Belly Angels Photography specialises in:

  • Newborn Photography

  • Birth Photography

  • Maternity and sitter sessions


Belly Angels Photography was started in 2019. The founder and owner is Elrinda Engelbrecht, a trained and qualified Photographer. She is also a qualified Newborn Photographer (certified through The Academy of Newborn Photography with the honour of being an affiliate member) and a registered Birth Photographer with the South African Birth Photographers Association since March 2019. 

Elrinda is serious about the safety and well-being of her tiny newborn clients, that’s why she studied through The Academy of Newborn Photography which is based in Australia. She is the first South African who graduated from The Academy of Newborn Photography.

She is also certified in Newborn Photography Safety through AANPS (American Association of Newborn Photography Safety).

Belly Angels Photography got its name after Elrinda became an aunt to a beautiful newborn baby in 2018. Her nephew is the reason why she is changing her focus to Newborn and Birth. He gave her a new perspective on human-life and the beauty thereof. She sees newborn babies as precious angels from a mother’s loving belly.

Her Newborn Photography focuses to present parents with an extraordinary experience in design, photography and storytelling, where the safety of their newborn babies come first in her studio.

The other component of Belly Angels Photography is ‘Birth Photography’. This component focuses to document each moment before, during and after Birth whether in hospitals or maternity clinics.  

Belly Angels Photography is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Before Elrinda became an aunt in 2018, her focus was to capture the interaction between people and their environment. The following quote of Edward Steichen influenced her work under ElrindaDesignPhotography: “Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man, to man.”

It was her passion for Earth Sciences and Art, the interaction between humans and their environment, which inspired her to take up photography not only as an art but as a creative tool for design and storytelling.

Elrinda majored from the University of Johannesburg in Geology, Geography and Environmental Management with an Honours Degree in Geology. She is a well known and experienced Senior Geologist who has worked in the mining industry for nearly a decade. She pursued a career in Education and became a qualified Teacher and majored in Geography & Creative Arts from the University of South Africa (UNISA) with Cum Laude. She holds further qualifications in photography and graphic design.

All photographs and images produced by Belly Angels Photography, and Elrinda Design Photography, including those on the web and social media may not be used in any way and/or reproduced, without the prior written permission of Belly Angels Photography, and Elrinda Design Photography.