A Birth + Fresh 48 Photo Story

We welcomed our surprise gender baby this week and we are settling in as a family of 5! Sweet Zelie joined us a few weeks before her due date and is just the most content little baby so far. I was induced for IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction) due to a marginal cord insertion - she is a tiny little 5 lb 12 oz, and we are so glad she is doing so well and got to come home with us so soon! The newborn stage is always demanding but, goodness, have I missed all the baby snuggles that come with it! Here is a little birth + fresh 48 photo story - I always love seeing them so I hope you enjoy! I handed the camera to my husband so I could get in the frame too, and I'm so proud of him - didn't he capture some great moments?! I'll just be over here smelling my newborn's head and taking allll the photos of her and my 2 older kiddos for the next few weeks. My 2 year old is just the PROUDEST big sister, always wanting to hold the baby, and my 4 year old has been enjoying showing his newest little sister all his artwork and toys and giving her tours of the house. :) I will be making her newborn keepsake film soon, so keep an eye out for that!

Carly is a newborn + family photographer and filmmaker located on Florida's Space Coast, specializing in all things motherhood including newborn, fresh 48, maternity, + family sessions. Published in Inspired Magazine and The Motherhood Anthology, Carly aspires to capture timeless, organic images for her clients to cherish, print, and pass down for generations. Learn more here.