What is Fresh 48 Session?
The beginning of a life means a lot to every mum and dad and they always eager to share their happiness with all of their friends and families. However, the quality of the photos taken by the hospital, friends or mums and dads themselves varies. Having a professionally taken album is the perfect way to preserve those precious memories.
Fresh 48 Photography is a special session for those new families who want the first few hours of their newborn's life captured. Held within the first 48 hours of your baby's life, these lifestyle sessions are perfect for remembering that first day forever.
When Should I Schedule My Fresh 48 Session?
Scheduling is suggested as soon as you know you want one. We suggest 3-4 months prior to your due date to ensure availability.
What do you think makes Fresh 48 so special?
Fresh 48 is special because there are very few (if any) things more raw, 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. We want you to REMEMBER how beautiful the two of you looked as brand new parents. We want you to REMEMBER how it felt to look at your brand new baby and to DETAIL how fresh and new they looked just coming into the world. There’s nothing like it.
Do I need permission from the hospital?
Not every hospital allows to bring babies back to the maternity ward. In almost all cases photographers are treated as a visitor.
How long will you be there?
Approximately 1 hour.
When do you think is the best time for photographs?
It’s great to do them during the day of if possible.
Anything special (regarding the photos) I would need to bring with to the hospital?
Babies look great in just a diaper or a white onesie. Pack an extra shirt for both mum and dad (grey, white, black or neutrals look best) and if you’d like basic makeup such as chapstick, mascara and blush. You certainly don’t need to wear makeup for the session but some moms like to freshen up a little.
When should I contact you to come?
We require you contact us after you go into labor so we can ensure availability for the suggested time-frame.
What if labor takes longer than expected?
It’s cool! Just let us know when your little bug arrives and we can schedule from there – regardless of labor length.
What is documentary style?
Basically, it’s visual storytelling. There is little to no posing involved and the intention is to capture subjects naturally.
What if my baby needs to be in the NICU?
In this event we will stay in touch and it is handled on a case-by-case basis. We may need to work with hospital staff to find out what we are and aren’t able to do. In the event that we are unable to photograph the Fresh 48 as planned due to these circumstances your deposit will be refunded.
What is your cancellation policy?
A HKD500 deposit is required to hold your spot, and if you cancel, this is non-refundable. Remaining fee must be paid on or before day of shoot.
If you can’t make it due to strange timing or an unexpected emergency medical problem, will I get a refund?
Certainly! A full refund of your deposit will be given in this situation.
If I am not feeling well right after delivery, can I do the photo shoot after 48 hours?
Yes, we could come at any time during your hospital stay.
What if I deliver early?
Contractually We are on-call and available to you for 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after your estimated due date. If you deliver earlier than that time-frame we will make every effort to still be available to you.
Will my photos/identity be private?
My standard terms include a model release which allows me to use your images for my portfolio, website and advertising. If you would like to opt-out please let me know ahead of time.
Will hospital staff be in the pictures?
Our intention is to photograph immediate family, so no.
Terms and conditions
The Heaven's Love Photography reserves the right to use any photograph in any form such as, but not limited to, the use in advertising, reproduction, and copyright. All images are copyrighted by The Heaven's Love Photography, even those you purchase. Prices are subject to change without notice and are non-negotiable. Prices are guaranteed after your deposit. Due to the custom nature of photographic products, no refunds will be issued. By hiring The Heaven's Love Photography, you agree to these terms.