If you’re expecting, you are probably finding yourself faced with numerous decisions. Will you cloth diaper or use disposables, bottle feed, breastfeed, or a combination of both? Is co-sleeping for you? Will you offer a pacifier? And my favorite decisions, what will you name baby and how will you decorate the nursery? Then there is the decision of how you will document this sweet baby’s arrival. Do you do hire a birth photographer, have a fresh 48 session, do newborn photos in a studio or have a lifestyle newborn photography session?
It can feel great to know there are so many options and photographers out there for you, however, it can feel overwhelming, too. I want to help ease that burden by answering one of the most common questions I get.
What’s the difference between a fresh 48 and a newborn photography session?
In the simplest sense, a Fresh 48 happens within the first 48 hours after birth while you’re still in the hospital or birth center, whereas a newborn photography session takes place within the first 1-2 weeks (or up to a month, really) within your home.
Both a Fresh 48 and a Newborn photo session document your love and your baby’s tiny details.
However, how they do this is different. A Fresh 48 focuses on the newness of it all. I capture those hospital details like the hospital blanket and bassinet, the hospital bands, those wrinkly toes, and the umbilical stump. We capture that glimmer in your eye as you ride on the adrenaline and joy of bringing new life into this world.