Fresh 48 Session at Mercy Hospital

This was a first for me!

Back story! About a month ago this mom contacted me wanting me to do her fresh 48 session (a session, in the hospital, within 48 hours of birth). Her main goal was to capture photos of big sister meeting new baby brother for the first time. I told her I’d never done one, but would love to! Unfortunately, I was going to be away for the weekend before her due date. She decided she couldn’t take the risk of me missing it and hired somebody else.

Somebody who happens to be a friend of mine.

So baby-having time rolled around and the photographer they hired found herself without a car the day they needed her. She called me and asked if I could do it instead. And in the end … I got to do the Fresh 48 after all!

Which was a lot of fun! Seriously this is something I would love to do more often. And I have to admit I really thought mom and dad would be disappointed when big sister (who is only 2) didn’t actually give two hoots about her new baby brother. But I was wrong! She loved him! I could tell how great of a big sister she is going to be.

Also … baby brother made a point to purchase his new big sister a super special fairy outfit (and crocs) which you will see her wearing … and dad as well. I don’t think he makes a habit of running around in fairy wings (but what do I know) but it’s clear that he’s a pretty great dad that he was willing.

newborn boy in the hospitaltiny newborn baby feetmom and dad with their new baby boyover dad's shoulder holding his newborn sonmom holding her newborn sonbig sister coming into the hospital roombig sister seeing her new brother for the first timemom and little girl cuddling on the bedbig sister holding her new brother for the first timelittle girl with her new fairy wingsdad wearing new fairy wingsgrandparents holding the new baby