The shivers were unrelenting, but maybe it was the nerves. A sweater is a necessity in a hospital, but mammograms require paper thin robes that are no match for the thermostat. One hour. Two hours. Three hours of waiting and the book in my hands never moved beyond page 3.
The familiar pink ribbons and quotes on strength were meant to be encouraging, but they led my imagination towards the possible devastating outcomes. It was October. What a month to find a lump. Suspicious of malignancy was my current situation. Concern covered the doctors face as we went over my family history. Was this exactly how my aunt felt when she got the same news? I'll never have the chance to ask. She's been gone for 10 years now. Thankfully my story has a happy ending. After 3 weeks, 2 biopsies and an ocean of tears, I was one of the lucky ones.
When you look back at your family documentary session and you are in a different season of life I want you to remember the way it felt when your toddler's tiny hands could barely reach around you. I want your children to remember the hours spent playing on the tire swing they used as an imaginary spaceship. I want you to re-play that little toddler laugh.
Time is a thief, but I want you to relive your happiest memories.
History of Cher Bebe Birth Stories
Before Covid, we had the honor of capturing over 345 births since May 2012. We have experience at every hospital in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas along with birth centers, home births, water births, cesarean, VBAC, epidural, surrogate, preemie, twin and triplet births.
Our job is to document your story, not to be part of your story. We will quietly and unobtrusively preserve these special moments to share for generations to come.
Joy Breaux | Owner | Photographer
Maegan Cox | Photographer | Designer
Kristina Hutto | Studio Assistant
Meet the Photographers
Hi! My name is Joy...
...and that is a picture taken on the day I was born!
My story began in the early hours of January 12, 1989 at Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge. My aunt was also my mother's Labor and Delivery and growing up I thought she had the most amazing job. I remember asking my aunt to tell me a birth story, and now it is my turn to tell your story.
My husband and I were high school sweethearts and he supports me through the unpredictable schedule, missed holidays and general chaos that is involved with birth photography. I do not have any children of my own, but I do have two nephews and two nieces. Watching them come into the world was the greatest honor of my life thus far. I've always wanted an adventurous life and that is exactly what Birth Photography has given me.
Hi! My name is Maegan...
...and my story began on March 8, 1987 at Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge.
My husband, also my high school sweetheart, and I recently celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary. We have four young children that I have the privilege of staying home with allowing me the flexibility to partner with Joy at Cher Bebe Birth Stories. My interest in birth photography came shortly after giving birth to my second daughter. I can honestly say that witnessing each and every birth has brought so much happiness to my life. It is miraculous to see new life come into this world!
Documentary Family Photographer in South Louisiana