Mamas, let’s face it, the last thing on your mind after birthing your baby is getting in front of the camera. After birthing five babies myself, I completely understand. As a photographer though, I understand the value in this short but oh-so-important time in your lives. Today, I want to tell you about 5 reasons why you should consider booking a Fresh 48 session or birth space session.
5 Reasons to Book a Fresh 48 Session
I. THESE ARE THE VERY FIRST MOMENTS YOU MEET THIS BRAND NEW FAMILY MEMBER.
While your newborn is still considered a “newborn” for several months after birth, it’s never going to be quite as exciting as those first couple days. This little person that you’ve been dreaming of for nine (or more!) months is finally earth side and this is the time to soak it all in while you don’t have to worry about anything else. Do you have a toddler or big kid too? They will never been quite as fascinated with your new baby as during this time.
II. YOU HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO WORRY ABOUT BESIDES YOU AND YOUR BABY.
Yes, you’re a mom and you’re likely worrying about everything under the sun but compared to “regular life” your to-do list is pretty minimal right after birth. It looks a little like: feed baby, soothe baby, change baby, rest. Repeat. There’s no laundry or cooking. There’s no house to tidy. Someone else is caring for your big kid. Why not soak in all these moments by getting your newborn photography taken care of before you have all those extra burdens?
III. YOUR BABY IS NEVER AS WRINKLY AND BRAND-SPANKING-NEW AS THE FIRST TWO DAYS.
Babies start plumping up faster than you think. Those itty bitty purple and wrinkly feet will all the sudden get chubby and the purple will subside. The flaky skin will smooth out and the cord stump will give way to a fresh new belly button. Before all this change happens, let’s document those features so you will always remember that new-ness.
IV. OUTFIT COORDINATION IS MINIMAL FOR A FRESH 48 SESSION.
While I adore newborn lifestyle sessions in clients’ homes, the outfit coordination can be a stressful situation for new moms. At a fresh 48 session, comfort is king. Your new baby is mostly in a simple onesie, solely their diaper, or even the hospital white shirt. Moms are either in pajamas or leggings and tank tops. A simple t-shirt and jeans look best on dad. Basically, whatever you would lounge around in on a Saturday morning is exactly right for a birth space photo session.
V. YOU’LL NEVER REGRET IT.
I know, I know, this is kind of a cop out for reason number five. However, it’s simply the truth. I have never heard a mom say “boy I wish we saved that money and spent it elsewhere”. Instead, I hear so many say they wish they had known how important these images would be to them when they had their first baby.
Are you or your partner expecting a baby in 2021 or 2022?