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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 

Gina + Dan | Cozy In-Home Maternity Session - St. Paul, MN Maternity Photographer

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I love to watch my wedding clients become parents -- as their family begins to grow, I am so honored to document the next chapters of their love story.  I joined Gina and Dan back at their charming St. Paul home to capture the next chapter of their fairy tale -- parenthood!

When they found out they were expecting, their news got even more exciting when they learned they were expecting TWINS!  Because what's even more exciting than one baby?!  TWO BABIES! 

During their cozy, in-home maternity session, mama-to-be Gina was simply glowing with anticipation for her baby boys, due in March.  The boys were busy kicking and dancing in mama's belly as I snapped away inside the beautiful, relaxed nursery.  It was so fun to talk diapers and teething and onsies and all things baby with the mama-to-be! (My baby girl is 7 months old already!)

Though not due until March, we're all currently praying that the baby boys decide to stay put until at least Mid-February.  There will be double the baby snuggles happening soon!

Congratulations, lovebirds!  I am so excited to watch your family grow and document these incredible steps in your journey together.

Baby Gavin | Baby's First Day - Minneapolis Fresh 48 Photographer

Baby Gavin made his way into the world 10 days early at the Mother Baby Center in Minneapolis, MN.  For 796 days, Christine and Adam had prayed for this sweet rainbow baby to hold in their arms.  The first-time parents opted to wait until birth to find out the gender and they couldn't wait to see the reactions from their families!  The wait was finally over when they were surprised with a beautiful baby BOY, weighing 6 lb 8 oz and measuring 22 inches long.

As they were getting acquainted, the little family was joined by a parade of grandparents, aunts and uncles.  From the moment she walked through the door, proud first-time grandma Linda couldn't contain her tears of joy.  Baby Gavin was showered with endless hugs, kisses and snuggles, and Daddy even cracked open a celebratory beer (since cigars aren't allowed!). 

Life will never be the same, and hearts are now bigger than they've ever been before, filled with love for this sweet child forever.  Congratulations, N family!

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.