BIRTH & FRESH 48

SERVING HOME BIRTHS, HOSPITAL BIRTHS & BIRTH CENTER BIRTHS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, SOUTHERN MAINE & THE NORTH SHORE OF MASSACHUSETTS

The Experience

Birth Photography is capturing your baby coming into the world while blending into the background. As your birth photographer, I will be like a fly on the wall capturing your labor and birth as it unfolds without being intrusive. Your birth photography can be whatever you want it to be. Birth photography is about capturing memories and that does not mean that you have to capture the “crowning” of the baby, unless you want to. It is important for me to show the connection between mom and her support staff as well as the emotion of meeting this new person for the first time.

Fresh 48 Sessions are a great option for families who want to capture the first few hours of their newborn’s life but may not want the entire labor or birth documented.  This session is held within the first 24-48 hours of your baby’s life.  I will join you during your hospital stay to document your new baby in a relaxed and natural way for you to remember his first day forever.

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The Process

SESSION CONSULTATION

We start with a pre-session consultation where we discuss the vision of your session.  I will help guide you in what to wear and discussing what products will fit your family’s needs best.

your portrait session

I will capture real moments and authentic connections.  I strive to make each session stress-free and something that you and your family will look back on and smile.

ordering appointment

Two weeks after your session is when the fun really begins.  I create a custom slideshow for you to watch at the Reveal & Design Session.  After the slideshow, I will help you plan the wall art, album, and fine art that you would like for your home.  This part can be overwhelming which is why I am here to help and that is the main purpose of the Reveal & Design Session.  We will walk around your home and plan your custom art pieces together.  Your family will treasure your portraits for generations.

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BEAUTIFUL WORK

Jennie did a Fresh 48 Session for us and was a gem to work with. She’s fun, flexible, professional & compassionate every step of the way. It’s obvious she’s a mom too. We are thrilled with the end result of multiple canvas wall photos! Beautiful work & would recommend her to anyone!

ERIKA

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The Investment

The Birth Story Session

Where should you take senior portraits? Consider Great Island Common
  • In-Person Consultation
  • On-Call 38 weeks until baby arrives
  • Unlimited Active Labor Coverage
  • Up to 2 Hours Postpartum Coverage
  • All Digital images
  • In-Home Reveal & Design Session

Collections start at $1995

The Motherhood Collection

Where should you take senior portraits? Consider Great Island Common
  • In-Person Consultation
  • Maternity Session
  • Fresh 48 Hospital Session or “Welcome Baby” session
  • Studio or in home Newborn Session
  • 10×10 Luxury Album with images from all 3 sessions (30 pages)
  • All Digital Images

$1995

The Fresh 48 Hospital Session

Where should you take senior portraits? Consider Great Island Common
  • In-Person Consultation
  • 45 Minute Hospital session within first 48 hours after delivery
  • On Call at 39 weeks
  • PRINTS & DIGITAL FILES SOLD SEPARATELY AND ARE AVAILABLE AT YOUR PRIVATE VIEWING AND ORDERING APPOINTMENT

$395

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BIRTH & FRESH 48 Gallery

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birth & fresh 48 Signature Art

White Wave Photography offers a start-to-finish experience unlike any other. Together, we will turn your beautiful images into gorgeous art for your home. We will work with you every step of the way. Our mission is to help you create something not only tangible for your home, but also deeply moving for you and for your children to love and adore as the years pass.

There is little value in your portraiture investment unless you have something tangible at its conclusion to enjoy. A printed piece that lives permanently in your home will be cherished for generations to come.

Framed Art

Decorate your home with beautiful fine art prints. Mounted on matte board and professionally framed, these prints are meant to be enjoyed for a lifetime.  Mix and match sizes to make a beautiful wall gallery.

Gallery Wraps

Our gallery wrapped canvases are a luxurious and contemporary way to display your favorite images. Canvases arrive ready to hang, no framing required. Custom wall gallery design is included in your session.

