What people are saying


Charlene Yared - West


As a WOMBS doula, it is very important to me that anyone permitted into the space around a labouring mother be as unobtrusive as possible - myself included. There is a delicate balance of hormones at play and any interruption can cause imbalance of the scales.

Silence, low lighting and the feeling of not being observed are all very important elements to facilitate the release of oxytocin and endorphins as opposed to adrenaline, which slows labour down completely.

A birth photographer must somehow find the balance between getting fabulous, documentary-style images and not disturbing the mother and/or environment and also be wary of getting in the way of the care providers present.

Sherra-Lyn had an excellent understanding of this unique balance and was a completely unobtrusive, gentle presence in the room. The expression 'fly on the wall' comes to mind - and Sherra-Lyn was very good at being there - but not being there at the same time, which was an ideal balance.

I would highly recommend her as a Birth Photographer and would love to work with her again in future.

Kate Newman


''A friend of mine was in contact with me a few days before Logan's due date to ask if I had ever considered having a birth photographer. I had thought of it a few times, and even had a few quotes from photographers offering the service. I guess I never went through with them as I put more value on having a 'Newborn shoot' or a 'family shoot' after his birth. She immediately put me in touch with Sherra-Lyn.

When I chatted to my husband later in the afternoon, his first response to the idea was that he didn't want to see the photos - his idea of birth photography was that they would be gruesome, and contain unsightly images of baby making his way into this world, with lots of blood and gore and unflattering positions and angles. Being squeamish, this wasn't something he would want to put in an album. Being a photographer myself, I knew that this wasn't what it was about at all, but questioned whether I would want a stranger in the room (being a planned vaginal delivery with the hope of no intervention or pain medication).

In the end, we decided that it was a once in a lifetime opportunity for Sherra-Lyn to be there and we went ahead, being told to give her a call when we were at the hospital and 5cm dilated. Well, things didn't quite work out like that as by the time we got to the hospital I was already at 8cm. We called Sherra-Lyn immediately. What seemed like minutes later - probably about 20, she was there. Glory only knows how she made it there in morning rush hour traffic, but she did! At no stage did I feel awkward, or posed, or insecure about my body or what it was doing, or what angle I was lying in. In fact, I didn't really even feel like Sherra-Lyn was in the room. She was so discreet, and so 'fly on the wall' that neither of us felt her presence. But at the end when we finally had time to meet her properly

- got to see what a soft, gentle, happy girl she is and just so effortlessly puts you at ease that there is no need to feel intimidated by her or her presence in the room.

A few days later, Sherra-Lyn sent us a few sneak peeks of the images she had taken, of our beautiful boy entering the world and to say that they bought tears to both of us, is an understatement as we could feel the moments in the photos, as if we were almost reliving them. For this we will both be eternally grateful. My husband has kept all the images on his phone and shows every person he can, bragging about the birth photographer, and how amazing she was!

I would recommend this talented lady to anyone wanting a birth photographer, she is really amazing! To have those first few moments of life on camera is a treasure, and thinking about it now - moments that not many have. To have placed higher value in a newborn shoot now seems totally silly to me! I am so glad we have these images to take us back to that special day whenever we look at them, and for Logan to see how loved he was from the very beginning!

Thank you so much once again Sherra-Lyn!

Kate & Stuart Newman

Ashley Cherise Blight


I have always planned my milestones way in advance my husband though I was crazy. How I wanted my wedding? and how it will be when I have my first baby?
At first my Husband was against it, ask why do I want a photographer? It was a simple case of it happens only once in life time perhaps twice ? I'm sure he would not want to miss a thing.
From there it's been undoubtably magical. Having Sherra-lyn there was amazing, she was apart of the family, not only did she capture this momentous day in our lives but she was supportive in every way possible. I can’t begin to describe how we felt when we received our images and video lets just say there wasn’t a dry eye in the house nor at the hospital what we did is absolutely priceless, memories that we will cherish for all the years to come, we are excited to one day share this with our beautiful son.
I'll sure be using her again for our second bundle of joy and every other milestone.
With love, The Blights
Ashley Cherise & Baby Blake

