Maureen O'Shay Photography » Senior and Family Portrait Photographer

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Fresh 48 – 48 hours after the Big Arrival!

There is something so special about being invited into someone’s hospital room hours after mom had a baby. Whether you are a friend or family member, you can really feel the joy in the room – as cheesy as that may sound. How lucky am I that my job takes me to the happiest place on earth (sorry, Disney, the Labor and Delivery unit wins today!).

On Father’s Day, I photographed Kate and Oscar and their new baby boy. He joins is parents and big brother and sister, too. This newly created Party of Five was as sweet as can be. I love, love, love these sessions and appreciate families trusting me with these, the most precious first, moments together.

Kate answers a few questions and lets you know what a “Fresh 48” session with me is all about.

Please tell me about your session experience:

Our “Fresh 48” photo session was such a special experience! Maureen was so easy and fun to work with and made the entire session fun and memorable. She was prompt, prepared, and extremely flexible with whatever we threw at her. I highly recommend this sweet intimate photo session to remember these special moments with your new baby!

Tell us a little bit about your family
My husband and I have a 5 year old boy, 3 year old girl and our newest addition, a little boy.

What made you decide it was the time to do a photo session? Were you marking any special occasion?
We wanted to capture this special time adding a new addition to our family. I loved seeing how my older two children interacted with their new sibling.  Also having some special intimate photos with our newborn without the distractions of life at home!

Where was your session held and why?
At the hospital 24 hours after having our son.

What did you like about your location?
It captured real life moments in a documentary style. The photos were natural and not forced helping us remember this special time.

What did you like about your session? What was your favorite part?
I loved how sweet and natural the photos were. It wasn’t forced or posed and helped me to remember these special moments.

Any funny stories or interesting happenings during your session?
My middle child, 3 yr old daughter, had to be coaxed to sit by her new brother with a chocolate chip cookie:)

Any advice to other families before their photo session?
Do it!! It was such a special photo session and Maureen made it so easy! these pictures will hold a special place in our hearts forever!

What do you hope your kids/family will say years down the road when looking at these images?
Remembering the love of a family, the miracle of new life, and the sweet moments shared as we became a party of five!

Fresh 48 sessions book up fast, so submit a session inquiry as soon as you have a due date.