waiting for baby – our maternity session with Tanja
Now a dear friend, Tanja de Maesschalk and I first met during a photography workshop early last year; Tanja has the gift of making you feel instantly like a friend, she’s open and honest, she wrinkles her nose when she laughs, and she loves life.
It wasn’t till after that initial meeting that I viewed Tanja’s work for the first time and I was instantly captivated by the beauty of it. Her soft, pure style of photography is romantic and timeless with an air of magic about it. Right then and there, I longed for my husband and I to be photographed by Tanja. We are so rarely in front of the camera. Photos of us together are scarce; you might even say we’re elusive like leopards ;-)
Tanja has a wonderful natural way of working with couples, whether they are newly engaged, celebrating their wedding day, or expecting their first child. With our baby girl on the way, she gave us the perfect reason to arrange a photo session with Tanja …so we did!
Below are just a few of our favourites…
Am I happy? Oh yes! ;-)
That’s a 32 week belly right there.. it’s a wee bit bigger now I’m 38 weeks! ;-)
The one above makes me SMILE every time I see it, in fact most times I see it I have a little giggle to myself :-))))) I love to laugh, and I especially love to laugh with my hubby, love him so much!!
love love *LOVE* all the fabulous photos we now have of hubby and I together :-)
These photos aren’t just for our memories, they’re for our daughter too. We want her to know who we were before she arrived, to see how much we love each other and how excited we are as we wait for the day she decides it’s time to meet us.
Every kick, wriggle, summersault and hiccup is amazing, but more than anything now, we can’t wait to meet her.
Tanja, thank you so very much for capturing this wonderful time in our lives so beautifully :-)
** this post appeared first on Natalie Carstens | The Birth Photographer **
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