Earlier this week I posted my sister’s maternity session so I thought it only fitting for you to now meet my niece Hazel! Born at 8 o’clock in the morning (on the dot) and a tiny 5 lbs 15 oz and 19.5 inches long, she was, and still is, perfect and precious. I don’t travel very many places without my cameras so you better believe I was flying to the hospital eager to meet her and eager to document her first few hours in the world, also known as her Fresh 48 session.
You may be asking, “what is a Fresh 48 session?”. It is a very special session for new families who want the first few hours of their newborn’s life captured without having the entire labor or birth documented. These sessions are held within the first 24-48 hours of your new baby’s life and are perfect for remembering that first day forever. Images of her first yawns, first feeding, and those amazing first meetings with family members. I was crying myself as I watched my nephew meet his little sister for the first time. It’s just too much. You’ll see!!
In every ultrasound photo Hazel had her hands up around her face or covering her eyes so of course that was her favorite position those first few hours. I can tell you that not much has changed even 9 weeks later.
This sweet outfit was one that both me and my sister wore when we were babies. It’s also an outfit that all of our baby dolls wore.
Maddox loves Minnie Mouse so of course he chose a Minnie doll to give Hazel as a gift. As you can see he was all smiles as he met his little sister for the first time! Adorable!! Clearly happy tears were being shed during this moment all around me. I just love how gentle he was holding her hand for the first time. Oh, it’s just too much to handle even thinking about!