fresh 48 - virginia hospital center

I was introduced to this beautiful family by a mutual friend and I couldn’t have been more honored to have been able to capture these images. This little newborn (and by little, I mean she was 10 pounds!) took her time and made her mama work so hard to meet her, but she was absolutely adorable and perfect in every way.

Snapping some photos of the first time that big sister met her new little sister filled me with joy - I remember when my two girls met for the first time, how my then 2 year old instantly seemed so huge next to my newborn, how the older sister was more intrigued by the fruit cup on my food service tray than by the newest addition that was going to change her “only child” world from that moment forward, the first sweet kiss my toddler placed on the head of “baby em”…these moments are tremendous and heartwarming, and looking back brings nothing but amazing memories.

It would also be remiss of me if I didn’t mention the elephant print hospital swaddle blanket!

I wish this family all the best and am so thankful that our paths crossed for this session <3