Lifestyle Maternity Photography | Charl, Lizette and little Darius, waiting for a baby girl

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~Lao Tzu

I always seem to be in a hurry, but when Lizette Pretorius contacted me to do this Lifestyle Maternity Session, hurry changed to worry. I was very worried that baby would arrive before we had our time in nature. All ended well, as you can see and baby’s timing was as nature, perfect.

Can you believe this stunning mom was already 38½ weeks pregnant when we did this session? Her little boy Darius is one of those old souls. You can see it right away when you look into those gorgeous blue eyes. He can not wait for his sister and is very informative of how she is going to enter our world 😉

Enjoy this very special time and I believe our journey has only begun, even if it was in a bit of a hurry!

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Sam

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Maternity | Gerhard & Anecia

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“I grow humans, what’s your superpower?”- Unknown

Anecia sure have superpowers if you look at that tiny belly. Now imagine this. There is 2 babies in there and she is already 36 weeks pregnant! I kid you not! TWINS at 36 Weeks! Superpowers I tell you!

Gerhard and Anecia just fit! Perfectly in sync with each other and with an incredibly view of life, going with the motions and enjoying every single minute! Trusting every moment of their lives in the hands of their Creator! It was so inspiring to see how even when things felt a little uncertain, it was all still perfectly in control!

Anecia and Gerhard, I am so glad I met you guys! You are so inspiring to me! You are going to be great parents to those 2 beautiful flowers.

xXx
Sam

(O by the way, their 2 gorgeous little girls were born 48 hours after this session! How perfect were the timing, hey?)

 

 

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Maternity | Etienne & Ignette Moolman

[quote]”Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be.” — Carrie Fisher [/quote]

We had a couple of ducks joining us for this beautiful maternity session at the very impressive Illyria House in Pretoria. This venue is cramped with nooks and crannies and our time were just to short to use it all. However, those we did get to use were spectacular and Ignette and Etienne was exactly the right couple for this venue, they fitted right in.

Their incredible show of love for each other was magic to capture, Ignette’s face just lit up every time she looked over to Etienne, making this shoot, although a little different than what I normally do, pretty damn lovely!

xXx
Sam

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Maternity | Bernadette & Charl

[quote]” Joy is overwhelming fun – fun so big that it overflows your mind, heart, body – as if all of life and love were spilling into you and you were spilling out.” – Bernie De Koven[/quote]

A maternity session a little different from what I’m used to, but I LOOOVVE different, it excites me, it makes the world a interesting place and this session was no different. I have never had a pregnant mama go down on her knees for a picture……

When Bernadette suggested we do their session at UJ’s Sports Arena, I was a little surprised and curios, as I already stated, I love something different. Then I heard the reason behind this venue and I was even more excited than before, as I’m a little sentimental too. Bernadette and Charl met here many moons ago and spend quite a lot of time here as athletes. Charl being a rugby player and Bernadette being a short distance athlete. The stadium holds a lot of incredibly fond memories for them and I was privileged to get to capture some more memories made here.

This session was fabulously different and incredibly fun. To B & C, your energy is contagious and your little girl is going to have a ball with a mom and dad like you. Keep laughing, keep having fun and keep loving each other just the way you do!

xXx
Sam

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Maternity | Waiting for baby Claire

 

[quote] “Mummy, can you feel me? I’m wriggling just for you. I can hear you say you love me, Mum I love you too.
Very soon you’ll meet me, And kiss my tiny face. And I will feel your warm skin, and admire you for your grace. Mummy are you ready? My life is just about to start. I will hold your little finger, but you will hold my heart.” – Unknown[/quote]

 

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Sam