The first hours only happen once. Fredericton Fresh 48 Session

February 19, 2021

The day this post is going live is one year since the baby boy in these photos was born. I shot this Fredericton Fresh 48 Session two days later. Because of Covid I haven’t been able to shoot one since.

One of the hardest changes to my business in the last year is not being able to go to hospitals. I was just starting to book more Fresh 48 sessions, so it has been a blow to not be able to do them any more.

I’m so thankful I got to do this one though.

First I shot this beautiful family’s maternity photos at their home. I saw and felt their anticipation as they waiting for their baby boy to arrive. Then I got to feel their unbelievable joy as they got to know him just hours after he was born.

I’m sure every mom-to-be knows how fast the first hours will go. But it’s not until you actually experience it that you really understand. There are so many things going through your head. How and when to feed, getting baby to sleep, trying to recover and rest. And through it all you are anxious to get home and start your new life.

You don’t need these photos right now. You need them a year from now, five years from now, someday way in the future when you need to be reminded of how it all began.

One of my favourite parts of Fresh 48 Sessions, especially when it’s first-time-parents, is documenting them learning how to be parents. It’s almost always one of the first times they swaddle their baby, they still need to figure out the best way to hold him and getting him dressed is a whole experience!

These two have been parents for a year now and I just know they are rocking it. Happy birthday little man, I know you have brought your mom and dad so much joy.


At the time of posting, I’m not able to book a Fresh 48 Session, but as soon as Covid regulations allow, I will be back in hospitals for Fresh 48s and birth stories. Reach out to me through my website here for information.

New mom holding baby boy
Family of three Fresh 48 session
Fredericton hospital session
Fresh 48 session in Fredericton, New Brunswick
Fresh 48 Session
Newborn baby boy
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[…] as they prepared to welcome their baby boy. Then, documenting them learning to be parents in their first 48 hours together. And now, finally home with their baby boy for their at-home newborn […]

“You don’t need these photos right now. You need them a year from now, five years from now, someday way in the future when you need to be reminded of how it all began.” I love this, it’s so true. Great session, can’t wait to see more Fresh 48s hopefully soon!

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