Luca, Lily and Nicky // In Studio

Luca, Lily and Nicky // In Studio

07 August 2017

I adore the preciousness of new life and to me photographing newborns is more about connection, simplicity and emotion than the distraction of too many props.

Luca arrived a bit early and was just over two weeks old when we did this shoot in studio. 

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Meeting Patric // Camps Bay

Meeting Patric // Camps Bay

01 June 2017

Diana and Terje came to Cape Town from Norway for a few weeks, for the purpose of meeting their adorable baby boy, Patric and taking him home.

I met them on the beach for a sunset session where Patric was already so beautifully bonded to his new mother and settled into his family after just a few days together. How beautiful is this little guy and this lovely family?

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Baby Oliver

Baby Oliver

03 March 2016
I photographed baby Oliver when he was just a few days old and so gorgeous. Lodea and Jeremy are two of the most doting and natural parents and so proud of their brand new little boy. To me, a newborn shoot is about new babies with their parents and the creation of the precious-ness of a newfamily rather than 100 shots of baby in a tea pot or with headbands on.

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Baby Simphiwe

Baby Simphiwe

10 December 2015

After doing a preggie shoot with Zaba and Luzuko, I knew they were going to be such lovely parents and they are so besotted with their little guy, Simphiwe. Such beauty.

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Hayley, Duncan and Baby Dylan

Hayley, Duncan and Baby Dylan

05 November 2015

Little Dylan was born after just 27 weeks inutero and weighed just 480 grams at birth. Hayley and Duncan spent the first few months of his life traipsing in and out of NICU. 

There was no time to do a maternity shoot or any of the 'usual' things that first-time-moms get to do when preparing for the arrival of their baby and so Hayley commented that this shoot felt like the first little step of normality in terms of becoming a mother.

Dylan is super-cute with huge and beautifully curious eyes and Hayley and Duncan are such besotted parents. 

 

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Baby James // 7 months

Baby James // 7 months

20 October 2015

I photographed little James when he was just a tiny baba a few months ago and now he has grown so much at 7 months old; and obsessed with eating his hand. We started the shoot at a park in Claremont and then headed home for some shots in a tub of water which he absolutely loved. What a cutie.

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Jen and Baby Harry

Jen and Baby Harry

15 June 2015

I was in Joburg a few weeks ago and  did a shoot with my cousin, Jen and her little baby boy, Harry. It's so fabulous to see her as a completely besotted and natural mom.

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Jenny, Jorn and Sam

Jenny, Jorn and Sam

24 June 2015

I photographed Jenny and Jorn's wedding quite a few years back in Stellenbosch and they haven't changed at all. 

After a few years of marriage, they've now had a gorgeous baby boy, Sam, who was 8 months old when we did this shoot. I had to laugh when Jorn said to me: 'You know, I never used to like coffee but now I have it all the time'.  (After having babies I felt exactly the same; the level of sleep deprivation with those gorgeous creatures can be something else.)

I met them at their home in Mowbray and then headed to the park and local cafe.

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Nicole, Giuseppe and Raoul in Joburg

Nicole, Giuseppe and Raoul in Joburg

11 June 2015

I photographed Giuseppe and Nicole's wedding at The Cradle in Joburg way back at the end of 2007 and did a couple shoot with them in Cape Town in 2010 so I feel like I've known them a very long time. I absolutely love witness my past wedding clients' journey into parenthood.

When I asked Nicole how she was enjoying motherhood, she sighed and said 'Oh, I am so besotted.'  How gorgeous to see you guys as such fabulous parents - and baby Raoul is so edible with his bright blue eyes and cute little mouth.

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