Fresh 48 Guide
Having a baby can be one of the most important days in your lives, and that’s why I feel it’s so important and precious to document those first moments after arrival. ‘Fresh 48’ is an in-hospital newborn mini-session, where I come along and capture that brand newness of a newborn in the first 48 hours of birth. The session lasts approximately 30 minutes so it’s quick and easy. The focus is all about those new moments, the baby’s tiny details, the cuddles. It’s not about you getting dressed up, doing your hair and putting lots of make-up on, so please please don’t worry what sort of state you’ll be in or what you look like in that hospital gown! Please also note these sessions, like my newborn sessions, are not about posing the baby or including props.
Babies come on their own schedule (unless you plan for a c-section), therefore planning this session can be slightly tricky. I typically come to the hospital mid-late morning or mid-afternoon (starting no later than 4pm) either on day 1 or day 2. Once I receive your news, we can quickly arrange a time.
So what do I need to know in advance? Please firstly let me know firstly which hospital you are delivering at and what your current due date is. Have a little think if there’s something particular you’d love me to capture (eg breast feeding, skin-to-skin etc) and let me know prior to our session. Then all I ask is that as soon as you have news for me (or even when you go into labour only if it’s easy and possible!), to contact me via SMS or WhatsApp. Don’t worry, if you’re in labour, I’m not going to make you schedule a time with me, it just helps me plan a little!
Post session, you’ll receive your beautiful edited images within 48 hours of the shoot, via your online gallery.
This session is currently only available at the following hospitals: Gleneagles, NUH, Mount Elizabeth Novena, Mount Elizabeth Orchard, Raffles, KK and Mount Alvernia. For Thomson Medical, due to the majority of rooms not having any natural light coming through the windows, I’m unable to offer Fresh 48 Sessions here.
Please note I do not do passport photos for the baby. There usually is a professional photographer who is qualified in doing this and who comes around the hospital, please check with your hospital for further information.
Any sessions on a Saturday are to take place between 10am -12 noon depending on my morning photography schedule. Sunday is a very difficult day for me to work due to my own young family of 3, and a husband who is often away for work. Therefore all I ask is that if the first 48 hours hits a Sunday, you just allow a little flexibility with the day I come to hospital please as not every Sunday is possible for me. I hope you understand.
Lastly, these sessions are only available in-hospital and I can of course come post 48 hours if you are still there. I do not offer such sessions once you are all home. Please refer to my Lifestyle In-Home Newborn Session.