After I had my first son, Ethan, I attended a group at the hospital that was offered on Mondays from 12-2. This group was a breast feeding support group and without it, I have no idea how I would have gotten through the first year of being a mom. I won’t go into the struggles of breastfeeding, as this post is not about that, but, this group was just more than that. It was a community of moms, all reaching out for support during a time when their whole life changed. Change for the better, yes, but we really all felt like ( and sometimes still do feel like) we had no idea what we were doing!
I met so many wonderful moms in this group who I am still close to almost 4 years later. Our kids have all grown up together and we hope that they will continue to grow together. Even though we no longer live in Plymouth, we are making it a point to still be close to this group of women and children. We love each and every one of them!
Satina is a mom I met at this group when Ethan was just 1 week old. Her son, Colton was about 3 months then and it was just so heart warming knowing that I wasn’t alone, and she opened right up and provided so much support around the stages I was just starting to go through, when she just did them herself. I took photos of Colton for his 1 year milestone and now, I was able to capture a Fresh 48 for their second baby boy, Paxton.
Paxton was born on July 4th in Plymouth! I traveled to plymouth with my kiddos and I am so thankful for our mom group TRIBE that our friend, Jamie watched the boys so I could go to the hospital to see Satina and her family for these photos. I just LOVE Fresh 48’s. You don’t get these moments back, and there is something so amazing getting to see mom and dad just after going through something so incredible that I am so thankful I do what I do! Big Brother Colton was there with us. He’s already the best big brother! I loved hearing about how different her labors and births were from one another and getting to see some of the nurses who helped me when I was there after both Ethan and Henry.
I edited their full album having all photos in both color and black and white. That was something new for me to do and I have to say as much as I love my light and airy style, seeing these images in black and white just make my heart melt!
Thank you Satina, Mark, Colton and Paxton for having me there just 22 hours after Paxton entered the world! He is absolutely PERFECT and I am so excited to watch him and Colton grow! ( although I know we all want them to stay little forever!) Jamie, Thank you so much for watching Ethan and Henry! They had so much fun playing with Avery and Natalie while I was at the hospital! You guys are seriously, THE BEST! I love you all! ( Shout out to Sue West and everyone in the Monday BID Mom’s Group!)
Hi Friends! I started something new this year and I am absolutely loving every minute of it! Fresh 48’s! I was inspired by seeing some fresh 48 photography by doing a few web searches and I decided it was something I wanted to try, and so, I did…and here I am, OBSESSED with Fresh 48’s! I love EVERYTHING about them. The visit to the new mom and dad at the hospital, the fresh moments of life, the baby coo’s and cries. I love it. Every baby is so different, just like each session. If you or someone you know is expecting and looking to have those fresh new moments captured as a family, please contact me! I would LOVE to capture them for you.
This past June I had 3 Fresh 48’s. Basically I was on call for the whole month waiting for those little bundles to arrive and I couldn’t have been more excited ( and anxious!) They all arrived safely in the month of June…. 2 late and 1 right on time. They were all so perfect. Below is my last Fresh 48 for the month of June. This little guy arrived late as he was comfy inside while all of us outside just could not wait to meet him. Everything about him is perfect and I am so thrilled to say that his mom and dad are a past Ali B Bride and Groom! They were married last September in Plymouth. I love that mom brought the robe she wore on her wedding day to the hospital as I documented the first moments of them as a family of 3. Congratulations mom and dad! I can not wait to see you all again soon!
Happy Wednesday, Friends!!!! Ohhhhh do I love babies!!! June was a busy month for babies! I had 3 Fresh 48 sessions planned meaning I was pretty much “on call” for the whole month. The first baby was due on 6/10/16 and arrived a week later on 6/18/16. We have all been waiting patiently for this little man to enter the world but he was very comfy. He was welcomed with lots of love the day before Father’s Day. How awesome right! What a gift for dad!!
Mom and Dad happen to be an Ali B Bride and Ali B Groom as I captured their wedding day in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico in 2013. They were my first destination wedding and here we are, the first fresh 48 for the month of June! I also got to get a few maternity photos for them as well which you can find here on the blog.
Baby Auggie’s Tita and Nanny were there when I arrived at the hospital, along with mom and dad. His Tita flew in from Mexico for this day and stayed here for just about 1 month soaking in all the newborn moments she could before heading back home. She was so sweet, and I am so glad I got to see her again since the last time we saw each other was at the wedding. I captured some amazing freshness of this little guy with his family.
Mom and Dad, I could not be any more excited for you!! Thank you for inviting me to the hospital to be one of the first people to meet your adorable little man! He is absolutely perfect and I am looking forward to seeing much more of him! congratulations and Welcome to the world August Russel, you are so loved!