Celia van Niekerk Fine Artist & Illustrator

South African Fine Artist, specialising in Portraits, Figure Paintings and Christian Inspirational Art. Works in oil paint and watercolour.

ONE ON ONE photography mentor sessions

Thank you for your interest in the Photographer mentoring Sessions.

I used to offer workshops throughout the years, but I prefer giving my undivided attention to one person at a time. I have been a photographer for over 14 years, I have photographed amongst other things: weddings, engagement and couples, boudoir, maternity, newborn, babies and kiddies, cake smashes, milkbaths, pets, families, macro, still life, beauty, etc…to name only a few. (You can still view my portfolio on my Celia van Niekerk Photography Facebook Page and Instagram Account. Due to a shoulder problem, I sadly had to hang up my camera for a while…)

It doesn’t matter if you only bought your first camera just yesterday OR if you want to invest in your photography education as a professional photographer – whether you’re a hobbyist, a mom who wants to take better photos of her kiddies or someone who want to pursue a career in professional photography – I CAN HELP YOU!
I offer ONE ON ONE mentor sessions, tailor-made to each individual’s needs: you tell me what you are interested in learning. You let me know in advance what your level of experience is, what genre of photography you are interested in and we take it from there.

Mentor sessions with me include:
5-6 hour mentor session, in Nigel.
Weekdays Only (Excluding public holidays.)


R3200 per session.

A R1000 booking fee required to reserve your slot in my schedule.

Balance due 48 hours before the mentor session.


The above mentioned price excludes any prop cost/rentals, venue rentals, styled shoot cost for portfolio building, etc., etc. These will be for your account.

Mentor session to take place in the direct Nigel vicinity. (Due to a shoulder issue I do not travel at present, thank you for understanding.)


Depending on your level of photography experience, the genre of photography that interest you, etc, we can cover any of the following topics relevant to your needs*:
  • Photography basics
  • Auto to manual shooting
  • Gear and how it works
  • Setting up your studio
  • Planning and setup for a photo session (any genre, e.g. couples, maternity, milkbath, boudoir, newborns, cakes mash, etc.)
  • Posing (any genre, e.g. couples, maternity, boudoir, newborns, etc.)
  • Lighting (natural light, basic studio lighting or off-camera flash)
  • Photography Props, e.g. newborn props, cake smash props, milkbath flowers, etc.
  • Portfolio building
  • Getting your first client or ideal client
  • How to stand out – to make your brand different
  • Social Media & Marketing
  • Editing (Lightroom and photoshop)
  • to name only a few…
You are welcome to drop me an email at celiavanniekerkphotography@gmail.com with your interest and needs – we can chat from there!
* Please note that we will not be able to cover all of the above mentioned in only one session. Most clients book more than one session.
Looking forward to meeting you and sharing my knowledge with you!
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