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NJ Newborn Photographer | Madison, NJ | Fresh 48 | Caden

I have been slacking on blog posts! So, here I am, playing catch up 😉

This year I started a new journey in my Newborn Photography career. I began doing Fresh 48 sessions. Ironically, the first of these sessions was with my cousin’s new son, Caden…in FEBRUARY!

I know, I know, how could I be blogging about something that happened 8 months ago? Easy! I’m just DOING IT! HAHA! But we all know that life can get crazy and busy. And if you don’t know that, then maybe you don’t have kids yet. And when you do, maybe YOU will want to book a Fresh 48 Session with me. Who KNOWS?!?

On the morning of my hospital session with Caden we got hit with a blizzard! As much as I dislike snow (shoveling, kids getting dressed and undressed, wet boots in my house), there was something magical about this one. You know the kind of magic; new baby, the quiet snowfall, the serenity that fills the air with the new life that has just come into this world, changing everyone’s lives forever.

For me, one of the BEST parts of this session, was that my Grandma was there while I was documenting. This was her newest Great Grandchild. And I was overcome with emotion seeing the way she looked at him. She had seven kids herself. She has well over 10 grandchildren. I think this is her 8th Great Grandchild. And yet, still, the awe and wonder in her eyes shows how the miracle of life just never seems to lose its power over us. Even when you’re almost 93 <3

Some of my favorite images I’ve ever captured are from this session. They remind me that this is my life’s work and my true purpose. I feel most alive when I am photographing babies and families and these special connections and moments that are gone in the blink of an eye.

So, without further ado, here is my cousin, and my cousin, and my baby cousin (and my Grandma and my Aunt/God Mother), welcoming their newest son into this world on a cold, blizzard-y morning in February.

Stay tuned for another post from his newborn session!


joan marie

Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

908.312.1788 | info@joanmariephotography.com