Canal Walk Gift Cards for You & A Friend | Love Alda Cape Town Birth Photographer

Canal-Walk-Voucher-PromotionReceive 2 x R200 Canal Walk Shopping Centre Gift Cards, one for you and one for a friend.  All you have to do to stand a chance is:

1. Like my facebookpage on www.facebook.com/lovealdabirthphotographer

2. Tell a friend about Love Alda Birth Photography

If your friend books a Love Alda Birth Photography Package between 21 Nov 2014 and 1 March 2015 and cites the code: “birthbuddies001#yourname” upon confirmation, she will receive 2 R200 gift cards – one for her and one for you.

This is a Love Alda promotion and not affiliated to Facebook or Canal Walk.

Terms & Conditions:  No cash alternatives are offered. No part of the gift is exchangeable for cash or any other gift.  Gift cards may only be claimed by the client confirming the booking and not by the person responsible for referring the client.  The responsibility lies with the client to provide the person who referred her with one of the gift cards.  To qualify for the gift cards, clients who book must cite the code “birthbuddies001” with the person’s name who referred them, plus that person has to be a Love Alda Facebook fan who shared this promotion via Facebook with a #birthbuddies. All free gifts are subject to availability, non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives. Entrants agree to be bound by these rules.

 

Birth Photography | The Best thing you Never Knew You Wanted

“When I booked you Alda, I knew I wanted birth photography, but now that you’ve captured these once in a life-time memories for us I’ve realised just how badly I wanted it!”  I often get this from clients. That or “I never invested in professional birth photography with the birth of my first child and I’m heartbroken.  Please will you capture the birth of my second child?”  I can very much associated with this second group of people – it was only with the birth of my third child that I had a friend photographer capture the story (I wanted this with my second birth as well, but could not find a birth photographer at the time).  I treasure those images more than words can explain and I still mourn the fact that I was not in a position to have this done with my first two children.

Siblings-by-Love-Alda-Cape-Town-Birth-PhotographerUnfortunately many first-time parents only realise the importance of birth photography after the fact – much like you only realise how amazing becoming a parent is when you hear that first gurgly cry – up until that point it’s all a bit surreal.  But think about it – you hire a wedding photographer for your wedding day.  Why on earth would you not want to capture this next amazing, life-changing occasion in your life? Birth photography is such a precious, everlasting gift – to yourself as the parents, but also to your baby one day when he or she is old enough to understand and treasure the story of their own birth.

Yes, there are huge medical and other expenses when you bring a child into this world (I know – I have three!) and birth photography seems (and is) a luxury. However when you put all medical, safety and necessary expenses aside it becomes a question of choices and what you value, as well as your personal priorities.  How fancy should the crib be?  Should I buy the latest and greatest pram?  Perhaps you are in the fortunate position to afford all, but sometimes parents have to make choices and in my humble opinion the long-term value of some of these choices ails in comparison to being able to relive & share the beauty and love of the day your child’s life started.

So to all new parents-to-be out there – you can’t go wrong hiring a professional birth photographer for the birth of your child.  And if you need further persuasion look at these 9 reasons to hire a birth photographer.

So you want your baby’s birth story captured?

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As a mother of three and one of Cape Town’s foremost birth photographers, my goal is to provide you with breathtaking maternal, birth & newborn imagery to kindle & share memories of a life-changing time that goes by too quickly.

I am the Co-Founder and Chair of the South African Birth Photographers Association, which means I specialise in on-call (24/7 day or night) birth photography & that I work towards the highest standards & level of integrity.

With a heart for the birth environment & a deep respect for the privacy of my clients, I capture those first precious moments before, during and after birth at home or at the hospital in a discreet & caring manner.  I aim to tell the whole birth story and not just part of it – no matter how long it takes.

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Our Moment of Perfection | Su-Alét’s Birth Story | Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt, Cape Town

Photographing the moments before and of Su-Alét’s birth was one of the highligths of my career as birth photographer for so many reasons. The air sang in anticipation of this little girl’s birth and for a moment it felt like the whole world rejoiced at the sound of her first cry. Make sure you watch their beautiful slide show below – it includes photos and video.

There are just too many incredible, emotional moments to share, but some of my favourites are of emotional, nervous mom-to-be, Carli and of first time dad as he holds his little one.  There’s also a moment where Dr. Du Toit looks over to the happy parents just after she’s handed a screaming Su-Alét to them.  And of course – the grandparents’ reactions – had me in tears.

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