What to Expect During Your Fresh 48 Photography Session

Newborn feet during a Fresh 48 Photography session in Mankato, MN.

Your Fresh 48 Photography Session | Jennifer Brandes Photography

Welcoming a new little baby to love is such a wonderful moment, and there’s no better way to preserve every tiny detail than with a Fresh 48 Photography Session!  During those first few hours and days, you are counting fingers and toes, and soaking in that beautiful little face that you’ve waited so long to meet!  Your time in the hospital can seem foggy, but let’s capture those intimate moments that you can treasure forever.  Read on to learn more about what to expect during your Fresh 48 Photography Session. Newborn girl in hospital shortly after birth.

A Fresh 48 Session | How it Works

Your Fresh 48 session will be booked based on your due date.  As your photographer, I will set aside time on my calendar to accommodate when the baby arrives.  Within 2 hours after your baby is born, either you or your partner can contact me via email, text, or phone call.  I will then set up a time that works best for you to come visit your place of birth.  A Fresh 48 Session can happen anywhere from 12 to 48 hours of your new baby’s life. Overhead images of new parents adoring their baby.

Fresh 48 Session | What to Expect from Your Photographer

I will only visit during the time frame that we have already established.  You can expect your Fresh 48 session to last no longer than an hour.  I will have everything I need to capture those beautiful first moments with your baby.  If you choose to bring an announcement board or special little blankets, we can surely incorporate them into your images.  I will make sure to document the tiny wrinkled feet and hands, as well as the many other features that newborns grow out of so quickly! We will capture candid family moments, the first meeting of siblings, and many other special photos that capture the emotions of excitement and love. New parents with their baby in the hospital during their Fresh 48 Session.

Your Place of Birth | What You Need for Your Session

Welcoming a new baby into the world is one of the most incredible experiences you will ever have.  The incredible wave of emotions can leave you in a daze as you admire your newest little love.  The good news is that for a Fresh 48 Photography Session, you don’t need to bring anything.  I will capture the raw emotion and details that are in that room.  If you have an announcement board for the hospital bassinet, we will definitely include it.  The only thing that is needed from you is to allow some time for your favorite photographer to come and document the beginning of this beautiful journey for you.


I love to witness these very first moments of parents with their new baby.  I also love that I can preserve those moments forever.  Whether I’m taking pictures or providing recommendations for places that will make their lives a little easier, I consider all client’s friends and hold those relationships close to my heart. As a mom myself, I know how hectic these early years can be. So I want to make sure you can take a second and enjoy them. I provide luxurious maternity and newborn sessions that let you hang onto these stunning moments forever. If you’ve been considering booking a photo session to document these incredible milestones, then I would love to connect! Contact me today to find out more. Detail images of a brand new baby in the hospital. If you’re looking for more incredible Motherhood content – check out these other helpful articles on the blog!


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