Grace: Fresh 48 // Lehigh Valley & Poconos area Newborn Photographer

I am SO behind on blogging. 

Time always gets away from me, but I'm making a mid year commitment to blogging at LEAST once a week. I got this.

In the meantime, what better way to start than right here, with this little chunk?!

I had the absolute pleasure of meeting this sweet baby girl just 48 hours after arrival, hanging with her incredible parents as they snuggled her close and enjoyed that fresh new baby scent. Not only did I have the pleasure of holding her little chubby baby body close to mine while mom and dad got some much needed R&R, she and I got to watch April the Giraffe give birth! I admit I was invested in this giraffe since the beginning, and knew she was in the early stages of labor when I left for the hospital. Lucky for me, Grace's mama was waiting for that sweet four legged baby to arrive just as eagerly as I was, and it was such a special moment to watch new life being born as new life laid before us <3 I love.this.job.

My favorite part of these sessions is always the ease of them. No stress or need for absolute perfection. This is real life, and it's my favorite thing to document.

W Family : A Fresh 48 // Lehigh Valley Family & Newborn Photographer

Is there anything that sets your heart on fire like a new baby? It's impossible to top that feeling. I know, I've felt all the feels myself 4 times!

I loved meeting this mama for her maternity session, and we instantly clicked. She knows that real is where it's at, and her vision and mine were a perfect match. I knew when I met this little one that I was going to document the day with them as though I were a fly on the wall, letting their love for one another and their pride over their brand new son take center stage. 

Do you remember how it felt to hold someone so small? Looking at these pictures brings it all back. The impossible smallness of their fingers and toes, the soft downy feel of their hair. I can't get over it. Fresh 48 sessions will always hold a special place in my heart.

B Family : A Documentary Session // Lehigh Valley, PA Family Photographer

Who needs a little Christmas in February? I know I certainly could use some!

I was invited into this wonderful family's home to document this sweet little love's first Christmas, and loved every minute we spent together. They had such a natural ease in being together, cuddling together, and loving on one another. That's why documentary sessions are among my favorites to photograph, because, as they say, "the proof is in the pudding." Being natural just comes naturally when you're at home!

Fontaine Family : A Documentary Session // Lehigh Valley Family Photographer

Two hours one way, in the snow and fog, with only an hour and a half to make magic. And it was so worth every second.

I have never experienced anything so organic and free. This family was everything I love about documentary sessions...not afraid of truth, just embracing it and having fun.

Since time was so short, I didn't get to stay and capture everything I would have loved to. But I'm sure I'll be back. Thankful that photos allow me to go back whenever I'd like.

I hope you enjoy.

(make sure you let the music play while you watch!)