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

Walking in the front door, I was in love. This home is filled with gorgeous light, color, details, and personality, and the nursery was no different! Olivia’s talented aunt created this paper mache tree, and although the room was unfinished, it’s too beautiful not to share!
001 Olivia 2014 09 30 Olivia Ruth: New Orleans Lifestyle Newborn Session PINIMAGE003 Olivia 2014 09 30 Olivia Ruth: New Orleans Lifestyle Newborn Session PINIMAGE002 Olivia 2014 09 30 Olivia Ruth: New Orleans Lifestyle Newborn Session PINIMAGE005 Olivia 2014 09 30 Olivia Ruth: New Orleans Lifestyle Newborn Session PINIMAGEOlivia’s mommy and daddy were busy getting her ready, while looking completely in love with their little girl! I adore these real newborn moments – one sock off, one sock on, sweet nursing hands, and a pet figuring out her new place in the family.
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As Katie nursed the baby, we chatted about lots of things. One of them was that they didn’t want their home to look like they have kids, with toys everywhere. We had to laugh as we looked around the living room. It looked like a baby invasion – complete with giant Minnie Mouse balloon.
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One of my favorite parts about being a photographer is the reactions I get when each family sees their images for the first time. Here was Katie’s.

​”We are in LOVE!!!  These photos are incredible!!!!!!!!  Thank you so much!!!!!  I’m so excited that my mom is in town this week to meet the baby…she and I must’ve gone through the gallery 10 times already!  We both agree that each one in amazing, and it will be impossible to narrow down our selections! Thank you again so much for beautifully capturing our new family!  You are a wonderful photographer, and we really enjoyed the experience…and the outcome!”Thank you, Katie! I loved being able to take these for you!
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Even before she was pregnant, Jessica knew she wanted a birth photographer. This little baby was hoped and prayed for over quite some time before she came to be. Due to some health concerns, an induction was planned for before her due date. Jessica went to her 38 week checkup, not sure if she would be staying to have a baby! If she had progressed enough on her own, and everything looked favorable for an induction, they would go for it! Well, she was 5 cm, so Jessica and Ryan headed over to the hospital. It was almost time to meet this little one! Family began to gather, as the excitement about baby Olivia grew.

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Jessica got her epidural, and was hoping to rest for a little bit. She was still 5cm, so I stepped out for a while, but decided to stay at the hospital – just in case. But this little girl was ready to come, and even with the epidural, Jessica could tell that things were changing. In under an hour Jessica went from 5 to 10cm! It was time to push!

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Olivia’s pediatrician came by to check her out in the room. A healthy baby girl!
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Jessica and Ryan, thank you for letting me be there to document the day you welcomed your little girl!

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I’ve been fortunate to never have two clients in labor at the same time. The possibility of this, as well as having two small children of my own at home, has made me keep my birth bookings to a very reasonable two or three a month. My schedule has always worked out perfectly! On the months were I was pushing it, and booked a couple of extra births, babies ended up being born early or late – spilling into the no-so-full months. But they say, all good things must come to an end. On this Saturday I was supporting a couple in early labor as their doula, when I got the first texts from Brooke just before noon. With a history of fast labors, this being baby #4, and being outside of my “safe” travel range, we both knew that I’d need to head to her ASAP in order to make it for the birth. As soon as she confirmed that this was indeed labor, I got my first couple my backup doula’s information incase they needed it, and hit the road. I was headed to Thibodaux before Brooke had even left her home.

I was getting close to the hospital when I got this text, “8-9 cm water bag bulging.” Just in time! When I arrived this mama was doing great, and still hadn’t gotten her epidural. Her husband, Sam, filled out all the paperwork, as the nurses were busy preparing for a baby at any minute. Things slowed down a little bit after her epidural, which gave time for the rest of the family to arrive!

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“Ohhhhhh my goodness, Angelle!!!! These pictures are amazing!!! They are all I hoped for and more! We will cherish these for the rest of our lives! I so wish you could’ve been at our first three births! Thank you so much! You were such a pleasure to work with. All of our family talked about how sweet and wonderful you were! I honestly could not be any more pleased! Everyday on the way to school the kids and I would pray “that the photographer would make it to Emersyn’s birth…” It was so important to me and it couldn’t have turned out any better. You were worth every single penny. I really can’t thank you enough! If there is ever a #5, you are a must! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!”

I’m so blessed to be able to witness the beauty of birth on a regular basis! Seeing these families welcome new little ones is so rewarding. Thank you, Brooke and Sam for trusting me with these moments!

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Andrew and I had such a sweet time together for his newborn session! I had just finished up a photo shoot including his brother and cousins, and now it was our time to document his little one-week-old features. After a quick feed, he just contently enjoyed the sunshine coming through the window, being a perfect little subject. In no time we were finished, so his big brother, Martin, and mommy, Emily, came to join us upstairs. Here are some of my favorites!

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