Pennington Birth: A Sentimental Fresh 48 Story | Charlotte Birth Photographer

Fresh 48

February 26, 2020


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When my friend Jamie told me she was pregnant and asked me to capture her baby boy’s first hours with a Fresh 48 session, of course I said “YES!”. Jamie is the mom to two exuberant, fun-loving, passionate little girls, and she was thrilled when she found out their family would be rounded out with the addition of a little boy. She approached his arrival and this Fresh 48 session the way she does with most other things — excitement and joy (I wonder where her girls get it!?). She was also super sentimental about this birth and her Fresh 48 because, as she put it, “My due date is exactly one week prior to losing James’ grandfather and my cousin last November. Which was obviously a horrible time that I was not looking forward to this year. And now we have this blessing coming instead of complete sorrow.”  To pay tribute to her husband’s grandfather and her cousin, we added a few mementos to the session — a ring from James’s grandfather and a favorite shirt of Jamie’s cousin. <3  I loved so many things about this Fresh 48 — the pure joy shown by Jamie and James, the pure excitement the girls had to meet their baby brother, and the pure love that enveloped baby Asher that day…and every day since!

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  1. Chad says:

    omg these photographs!!! Talking about telling a story through photographs, just amazing….Thanks a lot for sharing.

  2. Heather says:

    These photos make me wish I would have done a fresh 48. What a special moment to capture!

  3. Love al, of the wonderful photos and he is a November baby just like me! Love the photos and story and you have a gorgeous family. I so wish I had had more children and that is the only thing I would change in my life as there is no greater love! enjoy 🙂

  4. Stunning photography! I love how happy all the little ones look and adding the mementos into your photography has personalised it and made it more special to the family

  5. Jay Aguirre says:

    Wow these are some stunning images that you have captured here. Your photos are always so powerful and real and full of emotion!

  6. Catherine says:

    How beautiful! Such a touching moment to capture with the whole family together…such a blessing!

  7. Renee says:

    Oh Nicole! This is beautiful!! Jamie is such a beautiful soul. I loved meeting her and her girls while she was expecting baby boy blue!! I love the golds and purples in these photos – what a sweet blessing!!

  8. Such beautiful pictures there with the newborn. I really do love the ones with the siblings holding the child. Just so cute.

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