Ohh this baby! His long fuzzy hair, his sweet squishy face and THOSE EYELASHES. I loved him so much, I seriously could have snuggled him all day. This Fresh 48 was short & sweet, since Momma also wanted some traditional newborn shots with her other boys. But, I still got tons of shots and captured Finley while he was brand new. Your newborn will change so quickly, I promise you won't regret having these images taken. If I could go back and have these of my boys I would do it in a heartbeat <3
Finally getting around to blogging one of my absolute favorite Fresh 48 sessions! This sweet baby was born on the 4th of July and couldn't be any more adorable. Her Mommy is one of my coworkers and is very dear to my heart. Seeing Casie with her baby in her arms when I first walked into their room definitely made me emotional. They are THE cutest little family and Emmy is pure perfection. I tried to narrow it down to my favorites, which proved to be hard- I hope you enjoy! Matt & Casie, I am so unbelievable happy for you guys <3
There's nothing better in life than a brand new baby, except maybe TWO brand new babies...right?! These precious identical twin girls were born at 35 weeks and went straight home from the hospital with zero complications...tiny but mighty! I think my favorite thing about twins is that they are almost always soothed by being next to each other. At one point during their session they were both fussy and as soon as I put them in their bassinet together they instantly stopped crying and went to sleep <3 They truly are so tiny and perfect they don't even look real to me in some of their pictures. Christin & Josh, you guys did so good!
In writing this blog post I just noticed it's been since APRIL since I last blogged a session...oops! Sorry guys, I've been crazy busy over here. I'm so glad I was able to squeeze this handsome little guy in my schedule, I had so much fun spending my afternoon with him & his family. When I sent his gallery to Momma she said..."It's hard to believe you got such great pictures because in my head he screamed the entire time!" Liam was definitely upset if he wasn't swaddled...or eating...or being held by Momma! Little man knew what he wanted, but we captured some pretty special moments in the end <3 Also, I'm pretty sure Kaleigh is the most gorgeous person I've ever met, I'm sure you all will agree after you see these!
Catching up on blogging old sessions and this was definitely a favorite. I'm pretty sure I squealed when I walked into Katie's bedroom because it literally had floor to ceiling windows on one wall...SCORE! Great lighting, an easy baby and an adorable family make this job wonderful <3 Thomas was super sleepy so I was able to grab a few posed shots and it maybe took me 5 minutes...which is probably a record for me posing a baby! I hope you enjoy this session, happy Monday friends!
I got to visit my all time favorite baby last week for an in home lifestyle newborn session & of course she (and her parents) didn't disappoint. I LOVE LIFESTYLE SESSIONS. So easy and relaxed. I typically take pictures in the master bedroom, nursery and living room. Simple, meaningful images of you in your home with your new baby <3 If the baby is cooperating and gets super sleepy at some point during the session, I always bring along my posing beanbag and some wraps/backdrops/headbands to grab a few posed shots if I can. Ellainey fought me for a minute on the whole sleeping thing but I think I won in the end. I love this family and these images are definitely some of my favorites I've ever taken. I wish I could photograph them all the time and that every session was this easy. Ryan and Jenna, you guys did good... so so good!
Ellainey's Fresh 48 session is definitely one of my absolute favorites. This 8 pound 2 ounce baby girl was COVERED in rolls and completely melted my heart. I know everyone says this all the time, but I see a lot of babies (more than the average person), and Ellainey is probably the most gorgeous baby I've ever seen.
For those of you that don't know, I'm also a NICU nurse at Nationwide Children's hospital. I've worked there for 4.5 years and recently went contingent after having my second baby. Going contingent has been wonderful because I've been so busy with photography lately so this gives me the option to do both. Long story short...babies and hospitals are totally my thing, which is probably why I love Fresh 48 sessions so much.
I LOVE NEWBORNS and I'm so excited every time I get to meet a new Momma & her baby. It's such an amazing opportunity that I never take for granted. Witnessing new life is the biggest blessing. I took way too many pictures at Elainey's session because I just couldn't stop, I hope you love them as much as I do.
So Jen is hands down the MOST GORGEOUS Momma you will ever see. I told her during our session that every woman in America hated her because of how perfect she is during pregnancy. Not really...but coming from someone who puked 4 times a day for 6 months while pregnant, I was so envious of her! Pregnancy is such a special time and I know it's so cliche, but she really was glowing. I was completely blown away by her beauty the entire night. We got lucky with some warm weather and decided to take advantage of it & I'm so happy with how these turned out <3
Ella's Mom contacted me the day she was born for a last minute Fresh 48 and I'm SO glad she did. They have such a beautiful family and the light in their hospital room that day was amazing! Dublin and Riverside are at a tie for my favorite Fresh 48 location, they both have really big windows in their postpartum rooms which is a huge plus for me. Little miss Ella wasn't too thrilled during most of her Fresh 48, but that also means we got my favorite thing...crying baby pictures! I am passionate about capturing real life & thats my goal with every session. I hope you enjoy sweet Ella, all 9 pounds & 3 ounces of her <3
Tears and all! Poor girl just needed some snuggle time with her Momma <3 I also heard she might have slept all night after her session...isn't that how it always works?!
Fresh 48 sessions...my absolute F A V O R I T E. After shooting countless births in the dark, cranking up my ISO & embracing the grain...the day light coming in the windows for a Fresh 48 is dreamy (and such a welcome sight for me).
Fresh 48 sessions are typically done in your hospital room within the first 48 hours after delivery. These are amazing for capturing your first few hours and days with your brand new baby. This time goes by so fast and will end up being such a blur, document it! Your baby will change so quickly and already look different by the time you get home from the hospital. I promise you won't regret having these pictures. Birth photography isn't for everybody, I totally get that. A Fresh 48 is the next best alternative to still be able to have a lot of those first moments to look back on.
HOW IT WORKS
Once you've delivered, contact me! We'll set up a time for me to come to the hospital and take pictures before you get discharged. Afternoon is the best time for this so that I have a lot of sunlight coming in through the windows. I'll just be working my way around your hospital room to capture this special time. Detailed shots of the baby's hands, feet, face, umbilical cord, hospital bracelets, etc. The baby in his or her hospital bassinet, laying at the end of the hospital bed, and of course lots of pictures with Mom and Dad loving their brand new bundle of joy. This is also a wonderful time to have siblings come meet their new baby brother or sister.
What should the baby wear? Can I bring outfits for you to photograph him or her in? Less is more! A simple white onesie, hospital hat & blanket to start-and then even better...naked! The point of a Fresh 48 session is to capture your FRESH baby in the hospital environment. I am not trying to recreate a posed newborn session in your hospital room (it wouldn't be cute, I promise!). Simple extras are definitely ok to bring; headbands for girls, a special onesie, hat, or blanket you really like...just trust me when I say less is more, we're trying to keep the focus on that sweet new baby.
Here are some favorites from recent Fresh 48 sessions. I really can't say enough about how much I love this type of session. If I could go back to when I had my babies, I would have hired a photographer for this in a heartbeat! I'm on a mission to spread my love for these with the world, I hope you enjoy!