Fresh babies, less than 48 hours old. It's easy to say that these are my favorite sessions right now! So what is a Fresh 48 session and why do you want one?
Obvious, yes; but true. Now depending on a lot of variables (but mostly the amount of sleep you're getting) your baby's time as a newborn may pass too quickly, or a little too slowly for you. But either way, the changes are quick and drastic. These first hours of life are unlike any other time. Their face still has that sweet squishiness. Their limbs tucked in close. Their eyes preferring to be closed. Their head perfectly molded. Their need to be near you. Their soft, fuzzy head. All Fresh 48 goodness.
Have you heard of it? It's real. Guys, I'm a photographer and when my second baby was born, I pulled out my camera and... not much happened. I got a couple of shots but not what I really wanted or knew I could've done for someone else. Oh, and I hate to say that those moments we feel we'll remember forever, they get buried under piles of other lovely moments and become harder to recall.
I have to start this one by saying, "A professional camera does not make a professional photographer." Okay, that said, a professional photographer with a professional camera is quality unmatched. No matter how dark or slightly blurred, we all love seeing photos parents use to announce their baby's birth. No one can argue their sweetness. But it's so nice to have lovely, bright images to show the world the beautiful new life you were just given.
You're there too!
How many of us are in photos with our new babes? I know it's hard to think about being in front of the camera after an ordeal like birth. It can feel daunting. But all you need is a little prep and to adore looking at your baby. You can trust a pro to take care of the rest. Take a few moments to soak in your new family and have the photos to remember how you felt for years to come.
Whether you bring in older children to meet their new sibling, or invite grandparents to hold their newest grandbaby, or are picking up your adopted newborn - first greetings are precious and priceless. The smiles, the tears, the counting of the toes. Be in the moment and let a photographer capture the reactions.
Celebrate new life with a Fresh 48 session. Contact to book now.