Fresh 48 by Stevie Cruz Photography
Birth and Orange County Hospital Newborn Photographer
As a professional photographer, I love many different types of sessions. Whether I am photographing newborns, babies, or beautiful bellies of expectant mothers, I am happy to be a part of the experience and the excitement of my client’s lives. However, if I had to pick a favorite, the Fresh 48 would be it.
The Fresh 48 is a photo session that takes place in the hospital, birthing center, or home (for home birth), within the first two days of your baby’s life.
I started offering the Fresh 48 session a few years ago when I had back-to-back clients requesting in-hospital lifestyle newborn photo sessions. After the first few times I witnessed these breathtaking moments, newly born souls beginning to recognize and connect with their parents and siblings, I was hooked!
So, how does it work?
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. Then, 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.
If you are expecting and would like to set up a Fresh 48 session, connect with Stevie Cruz at the CONTACT link above. These sessions are extremely limited, so, be sure to schedule as soon as possible for the month of your expected due date.
The Fresh 48 session is one of the most popular-requested gift certificate items 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
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