WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE SESSION TAKE PLACE?
The session will take place at the place of delivery (hospital, home, or birthing center). The session will be scheduled within the first 48 hours after delivery, during daylight hours.
WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES FRESH 48 SESSIONS SO SPECIAL?
Fresh 48 sessions are special because there are very few (if any) things more raw, important and emotional in life than having a baby. For a lot of moms and parents the first couple of hours and days after delivery can be a blur because of all the changes, actual labor and post delivery. I want you to REMEMBER how beautiful the two of you looked as brand new parents. I want you to REMEMBER how it felt to look at your brand new baby and to DETAIL how fresh and new they looked just coming into the world. There’s nothing like it.
CAN I BOOK A FRESH 48 AND AN IN-HOME NEWBORN SESSION?
Yes, please! They are perfect compliments to each other. One is no substitute to the other. Please browse my Instagram feed for examples of each session.
DO YOU OFFER PHOTOS DURING AN ACTUAL BIRTH OR JUST AFTER?
Just after! Birth photography is amazing, but currently my schedule does not allow for me to accept birth sessions.
HOW LONG IS THE SESSION?
Approximately 1.5 hours.
WHEN SHOULD I CONTACT YOU TO COME?
I ask that you (or your spouse) contact me as soon as your little one has arrived, so we can ensure availability for the suggested time-frame.
WHAT IF MY BABY NEEDS TO BE IN THE NICU?
In this event we will stay in touch and it is handled on a case-by-case basis. We may need to work with hospital staff to find out what we are and aren’t able to do. In the event that I am unable to photograph the Fresh 48 as planned due to these circumstances your deposit will be applied to a future session.
ANYTHING SPECIAL (REGARDING THE PHOTOS) I WOULD NEED TO BRING WITH TO THE HOSPITAL?
Babies look great in just a diaper, a white onesie, or swaddled up in the hospital receiving blanket. Pack an extra shirt for your spouse just in case (grey, white, light blue - neutrals/muted tones look best) and if you’d like basic makeup such as chapstick, mascara, and blush. You certainly don’t need to wear makeup for the session but some moms like to freshen up a little.
WHAT IF I DELIVER EARLY?
Contractually I am on-call and available to you for 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after your estimated due date. If you deliver earlier than that time-frame I will make every effort to still be available to you.