I love the intimacy of Fresh Newborn Sessions. I get to witness many wonderful first moments like daddy changing a diaper for the first time, or mommy breastfeeding her brand new blessing, and grandparents welcoming their new grandchild too. But I must say that my favorite part about photographing a Fresh 48 Newborn Session is getting to capture older siblings meeting their brand new baby for the very first time. It's the best feeling seeing their faces light up in awe, as they finally lay eyes on the blessing they've been patiently waiting on for so long! Sometimes I even get to photograph the newborn baby's going home. Other times I simply capture the interaction between the new parents and their baby as they bond.
So, what exactly is a Fresh Newborn Session? It's a special session for families wanting to document their newborn baby's first moments earth side, without having the labor or birth photographed. Fresh 48 Sessions take place within 48 hours of baby's birth (hence the name) and can be done during daylight hours wherever you've given birth; whether that is in a hospital, at a birthing center, or in your home.
Unlike my styled in-studio newborn sessions, there are no props involved here. I take a more simple, lifestyle approach when photographing a Fresh 48 Session. I encourage parents to dress baby and themselves in simple, neutral outfits to keep the Fresh theme throughout the session and the focus on the new addition. I understand that getting ready to have your portraits taken may not seem like something you'd want to do after delivering a baby; that is exactly why my wonderful team of hair & makeup artists are always available for mom, to help ease the stress of getting ready for photos. Just ask about adding hair & makeup services to your session.
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Hey there! I'm Anel. Houston photographer, wife to my high school sweetheart, and mama to four wild kids who I homeschool. I love nature, capturing motherhood, and living a slow simple life. I also blog over at Tender Nest Blog