Tibault & Toad

Posts with tag: birth-photography

the birth of tula rose

God must have heard my prayers, because the day before we had to leave for California, when I was sure we had run out of time, I got the text that Lily was in labor. She had her baby girl, Tula Rose, at home that night. Lily and I were in group prenatal care together when we were both pregnant with our sons, and I was so honored to be able to be there to witness the occasion and document it for her. This was Lily's third baby, and they are such a sweet family. Her daughter was able to witness the birth of her little sister, and I love the tears of joy that I was able to capture. Also, I'm pretty sure Tula has the cutest cloth diapers of any baby around :)

Congratulations Lily and family!

* Photography inquiries can contact me at noel@tibaultandtoad.com, I'll still be offering introductory pricing for a while longer!

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Birth of Baby Oliver

Sunday, August 31, my sister had her beautiful baby boy Oliver, and I was lucky enough to be able to witness my first live birth (not counting my own, of course). Thanks to being slightly rotated and having a hand by his face, it was a long labor (she noticed her first mild contractions on Saturday morning and had already been in early labor all night when I got the text to come over sometime after 4 am on Sunday morning). You can see the progression of light in the pictures: the sun had not yet risen when I arrived, and it had already been set for several hours by the time has was born around 10:40 pm. We kept the birth tub hot with boiling water, and everyone kept mama hydrated and energized with coconut water and snacks in between contractions. It was truly a testament to home birth; her midwives were patient and allowed her body to do its thing, and Bethany was a champion. She had an amazing doula who was by her side helping her through every contraction, and the support and encouragement of her family. Ollie seemed completely unphased by the labor; his heart rate was great the whole time and he was born alert and hungry! Welcome to the world Oliver!

* I'm officially dipping my toe into the world of birth photography, so if you or someone you know is interested in having the birth of their baby documented, please contact me! :)

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