Liana Fourie


My Baby Girl was born on the 21st of November. Even though she came a bit earlier than expected Sherra-Lyn made sure to be at the birth.
From the start I felt extremely comfortable around her and it was absolutely a pleasure to have her in the room. Al moms experience anxiety on the day and somehow between her and my mom I really felt more at ease. You see I am privileged to have had my mom with me in theatre. This is something so special and she captured it perfectly.
For the rest of my baby girls life she will be able to look at our video and know how much her mom and gran love her to bits. This moment in time captured forever. Every time we look at the video we all end up in tears. For all of this I have Sherra-Lyn to thank. Not only is her work the best quality I have ever seen, but somehow I felt like I had a friend with me on that day.

Tracy Vermeulen


After a family friend having used the services of a birth photographer and me seeing the value in it, I just knew that it's what I wanted, no matter the cost. As the months to my due date started approaching my excitement just kept building up for the arrival of our precious boy. Unfortunately we received some bad news that the photographer we booked had fallen ill and wouldn't be able to continue her work for the rest of the year. Our photographer was kind enough to recommend Sherra-Lyn to us. The day my husband and I met Sherra-Lyn was the day we knew we had picked the best birth team to welcome our little boy into this world. Leaving Tasha's Constantia on a sunny yet cold winters morning, we felt so warm and over joyed to have met Sherra-Lyn. What a beautiful, warm and loving person. We spoke about our journey falling pregnant and the tough months we've had in our pregnancy thus far and it's like we were talking to an old friend and catching up. We just connected. 
 
Weeks leading up to the birth of our son, we were waiting in great anticipation for his arrival and so was Sherra-Lyn. And boy did that make us feel even more reassured that she would NOT miss the birth of our baby boy (a big fear of ours just in general). At the start of week 32, 34 and 36 Sherra-Lyn would message me to find out how Ryan and I are holding up and give advice about keeping calm and taking it easy. From week 36 onwards we spoke weekly. We even had a mini trial run when I thought I was going into labour. 2am in the morning we were on the phone with Sherra-Lyn, letting her know that we are off to the hospital but not sure what was going on as I wasn't feeling great at all. She was so cool, calm and collected. So positive and excited at the same time. False alarm! How bad did Ryan and I not feel for waking everyone up unnecessarily, but Sherra-Lyn didn't for once make us feel that we were wasting her time in any way! She cracked more jokes about how excited she was to see us again and meet our little guy. 
 
Every doctors check-up after that Sherra-Lyn always made sure to contact me even when I would forget. On the 16 September we probably spoke for most of the day on the phone, little did we know that was D day for us. Just after 5pm we let her know that I might be in labour, 6pm we confirmed with her that  the contractions were getting closer and we would leave home in the next 30min. Shortly after our arrival at 7pm at the hospital, there was Sherra-Lyn, full of energy and eagerly snapping away without me even noticing she had arrived. Little did we also know what a long night we had ahead of us! 
 
Jokes were made, loads of laughter belted out, munching on little snacks and very little sleep, and finally at 04h06 17 September 2016, Caleb Aidan was born and Sherra-Lyn was there the entire time to capture every single moment, never missing anything! Sherra-Lyn pulled an entire 12 hour shift with us! She wouldn't leave our side until she was happy that she caught everything on camera that encapsulated our journey, regardless of being away from her family for so long and traveling so far into town on her own. 
 
Prior to our meeting that cold winters morning in April, she was just another service provider we would have liked to hire. Over the course of knowing her during my pregnancy, labour and post birth, she's become way more than that, she's family. She holds a special place in our heart. The video of Caleb Aidan's birth brings tears to my eyes each and every time I watch it. Not only did she capture the birth but my pregnancy journey and our hearts desires whilst praying for a baby to grow our family too. She interpreted everything we discussed at our initial meeting as to how special our journey is/was and she brought it to life through her lenses. I cannot think of ever giving birth again without her by my side to capture it. Money well spent, a friend made for life. 
 
