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Hi beautiful momma! How are you? I know this season must be a little crazy (let’s be honest probably a lot crazy) for you but I’m hoping that I can bring a little light to your life with some photography basics/tips for a DIY Fresh 48 session in the hospital.
I typically do my Fresh 48 sessions in the morning because that’s usually when the light is best in the hospital rooms. However, remember to be flexible and don’t stress. If baby isn’t feeling it then just wait until they’re ready.
Natural light is your new best friend. I recommend turning off all artificial light if possible. If you need to ask your hubby to move a chair closer to the window or move the hospital bassinet next to the window to really get the best light possible. And if you are using a DSLR camera don’t be afraid to crank up the ISO.
This will reduce distractions in your photos and allow you to focus on what’s most important. You and your sweet family. Example: bags, blankets, food trays, etc
Try taking a documentary approach and capture what’s actually happening. The sweet moments. The messy moments. All the emotions.
Snuggling, swaddling, soothing, rocking, feeding, holding, adoring.
If a sweet moment happens don’t just take one photo. Try capturing your little one from different angles and start wide getting the whole story and slowly get closer for more details of their tiny features.
I always recommend keeping things simple when it comes to outfits. That and make sure you pack them 😉 Hubby can wear jeans and either a neutral tee or a muted colored tee. For you, a loose dress or nursing gown was my go to because I had two c-sections and then I threw on a cute robe. Think super comfy. If you’re not into dresses, that’s ok. Maternity leggings are also a great option. Just remember simple (no crazy patterns).
For your sweet new babe, I love a white onesie and only one outfit so baby doesn’t get cold. The goal is to keep them warm, happy and full. You can also incorporate a simple headband, hat or your favorite swaddle. Aden and Anais is my absolute favorite brand of swaddles.
Give your phone or camera to a nurse to make sure you get at least one of the whole family. I know you definitely don’t feel glamorous after having a baby but you’ll be thankful for these later. If all else fails take a selfie or use a timer on your phone or camera because these moments are priceless.
Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
And because I can’t be there with you to celebrate this incredible season of life with you… You can send 10 of your favorite images you capture to me at email@example.com and I’ll edit them for you no charge.
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