The more first 48 sessions (also referred to as a “fresh 48” session) I do as an Olympia Newborn Photographer, the more I fall in love with them! Some of you may know that I am also a birth photographer, but this past year I have had to step away as I have had my own little boy. While I knew it was the right decision to take the time off and only take on first 48 sessions, I was afraid I would miss that part of who I was. But what I have found is a beautiful balance of being able to be a Mama to my baby boy and still serve my families well – most importantly, still capturing those early hours with their baby that they will have for a lifetime.
Last week I shared a little sneak peek of Miss Blairs birthday, and today we are sharing the full post with you! Just four hours after Miss Blair Kathryn made her way earthside, I arrived at Capital Medical Center in Olympia, WA. This was the second time I would go to that very hospital to document the arrival of a baby girl for Kirstey and Tyler! It’s still surreal to me that some of my first birth clients are having their second baby. Being able to watch these families grow is truly special. Have I mentioned that I have the best job in the world?
Once I made it to their room, we spent some time capturing Kirstey and Tyler with their new baby girl, all while anticipating the big arrival…big sister, Sawyer, and Kirstey’s parents. It’s always a little nerve wracking because you never know how that initial meeting will go, but I don’t think anyone could have predicted just how well this one would go. It was seriously a dream. Sawyer could not get enough of Blair. She had to check out her fingers and her toes, and didn’t stop smiling. These two girls already share an inseparable bond and it’s only going to grow stronger as they get older!
If that doesn’t pull at your heart strings I don’t know what will! Keep scrolling to see more from Mom and Dad, Sawyer, the most loving grandparents, and of course Miss Blair!
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Laura Ryan is a maternity, birth, first48, newborn, & family lifestyle photographer serving Tacoma, Lakewood, Olympia, JBLM, Puyallup and surrounding areas.