Hospital Photography for Newborns
Hospital Photography for Newborns can be a tricky one to schedule, especially these days during Covid-19! I’m super sad about all the Fresh 48 sessions my clients have missed out on since all this started in March and the hospitals needed to restrict visitors. So I thought I’d look back on some of my Fresh 48 sessions from last year before all this started! Hartford Hospital is one of my favorite places to do Fresh 48 sessions – they have relatively newly renovated postpartum rooms with new basinets and a big window wall, which allows me LOTS of natural light, even on rainy days!
Around 2 weeks later, Henry came in for his official STUDIO portrait session and so I thought I’d share with you how different these two types of sessions are and why so many clients choose to invest in BOTH options.
Fresh 48 sessions are scheduled on the day you leave the hospital, or the day before. This way, baby is generally 12-48 hours fresh and very-much still straight from the womb – many times, they haven’t even gotten their first bath yet! A Fresh 48 session will capture that tiny newness, including some of those precious details from their delivery like their ankle bracelets, their basinetts and hospital blankets/hats, the signage with their name and birth stats, etc.
When you come in for you studio newborn session, your baby has settled into their features quite a bit and their swelling from the delivery has gone down. We can get some adorable awake shots showing their personality and we take great measures to pose them in a way that shows off their tiny features and allows them to sleep peacefully in different poses, props and fabrics. As you can see from Mr. Henry, the types of images that result from both these types of sessions are DRASTICALLY different and it can be SUPER HARD to choose which one you’d want over the other one so many clients choose to invest in having BOTH sets of images created with me.
Please keep in mind, Fresh 48 sessions are booked on a limited basis as they require due dates to coordinate with my own personal travel schedule and I’m essentially “on call” around the time of your due date so I can rush over to the hospital within that first day or two! I’ve only ever missed ONE fresh 48 and it was around the time my dad was nearing the end of his cancer journey so I had to make some last-minute flights back out to Utah. Other than that, I have been to every booked Fresh 48! I absolutely POSITIVELY LOVE photographing Fresh 48 sessions!
Henry, I can’t wait to see you later this year for your 1-year portraits and see how much you’ve grown!
For more Fresh 48 images, check out our Fresh 48 Gallery
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