What To Expect from your Fresh 48 Session
Thank you so much for allowing me the priveledge to photograph such an amazing time. This is likely one of the most exciting, tiring, sweetest, and overall memorable times of your life. My goal is to capture this precious time in its truest form. I photograph you and your baby just as you are - snuggling, swaddling, diaper changes, hospital bracelets, new baby toes, and all the spontaneous moments that happen along the way.
Here are some questions you may still have about the shoot, but please feel free to ask any questions at any time:
When should I contact you to come?
I ask that you (or someone) contact me via text or email after you go into labor or head to the hospital so I can get things ready to go on my end, then again when baby has arrived so we can solidify the session time. The session will take place when you’re settled and ready, during daylight hours. Optimum lighting is typically in the morning hours, around 10 a.m., so that's what I'm aiming for :)
My phone number to contact me via text is 240-385-7298, and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long will it take?
I know just how exhausted you are, so I will do my best to keep these sessions as quick and easy as possible. I will likely have more than I need within an hour or less. I will go with the flow as nurses come in and out, baby needs to eat, surprise visitors show up to meet your little one, etc.
What should I wear?
The most important thing is to be comfortable and to be you. If you aren’t up for getting dressed, it is completely fine to stay in your hospital gown. Some other options would be a pretty robe over a gown or nursing top, or a cardigan over a gown. But really – there’s no need for makeup or fancy clothes if you’re not up for it. You just gave birth, and nothing is more beautiful than the newborn admiration on your face. As long as you are comfortable, I’m happy.
Do I need to do anything special?
Not a thing! This is your time to rest and love on your new little bundle, and that’s all I want you to do. I may move things around in order to minimize clutter in your images or to achieve the best possible lighting, but I promise to put everything back where it was before I leave :)
Is there anything special I should pack in my hospital bag for the session?
As far as clothes for baby, babies look great in just a diaper or a white onesie, or even the little white hospital shirts. Pack an extra shirt for dad just in case (grey, white, black or neutrals look best) and if you’d like basic makeup such as mascara. You most certainly don’t need to wear makeup for the session but some moms like to freshen up a little. Also feel free to bring any special blankets you'd like baby photographed on.
Please keep in touch in the days and weeks leading up to your due date with any updates. I very much look forward to meeting you and your family!