Welcome Hudson James

Hudson James was born on January 1st, 2018 – what a way to ring in the new year!  I got to photograph this sweet family of 4 together as one for the very first time!  His big sister and other family members anxiously waited to go back once they got word of his arrival!

At UF health birth center waiting for her brother to arrive

I headed to the room and got to witness some beautiful family bonding.  His parents were already so in love!

In jacksonville, Fl Hudson James born at UF health birth center

Finally, big sister Hayley got to meet her baby brother!  She was totally smitten while checking out all of his tiny features and didn’t want to give him up!

baby brother being met by big sister for the first time

for the very first time family meeting the new addition

4 days later I got to go to their home for a newborn session!

at 4 days new baby boy is enjoying his family

His nursery is the cutest!

at home in his mountain themed nursery 4 day old baby

Such a sweet family!

done in the home family snuggles during a fresh 48 session
during a newborn session a family of 4 snuggles at home on the bed

I can tell these 2 are going to have an amazing bond!

during a fresh 48 newborn session siblings snuggleduring an at home newborn session mom and dad hold their 4 day old

Thank you for trusting me to document this amazing time for you all!  Congrats on your handsome boy!



If you are interested in capturing your little one’s first days, I would love to chat!

Hi I'm Melissa!

I'm an introverted, T-shirt wearing, animal loving, nature admiring, lucky wife, mother of 3, photography and birth obsessed lady.