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Newborn photography by Sigrun Engelen

Newborn photography by Sigrun Engelen

Newborn shoots are typically shot within the first 15 days of baby’s life. The shoot takes place at your home, where you and baby are in your comfort zones.

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For more info on newborn photo shoots, vouchers and bookings, contact me:

Sigrun Engelen

cell: +27(0)72 505 5209
email: sigrun@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

Questions answered on newborn photography | by Heart and Soul Photography

Newborn Photography by Sigrun Engelen

Contact: Sigrun Engelen

cell: +27(0)72 505 5209
email: sigrun@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

Since the birth of my son, I have fallen in love with newborn photography. There is something so special about a little baby that is only a few hours or days old. This time is so incredibly fleeting and there is such a limited time that you can only count your child’s age in days!

When do I book the newborn shoot?

Some of the newborn poses are only possible in the first few weeks; up to 15 days, maybe 20 days at a push. The first 10 days are really ideal. Many moms are not aware of the fact that you need to book your newborn shoot during this very early period, meaning you want to book the shoot while you are still pregnant.

Babies spend most of their time sleeping during these early days and they are easily posed into positions similar to how they were positioned when in the womb. After two weeks they get more alert, stronger, easily stimulated and very interested in their surroundings, especially if something is happening that is outside of their routine.

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Will the newborn shoot take place at home or in studio?

From my own experience when my son was born, I was horrified at the thought of leaving the house in the first two weeks! Many moms tend to spend the first month or so at home with limited visitors, never mind the fact that moms can’t drive for the first 4 – 6 weeks after a C-section.

I found the thought incredibly daunting, not knowing what to take with me, the thought of leaving something important behind, whether there will be a place to breastfeed, change nappies etc. It was for this reason that I decided to offer new born photo shoots at your home, so you are in your comfort zone, with everything around that you might need for any given circumstance. If your preference is to come to the studio, this can also be arranged, but I find that most parents would prefer to stay at home for the duration of the session.

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How long is a newborn shoot?

The new born package is for 2-3 hours. The time your shoot will take is actually really up to baby. If the baby is a good sleeper, the shoot can easily be done in around 2 hours. If baby is older or a little niggly, we spend a lot of the time feeding, soothing, rocking, changing and well… pretty much doing whatever it is that baby needs at the time.

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Are mom and dad able to join the photo shoot?

Yes. I usually split the photo session up into two sections: A few posed shots and then also a family session. Everyone is welcome, granny and grandpa too if they happen to be present, siblings and of course furry babies if they are part of your family!

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What do I need to do to prepare for my photo shoot?

Once you have booked your session with me, I send you a detailed document with preparation notes for the photo shoot.

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My baby is older, can I still book a photo shoot or is it too late?

The newborn package is really up to around the age of 3 weeks, but this does not mean you can’t book a photo shoot if you missed this period and baby is older. There are many reasons and circumstances that can cause you to miss this period, even if you were planning it way in advance.

Babies are sometimes born premature; they can suffer from jaundice etc. This may mean they will be in hospital a little longer than planned, but this doesn’t mean you have to cancel your photo session. It just means we change things up a little. If baby is older (in other words between 3 weeks and 2 months) – we do a more natural style of photos: snuggling with mommy, daddy & siblings, hands and feet, as well as awake photos with baby on the bed etc. We do usually get a few posed photos in as well.

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I really love seeing the little ones grow up. These days I often get booked for a new born session where the once week old baby is now the older sibling, holding their little brother or sister in their arms.

H&S Newborn Photography Package
Your newborn photo session package includes

– 2-3 hour Newborn shoot in the comfort of your own home
– 40-50 high res edited Newborn photos on DVD
– travel of up to 20km’s included

 Contact me if you have any more questions or want to book me for your newborn photo shoot:

Sigrun Engelen

cell: +27(0)72 505 5209
email: sigrun@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

Claude’s 50th Birthday Celebration – Sandton Event Photographer

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Claude recently celebrated his 50th birthday in style, at The Hilton in Sandton, surrounded by good friends and family.  It really was a lovely evening, and quite evident form all the moving speeches, that Claude is loved and admired greatly by those close to him.

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Pin-Ups For Pets Calendar Shoot | South Africa Pin-Up Photographer

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Pinups For Pets Calendar 2017 …Coming soon… eek, cant wait. Please support this wonderful cause. This is the MUST-HAVE Christmas gift for everyone you know. I’m so proud to be associated with this wonderful cause.

Nine months in the making, the first-ever PIN-UPS FOR PETS calendar will soon be on sale!!!

Filled cover-to-cover with some of the most gorgeous and kindhearted South African pin-up gals and fellow furry models with happy tails to tell; and all proceeds being raised for PETS – Pets Empowerment In Townships Western Cape, this is the MUST-HAVE calendar to have pinned up on your wall for 2017!

Keep your peepers glued to my page for release date announcements and where you can purchase your copy…and even be lucky enough to get your copy signed by some of the calendar gals!

These are the gorgeous bombshells, that I got to photograph for the #pinupsforpetsproject These gals all rocked their shoots, and I am so very honoured to have been part of such a wonderful initiative. Miss Ruby Rouge Lady Flamingo Nadia, Jenn and Miss Hart

Thank you to Gabbi, The Blue Haired Betty for putting this all together.

Here are just a few preview pics from all the Pin-Up ladies, shoots.

