BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY How exciting is it to have someone capturing those first breaths! I am registered with SABPA to photograph births in theater at Medi-Clinics with the necessary consent forms and permission.

BEST STAGE FOR MATERNITY SESSION Any time from 30 weeks, depending on the size of the baby bump!

BEST STAGE FOR NEWBORN SESSION Any time from 4 days up to 18 days are the best. You can do it up to 2 months, depending on baby.

SIBLINGS It is natural for a sibling to want to be with Mommy all the time but … this can be a distraction. Best is to arrange for someone to look after them during the maternity session when their photos are done. For the newborn session they are needed for only 30 minutes. Best is to arrange for someone to either take them home or to a playschool after their images are done. Dad is also needed for about 30 minutes. Photographing siblings can be a challenge. No poses are guaranteed.

INFO/PREP FOR THE SESSIONS I will be sending you all the necessary info for both sessions. Since we need a sleepy baby for the newborn session, I cannot stretch enough that to take good care for the preparation of the newborn session. The better your preparation, the better the results of your session.

PROFESSIONAL MAKE-UP Doing a photo shoot without decent make-up is like driving a car with only three wheels! Zenita de Villiers (082 054 4340) will come to the studio when doing the newborn session so that you do not have to drive anywhere with baby. You can visit her as well for the maternity session or contact me for any other recommendations.

CLOTHING You are welcome to hire one of my lace dresses for R150 or you can visit Bridal Inn for one of their stretch dresses. It will be best if you bring one of your own outfits also just for a bit of variety.