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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.

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Birth | Welcoming Michané Duvenage | Pretoria Birth Photographer

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this. I can take the next thing that comes along.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
I never looked for a midwife or water birth, but I think God placed her right on my path. My heart needed this birth more than I knew. I wanted to deliver this baby naturally and I got just that.

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Newborn Neri Adel Els

All the darkness in the world, can not extinguish the light from a single candle” – Francis of Assis
“The name Neri is a girl’s name of Hebrew, Greek origin meaning “burning light”.
Meet the “burning light” in the Els household.

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Birth | Welcoming Hewitt Will Naested | Johannesburg Birth Photographer

“The faint tinkle of bottles spreads in the breeze as she starts preparing homeopathics that she is mixing together for the birth of their child.”
I have my amazing husband and our beautiful son and all three of us are safe and together. I am surrounded by love and care – amazing healers stand around me as I receive the news. I’m overwhelmed with appreciation. I feel nothing but gratitude and love.

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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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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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Birth | Eliyah’s surprise Birth | Pretoria Birth Photographer

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.

Birth | Welcoming Michané Duvenage | Pretoria Birth Photographer

Birth | Welcoming Michané Duvenage | Pretoria Birth Photographer

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this. I can take the next thing that comes along.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
I never looked for a midwife or water birth, but I think God placed her right on my path. My heart needed this birth more than I knew. I wanted to deliver this baby naturally and I got just that.

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