Durbanville Studio


Welcome to New LIFE Studio. New Life Studio are a lifestyle photographic studio situated in Sonstraal Heights, Durbanville.  We love working and serving our Durbanville community with great photography and service. 

We celebrate NEW LIFE by specializing in NEWBORN, BABY, MATERNITY & FAMILY photography.  We don't just do studio photography, we love shooting at different locations around Durbanville also.  We are totally spoilt for choice with all the beautiful wine-farms close to us.  We are a husband and wife team creating memories for our clients.

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2020 is just CRAZY and we are offering a crazy 20% discount on all shoots. Buy your POST LOCKDOWN SHOOT VOUCHER at This voucher can be used during 2020. 
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This is a quick shoot we did of our kids during LOCKDOWN.  

Smith kids

Hierdie was die lekkerste wat ek in 'n lang tyd ge-edit het. My hart het warm gepomp en ek het die heeltyd 'n glimlag op my gesig gehad. Ou Alex se uitdrukkings is net priceless! Hier is my pragtige 3 kiddies, Zoey 9, Zachary 6 en Alex amper 4.

As jy belangstel om 'n shoot te bespreek of as jy belangstel om die studio te huur vir 'n lifestyle shoot, kontak ons gerus by of 0845585504.

Admired in AFRICA Awards 2018

I am one proud girl today! I entered the Admired in Africa Awards this year and won 3 prizes!
1st Place in Lifestyle category: Pet Photography
3rd Place in Newborn category: Newborn with parents
7th Place in Overall Newborn Top 10 Photography
I am very thankful for my awesome husband, family and friends for all their support and love through the 8 years my business has grown.
Charl Smith, you are my inspiration and I could not have done this without you - and I am so proud of your awards that you won as well!! We make an awesome team 
Thank you Admired in Africa for the opportunity to showcase our work and to win such a prestigious prize - and thank you for the awards dinner, it was a great spoil at Towerbosch @ Knorhoek
So, for any newborn or Pet photography  needs (or family, wedding or corporate) please contact me

Demi Lee Moore & Barthlo Visagie | Portraits

A few months ago I opened my studio in Durbanville, New Life Studio.  We had a beautiful setup done by  Jade' Customised Events and Design a BLOOM to celebrate this occasion. I had the opportunity  to photograph Demi Lee Moore and Barthlo Visagie.  This was also the first time we had a little 4 legged friend in the studio
I used 5 photos from this shoot to enter the Admired in Africa Awards competition and I won 2 prizes.    Demi recently won the VIAtv reality singing competition, Die Kontrak #dieKontrak. WOW, I am so proud of her, she did a fantastic job.  I don't normally like Afrikaans music, but this is the type of Afrikaans music I LOVE.  Well done Demi Lee Moore.

Cake SMASH - MASON & family

This was another collaboration between Beloved Photography and Agapé Studio.  We love working together creating something unique and special for our clients.  It was great to have the TUCK family at our studio to capture some amazing moments for them.

If you want to book a VISUAL STORYTELLING session, please get in contact with us, these sessions are very limited.


I joined forces with my wife, Tiana Smith from Beloved Photography, and captured this CAKE SMASH video while she was shooting stills.  Click HERE to view the photos by Tiana.

Maternity and Newborn combo | Andro and Lara's little miracle

Dis altyd lekker as ou trou kliënte die wonderlike nuus deel dat hulle 'n babatjie verwag! Dit was sulke goeie nuus toe Lara en Andro laat weet het dat hulle 'n wonderwerkie oppad het. 

Ons wens hulle alles van die beste toe as gesin en ek hoop om gou weer van hulle fotos te neem. Ek het beide hierdie shoots so geniet - hulle is wonderlike mense! Mag die Here hulle baie seën.

Hierdie is 'n baie goeie voorbeeld van 'n maternity en newborn combo.