Category Archives: First 48 Session

Fresh 48 sessions are some of my favorites. I love getting to meet these sweet babies when they are just a few hours old. When I arrived for Judah’s Fresh 48 session, he had the cutest door hanger announcing his arrival and birth stats.
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I went inside to find his mama is a total rockstar who was already on her feet, fully dressed, walking around holding her sweet baby.
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Such an adorable little face!
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One of my favorite things to capture at these brand new baby hospital sessions is the tiny little details that change so quickly after the baby’s birth. I just love how Judah is holding his mama’s finger and those sweet little feet look so tiny in his parents’ hands!
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I just love this sweet photo of Judah and his daddy!
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Judah’s mama tried to put him down for just a second, and he wasn’t having it! He stopped crying instantly as soon as he was back in his mama’s arms. He already loves her so much!
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I was lucky enough to meet this baby girl at the hospital when she was just one hour old! She was born a week early after a long three days of labor and I was so excited to get the text that she had arrived. Her parents are just so in love with her already, and I loved getting to know them a little bit at their fresh 48 and newborn sessions. Some of my favorites from her Fresh 48 session are below:

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When I arrived, the nurse was taking Aubrey’s vitals and everything was perfect with her!
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After that, Aubrey’s mom and dad took turns holding her and taking in all the tiny details of her features.
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Aubrey nursed for the first time and she was a natural at it.
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Aubrey’s parents had an amazing labor and delivery nurse at the hospital, so we made sure to get a couple photos with her before she left for shift change.
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Isn’t this little one perfect? Cassandra and Damien, thank you so much for choosing me to capture these special moments for your family!
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I can’t even tell you how much I love these photos! There is something so amazing about new life, and getting to photograph Benjamin when he was less than 2 hours old, and then getting to photograph him meeting his big brothers was just incredible. This family has 3 adorable boys, John David, who is 3, Brennan, who is 2, and newborn baby Benjamin. I got to the hospital while their mom, Mary Beth, was still in surgery for her c-section and was able to start photographing baby Ben as soon as they took them back to recovery. The big brothers hadn’t arrived yet, so we got a few shots of just mom and dad with baby, and I even got to be there when the nurse was taking Benjamin’s footprints. Shortly after we started taking photos, John David and Brennan arrived to meet their new brother, and the photos of the brothers together are my favorites.

When I first entered the hospital room, baby Benjamin was doing skin to skin with mama, so I hung back and got a few family shots.
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Shortly after that, the nurse arrived to take Ben’s footprints. He was not a fan of being separated from his mama and he made sure everyone knew it!
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Apparently having your footprints taken is pretty exhausting, because as soon as the nurse finished, Benjamin relaxed and started yawning.
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After that, Benjamin got swaddled and Daddy got to snuggle him for awhile.
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We got the call that Mary Beth’s mom had arrived with the older boys, and I stepped out to get some photos of the boys arriving and their excitement to meet their brother.
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I just love Brennan’s excitement here!
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Brennan was shy at first, and at two, probably didn’t completely understand that the baby was his new brother, but at 3, John David got it, and was SO excited and sweet.
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Brennan lost his shyness after a few minutes, and he wanted to come meet his new baby brother, too.
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I love this photo of Mary Beth overcome with emotion shortly after being reunited with her older boys.
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Ryan was such a proud daddy that he had to snap a few cell photos to share immediately.
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John David had me cracking up with his expressions as he pretended to talk on the telephone. I’m sure he just wanted to share the news that he was a big brother again!
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In between all the sweet big brother moments, I got lots of individual photos of baby Ben.
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Mary Beth and Ryan — thank you so much for allowing me to be apart of such a special moment for your family. This session was incredible and I loved every moment!

A few posts ago, I shared Misty’s maternity photos along with photos of her daughter Saylor at age 2. Just 2 weeks after that session, I had the honor of photographing newborn Kreed just minutes after his birth. Misty’s husband called me when she was getting close to delivering and I was able to make it to the hospital in time to capture photos of Misty and Norm holding their son for the first time and Saylor meeting her baby brother. How sweet is that? I even got to hold baby Kreed when he was just minutes old.  I had never photographed anything like this before, and I loved it! It was such an emotional evening, filled with so much joy. I was truly blessed to be a part of this event and I hope to photograph other families like this in the future.

Kreed Hazen Jagger M.
7 lb, 13 oz | 20 inches long

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Big sister Saylor meeting her baby brother for the first time
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Saylor kept moving the blanket and checking out Kreed’s fingers and toes
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Saylor was such a proud big sister. When she wasn’t the one holding the baby, she was showing off photos of him from her mom’s iPhone.
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I just love this sweet moment with this brand new family of 4
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I got to accompany Kreed’s dad to the nursery for his official weight and measurements
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While Misty was still in the recovery room, the rest of the family was stationed outside the hospital nursery watching Kreed get measured and have his footprints taken
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Saylor stayed up way past her bedtime to meet baby Kreed, and at one point she curled up in this chair with her blankie and almost went to sleep. She was exhausted but SO happy and excited to be a big sister.

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Mr. Kreed was pretty alert for just being a few minutes old!
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