Baby Dorian, who arrived shortly before Hurricane Dorian, but was named well before the hurricane formed. Because of the crazy coincidence, I had to do a cheesy hurricane picture.
Three sweet boys and I’ve been blessed to photograph all of them as newborns.
We had our family photos done recently by Jen Stevenson Photo. She was awesome and I absolutely love them all! She went to a location that I love even though she’d never shot there before. We had the perfect sunset and if you know me you know that is my favorite part of a photo shoot. I was super excited about our outfits. I saw my dress on the hanger and instantly knew it would be my outfit for photos. I found Peyton’s jumper at Target and everything the boys have on came right out of their closets.
I’m the worst about scheduling photos, but they are so worth it. My kids are growing like crazy and my son will be taller than me the next time we do family pictures. It’s the only way you can freeze time so do it!
What is a Fresh 48 Session? It’s a session done in the hospital within 48 hours of baby being born, typically the day after baby is born.
Who is involved? Mom, Dad, baby, and siblings, too.
What do we wear? Have a simple onesie and sleeper for baby and a good swaddle blanket. Solids up top for mom, dad, and siblings. Nothing with characters, big graphics, or loud colors.
How long will this session last? Anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
What kinds of pictures can I expect? This session is very casual and very candid. There isn’t a lot of posing. It’s more about connection and interaction.
How many images will I get? As many as I edit. This session below ended up with 60 images.
What is the difference between a Fresh 48 and a newborn session? EVERYTHING. Hospital sessions will display the raw, real life. I will not overly smooth skin and fix every scratch and imperfection. They are done with natural, window light. These are memories you want to remember because that first 24 hours is a blur. A newborn session will yield perfect, frame worthy portraits. A newborn session lasts about 3 hours and is done in my home studio using controlled studio light.
Don’t hospitals have a photographer? Ask your friends, it’s not the same experience.
Can I do a Fresh 48 AND a newborn session? Of course! And I’ll give you a discount if you book both.
I’ve been so blessed to photograph this family through three babies!