Fresh 48 at Mercy Lebanon, Missouri

After births, fresh 24/48 (or new beginnings) is my second favorite session to shoot. It is very different from a newborn session. These sessions happen within 48 hours of birth. They capture that brand new baby look. Lets face it, newborns don't have perfect skin tones, or perfect skin. They tend to come out a little bit bruised, maybe a little red or purple. They seem to be wrinkly. Some already have dry skin while others have oily skin. Some newborns may come out with super long finger nails. 

I recently did a Fresh 48 (little miss was less than 15 hours old actually). Here is some gorgeous pictures and video I did of her. 

 

 Mama enjoying some cuddles with her baby girl. 

Mama enjoying some cuddles with her baby girl. 

This little girl was gorgeous. She has a head full of dark hair. A little bit of chunk to her. Every single bit of detail of her was amazing. Her mom told me how they barely made it to the hospital to have her. She was sure ready to be in her mamas arms.

 

 

 Proud dad admiring his baby. 

Proud dad admiring his baby. 

I don't know about you, but I barely remember what my fresh newborn(s) looks like. Newborns change so quickly. From 12 hours to 72 hours old, they can look so different. Some babies come with fierceness and have some bruising that settles after a couple days. Thats THEIR story. That is THEIR birth. Birth is raw, it is beautiful. We should celebrate it loud and clear!

While I offer birth coverage and services, I know and understand that it may be out of your budget. Fresh 48 sessions are a great alternative to birth services. With a fresh 48, I come to the hospital or your home within 48 hours of your delivery. I document your little one. It isn't posed at all. I may suggest some skin on skin, or place baby in bassinet. You don't need to clean up, you don't need to shower. This session is about capturing the moments after birth. 

 

Throughout the session, I take video clips and create a video. It ties everything together. Here is the one I did for this gorgeous girl and her family. <3

I hope you enjoyed taking a peak at this little gals first day! If you are interested in a fresh 48, give me a call, shoot me an email, or message me on Facebook! Check out the birth page for more information on fresh 48s.