How to make life slow down

Why would you want to capture the normal everyday moments of your life?

A few weeks ago I heard a song that meant and changed a lot of things for me.  (View it below this post after reading).

At the time I was a few weeks into motherhood.  Confused, tired and overwhelmed with my new life.

Somehow my photography and the documentary images I took of our new life brought a lot of healing and perspective.  It made me see how fortunate and blessed we are and how beautiful this new adventure is.

Beauty really lies in the every day moments we take for granted.

Capturing these moments will ensure you always have something to treasure.

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Images are powerful at telling a story and lifestyle photography does this in a comfortable and unique way.

The things you remember from years gone by are the ordinary moments you shared with the people you love.

Reading a bedtime story to your kids,

going for a stroll around the block,

making dinner together,

sleeping in and snuggling on a weekend morning,

laying flat on your tummy to play blocks with your toddler,

watching a movie with the family,

sharing a cup of tea with your partner…

How wonderful would it be to have photos of these moments?

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Real moments are the moments that make life beautiful.

When you become a parent you want to make life slow down.

You want to remember all the little details.

Not only of your baby or children, but also of the things you do together as a family.

Having photos make it bearable to witness time passing by…

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A lifestyle documentary session is enjoyable for everyone.

In a typical lifestyle session you do the things you love doing as a family.

If you like cooking together, then I capture the moments you’re sharing while doing that.

If you read stories as a family, I capture you enjoying a book together.

I capture moments shared while you’re playing with you kids, cradling your newborn baby, going for a stroll around the block…

Because you’re busy doing something you normally do, the kids don’t really mind someone taking photos and even the dads relax and enjoy these shoots.

There’s no posing and the moment, as it unfolds, is captured.  You are captured in a setting that you’re comfortable with and it makes for really great and timeless photos.

The sessions are fun, playful, relaxed and filled with laughter.

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Lifestyle Art Photographer, Documentary Photographer, Real Life Lifestyle Photography, Day In The Life Photography, Newborn, Baby, Kids, Children, Family, Maternity Photography, Ilze Louw, Overberg Photography, Kleinmond, Hermanus, Helderberg Photography, Strand, Somerset West, Gordon's Bay Photography, Western Cape, South Africa

Lifestyle Art Photographer, Documentary Photographer, Real Life Lifestyle Photography, Day In The Life Photography, Newborn, Baby, Kids, Children, Family, Maternity Photography, Ilze Louw, Overberg Photography, Kleinmond, Hermanus, Helderberg Photography, Strand, Somerset West, Gordon's Bay Photography, Western Cape, South Africa

Lifestyle Art Photographer, Documentary Photographer, Real Life Lifestyle Photography, Day In The Life Photography, Newborn, Baby, Kids, Children, Family, Maternity Photography, Ilze Louw, Overberg Photography, Kleinmond, Hermanus, Helderberg Photography, Strand, Somerset West, Gordon's Bay Photography, Western Cape, South Africa

Why would you rather choose lifestyle documentary photography?

Because you want to capture your life right now, the real moments.

Because you prefer real expressions and laughter.

Because you want to capture the love and interaction between each other in the family just the way it is.

Lifestyle Art Photographer, Documentary Photographer, Real Life Lifestyle Photography, Day In The Life Photography, Newborn, Baby, Kids, Children, Family, Maternity Photography, Ilze Louw, Overberg Photography, Kleinmond, Hermanus, Helderberg Photography, Strand, Somerset West, Gordon's Bay Photography, Western Cape, South Africa

Lifestyle Art Photographer, Documentary Photographer, Real Life Lifestyle Photography, Day In The Life Photography, Newborn, Baby, Kids, Children, Family, Maternity Photography, Ilze Louw, Overberg Photography, Kleinmond, Hermanus, Helderberg Photography, Strand, Somerset West, Gordon's Bay Photography, Western Cape, South Africa

Lifestyle Art Photographer, Documentary Photographer, Real Life Lifestyle Photography, Day In The Life Photography, Newborn, Baby, Kids, Children, Family, Maternity Photography, Ilze Louw, Overberg Photography, Kleinmond, Hermanus, Helderberg Photography, Strand, Somerset West, Gordon's Bay Photography, Western Cape, South Africa

If this speaks to your heart, let us capture your beautiful story together.

Everyone has a story.

I’m in love with the real moments of life.

We are here to live a life of joy and to love!

Even the ordinary.

Let me tell yours.

Lifestyle Art Photographer, Documentary Photographer, Real Life Lifestyle Photography, Day In The Life Photography, Newborn, Baby, Kids, Children, Family, Maternity Photography, Ilze Louw, Overberg Photography, Kleinmond, Hermanus, Helderberg Photography, Strand, Somerset West, Gordon's Bay Photography, Western Cape, South Africa

Lifestyle Art Photographer, Documentary Photographer, Real Life Lifestyle Photography, Day In The Life Photography, Newborn, Baby, Kids, Children, Family, Maternity Photography, Ilze Louw, Overberg Photography, Kleinmond, Hermanus, Helderberg Photography, Strand, Somerset West, Gordon's Bay Photography, Western Cape, South Africa

Lifestyle Art Photographer, Documentary Photographer, Real Life Lifestyle Photography, Day In The Life Photography, Newborn, Baby, Kids, Children, Family, Maternity Photography, Ilze Louw, Overberg Photography, Kleinmond, Hermanus, Helderberg Photography, Strand, Somerset West, Gordon's Bay Photography, Western Cape, South Africa

Lifestyle Art Photographer, Documentary Photographer, Real Life Lifestyle Photography, Day In The Life Photography, Newborn, Baby, Kids, Children, Family, Maternity Photography, Ilze Louw, Overberg Photography, Kleinmond, Hermanus, Helderberg Photography, Strand, Somerset West, Gordon's Bay Photography, Western Cape, South Africa

If you want to find out more about these lifestyle documentary sessions or want to book one you can contact me here.

Watch the video below and remind yourself not to rush through life, but to take a moment and enjoy it.

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