot photoshoot at my studio* in Melkbosstrand and only pay for the photographs you use.

Pay a R250 deposit to secure your booking. Your deposit pays for your first, magazine quality headshot photograph.  Additional photos are charged at R150 each.

This is a limited time offer - ACT NOW.

SAGA Members get another photo included in the price! - that's two high res headshots for R250!

30 minutes should give us enough time to cover 2 distinct looks, I'll try different lighting setups to find one that suits you best. I'll recommend the best shots, but you select the images you want.

*This offer is valid for still photo shoots in my studio in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town. We can arrange a photoshoot at your home or place of work, but additional charges will apply. Please request a quote for an out of studio shoot.

Hair and make-up people can be arranged, at an additional fee.

Terms and Conditions:

1. This offer applies to photoshoots in the Real Happy Pictures studio in Melkbosstrand, subject to availability. Please make an appointment at least 24 hours before your intended shoot by clicking on the "BOOK NOW" button at, or send a WhatsApp to +27 79 311 6220 with your name, "Headshots" and the time and date you'd like to book for.

2. Your R250 non-refundable deposit confirms your appointment and pays for one headshot - SAGA members (show card) get an additional photo of their choice. You pay only R150 for each additional photo you choose/approve. Your booking can be rescheduled, as long as you give 24 hours notice - subject to availability.

3. This offer is open to anyone for individual portraits (not groups - see the website for additional offers)
4. We'll ask you to sign a release so we can use your photos to promote Real Happy Pictures via social media, Google and on You will not be penalised if you do not agree to sign a release. I respect your right to privacy. Additional incentives may apply on the day (at the photographer's discretion)
5. Model's own hair, make-up and wardrobe. We should be able to cover two looks - please bring outfit options. Ask for suggestions.
6. Please allow three working days for editing after we agree on which photos to prepare. Only basic editing is included in the price: temporary blemish removal, selective sharpening/skin softening, background cleanup/replacement.
8. For additional images, high resolution images will be made available after you settle your account. 
9. Offer includes digital downloads only - prints can be supplied at an additional fee.

Please ask if you have any questions or concerns.

Family Photo Shoot

Family Photo Shoot


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Book a family photo shoot on the beach. This is a 1 hour long informal, open air shoot for up to 12 people.

Outdoor photo shoots are a fun way to interact with your family and create lasting memories that you can cherish - after all, your kids are growing up and this is a very special age. Fur babies are also welcome (as long as they are well socialised, we want this photo shoot to be a real happy experience for everyone).

I can't wait to meet you and your family or friends. (A photo party in your own back garden is the same price - check the attached photos for Michelle's photo party pics)

Product Shoot

Product Shoot


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I shoot studio product shots or lifestyle photographs for small business owners in the Western Cape.

If you have a product or service you're trying to sell, you may have tried using stock photos, but nothing beats showing your own product, and your own face. When you're willing to stand behind your business, it builds trust faster. Your customers don't want to deal with some faceless entity. Yes, branding is important, but so is the human connection.

On the other hand, if you're selling products through an on-line store, I can help you create clean, clear, well lit photographs against a bright white background. Anything from wine to dog-beds and jewellery - the biggest product I've photographed so far is a 2.5 x 1.6 x 1.2m collapsible bar counter. If it will fit through a standard door, we should be able to photograph it in the studio - if it weighs more than 80kg, I'll come to you.

Studio option: Shooting in Studio in Melkbosstrand, my setup gives me time to play and fiddle with lights. I prefer to work alone if the product allows, and since I prefer working like this I tend to be more generous with my time: you'll get the best photos at a fair price.

In studio I shoot with artificial light, so there is no waiting for great weather. Because I control the lights, I can minimise inconsistancies you might see in natural light photography. I can ensure that my photographs accurately portray the colours of your product and packaging.

As a rule of thumb, I charge R650 for the first hour, and R450 for every additional hour, pro-rata: after the first hour you only pay for the time I'm actively shooting. Shooting on location the first hour may include some set-up/build time. The more organised we are at the start, the better the value you receive.

Models: I pay models R500/hour, which will be for your account if models are required, but if you're willing to find people and reward them for the use of their image, we can save on that cost.
Travel is an additional fee based on distance from Melkbosstrand.
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