I’ve said it before, Fresh48 photography sessions are absolutely my favourite! If you're wondering what a Fresh48 session is, essentially it's a short lifestyle photography session that takes place within 48 hours of baby's arrival (hence the name Fresh48). More often than not, for me those sessions take place at Auckland's Birthcare. They document newness, first meetings, sometimes a first bath or nursing. They capture the details of a precious new life and fleeting memories like tiny hospital bands and red wrinkly feet.
There’s a surprising feeling of calm and a palpable sense of wonder when I walk into those rooms at Birthcare. It’s like a haze of love and gratitude has descended and managed to wrap up those sleep deprived, endorphin driven parents in its warm embrace.
So I was so pleased when the gorgeous O’Keefe family asked me to document their latest arrival, Kaley Jessica, with both a Fresh 48 session at Birthcare and a newborn lifestyle session at home (the later of which is still to come…).
Kaley is truly delightful. The day I met her she was around 30hours old, but already she’d developed a powerful squeal that commanded attention. I’m certain that under the watchful and caring direction of big sister Morgan she’s going to blaze a wonderful path.
Jen and Dan - thank you so much for inviting me in to this incredibly special time. I can't wait to see and help you document this gorgeous family again soon.