Fresh 48 Photography

Fresh 48 Photography Melbourne

capturing the wonderful of brand new life

I offer both in hospital fresh 48 newborn photography sessions and in-home newborn sessions

How do Fresh 48 sessions compare? 

Simply, Fresh 48 sessions are very real and emotional while in-home or studio newborn sessions can be a little prettier and planned. 


Newborn photography ranges from very posed, studio photos through to in-home lifestyle sessions. Newborn sessions are generally held 10-14 days after the baby is born, with timing being more important for the more posed styles. Although my heart (and newborn sessions) fall on the in-home lifestyle side, there are amazing photographers across the spectrum.

in-hospital vs in-home newborn session

If you are debating between a Fresh 48 session and an in-home newborn session, I wouldn’t want to direct you either way. There are advantages to each and I think they can compliment each other perfectly. (I even have a pricing offer specifically for people interested in both.)

A Fresh 48 session could be timed to capture first meetings with siblings, even grandparents, if you wanted. There are so many firsts happening in these initial days as you discover more about your little one and being parents. It’s real and emotional and wonderful.

Within two weeks, the general time of a newborn session, a baby has already changed so much. They feel less fragile, you feel more confident. An in-home lifestyle newborn session captures a peek into your life at home with a newborn. Feeding, settling, the nursery, snuggled up all together. It’s loving and relaxed and wonderful. 

fresh 48 vs posed studio session

If you were debating between a Fresh 48 session and a very posed, studio session, I would suggest the Fresh 48 session every time. Personally, it’s the photos that capture the emotion and experience that mean more to me. I booked a studio session when my oldest was born and although the photos are beautiful, they don’t reflect how I remember her as a baby. (I didn’t bother when I had my second child.) The posed newborn style relies heavily on the baby being asleep, while the baby looking up at Mum or Dad, making eye contact with the camera, interacting in any form, are just incredible moments to capture in my mind. And don’t even get me started on the value of getting ourselves in photos with our loved ones! 



These parents were head over heels in love with their brand new baby girl, only 23 hours old. They booked a Fresh 48 session for share some of these first moments together with family and friends overseas. And baby Martha delivered! 

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The Hospital and Home Collection

60 minute Fresh 48 session
in your hospital room

90 minute newborn photo session
in your home 

30 Photos via digital download

15 Photos via digital download


The Essential Fresh 48 Collection

60 minute photo session
in your hospital room


30 Photos via digital download



Get in contact! I offer Fresh 48 sessions in both public and private hospitals throughout Melbourne. 

I suggest booking in 2-3 months before baby is due. Although I try never to say no to a newborn client, my session availability does fill up.

This is the stage that we get all the formalities sorted, including a questionnaire that gives me all the details I need and allows me to get to know you a little more. Then, when you go into labour a quick text message is all that is required. I’ll get my camera gear ready, calendar cleared, so that we’re all set to schedule a time when your sweet little baby is here.

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