Lifestyle Portraits

For every season of you.
You’ll look back one day long from now and you will be so
happy that you documented this season of your journey.
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I approach the shoot day as though you are a long lost friend (or friends). We chat, we laugh, we make jokes, we go with the flow and I capture authentic moments as they unfold.

There will be no stiff, awkward posing, no big fancy equipment. We take whatever weather we get on the day of your shoot and we work with it.

You only realise how important a phase of life or moment is after it’s gone.

It brings me so much joy to know that there are humans out there who value the gift that photography is, and who want to freeze moments in time to look back on in years to come. I look forward to capturing these special milestones and moments for you and your loved ones.

Kat xx


Boudoir and sensual portrait photography of an woman with mid length mousey brown blonde hair wearing black, lying on the floor in studio in Cape Town, South Africa

Boudoir | Exotic Boudoir | Cape Town | SA

“I think I am still on a high from yesterday. Kat, words can’t explain how you made me feel. I told myself that 2024 is the year of new things and that it’s going to be a better year. What a way to kick the year off with something so amazing like this photoshoot. Thank you again for making me see myself as a whole new person.”

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Boudoir and sensual portrait photography of an woman with mid length brown hair and red lipstick in studio in Cape Town, South Africa

Sensual Portraits | Exotic Boudoir | Cape Town | SA

I have been obsessed with boudoir photography since post-lockdown when and we could be around people again. Since then I have been trying to figure out where I fit into the genre. Surely there had to be something in between that was more than just a portrait or only boudoir.

Enter the term “Sensual portraits”.

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Boudoir photography of a woman with brown hair on location at Shepstone Gardens in Johannesburg, South Africa

Boudoir | Exotic Boudoir | Cape Town | SA

It makes my heart so happy to hear that clients have a transformational time on these shoots.

“The reality of my photoshoot was that it was way more fun than I had expected going into the session and that the it built up an inner confidence within myself.”

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Legacy portrait photography of a woman in her 60's with grey hair dressed in a white, knitted dress in studio in Cape Town, South Africa

Legacy Portraits | Cape Town | SA

I finally got around to having my parents in studio. We shot some legacy portraits with some personal branding type photos of each of them, as well as a group shot of the 3 of us together.

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Real, raw and unscripted moments.




We have a 30 minute chat online where we get to know each other. I ask you questions that will help me to get to know you better. This will allow me to find out what your intentions are behind doing the shoot, as well as what you are hoping to get out of it. This covers everything from your reason for wanting to do the shoot to any concepts or ideas that you have for it as well as wardrobe ideas.


I give you tips on the next steps forward as well as some homework for you to do so that we are on the same page as to exactly what you are looking to get out of your photoshoot.


Your session starts with being pampered by one of our amazing hair and make up artists.


The shoot consists of two looks (or more, depending on the package you choose).


The looks and set options will depend on the themes or vibes that we discuss in your clarity session.



I take the time to pre-select only the best of your images which are edited and uploaded for you to choose from. It is up to you which images are to be in your final selection.


Each package includes a certain amount of images. If you love your final images so much that you want more images than was included in your chosen package, pricing will be shared with you before your reveal so that you are confident in your final selection.



“Kat’s incredible direction, talent and professionalism made my boudoir feel as natural as breathing. Her passion for what she does is felt through every step of the process, from planning to the actual shoot, and her perfectionism and consideration makes you feel like you’re the safest hands possible. Thank you for making that experience something I can’t wait to do again!”

“Kat is one of the most talented, creative and easy-to-get-along with photographers that I have worked with. I did a lifestyle shoot with Kat and we had such a great time shooting. She did an amazing job and really knew how to capture my personality in the shots. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

“Wow! I have nothing but great things to say about Kat’s work. She’s an incredible photographer, she’s remarkably talented and an amazing person to work with. Kat knows exactly how to get the shot and gives excellent guidance on how to execute it! She makes you feel comfortable and at ease but remains professional at the same time. I would highly recommend her for any occasion.”