“Completely blown away by lindsey's attention to detail and the tones used in her work. Obsessed with my photos is an understatement!”
fresh 48 - The process
Once your session fee is paid your due date is officially scheduled on my calendar! You will receive a what to expect guide, styling guide and product pricing information guide by mail in 5-7 business days. We will go over any must have moments, what to wear, and delivery location details.
I will be on call for your session one week before and after your due date. A quick text from you or your partner to let me know you are in labor and baby is making their way into the world is appreciated!
Congratulations! Baby has made their way earth side and I will be making my way to your room for our session soon after. Fresh 48s take place before you are discharged from the hospital. These sessions are short and sweet and require little to no effort for the new parents! Daylight is required for a Fresh 48 so I will arrive the morning after baby is born.
I have a small, but growing collection of muslin swaddle blankets, knotted newborn gowns, and tops to add texture and color to Fresh 48 sessions. These items are available to all clients for use to add some magic to their images.
What is a fresh 48?
Fresh 48's are sessions that take place at the location of birth, within the first 48 hours of baby's life. Perfect to capture precious bonding time or siblings meeting baby for the first time.
What if my baby is early or late?
Easy! I am always prepared for the unpredictable nature that is child birth. Babies come when they are ready so I am always at the ready for your session.
Which hospitals will you go to?
Almost all local hospitals allow photography in the mother baby unit. The hospitals I am most often visiting are Martin Army, St. Francis, and Piedmont Columbus Regional.
Don't see your hospital listed? Just message me! I'm happy to come to your location!
What does it cost?
Session investment begins at $500. Check out the investment page for session fee and portrait package information.
Can my older children participate?
ABSOLUTELY AND WITHOUT A DOUBT! Siblings meeting for the first time is one of my most favorite things to capture. I encourge it fully!
What if my hospital is currently closed to visitors?
Covid-19 has made a ton of changes in how I am handling newborn safety and Fresh 48 sessions. If your hospital is closed to visitors an at home session is the next best option to capture those brand new details.
I will of course wear a mask and gloves at the new parents request.
How long have you been photographing newborns?
5 years! I can't believe time has flown so quickly!
How long until we get our photos?
My turn around time for Fresh 48 sessions per my contract is up to 2 weeks. I try my very best to get a sneak peek or edit the full gallery in the first few days because so many of my clients like to announce their baby's birth with my images.
How long is a Fresh 48 session?
I typically tell people up to an hour. I aim for 30 minutes so you can get back to your privacy and bonding time but sometimes a fussy baby can take a little longer to calm, so we anticipate a little more time spent together.
COLUMBUS GEORGIA NEWBORN + FRESH 48 PHOTOGRAPHY