New Vincent Pallotti Labour Ward proudly displays Love Alda Birth Photography

The very first hospital birth that I photographed was at Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Life Healthcare in Pinelands, Cape Town. I have photographed many beautiful birth stories (both natural and c-section) there since and two of my own three children were born there.  It is therefore a huge honor for me to have some of my birth photography permanently and prominently featured in the newly renovated Magnolia Ward!

Love-Alda-at-VP-1All of the photo’s feature birth stories that actually unfolded at Vincent Pallotti Hospital under the care of its wonderful maternal care staff, gynaecologists and private midwives & doulas.  The newly renovated ward recently opened its doors again to much excitement after a long interim stay in the Acacia Ward downstairs.

Love-Alda-at-VP-2I want to thank the parents featured in these birth stories for the privilege of being part of their birth experience and also for allowing me to share some of their precious memories with other mommies and daddies!

Love Alda Framed Birth Photo Boxes can be ordered as part of all Love Alda Birth Packages.  For bookings contact me at [email protected]

Love Alda Birth Photography is also featured in doctors’ rooms across the Western Cape.  The one below is from Dr. Jacky Searle’s rooms.

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Love Alda Moments of Birth |Caputring a Story of Connection & Love

Love Alda Birth Photography is not just about capturing the moment of birth, but rather the many moments of connection and love that will tell your baby’s birth story one day.  There are so many beautiful moments that I actually don’t know where to start.  So for now I will publish a couple and update them when appropriate.  To capture your moments of birth email me at [email protected]

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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.

 

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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Although we could not be there | Cape Town Grandfather shares appreciation for Birth Photography

This letter from Cape Town Grandfather, Joep Joubert, to his first grandchild was so heartwarming to receive.  His gratitude for being able to share in those first moments, even though he could not be there himself meant so much.  This is why I do this.  What an incredible gift to fathers, mothers, grandparents, but ultimately the child who will one day see how much he or she was loved from those very first moments.

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Love Alda | Master Birth Photographer | Cape Town

Birth photography is slowly capturing the imagination of South African parents.  As a mother of three & a master birth photographer in Cape Town, my goal is to provide you with breathtaking maternity, birth & newborn imagery to kindle & share memories of a life-changing time that goes by too quickly.

I am a Co-Founder & the Chair Person of the South African Birth Photographers Association, which means I specialise in on-call birth photogpraphy & that I work towards the highest standards & level of integrity.

Although based in Cape Town, I am available for destination births throughout South Africa.

With a heart for the birth environment & a deep respect for the privacy of my clients, I capture those precious first moments at home or at the hospital in a discreet & caring manner. I am also available for maternity, newborn & family sessions.

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My Natural & C-Section Birth Packages include:

  • a birth plan
  • a mini nursery shoot
  • on call service
  • recording of labour / moment leading up to birth, the actual birth, as well as first bonding moments via photography & some videography
  • a birth announcement package (custom-designed same-day MMS birth announcement, as well as 20 printed birth announcement postcards)
  • birth story slide production with licensed music

Due to the on-call nature of birth photography I only take on a limited amount of clients a month, so early booking is recommended.

To capture the day you meet your baby for the first time contact me at [email protected]

 

 

Expecting Twins [Leandri & Christiaan] | Cape Town Maternal Photographer

It’s more or less a year ago that I did this maternity shoot for Leandri & Christiaan.  I also had the privilege to capture the birth / first moments of their beautiful twins in January this year and shortly after that did a newborn shoot of the two princesses.

The light at the beach that day was breathtaking, but the love and friendship between this couple is what made me love their images so much that I felt like re-blogging them today, more or less a year later.

I’ve said this before but I think these images proves my thinking on this:  I do not create beauty I simply capture it as it flutters by my lens. People make their own magic.  Read more about Love Alda Maternity session here.

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It’s Love Alda Maternal & Family Photography’s Birthday!

Today I celebrate the ‘birth’ of Love Alda Maternal & Family Photography.  A big, big thank you from the bottom of my heart to all my friends, family and parent clients who support me every day of the year.  You are as priceless as the memories I share with and have the honor of capturing for you.  A big thank you also to all the amazing birth & maternal professionals out there who works very hard to help South African moms to give birth beautifully and safely.  You are my heroes.

My gift to you this year:  a 15% discount on any birth package booking confirmed before or on 5 September 2015.  I can only take on 4 births a months so subject to availability.

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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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