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I was welcomed into this beautiful home birth in the Southern suburbs attended by a skilled midwife, Sandy Standish. It was full of laughter, worship music, and a relaxed environment. For this couple, its their second child and the first grandson of the father’s family. The paternal grandparents live overseas and made it in perfect time to meet their grandson and take their granddaughter off for a fun day so mom could focus on the birth. Her birth story was published in Your Pregnancy Magazine and a great read.

The father writes: “Marysol actually arrived before our midwife, and was thrilled at the amount of light in our downstairs room as the day was breaking. As a man, I couldn’t care less, but was indeed grateful for an extra hand to get everything in order for our first home birth. Through all this, Marysol was catching every angle. For my wife, it was great to have this third person be able to record the event and have myself be able to fully focus on her and her needs.”

They loved their photos and here are some they have chosen to share. I only share photos with parent’s permission.Enjoy their story:
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The first annual Midwifery & Birth Conference was held in Cape Town last weekend. I was the photographer for the event. It was a wonderful gathering of birth professionals from Cape Town, but also from various other parts of South Africa. From midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, missionaries, doctors, to birth educators, there was a wide variety of voices to discuss what birth is like in South Africa and how to improve it. Here are some images from this historic event for our city:


It was a windy evening when I joined Heidi-Anne and her husband in Tokai Forest for her mini-maternity shoot. Mini-maternity sessions are offered complimentary with 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. I loved working with them. They are kind with each other and oh so very in love. Watch this space for their birth and newborn photos to come. They are leaving the gender of their baby is a surprise until birth, so that will be a treat to capture for them.

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It’s a small window in your life when you are pregnant. No woman regrets getting beautiful photos. Its usually the other way around. If you are thinking of getting beautiful maternity photos either with a friend or professional, here are some tips. If you’ve hired me, here are some ways you can best prepare for your maternity session:

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