Today’s beautiful feature was submitted by Marissa from Studio40Six. Liezl and Wihan’s family maternity shoot is filled with special and intimate moments. We asked Marissa to tell us a bit more about the shoot.
“Liezl was referred to me by another photographer who was unable to do the shoot for her. Being predominantly a wedding photographer, most of my maternity shoot enquiries are from my wedding clients but in Liezl’s case, I only met her beautiful family for the first time on the day of the shoot.
The live in Randburg and wanted a casual shoot in a location close by so I suggested we go to Delta Park. Their firstborn, Lihan, joined us for a lovely family maternity session.
Working with toddlers, I always try to keep the shoot as short as possible to avoid getting the youngsters tired and agitated. Lihan however, was thrilled by the opportunity to run around in the park and even played with my assistant allowing me to get some pictures of Liezl and Wihan alone.
I absolutely love the warm glow of the late afternoon winter sun and the way it complimented the autumn colours of the trees in the park. Liezl, Wihan and Lihan wore co-ordinated cool coloured outfits that balanced beautifully with the warm palette of the surroundings.
The entire family was a dream to work with – they were so natural and at ease in front of the camera. Liezl has a natural, earthy beauty to her – I love her chestnut coloured hair and the fact that she doesn’t hide her freckles!”