 

What people are saying


Charlene Yared - West


As a WOMBS doula, it is very important to me that anyone permitted into the space around a labouring mother be as unobtrusive as possible - myself included. There is a delicate balance of hormones at play and any interruption can cause imbalance of the scales.

Silence, low lighting and the feeling of not being observed are all very important elements to facilitate the release of oxytocin and endorphins as opposed to adrenaline, which slows labour down completely.

A birth photographer must somehow find the balance between getting fabulous, documentary-style images and not disturbing the mother and/or environment and also be wary of getting in the way of the care providers present.

Sherra-Lyn had an excellent understanding of this unique balance and was a completely unobtrusive, gentle presence in the room. The expression 'fly on the wall' comes to mind - and Sherra-Lyn was very good at being there - but not being there at the same time, which was an ideal balance.

I would highly recommend her as a Birth Photographer and would love to work with her again in future.

Kate Newman


''A friend of mine was in contact with me a few days before Logan's due date to ask if I had ever considered having a birth photographer. I had thought of it a few times, and even had a few quotes from photographers offering the service. I guess I never went through with them as I put more value on having a 'Newborn shoot' or a 'family shoot' after his birth. She immediately put me in touch with Sherra-Lyn.

When I chatted to my husband later in the afternoon, his first response to the idea was that he didn't want to see the photos - his idea of birth photography was that they would be gruesome, and contain unsightly images of baby making his way into this world, with lots of blood and gore and unflattering positions and angles. Being squeamish, this wasn't something he would want to put in an album. Being a photographer myself, I knew that this wasn't what it was about at all, but questioned whether I would want a stranger in the room (being a planned vaginal delivery with the hope of no intervention or pain medication).

In the end, we decided that it was a once in a lifetime opportunity for Sherra-Lyn to be there and we went ahead, being told to give her a call when we were at the hospital and 5cm dilated. Well, things didn't quite work out like that as by the time we got to the hospital I was already at 8cm. We called Sherra-Lyn immediately. What seemed like minutes later - probably about 20, she was there. Glory only knows how she made it there in morning rush hour traffic, but she did! At no stage did I feel awkward, or posed, or insecure about my body or what it was doing, or what angle I was lying in. In fact, I didn't really even feel like Sherra-Lyn was in the room. She was so discreet, and so 'fly on the wall' that neither of us felt her presence. But at the end when we finally had time to meet her properly

- got to see what a soft, gentle, happy girl she is and just so effortlessly puts you at ease that there is no need to feel intimidated by her or her presence in the room.

A few days later, Sherra-Lyn sent us a few sneak peeks of the images she had taken, of our beautiful boy entering the world and to say that they bought tears to both of us, is an understatement as we could feel the moments in the photos, as if we were almost reliving them. For this we will both be eternally grateful. My husband has kept all the images on his phone and shows every person he can, bragging about the birth photographer, and how amazing she was!

I would recommend this talented lady to anyone wanting a birth photographer, she is really amazing! To have those first few moments of life on camera is a treasure, and thinking about it now - moments that not many have. To have placed higher value in a newborn shoot now seems totally silly to me! I am so glad we have these images to take us back to that special day whenever we look at them, and for Logan to see how loved he was from the very beginning!

Thank you so much once again Sherra-Lyn!

Kate & Stuart Newman

Ashley Cherise Blight


I have always planned my milestones way in advance my husband though I was crazy. How I wanted my wedding? and how it will be when I have my first baby?
At first my Husband was against it, ask why do I want a photographer? It was a simple case of it happens only once in life time perhaps twice ? I'm sure he would not want to miss a thing.
From there it's been undoubtably magical. Having Sherra-lyn there was amazing, she was apart of the family, not only did she capture this momentous day in our lives but she was supportive in every way possible. I can’t begin to describe how we felt when we received our images and video lets just say there wasn’t a dry eye in the house nor at the hospital what we did is absolutely priceless, memories that we will cherish for all the years to come, we are excited to one day share this with our beautiful son.
I'll sure be using her again for our second bundle of joy and every other milestone.
With love, The Blights
Ashley Cherise & Baby Blake

