There are so many ways to document your new baby. There is birth photography, Fresh 48 (pictures taken in the hospital), in-home lifestyle photography, or posed newborn photography in a studio. I provide both Fresh 48 and In-Home Newborn Lifestyle Sessions to Central Ohio families.
So what is a Fresh 48 Session and how is it different from an In-Home Newborn Session?
My In-Home Newborn Sessions provide you with a laid back, very life-like, yet somewhat styled photography session. The whole family is captured with the baby along with natural poses of your new baby. The resulting photographs are perfect for a wall gallery, books & albums, gifts, and announcements.
My Fresh 48 Sessions are the most heart melting, magical sessions I do. I am a ball of excitement the morning of a Fresh 48. I could photograph these special moments together as a family all day, every day. A Fresh 48 Session is done only 2-3 weeks before a Newborn Session but provides you with very different photographs. They got their name because you are getting photos of your baby fresh, in it’s first 48 hours of life with all your baby’s newness and first introductions to family.
These sessions are not about having the perfect outfit or having your hair & makeup on point. These sessions are about love and EMOTION. You’ll look back at these photographs and remember the feel of your baby, breathing in their fresh smell, feeling their downy hair tickle your nose when you press kisses to their head, and the pure joy of seeing your husband hold your newborn for the first time. These are raw, fleeting moments that you’ll want to remember when your for the rest of your life.
You want to remember every little detail.
The hospital will provide you with a basic family photos but they won’t capture all the details. The first few days will pass in a blur of feedings, doctor visits, and sleep deprivation, but you don’t want to forget a thing. This is one of the most important events of your life and deserve to be beautifully documented for your family and showcased in an heirloom album.
You want to capture siblings meeting for the first time.
Your children will have a lifelong bond like no other. How special is it to have beautiful photos of them seeing each other for the first time? It’s a pivotal moment in their lives that they will always be able to remember in detail. And for your newborn you are giving them such a gift of remembering for them in photos.
Grandparents will be in town for the big arrival.
Celebrating a new baby’s arrival will bring so much joy to your parent’s lives. I will make sure to spend the end of your session taking grandparent and 3 generation portraits.
Many families feel like they need to choose between a Fresh 48 or an In-home Newborn Session. But with my new Fresh 48 Mini Add-on you can easily do both! This way your baby is captured in all their newborn glory and you will have the story of your hospital stay. These photographs are perfect for a book or album. It will become your babies favorite book to look out for years. Then 2-3 weeks later you also get a styled version after you’ve had some sleep and have settled into a routine. These photographs are perfect for a wall gallery, album, and gifts.
When you book your Newborn Lifestyle Session don’t forget the Fresh 48 Mini add-on to receive a discount! For the complete package you can also add a discounted Maternity Mini Session. Contact me for a consultation to receive all the details.
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*Are you having your baby at home or in a birthing center? A Fresh 48 Session is not only for hospital births. I specialize in custom sessions and I’m all to happy to create a session for any unique circumstance you may have.
**When you book your Fresh 48 Session I will pencil you so I have plenty of wiggle room in my calendar. Since babies don’t often arrive as we planned I keep my schedule flexible for you. I will do everything possible to create a relaxing and enjoyable environment for your session even amongst the chaos of your hospital stay.
Emily Dowell is a seasoned family
photographer and print designer living
in Central Ohio. She specializes in
creating intentional artwork to
preserve irreplaceable memories that
can be beautifully displayed and
shared for years to come.