The birth of your baby is one of the most sacred experiences you’ll ever have. During the first 48 hours after your baby’s birth, you and your family will experience a whirlwind of visitors and emotions. Then weeks, months, years later, those precious memories from your recovery can begin to fade. Photographs can instantly bring you back to that time and remind you of the atmosphere, the smells, the sounds, and the joy you and your family shared.
I’ve added a “Fresh 48” session to help you remember the delicate details of your newborn’s skin, face, fingers, and toes; his or her first cries, yawns, and feeding sessions; the first time he or she meets a sibling or takes a bath. This session is scheduled within the first 48 hours of your child’s birth at the hospital, birthing center, or home where you delivered.
The “Fresh 48” is a lifestyle session so there will be very minimal posing, and I will not bring props. The purpose of this session will be to capture the loving interactions you have with your family as your tend to your new baby.
I will check in with you one week prior to your due date to see how things are going. Due to the unpredictability of labor, it’s important that we stay in touch leading up to the big day! Once you’re in active labor, typically your partner or someone on your birth team will call, text, or email me to let me know so I can prep my gear, clear my schedule, and line up childcare for my kids (if necessary). Once your baby makes his or her arrival, we’ll schedule a time during daylight hours for me to come to your birth place.
Siblings are welcome to be there, but because recovery rooms are small and natural light is limited, I kindly ask that other family members leave the room during your session.
I will quietly slip in for about an hour to capture detailed images of your recovery room (bassinet, hospital bracelets, gifts for baby, etc.), your baby’s features (toes, fingers, hair, etc.), your warm embraces (breastfeeding, skin-to-skin, daddy and baby, etc.), and so on. I will guide you through the session but again, there will be very minimal posing. My goal is to capture you in a natural and authentic way.
This session is a $120 investment. Your photos will be emailed to you within 24 hours. I guarantee a minimum of 25 beautiful images. All of the photos I choose to edit will be yours to keep, download, share, and print.