Note From Ashley
Each baby is different. I may rock, or sway with your baby, rub his eyebrows, use a white noise machine, etc. I want to make sure the energy in the room is always relaxed and calm, with lots of trust. They will occasionally cry- please know that this is never a bother for me. I will use a variety of soothing techniques to make your baby feel safe, secure and warm. Think of me as your baby sitter. Baby will never be placed in an unsafe position and newborn safety is my top priority.
I have a very hands on approach to newborns and I am very comfortable handling them. I have three young children myself and have taken safety courses on newborn photography/workshops. I am fully vaccinated. One last thing....No matter what your baby does, please know that I am always relaxed. I do this all the time and have seen everything. This session is supposed to be a special experience for you and I don't want you stressed if the baby starts to cry. The baby can sense stress and it usually makes them cry more. We have plenty of time allowed for your session. If we need to take a break to feed, walk, rock, etc. we can do that. I want you to enjoy the experience of your session and this special bonding moment for your family.
Props & Heirloom Items
Fresh 48 Sessions do not use many props- instead I focus on the hospital experience. Tiny arm bands, blue/pink striped blankets and teeny hats. It's all about your experience after birth. If you have an heirloom item or special outfit you wish to be included, that will be just fine. We will not do any outfit changes, but instead focus on keeping baby wrapped and warm while we work.
Session Prop List
- blankets that are special to you (made by grandma, embroidered with baby name, etc.)
- hats or booties you love
- going home outfit
- plain onesie