Baby Annika | Fresh 48 Newborn Session | Arizona Labor & Delivery Photography

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Sweet baby A made her entrance into this world last week and I had the incredible honor of photographing some of her first moments in mom and dad’s arms at the Chandler hospital just a few short hours after she was born. From her long eyelashes, wrinkly little baby fingers to her adorable happy grins…she immediately stole my heart!

Although child birth is never an easy thing, I still look back at my own child bearing experiences and wish there was a way to go back in time and there all over again (with an epidural of course) so I could feel, touch and live in these fleeting moments all over again. There is something so amazing about walking into a hospital with that sense of overwhelming excitement, anticipation and fear all combined into one feeling that we all experience those minutes and hours before you see the face of the baby that you have been carrying for nine months. These Fresh 48 photos bring me so much joy to photograph as I know they will bring these families back to these quiet, still moments in the hospital over the years as they watch their little one grow up.

The hospital room is never the most put together place to take photos and of course we don’t feel the most photogenic in these moments after birth, but that is what makes them so perfect and special to me…the raw, candid, real moments of new life.

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