Happy Birthday Beth!

Beth was born at home on the 31st of August.  It was a much colder and rainier day than today, but inside the house was warm as the steam from the hot water in the birth pool mixed with the scent of the aroma oils midwife Marianne was using on Michi as she laboured bravely.

Today Beth turns one.  I will never forget the moment her parents met her and I will forever be grateful to them for allowing me to share some of their memories from that incredibly precious event.  Happy, happy birthday little Beth.  My your life be blessed and filled with love and happiness.

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Meeting-Beth-Spread-by-Love-Alda-Birth-Photography-Cape-TownTo watch ‘Meeting Beth’ click here.

RSG Radio Interview | Capturing the Birth of Your Child

I had a blast at RSG Radio’s studio this morning.  I was interviewed by Martlize Brink and Johan Rademan on capturing the birth of your child – something I am very passionate about.  To be able to inspire memories of such a precious time for parents is a privilege. I had so much more to tell, but I guess in the end a picture says a thousand words.

Diegene wat dit misgeloop het kan hier gaan luister en sommer terselfde tyd in ‘n paar ongelooflike foto-oomblikke deel.

Those of you who missed it can click here and share in some extraordinary birth photo moments.

Although based in Cape Town, I do travel for destination births across South Africa.  For booking please contact me on [email protected]

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Meeting SA’s Birth Professionals: Gynaecologist & Obstetrician Jacky Searle

As a Cape Town-based birth photographer and chair person of the South African Birth Photographers Association, I get to work or meet with some of South Africa’s best birth professionals.  Dr. Jacky Searle is one of them.  She’s a mother of two and successful practice at Vincent Pallotti Hospital.

Article was originally published in BIRTH magazine.

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Meeting SA’s Birth Professionals: Midwife Sandy Standish

As a Cape Town-based birth photographer, I have worked with many amazing birth professionals who support women in their journey to become mothers.  Sandy Standish is one of them. Sandy, a mother of five, is the owner of her own Midwifery Practise Birthing Naturally.

Article as originally published in BIRTH magazine.

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Newborn Photography | Fynbos Fairy

Grown in Cape Town – that is the beautiful fynbos fairy from today’s newborn shoot and the protea she’s clutching!  I’m proudly South African, as well as Capetonian so styling this session was right up my alley.  I prefer natural light on a newborn’s skin which is probably why I tend to do more on location work than studio work (but I do studio work from time to time).  I like to keep my styling as natural and simple as possible and love working with textures.

I can’t write this blog without mentioning the family dog who decided to join the family for this session. What a sweetheart!  Here’s to not forgetting our four-legged friends in the euphoria of bringing home a new baby!  And here’s to Cape Town, protea’s and this beautiful fynbos fairy!

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