Please keep a look out for the Pin-ups for PETS calendar on sale later this year! All proceeds of sales will be going to PETS – Pets Empowerment In Townships

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Lady L’s Boudoir Gift – Johannesburg Boudoir Photographer

My gorgeous client, Lisa gifted her hubby a beautiful photobook of images from her recent boudoir session with me, and her hubby sent me this message:

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”Hi there Bronwyn, firstly thank you for my little black book filled with what can only be described as the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. Thank you for capturing Lisa the way I see her everyday, gorgeous. I’ll treasure this book and take it on my travels …… I am beyond proud of Lisa and so privileged to call her my wife. Take care , all the best. “

How awesome is that

If you would like to do a boudoir shoot, then why not contact me, and can get chatting about ideas to ensure that your boudoir  shoot is just perfect for you.

To Book your Boudoir shoot:

Bronwyn Stewart

cell: +27(0)78 734 9701
email: bronwyn@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

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Lady T’s whimsical Boudoir Shoot | Johannesburg Boudoir Photographer

This is beautiful Lady T, she is in her 40’s, a mother and has been married for 10 years. She wanted to give her husband an unforgettable gift, something very special for their 10th wedding anniversary, so she decided to do a boudoir shoot.

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It was something she has always wanted to do, not just purely as a gift for her hubby, but also for herself. She was a little nervous and shy in the beginning, as is the case with most ladies, when doing a boudoir shoot, but she was also very excited, and very quickly found her groove. Lady T absolutely loved the experience and was over the moon with her gorgeous photos, which she presented to hubby in a hand stitched leather album.  Hubby loved his gift, naturally.

If you would like to do a boudoir shoot, then why not contact me, and can get chatting about ideas to ensure that your boudoir  shoot is just perfect for you.

 

 

To Book your Boudoir shoot:

Bronwyn Stewart

cell: +27(0)78 734 9701
email: bronwyn@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

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Newborn Photographer Bryanston | Big Brother Logan with Oliver

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I was particularly happy to meet little Oliver. This little guy had a bit of a rough start and we ended up having to postpone this newborn photo session a few times before he was ready for the big event! But Oliver proved he really wanted to play along with big brother Logan who is a real brother bear and completely in love!

Sandton Newborn Photos

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 Book me for your newborn photo shoot:

Sigrun Engelen

cell: +27(0)72 505 5209
email: sigrun@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

1950’s Inspired Family Shoot|Johannesburg Family Photographer

I had such an amazing family photo shoot at Pretville in Hartbeespoort, with the awesome Sawyer family, as you can clearly see. Shannon went all out with the styling, and had loads fun with the theme, which was a mix of 1940’s and 50’s vintage style

I absolutely loved spending my day with the lovely twins, Rhys & Teeghan, their stunning mom, Shannon, and their beautiful Nanna, Pam. These two kept me on my toes, but I loved their energy. This one goes done in the books as one of my most favourite family photo shoots, by far!

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To Book your Themed Family photo shoot:

Bronwyn Stewart

cell: +27(0)78 734 9701
email: bronwyn@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

Katelyn with her new brother Jack | Newborn Photography Fourways Gardens

Fourways Gardens Newborn and Maternity PhotographerMeet Katelyn and her brand new baby brother Jack! I started this shoot with Katelyn, as is was almost her nap time and we had to hurry before the smiles faded! I had lots of fun with Katelyn, she was full of smiles – probably because I let her jump on mum and dad’s bed. She is lovely and so in love with her little brother, which made my job easy. 🙂

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Contact me to book me for your newborn photo shoot:

Sigrun Engelen

cell: +27(0)72 505 5209
email: sigrun@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

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1950’s Retro Family Photo shoot – Johannesburg Family Photographer

1950's editorial Family shoot

Capturing an unusual family can be a tricky task for even the most seasoned photographer. When you have a bearded tattoo artist, a pin up obsessed writer and their creatively unique 8 year old, you need a photographer with vision. That is exactly what we got when we sat down with Bron to discuss our unusual, family shoot.

You need to understand, we have never had a family shoot done. Not counting the one quick shot captured by the same photographer at our son’s 6th birthday party, two years earlier. So, this was a big deal for us. To make things even more challenging, we are in the process of relocating and hardly get to spend quality time together. So, merging a fun family outing with an interesting shoot was essential. That’s where Bron’s amazing idea came in! Being mildly obsessive about all things bizarrely beautiful, I wanted something that not only captured my little family, but raised questions (and eyebrows) as well. The idea of having a vintage 50’s inspired family shoot in the cemetery hit the nail on the head!

From the get go, I left the concept and shoot ideas to Bron and I handled the wardrobe and makeup bits myself. What she came up with was not only thought provoking, but exceptionally beautiful as well! That is exactly what anyone wants from a photoshoot, thought provoking, mildly creepy but still gorgeous to look at! With the help of Penny who smoothed dresses, fixed suspenders and entertained Riley during intervals, we had an exceptional team! Everything from making sure that my eyelashes stayed put, to coaxing our son into somber poses was covered! Which made it so much fun for us to have our 15 seconds of fame in front of the camera!

The femme fatale meets Dexter dad shots, coupled with our sullen Sheriff made for visually delightful images that we are all so pleased with! Although the shoot was over really quickly (or we were just having too much fun), we have a collection of stunning images to get framed for our new home!

I couldn’t think of a photographer who captured my family better than Bronwyn did. She made us all look so much better than we do in “real” life, and created memories that we can enjoy forever!

Written from my clients perspective, thank you Cashe. 

To book your very own styled and unique family portrait session, contact Bronwyn

bronwyn@heartandsoulphotography.co.za or mobile: 078 734 9701

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