I arrive at Dublin Methodist Hospital more excited than I can remember being in a long time. This would be my first Fresh 48 Photography Session. A session where I not only photograph the brand new baby but also record all the firsts that occur in that little hospital room.
I can't come empty handed after Megan has delivered a nearly 10 pound baby boy so I bring her a pure recharge strawberry smoothie from the Smoothie King. I was fortunate to know this family before arriving because we had just done their Maternity Session the week before. I love having repeat sessions with families because the more I know them the better I am able to take photos of genuine and authentic moments.
It is a humbling experience to be welcomed into a family's sacred space after the birth of a child. I often need a hardcore nap afterwards because I put my whole heart into creating a story from the perspective of a new Mother. I look for details, moments, and also guide the scene in a way a Mother would want to remember about the first days of her child's life. I know how important the photos I'm making will be years from now. For me it's much more than making a nice photo for a birth announcement. It's for the now new brother and sister to look back on to see the very first moments they met, where their life long relationship began. It's for the Dad to see the first moments he bonded with his son, where he took care of his wife, where he introduced his daughter to his son. It's for the Mother to see the first time she fed her son and stroked his cheek in awe, where she comforted her daughter who wasn't so sure of her new brother, when she dressed him for the first time, and how strong and beautiful she was after giving birth. Anyone who is a parent knows how fast our babies grow up and how fleeting those newborn days are. It's a special gift to have a story book of photos of his first day of life. It's not only to have for yourself to look back on but also your child, and then his children.
Enjoy this sweet Fresh 48 Session.
I am only able to take on one Fresh 48 Session a month due to the availability required of me by the family. Don't wait to book yours today!