Oh this sweet little girl! She was barely 24 hours old when I met her, and she was absolute perfection while we shot her Fresh 48 portraits. The day after Lily’s mom gave birth, I headed to Brookwood Hospital to shoot Lily’s first portraits with her family. I’ve shared this little detail on Instagram, but let me tell you about their room. The room itself was lovely with lots of room to move about. But, there was only 1 very small window featured. The available light was minimal, and since I prefer to shoot Fresh 48’s and most of my session with natural light, I had to rearrange and do some adjusting. Looking at their portraits, you’d never know there was such a lack of available light in the room!
I’m thrilled whenever I hear from expecting moms, especially when they’re interested in a Fresh 48 or Birth Story. There is simply no other time in your family’s life than the moments and hours that follow your baby’s birth. Document it! No matter how tired you think you’ll be, or how up in the air the scheduling could feel like, you will absolutely cherish these portraits for years and years. Congratulations to the Maddox family on the birth of their precious Lily!