You’re going to spend hours gazing at your newborn, but the memory of those adorable features will get fuzzy and babies change. Their tiny lips, fingers, toes, belly button - You want to remember these!
My Fresh 48 Session is a 60-minute photo session at your baby's place of birth within 48 hours of delivery: in your hospital room, birthing center, or home. Babies begin to change and grow immediately and I love to document these precious first hours before they're gone forever. Siblings, parents, and grandparents are also welcome to join us.
This session isn’t styled or posed, I will be capturing your baby's first hours in a natural way for a timeless look. It is a super relaxed session and I won’t be bringing lighting equipment or props. I’ll make general suggestions for holding the baby and each other and only what you’re comfortable with. You should dress very comfortably. Moms: you may want to wear a nursing tank and a bathrobe or yoga pants if you're feeling up to it.
Dear Mom, You are perfect now! Please don’t avoid being present in these portraits. Don’t forget that you created a baby, read the books, remembered to breathe, rocked the art of birth, and you were made for this! You’re Super Wonder Woman and should have a golden (nursing) bra to show for it. It is important that you exist in photographs for yourself, your family, and your child to enjoy later. Please don’t fret over how you think you appear after having a baby, you’re gorgeous and that glow will show through!
I’ll be there to capture your baby's first yawns, stretches, and swaddles. You can breathe a sigh of relief knowing you can always look back at these moments with artwork on your walls or a beautiful album.
I’m fully vaccinated and always wash my hands frequently. During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic I will need to check with your hospital to see if I will be allowed in. I will be wearing a mask and gloves. I’m a mom of two and have lots of experience with newborn safety and handling babies properly.
I’ll travel to your location (hospital, birthing center, or home) to photograph your baby within 48 hours of delivery. Trip charge may apply outside of the Denver Metro area.
When you call to notify me the baby has been born, I will confirm my arrival time - during daylight hours and as soon as possible. Mid-morning sessions are best unless you need an afternoon session to accommodate school-aged siblings.
I’ll be with you for about 60 minutes to meet and photograph you and your baby.
I’ll be capturing documentary, lifestyle photographs with available window light; unposed and natural.
Images will be ready within two weeks of the session. I make every attempt to send you one social media sized digital image the same day which you can use for announcements or online.
Everything changes when a new baby arrives: time stops, our hearts grow, and priorities get shuffled. Getting beautiful portraits of your growing family is essential.
Given the nature of pregnancy, due dates, and life, I only book a certain number of Fresh 48 sessions per month. Please contact me to book your session as soon as possible to reserve your spot.