Why I Think Everyone Should Book a Fresh 48 Photography Session | Newborn Photography Indianapolis

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When I had my little girl, I knew that Fresh 48 photography was an option, but I didn’t fully see the value or (to be honest) really know if I would want to welcome another person into my hospital room after labor and delivery? However, now that I have a child, and have been lucky enough to work with some families during this precious time, Fresh 48 photography has quickly become one of my favorite parts of being a Newborn Photographer in Indianapolis and I think it is so important!

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Here are a few reasons why I think it is so valuable and why I think every family should consider hiring someone for Fresh 48 Newborn Photography.

It Is a Magical and Joyful Time

Everyone is on a loved-filled high after a new little one arrives. It is such a wonderful time for any family and one that should definitely be documented. This new part of your life is just beginning and it is so precious. I cried tears of joy for at least a week solid after I had my little one (#hormonesarecrazy) and when I think back to this time my heart swells with so much happiness.

You Won’t Have the Energy To Do It Yourself

I told myself that I would take photos in the hospital of our little one, I mean I am a photographer after all, so why wouldn’t I do it myself. Well little did I know, after having the baby you as the mama are in no shape to be moving things around your hospital room and taking lots of photos… and even if you have people to help, you will most certainly be too tired. Let someone take this off your plate so you can just focus on soaking up the wonderful new baby joy.

A Great Way to Capture Siblings Meeting for the First Time

Right now I only have one sweet baby, but IF I would ever have another one I would most certainly hire someone to capture the first meeting of my babies. Siblings have a special place in my heart and they are such a gift to each other, along with you as parents. Capturing this moment is one you won’t regret.

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You Should be in the Photos …and Feel Comfortable

Often times in the hospital mom feels a little self conscious, and rightfully so because having a baby is tough work, but it can be a deterrent from having photos taken. We all have someone who will take some photos of us and our new little one during this time (thanks hubby/mom/dad, etc), but hospital lighting isn’t then best and finding the best angles can be tough for someone who isn’t trained in photography. The key is to hire someone who knows how to find great light, flattering posing and how to make you feel relaxed and comfortable.

You Will Forget

This is so hard to admit and it makes me a little sad to think about. Slowly but surely these beautiful first days become such a blur after all the sleepless nights and precious moments that take over your life once baby arrives. If you find a way to photograph or film this time, you at least have the images to come back to again and again, year after year, even if you can’t stop that little one from growing!

If you are expecting an addition to your family I would love (love, love) to capture this time for you. I book a select number of Indianapolis Fresh 48 Photography sessions each year, so reach out anytime for more information. Best of luck with your new little one!

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Indianapolis In-home Lifestyle Newborn Photography

In-home lifestyle newborn photography is one of my favorite things to do here in the Indianapolis area. No matter the time of year, or the weather forecast, capturing a new little love inside the safety of their own home is absolutely magical. Having the privilege to enter someones home and document their life is so special and something I truly value as part of my career!

This adorable family welcomed their second little girl and they could not have been any sweeter. Seeing the new bonds between the sisters, along with their mom and dad was a beautiful sight. These little details from the first few weeks can be so fleeting and I just loved documenting this time in a family’s journey. As you will see below, they have so much love for each other and their new arrival!

Get in touch

If you are expecting a new arrival soon and are looking for an Indianapolis Newborn Photographer, I would love to document this special time in your life. Please reach out to me soon and we can get your due date booked on my calendar!

Indianapolis Newborn Photography - How to Prepare for Your In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Session - Kelli White Photography

Indianapolis Newborn Photography - How to Prepare for Your In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Session - Kelli White Photography

You may have noticed that all of my Indianapolis newborn photography sessions are done inside the homes of the families that choose to work with me. I feel so lucky to visit the homes of so many wonderful families and document some of the first special moments with your new little bundle of joy. 

Being in your home is important to me, because this is the space that is most important to you. It’s the same place where you tuck your little ones into bed each night, share your meals, play games, read stories and build your life. Your home is such an special part of your life and deserves to be a part of your story.

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So if you are thinking of booking a newborn session, or preparing for your upcoming in-home session, here are a few tips that will help you to prepare. Because we all know that once the little one arrives "planning and preparing" tend to go out the window for awhile. 

Trust Your Photographer

I put this first because no matter what, I will make sure that the backdrop for your images is perfect. If I need to move something, tidy a space or adjust the furniture to find the best light (with your permission) I will do so. I know that MANY people are intimidated by the idea of in-home newborn photos, but I promise I will find a way to make your space look it's best, even if every inch of your home doesn't look like a Crate and Barrel catalog. I know as well as anyone, homes with children rarely look perfect, especially when you have a fresh new baby to snuggle! Relax.. I've got this!

