From the very beginning, Kate and Tracey knew they wanted a birth photographer. They contacted me just after they found out they were expecting, and it was great being able to help them find the resources they needed as they prepared for a natural childbirth!
As always, Kate looked lovely in labor! Although childbirth is never easy, this one was especially difficult. Thankfully, she had an amazing birth team including her mom, husband, her doula, Jessica Leblanc, and her midwife, Cathy Badeaux. Kate handled it all so well! The plan was to give birth at the new Perkin Alternative Birthing Center at Ochsner Baptist, but a plumbing issue made the transfer to labor and delivery necessary.
These are some of my favorite laboring pictures ever! Supportive daddies and strong mamas make incredible teams.
After nearly three hours of pushing, Brayden Noel was finally here!
Kate and Tracey, it was a pleasure being a part of your pregnancy and birth! I’m looking forward to future photo shoots with your precious family!