Fresh 48 photography is a special session for families who want the first few hours of their newborn's arrival captured without having the entire labor and delivery documented. These are held within the first 48 hours of your baby's birth, preferably within the first 24, at the place of birth. These sessions are not a traditional newborn session; no posing or props or lights, just me photographing your newborn's precious moments in a natural way!
Once you secure your Fresh 48 session with RMP, I clear my daylight schedule for 2 weeks on either side of your due date to ensure I can "drop everything" as soon as you and baby for me following delivery.
A la carte session fee is $150. Packages begin at $350.
When Should I Schedule My Fresh 48 Session?
Scheduling is suggested as soon as you know you want one. I suggest 3-4 months prior to your due date to ensure availability.
When and Where Will It Take Place?
The session will take place at the place of delivery (hospital, home, or birthing center). They are scheduled within the first 48 hours following delivery during daylight hours.
Do I Need Permission from the Hospital?
Please ask and ensure that photographers are allowed. In almost all cases, they are treated as just a visitor so it is ok.
How Long Will You Be There?
Approximately 1 Hour
When Is the Best Time for Photographs?
It is best to do them during daylight hours within 24 of birth.
When Should I Contact You to Come?
I require you (or someone) to contact me after you go into active labor. Once Baby arrives, let me know so we can schedule from there.
What if My Baby Needs to be in the NICU?
In this event we will stay in touch and handle your session on a case-by-case basis. We may need to work with hospital staff to find out what we are and are not 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 lifestyle newborn session.
Do I Need to Bring Anything Special to the Hospital for Photos?
Babies look great in just a diaper or a white onesie. Pack an extra shirt for Dad just in case (grey, white, black, or neutrals look best) and, if you'd like, basic makeup such as chapstick, mascara, and blush. You don't need to wear makeup for the session, but some moms like to freshen up a little.
What if I Deliver Early?
Contractually, I am on-call and available to you for 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks following your estimated due date. If you deliver earlier than that time frame, I will make every effort to still be available to you.
What is Your Cancellation Policy?
An initial payment of 50% of the session fee is required to hold your spot, and if you cancel, this is non-refundable, but can be used towards a different session if that better suits your needs.
If You Can't Make it Due to Strange Timing or an 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 type.