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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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]

Family – Maternity Session

“Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, but our roots remain as one.”  This weekend’s maternity session reminded me of this quote – of family.  Family is where life begins and love never ends. And at the heart of it is always a woman.  Over the years I have learned how important family is to me, but also that family is not always blood.  It’s about the people in your life who want to be there.  The ones who love you for who you are and care for the things and people that are important to you.

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Golden Hour Maternity Session

It was a ‘golden hour’ shoot in more than one way.  Not only did we have a beautiful sunset to work with, but it was also the last warm days of a fading summer and Lene and Gerhard were in the home stretch of their pregnancy.  I loved everything about this session.  The couple. The light. The location. The memories this couple would share for years to come.

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