About Us

At Tulip Photography, we use imagery and photography to chronicle the early and significant days of your baby’s life. We specialise in maternity, newborn, baby milestone and family photography. Tulip Photography is there to capture this incredible journey into parenthood.

We preserve the emotions and charm of the pivotal moments by creating a warm, relaxing and unobtrusive environment to capture and honour your experiences. Authentic and modern, Tulip Photography uses natural light, tones, and textures to capture beautiful, evocative and timeless images.

Maternity Photography

Capture this beautiful and important time in your life with graceful and timeless images.

New Born Photography

Celebrate the birth of your baby and capture the first 2 weeks of their life.

Infant Milestone Photography

Start your baby’s photographic journey with us from those magical first few weeks to their once in a lifetime milestones.

Baby & Family

Capture this beautiful and important time in your life with graceful and timeless images.

Cake Smash

Capture the fun your little one will be having while participating in the cake smash service we provide.


We combine your images with audio and music to commemorate special occasions.

Price List & Packages

You have the option of shooting on-site or at our beautiful studios. We have a treasure trove of backdrops, handmade beanies, wraps, props, and fabrics to choose from to create stunning images. We offer a variety of packages for parents that will suit their needs. Sessions at our studios are all-inclusive. Off-site shoots are billed for transportation and venue fees where applicable. We do a pre-consultation via telephone or e-mail.

We celebrate all things belly! Our maternity shoots include letter boards, flower crowns and colourful capes to capture your pregnancy.

– Package 1 | R 1 900
 1-hour session
 Use of 2 props
 Professional editing
 10 x Instax Prints
 File transfer of all images

– Package 2 | R 2 500
 2-hour session
 Professional editing
 10 A1 printed images of your choice
 USB of all images

– Package 3 | 3 000
 3-hour session
 Use of 3 props
 Professional editing
 20 A1 printed images
 USB of all images

– Optional extras
 Professional make-up artist R 700
 Custom Album 20pg. R 1 800

The best time to photograph a newborn is between 7 days and 14 days. The first weeks are ideal as newborns are generally sleepy and we are able to achieve all the curly poses. Shoots start at 10:00 am in the morning. The shoot will be a maximum of 4 hours, giving allowance for a feeding of the baby and rest. We heat the studio to between 25-30 degrees Celsius and have a baby changing station. All wraps, clothing, throws, and fabrics are freshly laundered before every session. Babies eat every 3 hours and should be brought to the studio or shoot on location after their first-morning nap and feed.

– Package 1 | R 1 900
 2 hours
 2 Outfits
 Professional editing
 File transfer of all images
 10 Instax images of your choice

– Package 2 | R 2 800
 3 hours
 3 Outfits
 Professional editing
 File transfer of all images
 10 Printed A1 images of your choice.

– Package 3 | R 3 800
 4 Hours
 4 Outfits
 Professional editing
 File transfer of all images
 20 printed A1 images of your choice

From tummy time, smiles, giggles, toe grabbing, standing and walking, we capture these fleeting moments for you to cherish. We offer milestone packages at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months.

– Package 1: Milestone 3 – 9 months | R 2000 each
 2-hour photo session
 2 outfit and props
 20 printed Instax images
 File transfer of all images

We offer milestone bundle packages.
– Milestone 3 – 9 and cake smash | R 3 800
– Maternity (Package 2), Newborn (package 2) and Cake Smash (1st birthday) | R 6 500
– Maternity (package 2), Newborn (package 2), 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and cake smash (1st birthday) | R 10 000

Elegant family portraits that capture the connection between baby and family. For a maximum of 8 family members, you can choose our studios or a place that is special to your family.

– Package 1 | R 1 900
 1 ½ hour session
 Use of 2 props
 Professional editing
 File transfer of all images
 10 printed A1 images of your choice


– Package 2 | R 2 600
 2 ½ hour session
 Use of 4 props
 A customised album with 20 images of your choice
 Professional editing
 25 Printed A1 images of your choice

– Package 1: Cake smash 1st birthday | R 2 600
 Birthday cake from our selection
 3 outfits and props
 10 printed A1 images
 File transfer with all images

We are excited to introduce our new offering! We combine photographic stills and videos with sound to produce memorable 3 to 5-minute videos. Photo film is available as an optional extra in addition to our packages.

– Photo Film R 1000

All travel expenses incurred by Tulip Photography on behalf of our clients shall be reimbursed. The following is refundable:

  • Gauteng – kilometers (R 6/km) & tollgates.
  • Outside of Gauteng – kilometers (R 6/km), tollgates, flights, vehicle hire, all meals, and 3-star accommodation.

 Payment Terms

A 50% deposit is applicable to confirm bookings, the balance is payable in cash or by card on the day of the shoot. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

About The Photographer

Ayabonga Cawe, trained as an economist, is a photographer, activist, radio host and entrepreneur. He has five years of experience as a photographer and wide and diverse expertise in portrait, documentary, product, advertorial and lifestyle photography.

A diverse portfolio of work, including a maiden exhibition titled ‘Umzi Watsha’ in 2017 has created opportunities for Cawe to hone and perfect his craft in still and motion photography. He holds a certificate in Advanced Digital Photography from the College of Digital Photography (CODP).

Email: Enquiries info@tulipphotography.co.za
Bookings & Invoicing bookings@tulipphotography.co.za

Mobile & WhatsApp: 067 224 4418/ 072 405 6309

Studio Address: Dawn To Light Studios | 59 Platina Street | Jukskei Park | Randburg | 2188