Posts Tagged ‘Helderberg Nature Reserve

23
Mar
14

Anya’s Maternity shoot & Emily’s arrival

At the end of 2013 I had a special on Maternity/Newborn Shoots and Anya Black decided that it was a good idea and purchased one. So on the 5th January, when she was close to her date, she decided it was time to do the Maternity shoot which we shot at the Helderberg Nature Reserve on a very overcast day. Then finally Emily was born on 18th January, which is my mom’s birthday (just by the way) and we eventually did the newborn shoot on the 26th January, 2014 when Emily was only 8 days old. We then did another shoot again on the 16th March (which was my late sister’s birthday). I loved the way that Derrick and Anya included their first child Lilli-Hannah in EVERYTHING and made her feel a part of the whole pregnancy and birth. Lilli-Hannah is crazy about her new sister and about her parents and I hope that you can see the love in these images that I have captured over the course of the 3 shoots.

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959_AnyaBlack_-1013-1Lilli-Hannah sat down and promptly folded her arms and very spontaneously so did mom and dad!

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959_Rainbow-996-1 copyA special feeling of love exists between these two wonderful parents.

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14775669-1Such a close relationship with her mom and so excited to be meeting a new sister.

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15587451-1Nearly there!

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14008254-1Listening to mom’s tummy to hear whether she can hear anything!

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1782088_10152180241877040_888876428_nSuch a lovely close family!

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1779201_10152180184452040_1488051413_nA very special relationship exists between this father and his little princess!  Lilli-Hannah and Derrick having a bit of quality time together!

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1800273_10152180217757040_1821627769_nHolding her and protecting her in the palm of their hands at only eight days old!

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1240376_10152180254517040_472701514_nMom’s precious little newborn daughter, Emily!

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1623571_10152180195097040_48420965_nA new Princess is born!  Hand crocheted silver crown by Laurette van der Merwe.

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998135_10152180249592040_292806926_nOne of the most beautiful gifts is a father’s love!

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11575_10152180204532040_1026311623_nSharpenedEdgesAn angel sent from heaven to bless this little family!

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10080_10152180227557040_422211070_nLilli-Hannah kissing her little sister, Emily’s tiny toes!

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1016416_10152180205452040_574778982_nSharpenedEdgesI wonder what is going through her mind?

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1743478_10152180219677040_760884909_nPrecious tiny bundle of joy in mom’s arms!

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Untitled-2One happy family!

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DSC_0092-1Anya having quality time with her daughter, Lilli-Hannah.

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DSC_0112-1Oh what bliss to just lie there and ‘chill’!

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DSC_0223-1Two very tiny feet that are going to be active soon!

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DSC_0241-1Such absolutely awesome sibling LOVE for her tiny little sister!

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SharpenEdgesX2Mom and Dad’s wedding rings to show how tiny her feet are!

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BlackHands-1All their hands together to show the size of Emily’s hands!

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1902963_10152180251157040_1952823838_nSharpenedEdgesBeautiful sleeping baby girl, Emily! Headband hand crocheted by Laurette van der Merwe.

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Untitled-1 copySisters having a cuddle!

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DSC_0228-1One beautifully happy family all together!

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09
Oct
13

Searching for Tinkerbell

At the beginning of September I started photographing Families that had entered their children in the recent ‘My Favourite Things’ – Babies & Kiddies Market at Lourensford at the end of August. The first family who I photographed was a past pupil and her family. Lecia, used to take Modern Dance classes with me when she was a tiny little girl and we have since connected with each other again. She entered her beautiful shy little daughter, Samantha, in the contest to raise funds for the Kanga Moms and Babies of the Helderberg and this is the result of their shoot on a cold windy and overcast day at the Helderberg Nature Reserve. Samantha, got a little bit niggly during the shoot and so mom and dad told her to search for Tinkerbell, which kept her going throughout the shoot. They eventually found Tinkerbell when they got home. 😉

Please leave a message if you like or even if you are interested in having a family shoot done for your family. You can contact me at laurette9@hotmail.com for more information or go to my website.

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The Kirkwood Family Portrait

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Cuddling up to Daddy to keep warm.

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Samantha’s dress and outfit was Samantha’s choice and I was so glad that she chose what she did because it brightened up the day with those beautiful colours and having her little ‘friend’ along  just made the day!  Here is Sam working with Dad along the boardwalk alongside the pond.

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Peekaboo, while Mom and Dad give her a loving kiss on the forehead.

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When I met Lecia again after so many years with Samantha, it was amazing for me to see the similarities of Lecia and Sam at a similar age.

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Okay, let’s go and find Tinkerbell!

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Mom and daughter, Sam, having a cuddle to keep each other warm!

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I love this one of Sam. She is such a shy little thing and this image shows that beauty!

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Sam looking for Tinkerbell amongst the plants and vegetation.

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A very special family who love one another dearly!

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Mom and Dad stealing a few moments for themselves.

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Can you see the squirrel up there ……….?

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Sam:  “So now where is Tinkerbell?”  Lecia (Mom):  “We will go home and look for her there”

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