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June 5, 2020

FILED IN: Birth, Newborn

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Being a New Orleans birth photographer, I’ve been really lucky to photograph childbirth sessions for some of the most wonderful people around. There’s just something about that NOLA community, man. I’ve said it many times, but I genuinely feel¬†so¬†extremely lucky to be able to work with the incredible people that I have as part of […]

May 27, 2020

FILED IN: Birth

The Baton Rouge Birth Center is one of my favorite places to photograph births. When you want a home birth experience, but with a little extra expertise by birth experts, this is THE place to have your baby! The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable, and committed to helping you have the best birth experience […]

May 10, 2020

FILED IN: Birth

mom and dad laughing as dad holds newborn baby

These guys made natural birth at Woman’s hospital look good! Meagan and Doug welcomed their fourth little one into the world at Woman’s a little while ago, and I was so honored that they asked me to document this for them. Meagan is a very talented photographer, herself! Not gonna lie – it’s always an […]

April 23, 2020

FILED IN: Birth, Education

How to Take Your Own Birth Photos 1

How to Photograph Your Own Birth These are words I never thought I’d write, folks. But, we’re in the middle of a global crisis that has hospital policies changing by the moment. We are all facing a need to adapt right now – in many ways. The moments of our lives–big and small–are still happening. […]

February 12, 2020

FILED IN: Birth

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Childbirth photography, birth photography, birth stories…whatever you call it, it’s magical. I’m never more humbled or in awe of human life than in these moments. Being a birth photographer is a genuine privilege, for me – for so many reasons. Being present at the moment a child enters the world–a brand-new, fresh little soul–never gets […]

September 27, 2019

FILED IN: Birth, Education

Signs of Labor Graphic

So, you think you know all of the signs of labor. You’ve read the books, scoured all of the resources online, and talked to your doctor. Now you’re in the final trimester of your pregnancy, though, and it’s all sinking in. Your baby could come any day now! But how will you know if it’s […]

September 4, 2019

FILED IN: Birth

mom looking at newborn baby

I’m so excited to share this birth photography story of Atlas’ birth at The Birth Center of Baton Rouge! His mom is a good friend of mine who’s a talented newborn photographer at Quibby Made here in the city. Her studio work with newborns is just stunning, and this little guy already has some beautiful […]

July 17, 2019

FILED IN: Birth, hospital

Baton Rouge Birth Photographer Womans Hospital Vivian 0217

When it comes to documenting your birth, it’s important to hire an experienced birth photographer. In no way can I stress this enough! This tiny little peanut named Vivian is one adorable little example of why experience is so important. Due to some medical concerns, Vivian was born early, and extremely tiny! This presented a […]

July 1, 2019

FILED IN: Birth

Graphic of pregnant Rwandan woman overlaid with text about partnership program

Giving Back with Birth Photography You guys. I’ve got news for you. I’m really excited to announce that I’ve partnered with an organization called Hands Producing Hope, giving back through birth photography. They’re right here in Baton Rouge, and an organization that’s special to me for a lot of reasons. I’m pretty pumped to tell […]

June 26, 2019

FILED IN: Birth

Husband helps wife with her hair before birth

Cultural birth photography at Woman’s Hospital was a new experience for me at this birth session. But, if there’s one thing that I’ve learned in my work as a birth photographer, it’s that motherhood is a universal language. It ties us all together with common experiences–despite differences in the tongues that we speak. I met […]

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