What exactly is a Fresh 48 session, and why you need to book one!

I recently started taking on Fresh 48 sessions, and let me tell you, they have quickly taken the number one spot as my favorite sessions to book! I cannot think of a time that is more special than the birth of your baby. Those new squishy babies are just amazing, and takes me back every time. I joke that my husband is going to make me stop booking them because I come home with baby fever every.damn.time!

It seems like yesterday I was pregnant with my baby boy, now 3, spending my days wondering what he was going to look like, how big was he going to be, who's nose was he going to have. Then just like that (well 55 hours later), he was here, and there we were, falling in love instantly, exhausted, overwhelmed, so happy. In case you wondered, he had my nose.

 My sweet little Conor only hours old!! circa 2015

My sweet little Conor only hours old!! circa 2015

We spent so much of those first days just looking at him, soaking in what we could. I admit though, between the constant nurse/doctor visits, trying to figure out breast feeding, and just plain exhaustion, it was hard to capture it all. Booking a Fresh 48 session means you can ensure all of those moments are beautifully documented.

WHAT EXACTLY IS A FRESH 48 

A Fresh 48 Newborn session is a session held within the first 48 hours of your babies birth at the hospital, birthing center, or home. Once you book a session I just ask that you add me to your list of contacts to call/text when baby is on their way. After your baby is born, and you are settled in to your recovery room, we will set up a time for me to come to your place of birth during daylight hours. The session itself is very laid back, and doesn't involve any props or posing, besides me asking you to sit where the light hits you best ;)

Here are a couple of reasons why I feel that booking a professional to come take these photos is so important. 

dad kissing mom while holding newborn baby | Why you should hire a Fresh 48 Photographer | adriennelouisephotography.com

QUALITY IMAGES

We all know that there is a big difference in the pictures you take with your phone, and the pictures you get from a professional photographer. While I always say the best camera is the one you have with you, having a professional photographer come in will make a huge difference. Hospitals are horribly lit, and can be very busy. Hiring a professional who knows how to use light that flatters, and professionally edit ensures you will have beautiful images to share or even display in your homes. 

Family with new baby at hospital | Why you should hire a Fresh 48 Photographer | adriennelouisephotography.com

BE PRESENT 

Having a professional there also means that you can just be present with your family for all those firsts. This is a time to soak it all in and just enjoy your time as a family. I love documenting siblings meeting for the first time. Watching big brother/sister hold their baby. Let me worry about perfectly documenting that moment, while you just enjoy it. You will be left with beautiful pictures to remember it by, and to share with your friends and family. 

Be present in this moment because your baby will never be this small again. They will change so much even in just the first week. You'll want to be able to look back and remember that soft hair on their skin, the smell of their head, the wrinkles on their tiny feet, and their sweet tiny profile. You'll want to remember how you looked at them, so in love, and how you felt when you watched your husband become a father for the first, or fourth time. 

baby girl details | Why you should hire a Fresh 48 Photographer | adriennelouisephotography.com

Those first couple of days can be such a blur and I want to give you something to hold on to this sweet and special time. If you are interested in booking a session, please click the button below to contact me or email me at adriennelouisephotography@gmail.com. Due to the on-call nature of these sessions I only book a couple each month. I also offer a special if you book them as an add-on to an in-home newborn session.