Friday Fives ~ My Five Favorite Things About Fresh 48 Photography Sessions

This week, Fresh 48 photography sessions (also know as hospital photography sessions) are FREE with any full newborn photography session booked! This is a $300 value and it’s one of our most popular deals.

With this going on, I thought now might be a good time to tell you guys why I think Fresh 48 sessions are so great. So here’s today’s Friday Five! Here are my favorite 5 things about Fresh 48 sessions and why I think everyone should do them.

1) You’ll be tired.

There is nothing in the world like the blur that is being a new parent. Newborn memories, particularly the hospital ones, have a dreamy haze to them. You are *so* tired and you’ve been through so much in the last 24 hours, that your memory can be a bit flaky.

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2) The environment is unique.

You’ll likely only be in the hospital for a short 24-72 hours. That’s not a lot of time to soak in those fresh baby memories. Your room, the hospital wrist bands, your newborn bassinet, these are all things that disappear once you go home. I *love* details and these are all things that I photograph, so that you have these memories for forever.

3) That fresh baby look.

You’d think that babies wouldn’t change that much from just 24 hours old to 1 week old but they do. Ohhhhh but they do. They look *so* different. They are usually a little more pink and chunky. Their head may be shaped differently from passing through the birth canal. They’ll still have their peachy layer of lanugo. They won’t have any baby acne or peeling skin yet. Their umbilical cord will still be present. They’ll be dressed in their little hospital clothes or their first ever outfit that you decided to bring to the hospital with you. They’ll look so different in just a few days time.

4) Siblings memories.

Having a big brother or sister meet their new sibling for the first time is ah-mazing. It only happens once. We can be there for that moment and preserve the look on their face, their feelings of timidness or excitement. We’ll see the pride on your face as you introduce them and you’ll always be able to go back to the very first moment where their relationship began.

5) An alternative to birth photography.

Though birth photography and fresh 48 photography are very different, they have similar vibes. If birth photography just isn’t your thing, but you still want the hospital setting, it’s a great alternative. We still get that “fresh out the womb” look as well as your births surroundings and it’s story.

There you have it! My five favorite things about Fresh 48 photography sessions and why I think everyone should do them. If you want to get in on the Free Fresh 48 session deal, contact me at You’re also welcome to come tour my Kokomo Indiana Photography Studio if you want to see what it’s all about.

Want more Friday Fives? See last weeks post about my five favorite things about Birth Photography.