Jaxon Francois Strydom - 05/08/2016

I have been documenting special moments for The Strydom’s for the past 3 years. So when Charnell asked me if I would be interested in documenting the birth of their second child, I immediately said yes.

This was my first full natural birth I documented. It was such a wonderful experience to be part of.

When we found out we’re pregnant with a second little miracle, I knew that I wanted the birth documented. I knew this would be our last pregnancy and I wanted to embrace and capture every moment.

And who else than Magriki, our family photographer. Magriki has captured many special moments in our lives and has become a very dear friend to us. From my first pregnancy to our wedding to my daughter’s birthday parties. You name it.

From our very first shoot (a maternity shoot when I was expecting our daughter) we immediately felt comfortable and relaxed with her. So, I was certain I didn’t want anyone else but Magriki next to me to capture the very special moment in our lives - the birth of our son.

Magriki did an amazing job of capturing every special moment of our son’s birth. She was so cool, calm and collected even though it was her very first time photographing a birth.
The photos are truly breathtaking and every single time I look at them, I tear up. I am SO glad that we decided to hire a birth photographer as the day passes so quickly - it was amazing to look at all the specifics afterwards! These memories will forever be close to our hearts.

I would recommend every mommy-to-be to have that amazing day photographed - hire Magriki, you will not be disappointed! A true professional!” - Charnell Strydom