When most people think newborn photography they think bringing your newborn to a studio for some posed newborn images, or an in home lifestyle session (which by the way, I do those as well!). But most new moms are not thinking about having a photographer come to the hospital to do a “Fresh 48” session (which is just a hip name for a session done within the first 48 hours of life) with their sweet new babe. But as a Mom, I wish I would have considered this! I think as women we get too much in our head about how we look, thinking how miserable and swollen we look at the end of pregnancy, and then also looking exhausted, and still swollen after birth. But when I come to do a Fresh 48 session, I absolutely promise you that your images will not show your tired, or swollen self! I take very flattering images, and am respectful of mom’s concerns and desires! And there is something absolutely special about a new mom; there is an indescribable glow and light that speaks so much love, and maybe the hormones help with that:)! This time is so full of genuine emotion and overwhelming love that nothing can compare. The images are magical! The time after birth and before you go home is usually just a blur, but having these special images celebrating the miracle of life are such a keepsake!!
When should I schedule a Fresh 48
Contact me during your 3rd trimester, and we can chat about my availability, since we don’t know exactly when baby will decide to make an appearance, I do tend to block out some time near the deliver date, and I appreciate updates :).
When should mom reach out to me?
I quick text from anyone in the family of when you head to the hospital, or begin labor is very helpful. Adding me to your people to contact list is a great way to remember to let me know. I like to schedule the day after delivery, this gives everyone time to settle and rest.
What should baby wear?
Hospital attire is just perfect. They are at the hospital for such a short amount of time, and will never be in that hospital wrap and cute hat again. My Fresh 48 photography is more documentary in nature, telling a story of baby’s first moments in this world.
What should I wear?
Hospital attire is also just fine for you as well. But some mom’s will have a nice comfy robe to wear while in the hospital which is perfect! I do recommend more muted colors and tones.
How long does a session last?
I will try to work fast so you can get back to resting and just being with your new little one. I plan for about 30 to 45 minutes, depending on doctor and nurse visits, feeding and diaper changes too.
How many images will I receive?
You will receive about 30 or so images, and you will receive full resolution edited digital files so you can use your images in any unique what that you would like. Baby Photo books are a great use of these images, a keepsake that will last a life time!!
Doesn’t the hospital have photographers, why not just use them?
Sure, you can use the hospital photography service, and it is free, but the prints are quite expensive, and you will lose out on very personal service of someone who is invested in your session that you have already established a relationship with. And you won’t have all the gorgeous images to keep and use as you please!
Reach out to me if you want to schedule a Fresh 48 session or chat about more info!