Reasons to have a Fresh 48 Session | Michigan Newborn Photographer

Fresh 48 sessions are sessions done within the first 48 hours of your baby's birth and done as lifestyle sessions. These sessions are very near and dear to me as I know first hand how quickly babies change. I remember when I was pregnant with both of my children, especially my first I had no clue what was going to happen. I didn't know how long I would be in labor, how long I would have to stay afterward. In fact, I had no idea what I was doing or what I was going to do after giving birth. What I quickly learned is I would be spending 24-48 hours in the hospital AFTER birth with nothing to do.

What I did know is that I wanted pictures of my baby and even as a photographer, it was very difficult to get those photos in the hospital. I was still very sore and had a hard time moving around or I couldn't move fast enough. I did know that the hospital had a contract with a company did that "hospital" photos, but they were so different than what I wanted. I wanted something natural and this wasn't something the company could do in the time they were allowed in my room.

After having my daughter I started to dabbling with newborn photography, but it really wasn't until my son was born in 2015 that I realized how much I loved newborns. After doing a few sessions in the last few years, I knew it was time to do them full time!

So, why should you have a Fresh 48 sessions?

1. Session is much shorter

Fresh 48 sessions are much shorter than your full on newborn sessions. Newborn sessions last anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on how baby and mom are feeling. With Fresh 48 sessions, I will be in and out of your hospital room within 45-60 minutes. This gives me enough time to photograph and capture all the cuteness of your new baby. 

2. Pause of time

Life during pregnancy and labor will go quickly, but there is no need to let these precious moments go. This is the time you will want to remember, so having a fresh 48 sessions will allow me to pause the time so that you can look back on them and remember exactly what it was like when baby first joined you.

3. Type of session

Although you have the option to do a lifestyle newborn session, there is so much more you get with a fresh 48 session. The most important is that all fresh 48 sessions are unique and this is the time you will not want to forget. This is the time you will never be able to recreate as time passes so quickly within the first 48 hours.

4. Capture the firsts

A fresh 48 session allows me as your photographer to capture those first moments. The first sneeze, the first yawn, the first smile. You do not want to miss those first as they will never be the same.

5. Changes

I hate to be the one to tell you, but baby is going to grow and change fast. When I say fast, I really mean it. In fact, baby's change before leaving the hospital most time and definitely before you get to your newborn session. 


All Fresh 48 sessions are pre-scheduled according to your due date. If you are interested to capturing these special moment, please contact me to book your session.