What is a fresh 48?

Seattle Newborn Photographer

September 15th, 2018

Seattle, WA


If you have been searching for Newborn Photography on the Google or Pinterest or Instagram...you may have run across a the term "Fresh 48".

I know when I was pregnant and looking for new services or products, I would constantly wonder what I was signing up for...and reading "Fresh 48"... I had a few thoughts. Like, is my baby going to be fresh enough? 48 whats? Oh hours, 48 hours... oh man what am I going to look like that soon after birthing my child?? So man thoughts. 

But, please let me help you ease your concerns.

First, yes childbirth is a whirlwind. You are welcoming a new human into this world. No matter your birthing plans, this is a big day for your family. There is already so much to prepare for, and I want to make your photography choice a breeze.

The Basics

A Fresh 48 is where your photographer enters your birth space or home to document your family and new baby within 48 hours of their birth. This is not for every family, but those that chose this option will have images of their family in the hours after baby has arrived. Documenting the smallest of details, like swaddling your newborn for the first time, or their first waking hours with their eyes wide open. 

Things that you never knew could change so quickly.

I am a firm believer, that you should welcome a photographer into your space when you are ready. Especially after such a large event that effects you physically, mentally and spiritually. Phew. Whether we document your newborn at 1 day or 1 month or 3 months, we are documenting those details that will hold up to time.

Time, like they all tell you, passes by in a flash.

Here is my nephew at 1 day and 1 week old. Oh how the time flys.

When I enter your space, whether it is 8 hours after birth or at your home weeks later, I aim to bring a calm and understanding presence. An experience where you feel comfortable and excited after our time together.

I understand that your days are changing, and that is why I am there, to help you document your life's transitions and growth.

  • Victoria Vasilyeva

    on November 1, 2018

    I love Fresh 48 sessions by myself! I love them for real priceless emotions.

  • Donna McMurry

    on October 31, 2018

    What a great explanation! Thank you for outlining this and reminding us how fast time flies in those first few days/weeks.

  • Rachel Manning

    on October 31, 2018

    Great job explaining what a Fresh 48 session is and how you approach this session as a photographer. I love Fresh 48's so much. I wish I had them done when mine were born, and in the blink of an eye they're 8 and 11! It's no joke, it really does go by in the blink of an eye, so hold on tight, and be sure to document your family as much and as often as possible.

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