Our Family Photoshoots – Through The Years

FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT 2020

A FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT IN THE FOREST

Our Christmas Family Shoot with Photography To Remember

Amy has been with our family since photographing the birth of our third son Joel, we’ve done countless shoots together (see more galleries below), she’s captured so many special family milestones and each time I am amazed all over again!

2020 was a tough year for many the world over, as a family we tried to focus on our silver linings – the blessing of having each other and the pictures that Amy took for our Christmas Family Shoot was everything we wanted and more, once again we are awed by the beauty of the special moments her lens captured.

The last 5 years of having Amy photograph our family has been beyond special, definitely photography to remember, Amy will always have a special place in our hearts.

LIL’ MISS TAYLOR SITTER SESSION

A BABY PHOTOSHOOT TO REMEMBER

Isn’t is just adorable how babies go through this cute squishy phase just before toddlerhood? The faces they make, the stumbling around before really walking, the chubby legs and the dribble too.

Well I’m so glad that we did this shoot with Taylor and captured moments that just a couple months later she was no longer doing (like that cute fishy-face) and she “crossed” over to toddlerhood, started walking, babbling and even saying a few words.

Once again Photography To Remember did an incredible job at capturing this special phase that would’ve otherwise just been a distant memory.

LIL’ MISS TAYLOR NEWBORN PHOTOSHOOT

Newborns change so much from the time they’re born compared to even just days later, the best time to do a newborn photoshoot though is when they’re still in that very sleepy phase so that you can put them in all the cute poses and outfits and they just sleep right through it all. Amy at Photography To Remember is amazing with newborns and safety is her primary objective, I felt very comfortable while she handled my tiny newborn (both Taylor and Joel), and these pictures that we now have to remember it makes it even more special.

THE BIRTH OF LIL’ MISS TAYLOR

AND 3BOYSB4THIRTY BECOMES 3BOYS &A LIL’ MISS

Photography To Remember captured Lil’ Miss Taylor’s birth on 8 June 2018.

I laughed so hard that I went into labour! While watching some Jeff Dunham the ventriloquist I was laughing so much that I thought I pee’d myself but actually I realised that my waters were breaking, the contractions started about an hour later at 11pm, after midnight Amy was by side at home while I laboured through the first stage, at about 2am we went to the birthing centre, the labour progressed and intensified until Lil’ Miss Taylor was born at 5:45am, and we became a family of six, 3 Boys &a Lil’ Miss.

A FAIRYTALE PHOTOSHOOT FIT FOR A GIRL MOM TO BE

Amy from Photography To Remember once again captured such beautiful pictures of me, I felt like a princess with all things girly and who wouldn’t with hair and makeup done and a big puffy and gorgeous tutu! Celebrating our first girl with a very girly photoshoot.

BEFORE OUR FAMILY OF 5 BECOME A FAMILY OF 6

A FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT

AT THE BEACH IS JUST WHAT WE NEED

The talented Chenel Kruger from Birth Photography by Chenel did a beautiful photoshoot of Jonathan and me with our three sons just before we welcomed our lil’ miss into the family.

UNICORN FOR GIRL OR DRAGON FOR BOY

A GENDER REVEAL LIKE NO OTHER

We’ve made it to the half-way mark 20 weeks and we went for our detailed scan. We told the ultrasonographer, Nazreen that we had a live photoshoot gender reveal planned, the idea was that Nazreen would check the gender but we would close our eyes when she told us, after the scan she called Amy our photographer from Photography To Remember to let her know what the gender was. Amy then arranged the studio accordingly with either pink or blue balloons in a box for us to unveil at the photoshoot that afternoon. It was also streamed LIVE on Instagram stories on both Photography To Remember and my instagram accounts.

WE PLANNED 3 BUT WE DIDN’T SEE,

GOD PLANNED 4, SO WE’RE HAVING ONE MORE!

We only planned on having three children, but I have to admit that we were definitely open to having a fourth but we weren’t exactly planning, well obviously God had a plan that we didn’t even know we wanted, we are thrilled to announce that we’re having another baby!!! Ulster family is growing in 2018!

JOEL TURNS 1 YEAR OLD

As Joel’s 1st birthday approached, Amy Green from Photography to Remember, who captured his birth as well as a newborn session, called us to ask if we’d like to do an update photoshoot. I had been thinking of calling her up anyway so we booked one for the week after his birthday and decided a family photoshoot in Hout Bay was in order. For this session we’re joined by my mom, fondly know as Ma Pam to the boys.

GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES

Craig joins the ranks of big brother as we welcome our 3rd little boy Joel

Our awesome photographer Amy Green from Photography to Remember captured my third natural midwife assisted birth, followed by a Newborn photoshoot done at about 11 days new.

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY CRAIG

Craig’s first photoshoot at 3 weeks old, now a family of 4!

Photo’s by Tabitha Mee from Illuminate Photography

OUR FAMILY IS GROWING AND CALEB’S GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER

We are expecting another little guy, I am about 36 weeks pregnant here – special moments with Caleb before he is no longer an only child.

Photo’s taken by Tabitha Mee from Illuminate Photography

CALEB IS ALMOST A WHOLE YEAR OLD

Caleb is almost 1 year old and it’s time for another photoshoot, look how much he’s grown!

FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT DEBUT

Caleb, our first born son is 3months old in the first few pictures – our very first professional family photoshoot, joined by Granny, Pa and aunty Renèe.