NOLA Birth Photographer » Childbirth photography from around the New Orleans area.

I got to meet this little guy a few weeks ago for his newborn session – and he was such a peaceful guy. He was passed out pretty much the entire time I was taking his pictures, which always makes things easy! The teal blanket was his mamas pregnancy blanket – used to cuddle up many times when she was dealing with morning sickness, and the hat was made by Declan’s great grandmother. This family’s uptown home was full of pretty window light, but Declan’s nursery was my favorite! I’m obviously partial to the simplicity of gray and white, and it made for a beautiful room!

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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.

Many 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!

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.

 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!

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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!

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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!

Casey got her epidural, and right after, at 7, the new nurse came in. Even with the epidural, Casey could feel the baby moving down with each contraction. The nurse checked, Casey’s water broke in comical fashion, and this baby was right there. Luckily, her doctor was already on the road, so Casey just had to sit tight for a few minutes, while the nurses prepared to catch this baby if needed!

Dr Willett made it, and at 7:20, baby Rhys was born!


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

Mason was full of questions and comments as he checked out his little brother.

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!

Rhys’ nurse is a family friend, and she included Mason in giving Rhys his first bath.
It was time to invite the rest of the family back to meet this new baby!
These grandmothers couldn’t help but gush over their new grandson.

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!

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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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