THE BLOG

MY POSTS FROM THE HEART

Sam xo

Birth | Alexander’s Birth | Pretoria Birth Photographer

This is our story. Yours? Well I don’t know, but I truly hope that it is magical. That you will be strong and brave. That you will know that YOU are a birthing queen, regardless of the birth you have or the plans that you make, because life has a funny way of working out just right…

read more

Birth | Eliyah’s surprise Birth | Pretoria Birth Photographer

“Joy is not the result of getting what you want; it is the way to get what you want. In the deepest sense, joy is what you want.” – Alan Cohen
Having had no choice but to deliver her first two children via c-section, her third child was the last chance Mercia had to experience a natural birth – and it went swimmingly.

read more

Breastfeeding and bonding

If your baby is feeling ill and you are feeling helpless, we have some good news for you! Breastfeeding is a great way to help her feel better as breastmilk contains immune boosting nutrients and can even help to reduce pain! It’s not just about the antibodies though. Nursing is a deep emotional experience, which helps you and baby relax, and in turn manage illness better.

read more

Newborn | Luca Böhmer | Pretoria Newborn Photographer

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things—wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” – Eda LeShan
Not long after Luca’s Fresh 48 session, I had the joy of visiting the Böhmer family at their home in Pretoria for his newborn session.

read more

Fresh 48 | Luca Böhmer | Pretoria Fresh 48 Photorapher

“There’s no other love like the love for a brother. There’s no other love like the love from a brother.” – Astrid Alauda
Most recently, I was invited to capture moments from the first 48 hours of Linda and Dietmar’s second child, their beautiful son Luca.

read more

Maternity | Linda and Dietmar Bhömer

“Beauty is how you feel inside and it reflects in your eyes…” – Sophia Loren
This maternity session gave me all the feels. I loved the couple, this is my second bump to baby journey with them, I loved the dress, I loved the venue and I love every single image! Have you ever heard the saying; “You are glowing”

read more

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

my LATEST WORK

Birth | Mighael van Niekerk | Pretoria Birth Photographer

Birth | Mighael van Niekerk | Pretoria Birth Photographer

“I have been delaying writing my birth story. It has taken me a while to process the events from that day, and the days and few weeks following, and to be okay with not writing a ‘perfect’ story with perfect English. I truly hope that being real about the latter, and that which follows, will make at least one other mom out there, facing a similar experience, feel less alone in having had a ‘good but not perfect’ birth

Birth | The role of a Doula | Johannesburg and Pretoria Birht Photographer

Birth | The role of a Doula | Johannesburg and Pretoria Birht Photographer

I have had the privilege to work with many wonderful doulas and I would like to say thank you! Thank you not only for your servant heart but also for what you are doing for woman. In a place of vulnerability you aid us in being strong, in a place of insecurities you reassure, in a place of fear you speak hope!

GET IN TOUCH

sam@samschroder.co.za

#birthisbeautiful  #findthelight