Fresh 48 Newborn Portland Oregon Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

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August 16, 2019

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Not gonna lie, FRESH 48 session is one of my favorite sessions to shoot as a Portland newborn photographer. It’s full of raw and emotive moments that get my heart and passions. These sessions take place in the hospital/birth centers during the first 48 hours after your baby is born. And I will be there to capture the essence of your baby’s the first precious hours, including first introductions to siblings and family, feedings, diaper changes and quiet time with mom and dad. They are documentary sessions that naturally capture the beauty of this once in a lifetime experience for both you and your baby.

“You always wonder how you will bond with your second child. I had a moment when I was pregnant and I realized that sweet Luna would the second born daughter, I am a second daughter, and my mother is a second daughter.  I instantly felt a bond to her in that moment.  I hope she cherishes her perfect place in our family.  I hope she feels loved by a big sister that I know she’ll to look up to, and that if we are blessed with more children, she’ll have the joy of being a big sister too.  Welcome to the family Luna May, God has placed you perfectly here.”

It happens so quickly after a baby is born. And all these moments will quickly become a hazy memory. These one of the lifetime moments cannot be duplicated—— big sister meeting her baby sister, first snuggles and kisses, first breastfeeding experiences all to quickly lost.

Seriously. There is nothing that can compare to that brand new and sweet love of a newborn baby. You are exhausted after the birth you just went through, but I promise you will never regret these moments captured. Your baby will never be this small again. They will never have the same look, same smell, and peely skin that they do in those first a couple days.  The anticipation has been there for months, and the high from those feelings is so fresh and deep that needed to be captured.

 My approach to Fresh 48 sessions is documentary with very minimal directings. I aim to create a very laid back and stress-free photo session, and create a space to let connections to happen naturally. I am here to to capture the experience artistically, while you all feel comfortable and feel comfortable as is.

Thank you for choosing me to document this fleeting time in your life.

I hope you look back on these moments many years later with a warm smile on your face as you are taken back to this day in time.

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