May 10, 2021

Home Birth Photography Baton Rouge

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Home birth photography | Baton Rouge birth photographer

As home births go…this one is pretty much the gold standard, now. This family had everything that makes my little photographer heart go pitter patter!

We had a strong-as-hell, bad-ass mom. We had two big sisters who were JUST the right combination of hilarious and fascinated. They made for fantastic pictures. We had a dad who made the most wonderful facial expressions, and a grandmother who was all things wonderful, warm and supportive. And OF COURSE, we had a cute-as-hell baby, and the wonderful midwifery of Sherri Daigle.

If you know me, you know that my goal during a birth is always to document the whole story.

It’s not just about the cute baby, right?

Birth is a labor of love (see what I did there?) for everyone involved. I love that mom Autumn wanted to document her older children’s experience throughout the birth, as well. I adored photographing all of the layers of the story, in this home birth. The older girls were so interested in the whole process! Throughout the experience, they were still “typical” kids – which just goes to show that kids are always themselves, regardless of the “scenery” of life.

If you watch them long enough, and are patient enough…kids will never disappoint! During their mom’s home birth, these big sisters bounced back and forth between comforting mom, asking all the questions, and…well, bouncing off the walls. 😂

When crunch time came, they were all-in. Dad and grandma were solid as a rock for Autumn, and pretty soon this little peanut was born into the world in the most beautiful, peaceful home birth. A water birth is one of the most wonderful things for me to photograph! Seeing little Clover come into the world in her own home, straight into her mom and dad’s arms was so beautiful.

This is a birth story you will NOT want to miss, friends. Read on, and enjoy the story of little Clover’s home birth photography story!

big sister and grandma holding mom's hand while she labors at home

daughter comforts her mother during childbirth in home birth

I love watching for the little, micro-stories on birth days. Human touch is a powerful thing, and watching the generation before mom, and the generation after her comfort her during her labor was just magic.

big sister hugs grandma as they wait for mom to deliver her baby
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Mom: I want to document what my kids are up to during my labor.
Me: DONE!

Child hanging her her dad as they wait during mom's labor
siblings in birth
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mom holds up art drawn by daughter during her labor
dad reading instruction manual for home birth pool

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dad and big sisters snuggle together waiting for mom to deliver baby
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Look, I may have been a tiny bit obsessed with photographing these big sisters. I’m not sorry about it. 😂

laboring mother and her mom share a moment during childbirth
mom laboring in birth tub during home birth in Baton Rouge

The girls were SO excited to be a part of the birth–but the process did have its moments! The only time they were a little uncertain was when their mom started making noise. 😂

children react during their mom's home birth
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baby being born in home water birth as big siblings look on
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home water birth attended by midwife in Baton Rouge
family reacts to newborn born in home birth
big sisters react to birth of baby sister
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mom wipes tear from her eye after home water birth in Baton Rouge
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midwife examines newborn in birth tub
newborn baby girl in water home birth
big sister shirt
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grandma bonding with newborn after birth
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dad holding newborn baby girl for the first time
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This moment made me laugh harder than I’ve laughed in a long time, at a birth! Big sister wanted to see the placenta. Until she decided she’d had quite enough of that! 😂
siblings involved in home birth learn about the placenta
big sister covers her eyes after seeing the placenta during home birth
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newborn exam by midwife after home birth in Baton Rouge
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Capturing the personalities of the family members was so much fun! Biggest sister was so excited to hold the new girl…middle sister was *over it* by this point! Haha.
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