Luka | Fresh 48 Story

Little Luka Strijdom was born on the 24th of March 2019… His aunty, Kim, asked me to photograph the birth as a gift to his Mommy and Daddy. Unfortunately this was not to be, because Luka Lion (as his family affectionately call him) was in such a hurry to meet his wonderful family. He came a bit early and I was out of town. Therefore my wonderful and talented friend Amy Green from Photography to Remember stepped in to capture their beautiful birth story. (That is why a Birth Photographer ALWAYS needs to have a reliable backup!)
 Luka was born a healthy 2.45 kg at 4:37 on Sunday Morning and my flight back from a trip to Johannesburg came in that afternoon. I was grateful to be asked to do a Fresh 48 photo session in hospital for Luka and his family the following day.  

What an amazing little family! Mom and Dad could not be more proud of their little prince… Luka was a real trooper. Isn’t he just the most handsome little man? I love my job! 


 Luka has no shortage of family that care for him. He certainly is a blessed child! I got to meet his proud aunt as well as his Grandmother and Grandfather… These first time grandparents were bursting with pride and love for their grandson, and aunty was swooning over the little man (Being an aunt myself, I know that feeling! )


Is there anything more beautiful than watching a man become a Dad? Danie certainly took to the role of Daddy like a fish to water. I can tell these two are going to be the best of friends!  

Thank you to Aunty Kim, for trusting me to capture your Nephews first moments in this world! It was an honour to get to know your wonderful family.

To Daddy and Mommy – Danie and Tarryn. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this special time in your lives. I pray that Luka will continue to be the biggest blessing in your lives. CONGRATULATIONS on your special boy!


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