Welcome, Baby for your first Baby Photo session with Stevie Cruz Photography.
You have just arrived on our side of the world, but, somehow, you are already the center of the universe. All of the good and love and hope in your parents, brothers, sisters, and everyone around you has instantly been amplified. So, welcome, Baby. We couldn’t be happier that you are finally here.
When it comes to preparing for baby, one area that is easy to overlook is planning for photos. Most likely, when you visited the hospital or birthing center somewhere in that bag of stuff they hand you is a pamphlet for the hospital photographer. The pamphlet looks okay; the images will seem all right. Staff will tell you not to worry, that the photographer will be on hand while you are in the maternity ward, and that is the extent of your plan. What you may not know- as I did not- is that few professional photographers, such as Stevie Cruz Photography, are offering in-hospital services for newborns and family. That is right, Stevie Cruz will actually come to the hospital, birthing center, or home (for home births) to capture what are sure to be some of the most cherished photos.
When my own babies were born, healthy, but, weeks early, I was sent to a recovery wing instead of general maternity, so, somehow, my babies were skipped over the day the hospital photographer made her rounds. The only images I have of my freshly born babies are not better than what could be caught on a decade-old cell phone. I was disappointed with myself for not being better prepared. The Fresh 48 session with Stevie Cruz Photography is the perfect solution.
While the hospital is wonderful for the care of you and your baby, it is not their responsibility to make sure you have photos. Because of Stevie’s Fresh 48, you do NOT have to rely on the “hospital” photographer for these important portraits. The Stevie Cruz Photography Fresh 48 service ensures you will have high-quality personalized lifestyle photos of your child in the first 48 hours or two days of their life. Here is a word from Stevie Cruz explaining how the Fresh 48 session works:
If you decide you want to book the Fresh 48, you have to reserve your session ahead of time. Because of the last-minute nature of this type of session, I only take three per month. You can book your Fresh 48 session up to 5 months before your due date.
When you are on the way to the hospital or center, you or a family member contact me by text or call to let me know the time is coming.
The day after the birth, at a time that is convenient for mom and dad, I visit the hospital or center for the very special session. By having the session the day after the birth, the mother- who more often than not is completely exhausted by the tremendous work that is labor- has time to catch her breath, get a few moments of rest, and regroup with dad or other children. By staying within the first 48 hours, the session captures the fresh moments of a new family. The raw and pure emotion of this moment is like no other.
The sessions are done in lifestyle fashion- not posed. I simply observe and photograph the organic interactions between new baby and mom, dad, and siblings if they are present. I will aim to use the natural light of an available window in the room to catch the most flattering images. The goal is to capture these sweet introductions with your newest family member- the moment they turn their head to their mother’s voice, they look to their father calling their name. In addition, I try to preserve the tiny details of the toes, lips, fingers, and any other features that will almost unbelievably look different just a few days later.
As you can see, from the Fresh 48 sessions on this site, these moments are precious and the images are priceless. These sessions are limited due to the nature of the session. If you are interested, connect with Stevie Cruz to claim your spot as soon as possible at the CONTACT link above.
The Fresh 48 session is popular gift certificate option offered by Stevie Cruz Photography. If you are interested in purchasing a Fresh 48, maternity, or other newborn photo session as a gift, use the CONTACT link above. Stevie has beautiful gifting options including sessions and certificates towards albums and prints.
Stevie Cruz is a trained professional photographer that specializes in newborn and infant portraits in Orange County, California.
For more examples for Fresh 48 sessions from Stevie Cruz Photography, choose the following link: Stevie Cruz Photography Fresh 48 Newborn