At GoFoto Lifestyle Newborn Photography I create simple and authentic images that tell the story of welcoming your baby home. Capturing and freezing those moments of love, excitement, wonder and amazement as well as that little tuft of dark hair, the bald patch, those tiny fingers and even tinier toes - this is a photographer's delight! I love lifestyle photography because the images are timeless, real and whole-hearted, providing a snapshot of what life was like at that moment. I'm the wife to an amazing and supportive husband, the mom to two wonderful boys who are now grown men, one with a son of his own (my adorable little grandson!). I have two beautiful daughter-in-laws – my sons couldn’t have chosen any better! Four years ago, after spending many years honing macro photography skills (insects and the like!), I found that I truly love newborn photography and capturing the relationship between parents of a newborn baby and the emotion between the parents and newborn and themselves. I truly love all of the people photography allows me to connect with. There’s something wonderful about capturing life as it happens, developing relationships with new parents and presenting those parents with the treasure of really awesome photos. I want my photos to be magical to you and reflect my motto of Life, Love & Laughter!. I want you to still be able to feel the soft wrinkles of newborn skin, taste your one-year-old’s smash cake, and hear the hiccups of your precious baby when you look at your images a few years later. I want my work to cover you like a warm blanket, inspire you like a sunset, and remind your heart of all that we have to be thankful for. I am a modern portrait photographer working from Monte Vista suburb in Cape Town. I always shoot in natural light in your home or if you prefer at an outdoor location of your choice. Being in Monte Vista is really a godsend as it is within 20 minutes of most of the suburbs of Cape Town and only a 40 minute drive to Stellenbosch. Don’t even dream of seeing a dolled up woman at your session. Look for a T-shirt and denims because if we are outside, I am ready to crawl in the mud, walk through streams, or climb a tree to get that special shot of your child. If we are inside, it’s likely for a newborn session or at a cake smash party, so I’m either going to be covered in frosting or pee! Either way, I love what I do and wouldn’t want it any other way! I leave posed images to other photographers, as when I was a wee girl I used to HATE being told to put a smile on my face for the camera! I love natural, candid lifestyle images which reflect all the little details of a newborn or a 4 month old or the delighted expression of a child smashing his first birthday cake! Not a session goes by that I can resist photographing a baby’s eyelashes or their tiny toes, fingers and feet. All these little details melt my heart. My sessions are fun and stress-free both for the baby and for the parents. Let me use my playful personality to relax you either in your own home or on location. I really am passionate about my photography and promise to pour my heart, soul, time, and talent into our session. You, your baby and your family are important to me, and I am confident you will love what you see! Contact me today, and we can design your perfect photography experience.
I have been a keen photographer since early childhood. I have specialised in lifestyle newborn sessions for the last 3 years and in 2015 completed and obtained a certificate in "The Art of Photography" at an open university.