Photographers applying for membership must demonstrate exceptional skill, originality, creativity, and professionalism in birth or related photography.

Requirements for joining

  • Applicants must possess a valid South African ID.
  • Have a business website.
  • Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of evidence containing internet links of THREE BIRTH shoots, that best reflect their skill in photography and editing. Due to patient confidentiality, portfolio’s can be viewed and assessed in person.
  • Applicants must possess an external flash (pop-up flashes are prohibited in Birth Photography).
  • Applicants will be expected to complete a Birth Photography examination.
  • Applicants may not offer birth photography services concurrent with other birth services (i.e. Doula or Midwife services at the same birth as a photography service) (The purpose of this requirement is to standardise the expectations of clients using the directory that they will be hiring a photographer focusing all of their attention on photographing birth.)
  • GABP members are required to wear a navy blue scrubs top with identification, for hospital births (Orders are placed through GABP).

One year membership includes

  • The annual Membership Fee of R 400.00, is due in March of each year. A pro-rata rate is calculated for members joining throughout the year. Fees are subject to change at any time.