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TWINS - Newborn Baby Boys | St. Paul, MN Fresh 48 Birth Photographer

TWINS - Newborn Baby Boys | St. Paul, MN Fresh 48 Birth Photographer

Fresh 48 photo session for newborn twin baby boys born at United Hospital Mother Baby Center - St. Paul, MN Birth Photographer 

Baby Lillian | Baby's First Day - Waconia, MN Birth Photographer

This is a very, very special post!  Nathan and I would like to introduce you to our daughter, Lillian Grace Robinson!  Baby Lily was born on June 13 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, MN.  She is named after Nathan's beloved grandmother Lillian Marjorie and also Laura's great-grandmother, Elsie Lillian. 

Our talented fellow birth photographer, Meredith Westin, captured our birth story for us, (which you can check out here).  As family and friends came to visit Baby Lily, Nathan picked up the camera, along with our associate photographer (and Lily's auntie!) Krystal.  I finally picked the camera back up on the day we were discharged for a few more images to remember this life-changing experience.  

We have been (slowly) adjusting to the new adventures of parenthood (read:  I don't sleep and it's a good day when I can get to the shower...let alone my computer!).  Being a business owner is hard, exhausting, rewarding, amazing work... and becoming parents is something that Nathan and I are overjoyed about.  Not to mention, we still have LOTS to learn... but it is worth every single moment, every tear, every snuggle. 

Thank you so much for all of your love, sweet words, and ongoing support of our business and family!  

--Laura, Nathan + Baby Lily

The Birth of Baby Alizabeth | Maple Grove, MN Birth Photographer

Baby Alizabeth chose a beautiful April morning to make her arrival!  After many years of hoping to make their 8-year old son, Grant, a big brother... Kristina and Greg were about to give up hope.  And then they learned they were pregnant after all these years...

After having inconsistent contractions for over a day, mama Kristina suddenly knew it was TIME TO GO!  By the time they arrived at Maple Grove hospital, she was already dilated to 9cm and was ready to push soon after.

After an hour of pushing without medications, she had to rest.  With some help from hubby Greg and her helpful midwife, Kristina prepped for round 2 of labor.  A few more pushes and the family finally got to greet their new BABY GIRL, as the baby's gender was a surprise until she made her arrival.

Miss Alizabeth had a beautiful birthday and got to meet her big brother Grant, grandparents, aunts and uncles in just a few short hours.  Weighing in at 8lb, 2 oz and 20.5" long, this little peanut was a joy to get to snuggle for a bit.

Congratulations to the S family on your beautiful baby girl!  She is SO LOVED.