I absolutely love photographing families in the hospital after they've welcomed a new member of the family. Typically called a "Fresh 48," in-hospital newborn photography is such a happy and joyous time in a young family's life.
Look at that face! Newborns are so helpless, yet so vocal LOL. And telling the story of a baby's first days is something this family will cherish forever!
And despite everyone's collective exhaustion, most people are typically running high on adrenaline. Visitors are a welcome sight and siblings excitedly (anxiously?) meet their new baby brother or sister for the first time.
I met baby Oliver just a few hours after he was born. He already had this whole "baby brother"/son/grandson thing down pat. Grandparents gushed over him and his big sister didn't seem to skip a beat!
The emotion that runs through every person who pops in for a minute, or a few hours is so moving. No matter if this is baby number one or number 10! And that was the case in this hospital room. Oliver is a lucky little boy.
When I worked at Bella Baby Photography, I never knew what to expect out of the mom--sometimes moms would give me a finger cross and would ban me from turning my lens on them. While others were showered, "make-uped," and dressed for their photo shoot!
Oliver's momma hadn't even been to the bathroom, much less had time to think about being "camera ready." I thought she looked amazing--she had that new mom glow. But she was adamant about not being in any of the photos. I convinced her to be included in some blurry background shots, and I promised her I would use some other creative angles. She's the one who did all of the work--I think she needs to be in at least some of the shots!
I'm glad I was able to get her in some of the photos! Here are a couple more from that day:
Welcome to the world, Oliver!
Psst! Are you interested in candid family photos or an in-hospital Fresh 48 photo shoot? Send me an email or a text, or fill out this form and I'll get back to you ASAP! Do it--it's FUN :)