Fresh 48 Session
Fresh 48 Sessions are newborn portrait sessions taken at your baby's place of birth (hospital, birthing center, or home) within 48 hours of his or her birth (but usually 24 hours because we all know hospitals kick you out as soon as they hand you those awesome mesh panties!).
You’re going to spend hours gazing at your newborn, but the memory of those adorable features will get fuzzy and our babies change. The tiny lips, fingers, toes, belly button. You want to remember these!
My Fresh 48 Session is a 60-90 minute photo session at your baby's place of birth: 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.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we had perfect memories and could recall each meaningful moment we’ve experienced? Sadly, I’m not blessed with that gift. You one of them? Your memory will likely fade, but 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 beloved moments. Siblings, parents, and grandparents are also welcome to join us.
This session isn’t a styled or posed. It is a super relaxed session and I won’t be bringing lighting equipment or props. I’ll only 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. Dads: I ask that you wear casual, comfortable clothes with no words or logos. For your newborn I prefer simple, classic onesies, snuggle toys, and wraps. I will be capturing your baby's first hours in a natural way for a timeless look.
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’re made for this! You’re Super Wonder Woman and should have a golden (nursing) bra and belly band 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’m fully vaccinated and always wash my hands frequently. I’m a mom of two and have lots of experience with newborn safety and handling babies properly.
Contact me to receive my pricing and product PDF.
To help you prepare for your hospital or birth center stay, please download my Hospital Bag Checklist: A Guide To Your Comfy Hospital Stay, with everything you’ll want to pack for yourself and your exquisite new baby.
What’s included in a Fresh 48 Session?
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.
Delivery of images will be within one week of the session. I make every attempt to send you one edited image the same day which you can use for announcements or social media. Each purchased print will come with a high resolution digital file and full print release.
Viewing of your photographs for Fresh 48 Sessions will be available through an online gallery. This is to allow your new family to rest and snuggle as much as possible, without needing to schedule a time to come to my location for viewing the images. If you prefer an in-person viewing or would like help choosing images and products, I’m delighted to come to you or I invite you to my in-home studio.
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.
Email: Christine@ChristineJune.com or call/text: (303) 653-4668