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Newborn Lifestyle Session

Baby Isla wasn't due until the end of December, but due to some health concerns Mom was induced a little early. Mom went through 36 hours of labor. And the best Christmas present ever: They got to go home from the hospital on Christmas day.


Deciding not to have any more kids was a decision I never really made. It just sort of happened. I never said I was done, never came around to the idea of never having another baby. Time just did what it does best. It kept flowing downstream while my feet remained planted among the rocks.

When I photograph a new baby, I get to go back to those feelings and see the memories of my babies a little more clearly, even if only for an hour.

But more importantly, photographing a baby is my way of helping a new mom hold onto those memories. It's my way of telling her without telling her.

Moms ten steps ahead of me and ten thousand steps ahead of me told me to slow down, to remember, to not take those moments for granted because it goes so fast. And more often than not, I merely rolled my eyes before resuming my tired stare and dry crying.


It's near impossible to tell a new mom that it'll go by quickly. Hard to remind her to take it all in when she's tired, anxious, lonely, desperate.

Creating photos of a mom's new baby is like placing a hand curled around a finger, a micro yawn, and a confused and very furrowed brow inside a neatly wrapped box where time won't destroy. That mom can open life the lid off that box and breathe those moments in when she forgets to slow down (because we all do) and when time does it's thing (because it always will).

Is a Fresh 48 Session

Right for Me?

Those first few days of motherhood are such a blur. Fresh 48 sessions exist to capture the blurriest of motherhood moments: Baby's first bath, first cuddles, footprints, the tiny hospital hats, the clear-tubbed bassinet, and so much more. Read the article to learn more about Fresh 48 Sessions and see if one would be right for you!

The Best Age to Take Newborn Photos

Some photographers have strict rules for when they'll photograph newborns. Some will even photograph the birth or come to your hospital as soon as your baby arrives. So what are newborn photos exactly, when should you schedule them, and when's the ideal time to take them?

St. Paul Newborn Photographer