Fresh 48 Session

THE FAQS

When should I schedule my Fresh 48?

Scheduling is suggested as soon as you know you want one. I suggest 3-4 months prior to your due date to ensure availability. I typically only accept 1-2 Fresh 48 sessions per month.

When and where will it take place?

The session will take place at the place of delivery (hospital or home). They are schedule within the first 48 hours after delivery during daylight hours.

What do you think makes Fresh 48 so special?

Fresh 48 sessions are AMAZING there are very few (if any) things more raw, important and emotional in life than having a baby. For a lot of mums and parents, the first couple of hours and days after delivery can be a blur because of all the changes, actual labor and post delivery. I want you to REMEMBER how beautiful the two of you looked as brand new parents. I want you to REMEMBER how it felt to look at your brand new baby and to DETAIL how fresh and new they looked just coming into the world. There's nothing like it!

Do I need permission from the hospital?

Please check and ensure photographers are allowed. In most cases they are treated as visitors and it is generally okay. 

Can I book a Fresh 48 and Newborn Session?

Yes please! They are the perfect compliments to each other. One is no substitute to the other. Please browse the LIFESTYLE NEWBORN, POSED NEWBORN and FRESH 48 galleries to see why. 

Do you do actual time of birth photos or just after?

Just after. Birth photography is amazing and I will be offering it soon but currently my schedule does not allow me to accept birth sessions.

How long will you there?

Approximately 1 hour.

Do you charge a flat rate or by time spent at the session?

Fresh 48 Sessions are all inclusive. For pricing information CLICK HERE.

When do you think is the best time for photographs?

It's great to do them the day of if possible, but sometimes mums are feeling more up to it the day after since they have had a little time to rest.

When should I contact you?

I require you (or someone) to contact me after you go into labor so we can ensure availability for the suggested time frame. 

What if labor takes longer than expected?

It's cool! Just let me know when your little one arrives and we can schedule from there. 

What is documentary style?

Basically it is visual story telling. There is little to no posing involved and the intention is to capture subjects naturally. It means i'm not likely to interrupt a beautiful moment to move one hair out of your face or tell you to tilt your head a certain way, and that's ok. Don't worry I will still help guide your session but you will here me saying "pretend I'm not here".

What if my baby needs to spend time in NICU?

In this event we will stay in touch and it is handled on a case-by-case basis. We may need to work with hospital staff and fin out what we are and are not able to do. In the event that I am not able to photograph the Fresh 48 Session as planned due to these circumstances your deposit will be applied to a future session. 

What do you recommend for the best way to order photos since they are telling a story rather than looking for that one perfect portrait to get the most out of the session?

An album is the PERFECT companion for this session. Nothing beats being able to touch and hold these precious images whenever you want instead of having to pull them up on electronic devices. 6x4 & 5x7 prof boxes are also available for storing loose prints. These items are available at a discount if pre-purchased with your package or available a la carte after your session.

Do I need to bring anything with me to the hospital for my photo session?

Babies look great in just a diaper or a white onesie. Pack an extra shirt for dad just in case (grey, white or neutrals work best) and if you would like basic makeup such as blush, mascara and chapstick. You certainly don't need to wear makeup for the session but some mums like to freshen up a little.

What if I deliver early? 

Contractually I am on-call and available to you for two weeks prior and two weeks after your estimated due date. If you deliver earlier than this time I will make every effort to still be available to you. 

What is your cancellation policy?

A $100 down payment is required to hold your spot, and if you cancel, this is non-refundable.

If you can't make it due to strange timing or an unexpected emergency medical problem, will I get a refund?

Certainly! A full refund of your deposit will be given in this situation or it can be put towards a different session type.