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Connecticut Fresh48 Photography

Fresh48 Sessions are simply amazing.

Fresh 48 photography is a special session for those new families who want the first few hours of their newborn’s life captured without having the entire labor or birth documented. Held within the first 24-48 hours of your baby’s life, these lifestyle based sessions are perfect for remembering that first day forever.  I will come to your place of birth within 48 hours.  This is not a traditional newborn session; I will not pose the baby or bring props or lights. This will just be me capturing your baby’s sweet new moments in a fresh natural way!


Fresh 48 sessions are special because there are very few (if any) things more important and emotional in life than having a baby.  For a lot of moms and parents the first couple of hours and days after delivery can be a blur because of all the changes, actual labor and post delivery. I want you to remember how beautiful the two of you looked as brand new parents. I want you to remember how it felt to look at your brand new baby and how fresh and new they looked just coming into the world. There is honestly nothing like it. Fresh 48 Sessions should be reserved as soon as you know you would like one. I suggest 4-6 months prior to your due date to ensure availability. I typically only accept 2-3 sessions per month due to the unknown, babies come when they are good and ready.

Fresh48 questions and answers

When and Where Will it Take Place?
The session will take place at the place of delivery (hospital, home, or birthing center) They are scheduled within the first 48 hours after delivery during daylight hours.

Do I need permission from the hospital?
Please ask and ensure photographers are allowed. In almost all cases they are treated as just a visitor so it’s generally okay.

How long will you be there?
Approximately 1 hour.

When do you think is the best time for photographs?
It’s best to do them during the day before 2pm.

When should I contact you to come?
I ask that you contact me (or someone does) after you go into labor so we can ensure availability for the suggested time-frame.

For more information, read my Fresh 48 Session Details page.

Would you like to chat about scheduling a Fresh48 session? Start by getting in touch using my contact form.


Connecticut newborn, maternity and baby photographer, Melissa Hartigan, is based in Coventry, CT and serves all of New England. To schedule your family or newborn photography session, contact Melissa.



Coventry, CT

(860) 803-0898