Let's just face it, child birth and having a newborn are both emotional and a whirlwind of events. There are a million things going on - and especially when it is your first child, it can be quite overwhelming as you prepare for everything! So it is understandable that trying to plan and think about newborn pictures may got lost in the shuffle of everything. Trust me, I know from experience and if there is anything I could go back and change with both of my children's first few days it would have been to have a Fresh 48 and newborn session done. While I took some pictures of them myself, I can say (as a mom and photographer) it's not the same. So why do I wish I would have done a Fresh 48/Newborn session and why do I highly recommend making time to book them?
1) The first several days of a baby's life there is SO much going on. New schedules, visitors, a new life! It's hard to remember all those moments in the total whirlwind of your new life. Scheduling your session prior to your child's birth will not only make certain that you actually get it on your calendar but it will guarantee that you will have these moments that we often forget or vaguely remember in a haze forever captured.
2) You need to be a part of the memory. You need to be in the pictures too. No, I know you don't feel great, you don't think you look beautiful, you're tired, you need to shower, and the list of excuses could go on and on. But I promise you, you will regret not being in the pictures. I look back on the pictures that I have of the kids in the first few days and 99% are of them alone or with other family members. Any that I do have of me with them are taken from someone else and honestly the least flattering or memorable moments. I really wish that I had taken the time to have had someone come to the house and really capture us as a new family while also being able to give me some good lighting and angles.
3) They are only this way once. A newborn's physical change can be quite significant in a short period of time. It is so important to capture their tiny ears, feet, hands, mouth, nose, and everything else! The peaceful naps, rocking them, feeding them, and just watching them sleep. These are all the moments that you want to capture of them as they are in all their tiny perfectness.
If you are even considering doing a Fresh 48 or Newborn session, let's talk! I can assure you, that you will not regret it and you will have wonderful memories to look back on forever!