Friday 27 July 2012

Jocelyn Magnus Newborn Shoot

I thought it would be fitting to follow the Maglit Bump Shoot (  with the introduction of the little Maglit herself :) Introducing the loveliest Jocelyn Lily Magnus!!!!

It was a cold and rainy Sunday morning at the Magnus household and all was quiet :) The heaters were going and the temperature was ripe for a newborn... not so much for this photographer!! A trusty sweat towel and a ensuite brought things quietly back into order (Sorry overshare I'm sure  but its hard work you know ;) !!) We'd planned a whole bunch of sleepy newborn poses and the prop suitcase was full. Jocelyn however was having none of this sleeping stuff. She wanted to be part of the action and to make sure she didn't miss a thing!! She did it all very relaxed and quietly I must add... stopping for a feed and burp here or there but ultimately so preciously calm and content to watch this odd looking man with a big shiny lens in front of her!!

Jamo and Kez were awesome.... willing to try all sorts of things and open to ideas, while always making sure Jocelyn was happy and not going to hurt herself!! But again Jocelyn was awake to make sure we tried no funky stuff or stick some butterflies on her or cover her in glitter - hee hee!

Anyhoo, there will be lots more of Jocelyn to come as she grows up... so for now, just enjoy the little awesomeness that she is now!! :)

[I struggled to choose, so there are quite a few... but make sure you look all the way to the bottom, worth it]

Thursday 12 July 2012

The Maglit Bump Shoot @ Rhodes Mem.

Twas a sun-filled, fun filled, slighty dozy, lovey dovey, friendly Sunday afternoon at Rhodes Memorial when I got to shoot Kez and her glorious baby bump! Jamo, you were also pretty glorious that day too - haha!!

It seems so far away amidst the current winter rain in Cape Town but the smiles below are sure to brighten your day. The little soon to be Maglit, at the time, was well and truly bursting to come and join us in the grass. It would however still manage to hold off for a few more weeks before joining the world and blessing the Magni with it's presence. Jocelyn Lily Magnus (the sex of which was unknown at the time - hence the reference to 'it') was born on the 25th of June 2012. More about that later though ;)

Kez was a truly glowing pregnant woman... and I'd like to just add that she was wearing her normal pre baby jeans that day ;) Jamo was in his shorts and shirt as usual... and one times coolio hat to "hide the sun"!!

It was a perfect setting - the birds were tweeting, and apart from the sometimes constant flow of cars, we felt very far away from the city :) Our day was made ever more surreal when joined by a rather friendly praying mantis. A brown little guy that we would later hear meant that 'it' was to be a boy... however the next week Kez encountered a green one, which assumably meant a girl... looks like the green guy trumped his friend ;) Sorry browny!

Anyway it was a great afternoon and thanks to Jamo and Kez for being super cool and making sure the laughter never died! Lots of love to you both....

[Jocelyn's newborn shoot to follow soon, so keep watching this space]