Fresh 48 Session Information

Fresh 48 sessions take place within the first 48 hours of life and usually takes place at the hospital before you are discharged. These sessions are for families who want all the goodness from their newborns first few hours of life documented without having the labour or birth captured. You've had a chance to get some rest, showered and hopefully feeling more refreshed. This is also a great time to introduce siblings to the new baby for the first time. Photos taken are going to be life-styled: the art of everyday. You being you, with your baby and family. 


Those first few days are a blur of night feedings, changing nappies and let us face it,  just staring at this amazing little being that grew inside you. Each and every day your new little one will change and grow.


As a photographer, I want to capture that precious and intense time with photographs that you can look back on for years.  It's raw. It's beautiful. It's emotional. This session is done approximately 48 hours after birth, in the hospital, birthing center or at your home... where ever you are right after birth.


These sessions have an all-inclusive cost which includes your session as well as 20-30 high-resolution images via direct download. You will receive your image gallery within a couple of days so you have some beautiful photos to share with your announcement.

The focus of a Fresh 48 Session is all about bonding and the little details. Here is what can be covered during your session.


Bonding and cuddles

Siblings meeting and interacting


Dad changing nappy (maybe for the first time)

Cuddling and interacting with family members

Baby alone - sleeping and awake

Baby's tiny features

Details in the room


Your body will be tender, so please only wear comfortable lounge clothing.  Whether you had a vaginal or c-section delivery, your body just went through an intense transformation.  So, there is no need to try to get dressed up or go over the top getting ready. Also, this session will mostly happen in a bed, so wearing comfy clothes, a robe, or pajamas is completely normal and encouraged.  


Dressing baby should be simple: Nappy and swaddle.  I want to capture that tiny baby's sweet little body!  


If you are breastfeeding, please feel free to nurse during the session.  I am comfortable and happy to photograph those tender moments, or I can step outside of the room if needed.  It's all about Mum and Dad being comfortable.


If you are welcoming a sibling, yay!  I love to capture the tender and chaotic moments that are all-things siblings. When a toddler enters the show, all bets are off as to what can happen, but those are some of the best moments of all!  


Our photo session will last about 30-60 minutes.  Your session will create many amazing images. During my editing process, I will select the best of the best and edit those. I will then deliver approximately 25 edited images to you via an online gallery.  These hi-res images are yours to download and keep forever. I also offer beautiful print products for an additional fee. Please contact for full pricing.

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fresh 48, newborn, maternity and family photography.  |  021 029 54086   | 103 Atkin Avenue Mission Bay Auckland New Zealand

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