What is a Fresh 48, Anyway??

What is a Fresh 48 Newborn Photography Session

Having a baby is one of the most momentous events in a new parents life. So special in fact, that new parents would gladly welcome the opportunity to have a photographer present to capture those sweet first moments and document the arrival of their bundle of joy.

Known as the Fresh 48, this session is an amazing way to forever remember the “freshness” of a newborn in the hospital within the first 48 hours after birth. Fresh 48 sessions are documentary in nature. There are no extra props used or posing done it’s just you and your brand new baby.

I am excited to share with you the details of the Fresh 48 and how it all works to make your session a beautiful memory to remember forever!


Get ready for that hospital visitWell, it all takes place within 48 hours after birth and or 72 hours after a C-section. These photos can be taken in the hospital, birthing center or even in your home.  Wherever you are most comfortable, is where we can set up your photo session!


I am on call for your Fresh 48 session from weeks 38 until delivery. I will treat your fresh 48 session just as I would a birth and block it out of my schedule. So I will always be prepared and ready if you give birth early or later than expected! When you’ve begun labor, text, email or just give me a call and then keep me up-to-date once the baby is born. Most sessions take place in the morning after the baby is born and all sessions must take place during daylight hours.

Tell the Nurse

It’s always nice to just let the nursing staff know if you’re going to be having a photography session in your hospital room. This will just make the photo taking process more streamlined with less interruptions.

Family & Siblings

It is so special to be able to capture that first introduction of siblings, family & friends on film. If you would like to invite them to the hospital to be a part of the pictures, I would be more than honored to capture those memories for you.

What to Wear

So what would you wear to a fresh 48 session? I always want to make sure that my clients are comfortable in their clothes especially after just having a baby. Feel free to choose a nice robe,  yoga pants and a tank top. Partners can wear whatever they’re comfortable in too but stick to plain and solid colours. Try to avoid bright colors, shirts with logos or words on the front and anything with a busy pattern.

Feed the Baby

Also make sure you feed your newborn before I arrive so that baby is nice and sleepy. Don’t worry if baby gets fussy and needs to eat as well during the session. I will happily capture  images of you breast feeding. Or I can take the time to photograph other little details and memories about your hospital room and stay.

Share the News!

Within 24 hours of your birth, I can have a sneak peek or a birth announcement ready for you to share on Facebook or Instagram.

And within 1 to 2 weeks there will be a private gallery for you to access with 40+ images in a private gallery. Ready to share and download!

I really love the idea of a Fresh 48 Session and I am so happy to be able to share it with you! I hope you or someone you know could benefit from this service one day. It makes a wonderful gift!