Which Photography Session do I Book?  | Baton Rouge, LA Birth Doula and Photographer

Which Photography Session do I Book? | Baton Rouge, LA Birth Doula and Photographer

So you know you are wanting to hire a professional photographer, but which session do you choose?!  I’m here to break down the different types for you. 


Birth Photography

Birth photography sessions are a one shot deal, no do-overs.  As a birth photographer, I stay on-call for you just as a doula or midwife would.  We will have one casual prenatal visit to go over exactly what shots you are wanting photographed, what images you do not want photographed, and any special moments with family or friends you’d like.  We discuss your current and previously – if any – pregnancy history, to help guide when I should join you in labor or adjust my on-call times. While we always hope your birth will go exactly as you’d like, emergency situations are also discussed so that I can capture as much as possible and within your comfort limits.




Fresh48 Photography

Fresh48 sessions take place within 48 hours of birth during daytime hours.  Many parents want professional photos of their new baby to share as soon as possible, but aren’t comfortable with a photographer present at birth and Fresh48 sessions are perfect.  They are shot as a lifestyle session and capture parents bonding and feeding, and changing baby.  If there are other family members present, some photos are taken with them, but the main focus is baby, lasting about an hour.





Newborn Session Photography 

Newborn sessions take place typically before baby meets 14 days old in your home.  Newborn sessions are posed, lifestyle, or a mix of both and will sometimes involve a few shots with parents or siblings, lasting about 2-3 hours.


Alaina | Baton Rouge, LA Doula & Placenta Encapsulation

Alaina | Baton Rouge, LA Doula & Placenta Encapsulation

A newborns look can change a lot within just a few hours, days, and weeks of birth which is why I absolutely love Fresh48 sessions!  I don’t have to be on call quite like I am with a birth, but I’m still able to get those beautiful new baby photos.

April and I connected  about a week prior to her due date, I sent her all the forms I needed to be filled out and returned, she sent them back quickly, and that was that.  On Monday morning, I woke up to a text I received around 2:30am “Hey, this is April!  Baby is here!”.  YAY, I love these texts!  I replied to April by letting her know I could come by the hospital later that afternoon if they were up for it, or I could let them rest and come the next day.  She said they were up for it, so we planned on me being there later that afternoon.

I’m so glad we planed for the afternoon, because the light coming into the room was perfect!!









Congratulations Mom, Dad, and Big Sister!