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Misty Cliffs Sunset Maternity Session with a Toddler | Cape Town Maternity Photographer

I joined this young family at Misty Cliffs beach for their mini-maternity shoot. She wanted a beach with lots of privacy and was inspired by this shoot, but we were going to reinterpret it for her family. No two shoots, even if in the same location, are done the same. We chose sunset for the amazing light but weren’t sure how a toddler would do that close to a meal time. But their daughter was delightful and I might have sung a few songs from Frozen to keep things interesting. You do what you gotta do! This is proof that even with a little wind and a small child, beautiful photos can be achieved. 

I look forward to very soon photographing the birth of this new miracle for them. Mini-maternity sessions are offered complimentary with all my birth packages. Its 30 minutes, one location, one outfit and 15 gorgeous images for you to treasure long after you are done being pregnant. They upgraded their session to an extra 30 minutes and with a toddler, that’s a good choice because it gave us more time to work with. Be sure to scroll all the way through and see some behind the scenes images at the end of this post, one taken by my rock star assistant, Felicity.  
 
For me the most important image we got was the one with mom on the rocks. She was brave to get up there. Dad was behind the rock as an additional set of hands. I asked her to wait with me for a few minutes for a wave. When it came, it was brilliant. Worth the wait. Their story is one of difficulties and this image of the waves crashing around her, but standing strong with joy awaiting her miracle is really symbolic. 
 
Special thanks to this family for sharing some of their images. They have asked that their names not be shared, as always nothing goes up without 100% family approval. Enjoy their session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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