Our Beautiful Life | Lucie’s Birth | Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt, Cape Town

I met Christelle, Tron and their two lively boys at Elandsbaai for their maternity shoot. We (my three kids, hubby and I) were at a family wedding at Muisbosskerm the day before and made a small detour to the sleepy seaside village on our way back where we met the Van Wyks.

Although the the weather was not playing along, I had so much fun with this vibrant and energetic family of four (soon to be five) on the quiet beach. No one took themselves too seriously and the boys were so excited about their new baby sister’s eminent arrival.  They were delighted that they could share her name (a secret at that stage) with me by writing it with chalk on the road! And so capturing their journey to meeting Lucie, the first princess to the family, began!

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BIRTH Magazine – Sharing Maternal Memories

Maternity. Birth. Newborn. South Africa.  I’m so proud to announce the first edition of BIRTH, a seasonal maternal photo journal by Love Alda Maternal & Family Photography.  This magazine is all about capturing and sharing some of the beautiful maternal memories being created daily across South Africa.  It is a platform to tell our stories of love and meet some of the people that support us in our first wobbly steps to parenthood.

In this Autumn / Winter edition learn more about birth photography and why more and more parents are opting to have their birth stories captured by a professional birth photographer.  Learn how to select your birth photographer.  You also get to meet Dr. Jacky Searle and Midwife Sandy Standish.  There’s a beautiful nursery feature and a natural, water birth photo feature.

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For your future FREE online edition of BIRTH make sure you click on ‘Follow’ once you’ve opened the electronic version.  You can also stand a chance to win monthly prize. Hard copies of BIRTH is also available at selected maternal health care offices across the Western Cape.  For feature or advertising consideration email [email protected]

Your Nursery Featured in a Magazine!

I still remember getting my first nursery ready – the time, love and care that went into it and sometimes just spending some quiet time in it – waiting with anticipation!  I also remember feeling very sad when my 3 year old son told me he was too big for his baby room and wanted something with bugs.  My heart literally sank as I covered the beautiful cream and pastels with a forest green.  In hindsight I wish I had taken more photo’s of that first nursery – it was beautiful.

I’m therefore offering my Love Alda clients and fans the opportunity to get their nursery photographed and featured in BIRTH.  Memre van Heerden’s nursery is in the autumn / winter 2014 edition and if you think your nursery will make others weak at the knees I encourage you to follow BIRTH for tips and ideas and contact me at [email protected]

A FREE mini nursery shoot (to be included in your final birth story) is now also offered to all my new birth photography clients!

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