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happy and hungry baby benjamin

Exactly a week after witnessing Benjamin entering this world, I meet him again in the warmth and comfort of his first home. The Holgate’s are doing great and seem really to enjoy each other’s company. Benjamin is happy and hungry baby and an enthusiastic drinker….

a brand new benjamin in basel

I got the opportunity to get to know Laura and Jeff while photographing them for Laura’s maternity shoot when Laura was 34 weeks pregnant. It’s always a pleasure to be able to do this as it gives me excellent insight into the personalities of parents…

laila sleeps and smiles

I meet Laila again almost two months after I documented her birth story (see here). Back then I left the Freire’s when Laila’s was two hours old and she has changed a lot! I’m positively sure she recognized me as she flashed a big smile…

back to birth photography school!

I’m going back to school! Well, not a school in the literal sense of the word, but I am very excited about this learning opportunity. I’ve enrolled in a three day birth photography course. These are still quite rare and there is no formal birth…

a beautiful basel baby

The center of Basel is definitely one of my favorite background photo locations. It has and endless amount of small scenic streets interspersed with gorgeous modern architecture. An ideal diverse stage for this family shoot. Nalani is six months old and very fascinated by my…

freezing cold maternity shoot

I first meet Laura and Jeff when Laura is 34 weeks pregnant. She has a very pretty round belly and overall looks amazing. I notice she can still wear her wedding ring, while I had to remove mine much earlier in my pregnancy due to…

giving birth the brazilian way

My introduction with Adriana and Alessandro takes place against a spectacular background. We meet on the 38th floor in the Roche tower in Basel where they both work. There we talk about their ideas and wishes regarding birth photography and look at photos of some…

cosmopolitan baby lara is loved

Immediately when I walk into Margarita and Nelson’s home, I feel this is a happy place. The new parents are overjoyed with their perfect new arrival and I see them glancing lovingly at each other. Lara is very clearly a mixture of both her parents….

three generations in Basel

I last photographed Alexandra almost 7 months ago (see here) and she has grown tremendously. She is still the same energetic and happy girl she was last time, but did develop some clear opinions about what she wants and when she wants that. I love…

new website for basel children’s trust

The Basel Children’s Trust (BCT) has invited me to photograph all the images for their new website. I was very happy with the request, as I have found my ‘mom squad’ via their network and my daughter and me have joined quite some of their…