FRESH 48 - Information and FAQ

So, you are having a baby soon...Yayyy and Congratulations!!! Whether you will be a first time parent, or you're a 'vet', having a baby is an incredible experience and I want to help you remember this very special time. I completely understand taking photos just after giving birth may not be your ideal scenario for a photo shoot, but trust me when I will NOT regret it! I want to capture those special early moments with your new baby...learning how to nurse your baby, watching dad try to change a diaper, or maybe Big Brother and/or Big Sister getting to finally meet their new baby sibling. A Fresh 48 locks in many firsts that you will cherish forever.

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What is a Fresh 48 session?

A Fresh 48 session is a very special photo session that is taken at your birth location within the first 48 hours of giving birth, and ideally, within the first 24 hours. This is a time when many firsts can be captured, such as mom finally getting the hang of nursing, dad's first diaper change, or the family getting to meet the newest member for the first time. These sessions are relaxed, casual, and designed to capture those feelings of love and wonder as you discover your new baby.

Who can be present for the Fresh 48 shoot?

Pretty much anyone you like can be present, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc. This will depend on visitor restrictions/limitations at your birthing location. Some hospitals have strict visitor policies, so it is best to check with your location prior to scheduling a Fresh 48. If this is your situation, I also offer "Let's Go Home!" Sessions. Please send me a message to discuss this option further.

What does it mean to be 'on-call' for a Fresh 48?

Because birth is unpredictable, the exact date and time of your session is not truly known until your baby arrives. For this reason, I have to be available and prepared for your call telling me your baby has arrived. This means, from the time I am officially on-call for your session (from 38 weeks until birth), I need to be available to arrive at your birth location within 48 hours of delivery, so my professional AND personal schedules need to be planned with this on-call status in mind.

When do I schedule a Fresh 48?

It is best to "pencil in" your Fresh 48 session during your 2nd trimester or early into your 3rd. The session date is based on your Due Date, with obvious flexibility. Because of the on-call nature of a Fresh 48 session, scheduling as soon as possible is best.

How is this different than a Newborn Session?

A Fresh 48 captures the "freshness" or newness of just getting to experience your new baby, capturing the physical details that are present for just the first few days, or maybe just hours, and also documenting some of the early firsts your family may experience such as learning to nurse, change a diaper, or interacting with the newest sibling. My Lifestyle Newborn sessions are held at your residence several days or weeks after the birth of your baby. Although my newborn sessions are casual and relaxed, they are a little more structured, designed to capture the nuances of the new family dynamic.

Session Fee: $600

$150 retainer due at booking

Session Fee: $600

$150 retainer due at booking

Your Fresh 48 Session includes:
* 24/7 on-call from 38 weeks
* No less than 50 professionally edited digital images
* Custom 8x8 Luxury Photo Album, thoughtfully designed by me
* Additional print products available for purchase

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