Fresh 48 at the Hospital | Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer

Nothing compares to meeting your baby for the first time and getting to know him or her in those first hours. I could gush about this experience all day and love reminiscing about this time with both my boys. I still regret not having a photographer to document my eldest son's first days and I'm so glad to have planned ahead for my youngest. Having experienced this special time makes me that much more honored to photograph it for my client families, like this beautiful new mom at the Women and Infant Health Center at Virginia Hospital Center in Northern Virginia.

 Mother nursing newborn in hospital bed by Northern Virginia family photographer Nicole Sanchez
 New mom smiling at newborn son by Northern Virginia family photographer Nicole Sanchez
 Mom holding newborn in hospital room by Northern Virginia family Photographer Nicole Sanchez

Whether you deliver at home or in the hospital, it's an incredible time to preserve with pictures or a film. The newborn phase goes by in a flash and it can be hard to appreciate the sweetness when you're adjusting to a new baby, especially your first. Getting the hang of feeding, changing, napping, and trying to eat, sleep, and bathe yourself can take over, so having someone else there to capture the bigger picture is a relief.

 Mom comforting newborn baby in hospital crib by Northern Virginia Family Photographer Nicole Sanchez
 Happy mom smiling at newborn in Northern Virginia Hospital by Family photographer Nicole Sanchez

I love Fresh 48 hospital sessions like this one at Virginia Hospital Center. Seeing a new mom with her baby is a special experience and I appreciate documenting all those early details and sweet moments and thinking about how they will enjoy being able to see and share these first moments both now and years from now.

 Newborn baby with lots of hair by Family Photographer Nicole Sanchez
 Newborn baby holding mom's fingers by Northern Virginia Family Photographer Nicole Sanchez
 Mom learning to nurse new baby by Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer Nicole Sanchez

These images are part of a fusion session which included a Fresh 48 film of this newborn and his mom. I'll be seeing them again soon for an in-home session and can't wait to see how much he's changed.

 Newborn baby breastfeeding contentedly in hospital by Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer Nicole Sanchez
 New mom trying to swaddle newborn baby by Northern Virginia Family Photographer Nicole Sanchez
 Yawning baby in hospital by Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer Nicole Sanchez
 Mother cuddling newborn in hospital bed by Northern Virginia Family Photographer Nicole Sanchez

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