Category Archives: Fresh 48

I love when I get to meet my newborn clients in the hospital just hours after their baby has joined their family.

Fresh 48 sessions documents those blurry moments that pass all two quickly.  It’s so much fun watching new parents figure out those first swaddles and what different cries mean.  The newness of the first 48 hours in unlike any other time at home …everything is so new and raw..and it’s a good thing they make those hospital basinets see through, because you just can’t stop staring at that sweet face!

Birth photography was not something I set out to do….to be honest, I didn’t even know it existed until just a few years ago!  When my dear friend asked me to be present to document the birth of her baby last year, I was in awe of the idea….what an honor to be asked to be at one of the most important, intimate moments in someone’s life!  After that breathtaking day, I remember coming home and telling my husband how amazing it was…I was hooked and wanted to do more sessions like this….mostly because I so wished I had done something like this when my own two little loves were born!

What an priceless treasure to be able to relive not only the anticipation leading up to birth, but the first moments of laying eyes on your child!  I’m getting chills just thinking about it now!

Logan’s mom contacted me late last year and was so excited to take advantage of one of my Watch Me Grow sessions.  As we talked more, she asked if I would be willing to document Logan’s birth.  Several weeks ago I got to literally watch this family grow by one as they welcomed Logan…and what an amazing and beautiful night it was. I’m beyond excited to share Logan’s birth story with you.

The Birth of Logan from Melissa Lebo Parsons on Vimeo.

Recently, I got to meet Eleanor, who introduced me to her brand new sister, Hagen.  Eleanor had just met Hagen for the first time herself, and was already so enamored with her….she kept wanting to check on her, love on her….and was even willing to share her goldfish with her little sister.

These Fresh 48 sessions are such a great opportunity to capture these early bonding moments….those first few days…even hours can be such a blur, but what a great way to make sure these precious engagements with your newest member of the family are documented!

I was beyond thrilled when Allison asked me if instead of doing a maternity session before little Addalyn was born, if we could do a hospital session shortly after she arrived.  She wanted to capture those first few hours of bonding and getting to know their daughter, for themselves as well as for family who wasn’t able to be there right after the birth.  As soon as she asked, I knew this was something I would love to be a part of and was completely honored that this couple entrusted me to capture this special time.

I really am hoping to be able to do these sessions more often, and I so wish I had images like these right after my own kids were born.

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