I had my second Fresh 48 session just about two weeks after the first. My first session was at a hospital that I'm very familiar with, but this one was at a hospital I'd never been to. That's part of the fun in this style of photography - not picking out the scenery and just going with what you're given. It turned out that the maternity floor was actually very modern and minimalist, which was really easy to work with.
The baby I photographed was a new baby boy, who has two older (and very excited) siblings who just went back to school, and certainly have a lot to talk about with their friends.
When I arrived, Dad had just left the hospital to get the car seat because they were heading home that afternoon!That unfortunately meant that I missed him and didn't get any photos with Mom, Dad, and baby...but I did get a few Mom & Baby photos that I just love.
This little guy will one day love looking at how perfectly he fit in his mom's arms at one point. I won't say he was so tiny in her arms, because, well, just check out his birth stats! Big, healthy, adorable boy!!
Have you ever heard of a Fresh 48 session? Fresh 48 photography is about capturing newborn babies and family members within the first 48 hours after birth. That special time can be such a blur for the parents, so this session helps to preserve those precious memories exactly the way they happened.
It's not like the posed newborn photos you see with backdrops, fancy wraps, and dress-up accessories. I do some of that, too, and I enjoy that, but I've been interested in doing something more natural looking with newborns.
Fresh 48 is just that: It's very candid, (mostly) unposed, and natural looking, much the way that birth photography is, but without all the intense images from labor and delivery. Birth photography and Fresh 48 have both been on my to-do list for a while now and I finally had an opportunity to dip my toes into this style...and, well, I loved it and can't wait to do some more of it.
Check out some of my favorite images I got from this session with this sweet little girl. She was born a day ahead of her mom's scheduled C-section because she was just too excited to meet her loving family. What a beauty!!