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    Welcome to NOLA Birth Photographer! I'm Angelle - a wife, mom of two little ones, birth enthusiast, DONA trained doula, and photographer - specializing in birth photography in the greater New Orleans area. I'm honored to be invited to witness and document these birth stories! If you're looking for someone to photograph the birth of your baby, contact me for more information. I'd love to meet you, learn more about your growing family, and document this special time for you and your family!

You know that you want to have your birth professionally documented, but then you ask yourself, what am I actually going to do with all these pictures? Although some of your birth photographs may be placed on display around your home,  there are only so many images that make the cut for the living room wall (yes, I have two photographs from my two births on my living room wall – even a 16×20)! They’re all precious, and help to tell the story of the day your baby was born. The Birth Storybook is a wonderful option to get the favorite pictures from your birth, off of your computer, and into your hands.

ANM 9625 816x1024 Product Feature: The Birth StorybookMany parents create photo books online filled with their favorite snapshots. But the quality of the Birth Storybook is unmatched by online consumer print labs. Beautiful linens, silks, and other fine fabrics wrap the outside of this perfectly bound book, filled with photographic prints. Each page is printed on high quality silver halide Fuji lustre paper, creating seamless, full spread pages, that open flat. There is no press printing here!

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You have the option to select your favorite images for the book, or let me handle the selection for you, and then complete the custom design. Once the design is approved,  the order is placed, and you have your Birth Storybook in your hands in just a few weeks! Additional copies are discounted, so they are a great option for grandparent gifts, as well as a wonderful heirloom that can be saved for your baby for when they are grown. I hear from clients over and over again say that the images look better than ever when they are holding them in their hands.

ANM 2859 Product Feature: The Birth Storybook Have I already photographed your birth? Contact me about creating a Birth Storybook for you, and get your book size upgraded for FREE with your order! This offer is only good through the end of September!

Rhys was just 5 days old at the time of his newborn session a few weeks ago, and such a little darling.  With deep eyes full of expression, this sweet baby was so content and alert most of the time we were together.  I had a really hard time narrowing down my selection to give to this family, and here are just a few of those!005 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 007 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 009 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 010 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 011 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 014 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 017 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 018 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 022 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 023 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 025 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 026 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 027 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 033 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 036 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 040 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 041 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 043 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 045 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 047 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 048 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 050 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 051 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 053 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 055 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 058 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 059 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 060 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session 064 RhysNB 2014 08 26 Rhys Adam: Newborn Lifestyle Session

It was just before 5am, and Casey was having some consistent contractions. I collected my things and got on the road, headed for Baton Rouge.  At her last check, Casey was only 2-3cm, but it looked like the contractions were getting pretty serious when I arrived!

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Both Adam, and Casey’s families were waiting for the arrival of this new baby! And of course, there was an excited big brother!

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Rhys is actually this precious family’s third baby. Casey and Adam lost their first son, Aiden in the 16th week of pregnancy. In their grief, they went home from the hospital, with a little bear instead of a baby.  These bears are donated by families and given to parents who have experienced a loss. Casey now helps run the organization, Angels Among Us, that touched her own heart in a time of need. Aiden’s bear and little elephant, are the precious treasures that this family has from their son’s short life.  Mason gave Casey one of his toys to take to the hospital as well – his red Ford Thunderbolt.

Losing Aiden, and having only a few photographs of him, made them look into having a birth photographer for Mason’s birth. Of course, it was something they had to have again for Rhys’ birth!
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Casey and Adam, thank you for sharing your story with me, and allowing me to share it with others! It was an honor to witness Rhys’ birth!

I had the pleasure of photographing Emily and Jeff’s wedding day, nearly two years ago! It was great being able to go visit at their home a few years later and meet their new baby girl. Emily’s father cut and finished this tree slice to create a cake stand for their wedding, and now it holds the sweetest part of their lives – baby Molly!  We used several other things that were significant to them as a part of the session including baby blankets that were made years ago by Emily’s grandmother, and Molly’s cradle that was saved through a generation and refinished just for her. This is one treasured baby girl!

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One morning in early July, I was able to meet up with this sweet family before they added a new baby girl! Family portraits with a two year old definitely requires some flexibility and patience, but in the end, they got some beautiful images from our brief time together! Here were a few of my favorites:
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