Make Your Master Bed

I love to capture images of families in mom and dad's bed. This is so often where the whole family gathers for morning snuggles or an afternoon nap. It provides a great space to gather together and the only thing you really need to do is to make your bed and maybe clear off your night stands prior to my arrival.  

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Pick Out Your Outfits

I tell all of my families during this session to stick with neutral colors and patterns. Ivory, blush, grey are great tones to work with and they allow the focus to be on your new baby. No distracting logos or bright neon colors. A nice lace or simple texture can work well, but usually simple is best. Choose mom's outfit first and then plan everyone else around her. An added bonus of this session being in your home is that you can always lay out a few ideas and I can help you when I arrive, if needed!

Find The Best Light

This will be my main focus once I arrive. I really only need one great window to capture some beautiful images of you and your little one. If you have time prior to your session, send me a few photos of your main living space, nursery and master bedroom. This will help me to prepare, but if you don't remember or have time we will get it all sorted out once I am at your home. 

Focus on Your Family

The best way to get great images during any session is to stay connected and engaged with your family. Look at your handsome husband, soak up that new baby smell, touch the hand of your beautiful wife. Staying connected (holding hands, hugs, kisses, etc.) makes for great photos filled with love and emotion. 

Relax and Soak It Up

Once you are home with your little love, the last thing you need to worry about is your photo session. Let your photographer be your guide, keep things simple and soak up this incredibly special (and fleeting) time with your sweet and sleepy little newborn.  

If you are thinking of booking an in-home Indianapolis Newborn Session I would love to connect with you! I'm happy to answer any of your questions and tell you about all of my newborn photography options


How to Prepare for Your Fresh 48 Indianapolis Photography Session - Kelli White Photography

How to Prepare for Your Fresh 48 Indianapolis Photography Session

When you welcome a new baby into the world the last thing on your mind is how to plan for your photography session. The good news is that I am here to help you prepare and put your mind at ease, long before your little bundle of joy arrives. 

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1. Relax, I've Got This!

When you schedule a Fresh 48 session with KWP you can take comfort in knowing that I handle every detail once I arrive at the hospital. Don't worry about the leftover coffee cup on your tray or tidying up your bags and papers. With your permission, I will move a few things around once I arrive and you can take comfort in knowing that I will ensure we have the best light and back drop for each image.

I also work on a very flexible timeline with Fresh 48 sessions. If doctors need to come and go, I can easily put the photos on pause to ensure you have your privacy. You and your baby's health is the #1 priority during this time!

2. Stay in Touch

Once you schedule your session I will ask that you keep me posted on your labor and delivery. When your baby arrives, please contact me to let me know and I will confirm the day and time that works best for your Fresh 48. Be sure to save my number or email in your phone after you book your session, and assign Dad the task of getting in touch while you relax with your new addition! 

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3. Pack Your Bags

As your due date approaches you will spend time checking your hospital bag to ensure you have everything ready to go! inside this bag you'll have plenty of items for the baby, but you may want to include a pretty robe or your favorite nightgown to wear during your Fresh 48 photos. I still love the simple look of the hospital gown, but depending on your taste you may feel a bit more comfortable and relaxed in your own clothing. 

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4. Create a plan for siblings

If you are expecting your second, third, or fourth...child, you will undoubtably have a plan for who will supervise the older children as you welcome your youngest into the world. With this consideration, you should also think about your plan for their involvement (if at all) in your Fresh 48 photography session.

Some families like to keep the focus on Mom, Dad and the new baby, while others like to include the entire family and capture the love surrounding their first introductions to the newest little sibling. This may also be a question to ask your hospital, as some have rules and regulations surrounding who is allowed to visit, especially during the winter months with flu season. 

Booking a Fresh 48 photography session is something I wish I had done prior to the arrival of my daughter. These are the type of photos that you don't know you need until it's too late! I look back on those first few days and can't believe how quickly the little details have somehow vanished from my memory. Very thankful for photos to remind me of those special moments. 

To learn more about my Fresh 48 sessions, Newborn sessions and Baby's First Year Packages get in touch with me today! I am open and available for a few Fresh 48 sessions each year and I am open to visiting any hospital in the Indianapolis area including, Carmel, Westfield, Noblesville, Fishers, Avon, Brownsburg, or the Terre Haute area hospitals. I would love to capture your special moments during this important time while making the photography process memorable, simple and seamless.