If you are getting close to your due date, you are probably starting to think a lot about labor. If this is your first baby, you are probably wondering what it is going to be like and if you’ll be able to handle it. If this is your second (or third, or fourth), you may still have some of those fears that you had the first time around, even though you know a little bit more about what to expect. But have you thought about after labor? You are going to have a minimum of two days in the hospital, just you and your new little baby. There’s not going to be much to do (other than learn how to take care of this thing and establish a good bond!). But there will be no chores, or worries of the outside world. Just time for you and your baby. While it may not seem like it at first glance, this is the perfect time for a photo session!
First, let me explain what a Fresh 48 session is. A Fresh 48 is a newborn session that is done at the hospital in the first 48 hours of you having your baby. So how do you know if a Fresh 48 session is right for you?
5 Reasons to Have a fresh 48 Session
1. Shorter Session
A Fresh 48 sessions is much shorter than a full blown newborn session or an in home session. The photos can be captured quickly and you don’t have to worry about what your house looks like or packing up baby and all their belongings to drive to a studio. This is the ideal session for people who want photos of their new baby without all the hassle.
2. Life is on Pause
There is a calm that comes after the labor and before you get released from the hospital. Once you are released, all the realities of everyday life will be back. The laundry, chores, and responsibilities that come with just living life. Right now though, you have time to just focus on the newness of your little baby and are able to bond as a family. Having a photographer document this time will be a great way to remember it and to remember the newness and excitement of it all.
3. Unique Session
A Fresh 48 session is much different then all other newborn photography. While an in home lifestyle session will also be shot documentary style, meaning it will be unposed, using natural or available light. A fresh 48 session gives a unique point of view of what your little family was like just hours after forming. You will never be able to capture these little moments between your family again.
Capture all the firsts. You can capture your baby’s first yawn, first time meeting grandparents, first diaper changes, and just your baby experiencing life outside the womb for the first time.
Babies grow so fast and change so much. There are a lot of differences between a baby just hours into life and a baby that is a few weeks old. Capture that wonderful miracle that is new life.
A Fresh 48 session is such a special and unique time to capture that new baby that you have waited so long to meet!