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Birth | Welcoming Adeline Bryant | Pretoria Birth Photographer

“I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end.”
I didn’t want to be bed-bound for hours after birth, I wanted to deliver her and then spend all the time in the world with her, skin-to-skin.

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The Golden Hour and Skin-to-Skin

Skin-to-skin contact between mom and baby during the golden hour is a special bonding experience, a wonderful way to strt the relationship.

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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.

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Birth | Welcome baby Daniel de Jager | Pretoria Birth Photographer

“In You I find my worth, in You I find my identity” – Lauren Daigle (You Say)
Jolene and Martin welcomed their first child to the world after almost two full days of labour. Little Daniël gave his mom a run for her money, but she pushed through with the loving support of Martin her husband, and with the strength of their combined faith in God. In the end, their newborn son was the perfect blessing she knew he would be.

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Birth | Lana Finlay

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above” – James 1:17
The Finley family walked an amazing and inspiring journey, from dealing with the crushing news of infertility, to three perfect and unforced births. Their third child, daughter Lana, was born into a happy, loving family, completing her parents’ journey with a final sense of peace.

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Birth | Jaden Pretorius

“And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.” Romans 8:28 (Amp)
Elmain Pienaar defines strength in adversity. When she was faced with a very scary choice to make – stick to the natural home birth she had dreamed of, or go to the hospital – she did what any good mom would, and put her child’s safety ahead of her own wishes.

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Birth | Welcoming Adeline Bryant | Pretoria Birth Photographer

Birth | Welcoming Adeline Bryant | Pretoria Birth Photographer

“I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end.”
I didn’t want to be bed-bound for hours after birth, I wanted to deliver her and then spend all the time in the world with her, skin-to-skin.

Newborn | Luca Böhmer | Pretoria Newborn Photographer

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.

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