Fresh 48 & Lifestyle NewbornCapturing your freshly born baby
Remember those “fresh” baby-ism forever.
Soft hair on her head. Wrinkly and soft skin. The yawns and the noise that your baby makes. The way you gaze at your baby. The way your partner snuggle with that baby. You’ve been waiting for her for months. And now… she’s here! These hospital or at home (if it’s a home birth) session is precious. I get to document all those little moments as you experience you first time as a family of three… or four… or five… or six. It’s celebrating your new identity as a mother or parent to that little baby.
Fresh 48 Sessions
Fresh 48s happens within the first 48 hours of the baby’s life at the place they were born: hospital, birth center or home. I come to you so you can focus on just resting and snuggling with that newborn. Sessions usually take up to an hour.
Lifestyle Newborn Sessions
The first few weeks of life is TOUGH. But so precious. Your baby is only tiny for a little while then before you know it, they are running out the door. These lifestyle newborn sessions happen in the comfort of your home. They usually happen when the baby is 5-17 days old. It gives you a chance to recover a little bit and catch your breath before documenting those precious moments at home. This usually takes about an hour.
Now Offering Video
You can request a 2-3 minutes video to be added to a Fresh 48 or Lifestyle Newborn session. Inquire for more details.
What should I expect?
Don’t worry about that. I’ll be documenting your newborn and your family with my camera. I might suggest a pose here and there but mostly, I document beautiful things as they happen. Then you’ll get photos to show off your baby the next business day.
When should I book?
Both sessions are usually booked in the 2nd or 3rd trimester. I take 3 clients a month for the Fresh 48 session type. Book early to secure your spot. Then you’ll notify me when your baby arrives. Then we’ll schedule a time for me to come in the morning or afternoon after birth.
I take the honor of being a part of the early days very seriously. Let’s chat virtually to get to know each other before you decide to have me document the early days of your newborn!
Who Is Kristen Schell?
I am a certified Birth Doula and Photographer serving families in Southwest Michigan. I'm based out of Benton Harbor, MI and I serve families in the Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, South Haven & Holland areas. I can also serve Michigan City and South Bend area.
I am an LGBTQ+ friendly and transgender safe space. All family types are welcome here.
Meet with me virtually.
Let's chat. There's no pressure. Let's see if I'm the right person for you.