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piper ann buffum | fresh 48 at 30 minutes young

My niece Piper was born on her due date: New Year’s Day. I was getting ready to attend a wedding when I got the text from my brother in law, saying it would happen in the next hour. I raced up to San Jose with my cameras, and just half an hour after I arrived, little girl arrived! Then, all of the family got to see baby in the delivery room, during the hour of skin to skin. Such a happy day!

Mom feeds baby, dad notifies family and friends:

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Baby was crying like a baby lamb, and dad’s voice calmed her immediately. SO cute!

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During skin to skin, Cadence got to see her new baby sister:

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She was 6lb 1 ounce! That was a fancy baby scale, too:

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Big sister got to give baby her first bath:

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Below: My brother in law’s burrito was comparable in size to the baby, ha!

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Their midwife was incredible. She made the process so amazing, and involved Cadence as much as possible!

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The next morning, we visited to get some more photos with family who couldn’t make it the night before:

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Big sister, Cadence was my very first Fresh 48 session back in 2011, and I’ve photographed so many babies since then! Here’s what Cadence looked like:

They look so similar, and still very different!

Here’s a little 40 second video from a few clips I took at Piper’s Fresh 48. Such sweet moments that day!

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