Fresh 48 session is 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.
When and Where Will it Take Place?
The session will take place at the place of delivery (hospital, home, or birthing center). They are scheduled within the first 48 hours after delivery during daylight hours.
Do I need permission from the hospital?
Please ask and ensure photographers are allowed. In almost all cases they are treated as just a visitor so it’s generally okay.
Should I book a Fresh 48 and Newborn session?
These two sessions are perfect compliments to each other. One is no substitute to the other. Please browse the lifestyle newborn, posed newborn and fresh 48 portfolios to see why.
Do you do actual time of birth photos or just after?
Just after! Birth photography is amazing, but currently my schedule does not allow for me to accept birth sessions.
How long will you be there?
Approximately 1 hour.
When should I contact you to come?
I require you contact me (or someone does) after you go into labor so we can ensure availability for the suggested time-frame.
What if labor takes longer than expected?
No problem! Just let me know when your little bug arrives and we can schedule from there – regardless of labor length.
What is documentary style?
Basically, it’s visual storytelling. There is little to no posing involved and the intention is to capture subjects naturally. It means that I’m not likely to interrupt a beautiful moment to move one hair out of your face or tell you to tilt your head a different way, and that’s okay. Don’t worry, I will still help guide the session but you will hear me saying “pretend I’m not here”.
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.
Will my photos/identity be private?
My standard contract includes a model release which allows me to use your images for my portfolio, website and advertising. If you would like to opt-out please let me know ahead of time and we can alter the contract.
What if 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.
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