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Fresh48 | Liam Prozesky | Pretoria Fresh 48 Photographer

After a minute or so we heard your first loud cry. It was glorious and we could finally breathe. Sr Lotter brought you to us and our hearts melted, my boy. You were beautiful. We checked for 10 fingers and 10 toes and we couldn’t stop looking at you. The happiest moment of our lives. You were born at 11:33 weighing 3.49kg and measuring 53cm.

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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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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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Newborn Photo | Ammi Boshoff

“She’s the exclamation mark in the happiest sentence that I could ever possibly write.”

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Newborn Photography │ Luan Viljoen

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”

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Newborn Photography | Skylar Howarth

“All the stars in the universe danced on the day you were born….”

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Birth | Alexa Mudaly-Chetty | Johannesburg Birth Photographer

Birth | Alexa Mudaly-Chetty | Johannesburg Birth Photographer

Why was I so desperate to have a natural birth?
Yes, it would have been a most empowering experience for me and yes my next one will be a VBAC, but was it really that important in the bigger scheme of things? At the end of it all we got what we set out to achieve – a human being that we could guide and mould and set free into the world for her to make her own impact. Maybe that trauma she and I both endured in getting her Earthside happened exactly how it was supposed to. That’s birth and even more so parenting – you set off on a course with big plans and that’s great, but there has to be flexibility and acceptance in changing course depending on whatever life (or your kid) throws at you.

Fresh48 | Liam Prozesky | Pretoria Fresh 48 Photographer

Fresh48 | Liam Prozesky | Pretoria Fresh 48 Photographer

After a minute or so we heard your first loud cry. It was glorious and we could finally breathe. Sr Lotter brought you to us and our hearts melted, my boy. You were beautiful. We checked for 10 fingers and 10 toes and we couldn’t stop looking at you. The happiest moment of our lives. You were born at 11:33 weighing 3.49kg and measuring 53cm.