Some photographers refer to this session as the Fresh 48. After baby has made their arrival I make a visit to the hospital and capture those first few moments of the new parents and baby before they head home for the first time. I make this a quick visit as I understand there are many visitors waiting to meet baby and congratulate family. I plan for 30-60 minutes and bring no props. I tend to end up with more black and white photographs on these shoots. This is mostly a personal preference as I feel a B&W image allows you to grab onto the details and beautiful simplicity of the emotions a bit more so than a color saturated image does. The only thing that comes even close to being as amazing as a newborn baby, is the glow of a new parent holding their little one on their first day of life.