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Capturing the First Moments: What Are Fresh 48 Sessions and Why You Want One

Updated: Jul 7

Newborn baby in hospital bassinet hours after birth

Welcoming a new baby into the world is a momentous occasion filled with love, wonder, and joy. It's a time when every little detail feels precious and worth remembering. That's where Fresh 48 sessions come in – they offer a unique opportunity to capture the earliest moments of your baby's life in a natural, un-posed, documentary-style.

What Are Fresh 48 Sessions?

Fresh 48 sessions are a type of newborn photography session that takes place within the first 48 hours of your baby's life. Unlike traditional newborn sessions, which are often done at home or in a studio, Fresh 48 sessions are typically held in the place where you've given birth – whether it's a hospital, birthing center, or even at home. These sessions aim to capture the raw emotions, intimate moments, and tiny details of those first hours after birth.

A Laid-Back, Documentary Style

One of the defining characteristics of Fresh 48 sessions is their laid-back and documentary-style approach. As your photographer, I am there to observe and capturing everything happening around you. While I may offer some gentle guidance and adjustments, the focus is on documenting the genuine interactions, emotions, and details of those early moments with your newborn. Think of me as a fly on the wall!

Documents Your Family's Firsts

Fresh 48 sessions aren't just about capturing your newborn – they're also an opportunity to include your whole immediate family in the photos. Some choose to capture the first time siblings meet their new baby brother or sister, while others prefer to keep it as an intimate moment between parents and baby.


Preserves the Tiny Details

In the whirlwind of those early hours, it's easy to overlook the tiny details that make your baby unique – the wrinkled fingers, the tiny toes, the wisps of hair.

Preparation and Stress Free

The best part of Fresh 48 session is that you don't need to prepare in anyway! They are all about capturing you as you are in that moment and should be easy and stress free. You're welcome to wear whatever you like and feel comfortable in – whether it's cozy pajamas, a favorite sweater, or even your hospital gown. The focus is on capturing authentic moments, so feel free to be as relaxed and natural as you like.

These sessions are a perfect add on to your maternity and/or newborn session-truly creating the full store of your child's birth and your growing family's journey. Have more questions, feel free to reach out or leave a comment.

group of images of newborns with their parents just after birth


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