FAQ

When Should I Schedule My Fresh 48 Session?
You can schedule your session as soon as you know you want one. We suggest 3-4 months prior to your due date so we can reserve your date.

When and where will it take place?
The session will take place at the place of delivery (home, hospital,  or birthing center). They are scheduled within the first 48 hours after delivery.

What do you think makes Fresh 48 so special?

As a mother of two kids I know how hectic it can be after the delivery. The actual labor and post delivery, the lack of sleep, all the changes that come with a newborn,… It can be overwhelming! Having a newborn is one of the most important times of your life, and I want you to remember how special this time was! How beautiful your baby looked on the first day of his life. I want to capture all the details and freshness of this miracle of life.

Do I need permission from the hospital?
Please ensure photographers are allowed to come in. In almost all cases they are treated as just a visitors, so it is usually fine.

Can I book a Fresh 48 and Lifestyle Newborn session?
Yes! They are perfect compliments to each other. The Fresh 48 is done at the place of birth, and the Lifestyle Session is usually done at home in the first month of life of the newborn.

How long will you be there?
Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

When do you think is the best time to do the session?
It’s great to do them during the day so we can have a beautiful natural light.

When should I contact you to come?
I ask you to contact me (or someone does) after you go into labor so we can ensure availability for the suggested time-frame.

What if labor takes longer than expected? 
No worries! Just let me know when your little one arrives and we can schedule from there – regardless of the labor length.

What is documentary style?
Basically, it is like a storytelling. There is little to no posing involved and the intention is to capture subjects naturally. I will guide you on some of the pictures, but my intention will be to capture the moments and not worry about posing you or family so much.

What if my baby needs to be in the 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 to find out what we are and aren’t able to do. In the event that I am unable to photograph the Fresh 48 as planned due to these circumstances your deposit will be applied to a future session.

Will my photos/identity be private?
My standard contract includes a model release which allows me to use your images for my portfolio, website and advertising. If you would like to opt-out please let me know ahead of time and we can alter the contract.

Anything special I would need to bring with to the hospital?
Babies look great in just a diaper or a white onesie. However, you can pack  an extra shirt for dad just in case (grey, white, black or neutrals are the best) . For the mom, a simple basic makeup will look great, such as a lipstick, mascara and blush. You certainly don’t need to wear makeup for the session but some moms like to freshen up a little.

What if deliver early?

I am on-call and available to you for 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after your estimated due date. If you deliver earlier than that time-frame I will make every effort to still be available to you and do your session.

What is your cancellation policy?
Full payment is required to hold your spot, and if you cancel, this is non-refundable but can be used towards a different session.

What if I 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 applied towards a different session.

Will the hospital staff be in the pictures?