Maternity Photography | Nic & Angelique Stefas

The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart~Tich Nhat Hanh

I met Angelique and Nic at a baby market not to long ago and fell in love right there and then. They just confirmed what I felt that very first day when we met up for their Maternity Session a few weeks later. Their love for life and one another are contagious. They are passionate, caring and loving their journey with hearts of abundant freedom!

Their journey is one of excitement and double blessing!!! Yes you have read correctly. Double. This gorgeous mamma is pregnant with one little boy and one little girl! An adventure that are just waiting to happen.

“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.” –Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

I am privileged to get to be able to witness a small part of this incredible journey of adventure and possibilities. I can not wait to meet your “squishies”

xXx
Sam

Birth | Vosloo Twins

[quote]“ Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. – Henry Ward Beecher[/quote]

Meet two little flowers that God did not forget to add beautiful souls to! Louisa and Fleur Volsoo!

As many births go this was a little “unplanned” welcoming of the girls at only 36 weeks (see their maternity session HERE only 2 days earlier), but the smaller one of the two had a little trouble. (I think her sister ate all her food 😉 )   As we discussed some admin the night before the birth, one of the questions was if they have decided which little girl is going to be named Fleur and which Louisa. The first born will be Louisa, it should be the smaller one and the second one will be named Fleur. (Because of the girls positioning they could make an educated guess which will be born first) It’s exactly how it happened, little Lulu were born screaming, strong and fierce. “Renowned worrier” that’s the meaning of this little fighters name. Perfect don’t you think? Fleur was born a little quieter, more delicate, exactly as her name describes a “flower”. Louisa gets her name from her Great Grand Mother Louisa or Lulu and Fleur is a beautiful name that both Anecia and Gerhard liked. Only later did they discover that both these names have a connection to flower. Identical twins with the same name!

What are the odds of these girls given these names purely by chance, I think not! It makes me think of Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart” as well as Isaiah 43:1 “…I have called you by name, you are mine”

Be blessed little flowers! I look forward to witness how you grow and bloom into the persons you were born to be!

xXx
Sam

(Have a look at some more of their beautiful birth story HERE)

 

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Maternity | Gerhard & Anecia

Gauteng Maternity Photography

“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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Newborn | Twins Sophia & Gerhard

[quote]”From the fullness of His grace, we all received one blessing after another” – John 1:16 [/quote]

One baby is a miracle, but 2 is just a very special gift from God.

Meet little Sophia and her brother Gerhard. Sophia is the inquisitive one and very interested in everything I do. Gerhard on the other hand is totally relaxed, just chilling with his hand behind his head in most of the pictures 🙂

Natasha, I just have to share how powerful and generous our Creator is. These two were send from God with a special plan.
Natasha had a ectopic pregnancy (that’s when the baby grows inside the fallopian tube) and in the process lost one of her overies. This making it very difficult but not impossible to conceive.  Trying for a while and nothing happening the next step was a fertility specialist. On the day of the appointment with the specialist Natasha hopped into the pharmacy and for some unknown reason bought a pregnancy test.
And you guessed it. Positive! A few weeks later they heard 2 heart beats!
No fertility treatment, no doctors and no twins in either families! Just the grace of God!

Natasha and Gerhard, enjoy your miracles. May you both and they always no the grace and love of God in this exciting journey called parenthood.

xXx
Sam

 

 

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