Heirloom Albums

Our heirloom albums are the perfect way to preserve your images and enjoy them for generations. Choose from a variety of sizes and cover materials to create the perfect keepsake for your family.

Heritage Wood

Beautiful Heritage Wood Clusters are the perfect unique way to display your images in a complete gallery.  Each cluster allows you to build a custom art piece for your walls.

Gift & Collages

Gift Prints are perfect for sharing with family and friends. Printed on the finest archival paper and mounted on matte board, these prints will withstand the test of time and are sure to be treasured.

Digital Negatives

Digital Negatives provide a backup of your portraits. Presented on a USB in a keepsake box with matching 5×7 prints of your selected images.

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YOUR QUESTIONS

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY SESSION?

Ideally it’s best to book your portrait session during your second trimester.  This will ensure that I will have availability in my calendar for your baby’s portraits when he/she arrives. If choosing a Fresh 48 Hospital session, I will go on call for your birth one week prior to your due date.  If you would like to chat more about a session, you can contact me by clicking here.

What if my baby comes early or late?

Babies like to arrive on their own schedule and so we need to be flexible for when they decide to arrive.  For birth clients, I go on call at 38 weeks but of course will do everything in my power to make it to an early birth if you go into labor early.  In the event that I am out of town, I would send my backup. For birth sessions, once you are in labor, have dad or a family member CALL me ASAP so we can make a plan for when I will arrive.  For Fresh 48 Sessions please let me know as soon as baby has arrived so that we can arrange for me to come to the hospital for photos.

HOW SOON AFTER OUR BABY IS BORN SHOULD THE SESSION HAPPEN?

Fresh 48 Sessions take place in the hospital the first day after a vaginal delivery or 48 hours after a cesarean delivery.  In the event that the hospital is restricting visitors, I will meet you at your home for a “welcome baby” session on the day you leave the hospital.  These sessions are a great way to capture siblings/grandparents meeting baby for the first time.

HOW LONG IS THE SESSION?

Fresh 48 Hospital sessions are about 45 minutes and I come to your birth once you are in active labor.  I will then stay up to 2 hours postpartum to capture things like the newborn exam, sibling meetings and first latch.  

Can we take sibling/family shots?

Absolutely!  Fresh 48 sessions are a great way to capture siblings and grandparents meeting baby for the very first time.  

Do I need to bring anything?

Fresh 48 Hospital images are more documentary and therefore I will use hospital onesies and blankets but feel free to bring your own swaddle blanket. For birth stories, I do recommend that you bring a change of “clothes” so that if you get wet during laboring you can change for those cute cuddly shots after the baby is born.  Since birth is documentary in nature, this is not a requirement but a lot of my mamas love to share there images and would like to have some more modest ones to show.  This is completely up to you and something we discuss in our pre-birth consultation.

What Should We Wear?

You will be given a portrait guide that will prepare you for your baby’s Fresh 48 Session.  It will include suggestions and ideas for what to clothes to wear.  Simple, neutral pieces are definitely recommended, so your baby and family are the focus and not the clothes you wear.  For birth clients, I also recommend comfortable labor friendly options of “clothing” which we go over during our pre-birth consultation.

View the Birth Story of

Clyde

I had the pleasure of being a midwife at a birth that Jennie photographed recently and she was amazing! So personable, professional and a very comforting presence to have at a birth, quietly moving around to capture incredible photos. I was in awe when I saw the photos afterwards, it felt like she captured the very spirit of the people, moments, and the energy of the whole experience with a fantastic perspective. Not only is she a wonderful person to have at your birth, her photography is top notch!

Jen

Lionheard Midwifery

If you are expecting a baby in Southern Maine & New Hampshire and would like to learn more about Birth Photography and Fresh 48 Hospital Photography please CONTACT ME today to set up a FREE Consultation.

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BOOK WITH ME

We would love to hear from you, and if you do have any questions at all before booking, please do feel free to give us a call.