It is always a pleasure photographing Newborns and always a bit scary when a sibling is going to join in. The photographer never knows if the sibling is coping with the new baby, is he or she having a good day? This really can be very daunting! However not with the van der Linde family though. Their little boy was so excited to have a brother. So loving and so gentle, always happy to try something and holding his brother with so much care.
This was a last minute booking that almost didn’t happen. My friend from Canada, who happens to be a Newborn Photographer, was in South Africa for a week or so. We booked models for the weekend so my friend can build a bigger maternity portfolio. Thankfully we had about two hours where we could fit in a Newborn Shoot.
I’m so grateful we took the opportunity to photograph Nzinga. She was content and curious about everything we did. I don’t think Ive ever seen a more comfortable baby! From my side it was wonderful having an assistant for a change.
Here are a few images of our shoot together. See Therena’s work here: Website