Fresh 48 Guide
Everything you need to know to prepare for your session
Unlike the other sessions I do like birth and newborn, Fresh 48 sessions require a little bit of planning to ensure they go as smoothly as possible. That’s why I’ve created this guide to help us prepare for your session! I hope you find everything you need here, but if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.
When & How to Contact Me
If your baby is born in the daytime hours.. feel free to give me a call or text and let me know
as soon as possible at 705-561-4017. Please leave a message if there’s no answer and I will get
back to you shortly to set up a time for your session. If your baby makes their arrival early in
the morning, I may even be able to arrange to come by that afternoon if you’re feeling up to
If your baby is born in the evening or overnight.. please send me a text to let me know as
soon as possible at 705-561-4017. I’ll send you a text back or call you in the morning to set up
a time for me to come to you, likely the next afternoon once everyone is showered and
Preparing for your Session
Your session will take about one hour. In order to take advantage of the best lighting,
Please feed and change baby’s
diaper right before my scheduled
arrival. A full baby is (usually) a
happy baby! If you would like photos
of you feeding your baby, we can
certainly arrange for that as
well before I leave.
Prepare any accessories or
clothing changes before my
arrival. If you have them laid
out somewhere, it can make
for a beautiful photo. It will
also prevent you from needing
to dig around in the suitcase once
I’m there. My goal is to make your session as quick and easy and possible - without it being rushed.
Tidy up the bassinet and window area. The less clutter in the area, the quicker I can get
started! These areas will definitely be focal points if your session is in the hospital so having
them tidy will make for better photos.
Turn up the heat. If it’s possible to adjust the heat in your room, it’s a great idea to crank it
up about 10 minutes before I’m scheduled to arrive. Photos of baby just in a diaper are a must
and they will react much better if they are warm without clothing.
Your baby is the boss. They start calling the shots from day one! If your baby needs to eat or be
soothed, I will follow their lead. I can assure you, I will take the time to complete your session
so there’s no need to stress!
I focus on your story. This means I’m documenting baby, as they are, in the hospital (or in your
home). I do not bring any props aside from a letter board for a personalized announcement
photo. You are welcome to provide swaddle blankets, outfit changes, or special teddy bears and
trinkets if you wish. I will photograph all of the little details of your baby (hands, feet, lips, etc.)
as well as anything extra you provide.
If siblings are joining in for the session.. I recommend having them come in 20-30 minutes after our session begins. This gives me time to get all of those shots of your sweet babe by themselves without big brother or sister getting antsy. Arriving about halfway through also makes for incredibly sweet photos of siblings seeing/meeting their new baby!
Family photos. I know the center of attention will inevitably be your new babe, but having a few family photos (even if you’re all just looking down at your baby) will be something to treasure for years to come. I know you may not feel super up to photos after just giving birth but trust me, you will regret it if you don’t! This goes for dads and partners that may be a bit camera shy too! Please give them the heads up!
What to Wear
Baby does not need a spacial outfit.. but if you have headbands, hats, swaddles, or outfits you
would like to use, please feel free to bring them.
Wear what you’re comfortable in. A floral robe, leggings and a t-shirt, a comfy dress or
nightgown. This is your session, be yourself!
Stay away from neon, vibrant colours or large graphics and logos. I want you to be
yourself, but these colours and large symbols can cast odd colours on yourself and your
baby and will add distraction to your photos. I would recommend choosing neutrals, earth
tones, deep reds and my personal favourite - deep blues which all photograph beautifully.
Simple will be better here!
If you need any help with anything or have any questions
at all, please feel free to reach out! I’m so looking forward
to our session together!