I met up with Cornelia and her family at Green Pointe Park, with every intention to do a fun shoot around the play ground with her daughter. It was the first spring weekend and it seems the whole of Cape Town also decided to come to Green Pointe as well. It was madness. We debated going elsewhere but then got creative with another side of the park that had less people there. I actually love what we came up with even more than my original ideas.
Her baby shower was the day before and her sister had these gorgeous balloons made for it. We decided they would make a perfect element to style the shoot. Their baby’s gender is a surprise, so the white was perfect. I like how they made it all come together for a colourful, whimsical session with a toddler.
Some of my favorite moments of affection in this shoot between their daughter and as a a couple (like the kissing shot, and the hugging moment) just happened naturally. That’s my favorite aspect of working with a family. Giving them some direction, but then capturing what they are really like together. That’s what they want to remember the most. The last time in the history of their family it was just three, waiting to be four.
All my birth packages come with a complimentary mini-maternity session like this. Its 30 minutes, one wardrobe, children of course welcome, and the location of your choice. We make sure you get your bump to birth to baby images as one full story.
Enjoy this beautiful family. I can’t wait to bring you their birth story and gender reveal. As always, shared with their permission.