Liana Fourie


My Baby Girl was born on the 21st of November. Even though she came a bit earlier than expected Sherra-Lyn made sure to be at the birth.
From the start I felt extremely comfortable around her and it was absolutely a pleasure to have her in the room. Al moms experience anxiety on the day and somehow between her and my mom I really felt more at ease. You see I am privileged to have had my mom with me in theatre. This is something so special and she captured it perfectly.
For the rest of my baby girls life she will be able to look at our video and know how much her mom and gran love her to bits. This moment in time captured forever. Every time we look at the video we all end up in tears. For all of this I have Sherra-Lyn to thank. Not only is her work the best quality I have ever seen, but somehow I felt like I had a friend with me on that day.

Tracy Vermeulen


After a family friend having used the services of a birth photographer and me seeing the value in it, I just knew that it's what I wanted, no matter the cost. As the months to my due date started approaching my excitement just kept building up for the arrival of our precious boy. Unfortunately we received some bad news that the photographer we booked had fallen ill and wouldn't be able to continue her work for the rest of the year. Our photographer was kind enough to recommend Sherra-Lyn to us. The day my husband and I met Sherra-Lyn was the day we knew we had picked the best birth team to welcome our little boy into this world. Leaving Tasha's Constantia on a sunny yet cold winters morning, we felt so warm and over joyed to have met Sherra-Lyn. What a beautiful, warm and loving person. We spoke about our journey falling pregnant and the tough months we've had in our pregnancy thus far and it's like we were talking to an old friend and catching up. We just connected. 
 
Weeks leading up to the birth of our son, we were waiting in great anticipation for his arrival and so was Sherra-Lyn. And boy did that make us feel even more reassured that she would NOT miss the birth of our baby boy (a big fear of ours just in general). At the start of week 32, 34 and 36 Sherra-Lyn would message me to find out how Ryan and I are holding up and give advice about keeping calm and taking it easy. From week 36 onwards we spoke weekly. We even had a mini trial run when I thought I was going into labour. 2am in the morning we were on the phone with Sherra-Lyn, letting her know that we are off to the hospital but not sure what was going on as I wasn't feeling great at all. She was so cool, calm and collected. So positive and excited at the same time. False alarm! How bad did Ryan and I not feel for waking everyone up unnecessarily, but Sherra-Lyn didn't for once make us feel that we were wasting her time in any way! She cracked more jokes about how excited she was to see us again and meet our little guy. 
 
Every doctors check-up after that Sherra-Lyn always made sure to contact me even when I would forget. On the 16 September we probably spoke for most of the day on the phone, little did we know that was D day for us. Just after 5pm we let her know that I might be in labour, 6pm we confirmed with her that  the contractions were getting closer and we would leave home in the next 30min. Shortly after our arrival at 7pm at the hospital, there was Sherra-Lyn, full of energy and eagerly snapping away without me even noticing she had arrived. Little did we also know what a long night we had ahead of us! 
 
Jokes were made, loads of laughter belted out, munching on little snacks and very little sleep, and finally at 04h06 17 September 2016, Caleb Aidan was born and Sherra-Lyn was there the entire time to capture every single moment, never missing anything! Sherra-Lyn pulled an entire 12 hour shift with us! She wouldn't leave our side until she was happy that she caught everything on camera that encapsulated our journey, regardless of being away from her family for so long and traveling so far into town on her own. 
 
Prior to our meeting that cold winters morning in April, she was just another service provider we would have liked to hire. Over the course of knowing her during my pregnancy, labour and post birth, she's become way more than that, she's family. She holds a special place in our heart. The video of Caleb Aidan's birth brings tears to my eyes each and every time I watch it. Not only did she capture the birth but my pregnancy journey and our hearts desires whilst praying for a baby to grow our family too. She interpreted everything we discussed at our initial meeting as to how special our journey is/was and she brought it to life through her lenses. I cannot think of ever giving birth again without her by my side to capture it. Money well spent, a friend made for life.