Welcome to Cheeky Cherub!

Cheeky Cherub is Johannesburg’s stylish family photography company. From maternity photography to family photography we invite families of all sizes to join us in a heart-warming experience while preserving special moments and memories. We love lifestyle photography. It allows us to meet such wonderful people and each new memory we create is just as special to us as it is to you. We understand that no family is the same and we aim to capture each individual character or personality in the best and most natural way possible. The world of photography is always changing and we embrace change while maintaining our own personal creative style and flair. We offer full photography sessions where we travel to your home or even help to pick out a special location for your photos. We also do mini-sessions on selected dates with magical themes at the most beautiful locations.


To find out about joining us for one of our sessions, please get in touch and we will send you all of the information you need in order to decide which experience to sign up for. You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of our cheeky plans and specials.

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  • Kelly Harmsen
    Kelly Harmsen

    Photographer / Founder

    I am your Cheeky photographer. I love my job. I thought that becoming a photographer meant that I could learn how to take beautiful pictures and enjoy taking them, but this journey has been so much more than that. Building a photography business is not just about taking nice photos. I’ve taken years of experience and hard work to build the Cheeky Cherub Stylish Family Photography brand and I am so proud and excited to help you to preserve your most preciouses family moments in time. Each new family I meet is a new experience and nothing makes me happier than capturing the true essence of my customers’ personalities and making them feel those special kinds of emotions you get out of your sessions with us.


We aim to please each and every one of our Cheeky Cherub customers. Please see the reviews from our past Cherubs below and don’t forget to send us some love after your session so that we can add you to our hall of fame. J

  • Sarah JeggleBaby Photography

    "We absolutely loved our family shoot with Kelly. It was relaxed and she made us feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. Proof is in the pudding, our photos are stunning and portray the relaxed, happy atmosphere they were taken in."

  • Lani HenricoMaternity Photography

    "Kelly! Thank you so much for my beautiful pictures!

    During the last months of my pregnancy I felt so big and uncomfortable, and I was feeling very self-conscious. You made me feel relaxed and at ease from when I arrived for the session, right to the end.

    Thank you for your attention to detail and for going to extreme lengths (and heights ;)) during my shoot! I will treasure my photos for years to come.

    Looking forward to booking you for Isla’s 1st birthday shoot!"

  • Kelly LockyerFamily Photography

    “If a photographer cannot adapt to the people and personalities before them, then it won’t matter how brilliantly talented they are!

    Kelly fell so perfectly into our family’s rhythm- that it felt like she had spent time with us in the past. She was able to bring out the very best in us, and capture it so perfectly.

    We have now marked this as an annual event, and although I don’t want time to move too quickly- I am very excited about working with her again!”

  • Claire HaywardCouples Photoshoot

    "When doing our engagement shoot, I expected to feel nervous and rigid as neither my fiancé or I are particularly photogenic. But Kelly has this unique talent that makes you feel relaxed in a way that allows her to capture natural emotion. I think that is something truly special and we get to keep these beautifully captured memories forever. Thank you Kelly, we look forward to all of our future family photo shoots with you."

Stylish. Family. Photography.

Cheeky Cherub are experts in Family, Newborn, Maternity and Childrens Photography. Please get in touch for our latest packages and information about upcoming promos. Don