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  • Yvette Michelle Portraits is a boutique portrait photographer in Beaumont, Texas specializing in maternity, birth and babies up to one year of age. Her natural-light studio in downtown Beaumont offers the privacy, convenience and elegant setting that is integral to an amazing portrait experience. Please click one of the galleries below to view a sampling of her work or click HERE to take a peek at her natural light studio located in historic downtown Beaumont.

I’ve captured almost 30 births just this year and I’ve learned so much about the process of welcoming a fresh new soul into this world…

Birth is messy.

Birth is beautiful.

Birth is uncontrollable.

All of the planning and researching and strategy in the world just can’t predict how any birth will progress.

When this mama reached out to me about documenting her baby’s birth, I was elated to hear she was planning to deliver at Rite of Passage Birth Center in Friendswood. Many of you have read about my own birth story HERE and know that I delivered my son at home with a midwife in 2001, so it’s no surprise that I’m a huge advocate for out-of-hospital births. However, my opinion about birth is that the best  place for a mother to labor is where she feels safest and for most mothers, that means in a hospital.

This mama researched, planned and strategized. And then she labored. HARD.

After almost 36 hours of labor and being stuck at a 6cm dilated for over 8 hours, she was transferred to a hospital and welcomed a sweet, healthy baby boy by C-Section.

Although things didn’t go as she planned (and they rarely do!), I hope this birth story reminds her that she (and her birth team!) did everything possible to deliver this baby naturally and in the end, a healthy baby and healthy mama are all that really matters.

Oh, I almost forgot!! There is a series of shots towards the end in the hospital room that look very similar. Watch closely. That’s the family finding out the gender of the baby because mom was under general anesthesia due to an ineffective spinal epidural, so the doctor kept the gender a secret so mom and dad could find out together:)

 

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I don’t think I’ve ever been quite this excited about a mini session location before! Last night was the first session there and I just couldn’t be more giddy about it! This is hands down the most beautiful location in Southeast Texas in my humble opinion and it’s a photographer’s dream!

The Cypress trees surrounding the main pond on the property are just beginning to turn and I can’t WAIT to see how much they have changed next week! For those of you scheduled for a Fall Family Mini, this should help you with planning your outfits. I usually suggest muted neutrals and earth tones which would look LOVELY at this location, but you could also wear rich jewel tones, like this family did. Remember that “matchy matchy” is usually not the best plan. Just stick within the same color family and you’ll be golden!

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  • Paula Rawls Measel - Awesome! Love them all.ReplyCancel

  • Betty Hester Engelmann Burden - Great picture gallery. I love the setting. Beautiful family!ReplyCancel

  • Joan Lori - They turned out so good … what an amazing photographer.
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  • Amy Wilson - Love. Amy
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    Worship you. ReplyCancel

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