Preparing for your Fresh 48 Session
Thank you for choosing me to capture this wonderful time in your life. Below are a few tips to help ensure that we have a successful session together!
WHEN TO CONTACT ME:
I ask that you add me to the list of people to contact when you are in labor or as soon as baby arrives. This is important so that we can schedule the session within the first 48 hours (more ideally, before you are discharged from the hospital, and that could be sooner). Text or email works just fine, no matter what time of day or night.
A well fed baby is a happy baby! Please feed and burp baby right before our session to ensure a happy, sleepy “milk drunk” baby. I’ll also be more than happy to take a break if needed to help him/her stay content.
I ask that you open the blinds and turn off the lights in your room prior to my arrival. This enables me to use the most natural light available. Nothing flatters like natural light, so I prefer to use it whenever possible. If it’s a gloomy day then I will bring an additional light source.
WHAT SHOULD BABY WEAR?
To get those “hospital feel” photos, it usually works best to have baby in just a onesie and swaddled in the hospital blanket provided. Towards the end of the session we will undress baby to get those detailed photos of his/her feet, hands, etc. Of course, if there is something else you’d like baby to wear, feel free to provide that, but keep in mind babies tend to not like being dressed and undressed very much and it could disrupt the flow of our session.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
This is up to you! Some clients prefer to stay in hospital attire while others like to spruce up in a dress and apply makeup. If you are feeling confident, it will shine through in your photos so keep that in mind.
OTHER THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:
Sometimes clients like to get baby’s first bath, baby’s footprints, siblings meetings, or other special moments captured during their Fresh 48 Session. Please plan these things accordingly with the nursing staff/sibling caretakers if they are something you’d like to include during your session.
Click here for some tips on how to prepare siblings for a photoshoot.
Did I miss anything? Do you have a more specific question? Feel free to email or text me at any time!
I look forward to working with you and your new arrival!