Fresh 48

Fresh 48 sessions are newborn sessions that take place during the first 2 days of baby’s life – the sooner the better! While birth photography may not be for everyone, Fresh 48 sessions allow you to rest a bit after birth and still capture the precious first moments and highs of emotion of the birthing experience. It is a non-posed lifestyle session for those looking for something right after birth.

Why a Fresh 48 Session?
Your baby will be changing so fast – hour to hour, day to day. Capture those first milestones: bonding, herbal bath, breastfeeding, meeting siblings or family members, first diaper change, meeting the grandparents, going home from the hospital or simply just gazing at each other! This session captures moments like these that will soon be lost in the fog of your “babymoon”! These are the photos your friends and family will be begging for and you will treasure for a lifetime!

So here’s the deal:

  • The Fresh 48 Session takes place during daylight hours, within the first 48 hours of birth. The sooner the better! It takes place where the baby was born, either at the hospital, birth center or at home and will last about 60 minutes.
  • Last minute fresh 48 sessions are available at Saint Johns Santa Monica, where I am available at last moment’s notice! I am a Bella Baby Photographer at UCLA Santa Monica a couple days a week, so you can do your hospital shoot there through Bella Baby! (Please inquire for other locations.)
  • The photography is un-posed and all poses are natural and organic, and focus on story telling. We capture all the precious details of your new baby, as well as the bond between you, your family and the baby. We only use window light.

How is a Fresh 48 Session different from newborn photography?
My fresh 48 newborn sessions capture your baby’s true fresh self and all the bliss and joy you all feel that will be so evident in photos. Newborn photography also takes place shortly after birth but rarely within the first day or two. Your Fresh 48 session will happen right after birth when those emotions are still high and everything is brand new. There will be no props, studio lighting or baby posing!

A Fresh 48 Session is not meant to take the place of a newborn session. These are two unique experiences offering two wonderful keepsakes from two different times in your family’s life. While possibly only days or a week apart, your baby will barely even look the same by the time we do your newborn photos. Don’t miss the opportunity to make time stand still with a Fresh 48 session!