Monthly Archives: March 2014

Minki Van der Westhuizen Newborn Shoot

Minki Van der Westhuizen Newborn Shoot

I was delighted to be asked to do a very special newborn shoot earlier in the year for the gorgeous Model Minki Van der Westhuizen and her Husband Ersnt Joubert of Saracens.  Their daughter Katerien was just beautiful and already following in Mum’s footsteps because she was the perfect model throughout the shoot.

The shoot was lovely in itself but it was very exciting that the images were used in several magazines in South Africa – including the front cover of Huis – the equivilent to Hello magazine.

Minki is famous for the Guess International Campaign and was also voted Sexiest Woman in South Africa by FHM readers.  She has appeared in shoots in all the big magazines – Elle, GQ, Cosmopolitan and many more.   Minki’s website can be found here.

Minki Van Der Westhuizen

As a result of this shoot, the wonderful Image Magazine in Northamptonshire printed a fabulous article talking about my photography style in general but specifically my work with newborns.  Thank you to Image Magazine for the coverage.  Their facebook page can be followed here.

As well as the more posed images of babies sleeping which are lovely to have,  I also like to take more lifestyle images of the parents interacting with the baby as my images are really all about the relationships within the family and not just the baby on their own.

Minki Van Der Westhuizen

Minki Van Der Westhuizen

I’ve been photographing newborn babies for around 5 years now so I know from experience just when I’m going to capture one of those fabulous baby smiles

Capturing the feelings of true love in a new family really is a very special thing.  I feel very lucky to be able to create these memories for families.

In order to have pictures when the baby is tiny – I recommend the first 6-10 days – you will need to book in once your due date is confirmed.  I will then fit you in once the baby arrives.  Please contact info@siobhanmurphynewborns.co.uk if you would like more information.