Meet our Photo Time Expert and Birth Professional-Love Alda
I came across one of Alda’s photos on Facebook of a baby taking his first breath and without a doubt I knew that she had to capture our first born’s birth. I had never heard of birth photography and had some reservations about letting a stranger photograph such a private moment. Looking back it was one of the best decisions I’ve made. Alda was extremely professional and so kind and caring. She perfectly captured every special moment of Marguerite’s birth and even caught a sound clip of her very first cry (wow!). What a privilege to be able to go back in time and relive that incredible day.
Alda’s passion and commitment to this field is contagious. Enjoy this special treat as Alda leads us on a journey of discovery through the next few months.
Alda is the mother of three beautiful children and one of Cape Town’s foremost and well-published birth photographers and mentors. Being a mom has had a profound influence on her work. Birth photography is a labour of love to her – a joyous celebration of this beautiful, fragile life we all share and she has attended and captured many, many births both natural and c-section.
She is the founder and chair of the South African Birth Photographers Association and has recently completed a course through UCT in Medicine & The Arts.
As birth professional and mother she enjoys nothing more to share and knowledge and experience with parents eager to be empowered with knowledge and information.
Among her many accomplishments she has recently partnered with Nikon to represent them in the birth photography market and has also started a birth professional mentoring initiative for birth photographers, midwives, doulas, OBG’s and more at www.aldasmith.com
You can visit Alda at Love Alda