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One Day Young by Jenny Lewis

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I get goosebumps just thinking about it: those magical first days after your baby is born, when the rest of the world is fuzzy and the only thing in focus is your beautiful baby in your hands and your loving family surrounding you. The sweet smell of your baby, the little sounds of yawns and sneezes. The intense energy you feel followed by the sleepiness that overcomes you, the way that night and day blend together, the way that life just seems to stand still. A happiness like no other kind. Magic. If only we could bottle it up and save it forever.

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One Day Young by Jenny Lewis

In a sense, this is what Jenny Lewis has done in her new book, One Day Young, a stunning book featuring portraits of women and their newborn babies, all taken within 24 hours of birth. The book is a celebration of intimacy, joy and the resilience of new motherhood. It is both powerful and beautiful. I just can’t stop looking at all the photos.

I met Jenny last month and she excitedly showed me her about-to-be-launched book. She unwrapped it from a carefully bundled package and beamed when she showed me. I could not put the book down and have been looking forward to the launch ever since. The book is finally out now and available from Hoxton Mini Press with free shipping in the UK. Here’s to women, motherhood… and babies!

Courtney xx


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Leanne
March 16, 2015

So beautiful and so inspiring. She has a few prints being displayed at the box park in Shoreditch. My boyfriend saw them on his lunch break and came home all broody for a third. We are only 6 months into our 2nd baby.


March 16, 2015

Thanks Leanne, for mentioning the Boxpark exhibition is up till March 31st if anyone would like to take a look.


Courtney in London
March 16, 2015

Haha! Maybe I should send my husband over to Shoreditch then? 😉 xx


Nina
March 16, 2015

This gives me goosebumps, too! And feeling so grateful that I was given these magical first days four times! Ok, will send my husband to Shoreditch, too! Hahaha…


Tasha
March 16, 2015

Wow! The photos you shared from the book really capture those first 24 hours beautifully – each in their own unique way. I wish I could fly my husband to this park you speak of 🙂


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melissa
March 16, 2015

amazing, i miss those days. you described it perfectly and these photos! just beautiful.


March 16, 2015

What a beautiful book! The first photos of my children are truly some of my favorite – such an amazing time!


March 16, 2015

Sounds like there going to be a party at Boxpark before the month is out


Courtney in London
March 16, 2015

Yes! We should all meet there (with our husbands, of course!!). 🙂 xx


Helen
March 16, 2015

No need to send my husband to Shoreditch, seeing these beautiful images again I’m so looking forward to around 5 months from now 🙂


March 17, 2015

This is just so magic and beautiful. I am not a mum yet (I am not even in a couple!) but I dream about motherhood since when I was a little girl.
Jenny, your work is wonderful.
Thank you Courtney for this beautiful article.


March 17, 2015

Such a lovely idea. I saw some of the photos in a magazine recently. They are beautiful.


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