“We prayed for a miracle.”

Katie and Jonathan welcomed their baby girl in mid-December and it was the best early Christmas gift they could have ever received. I visited their hospital room for their Fresh 48 session just hours after baby girl was born. They hadn’t even given her a name yet (though they had a list of possibilities written out on the whiteboard).

I could tell mom was tired, but I could also see the pure joy on her face every time she looked at her baby. The tiny girl was wearing very special onesie that said “I am proof that God answers prayers.”

This was my second Fresh 48 session (you can check out my first one here), but my first with a family welcoming their first baby. It made my heart so happy to see them getting to know her and learning to be parents. The reason I love these sessions so much is because those first hours are like no other time in your life. I think back to the birth of my first baby and it’s hard to remember how it felt, other than exhausting. These images are a treasure to remind new parents of the joy, the chaos and the beauty of it all.

Baby Kara came into this world on a sunny, cold morning in December. She was perfect and I’m so glad I could give her mom and dad these memories.

Fredericton Fresh 48
Fredericton Fresh 48
Fredericton Fresh 48
Fredericton Fresh 48
Fredericton Fresh 48
Fredericton Fresh 48
Fredericton Fresh 48
Fredericton Fresh 48