Babies from 11 days to crawlers

Thursday Aug 28, 2014

Now Offering Fresh 48 Sessions | Orange County Newborn Photographer

By | 2017-02-09T16:33:51+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Babies, Newborns|0 Comments

Now you’re wondering, “What is a Fresh 48 Session?” right?  A Fresh 48 session is a newborn session that is taken within 48 hours after the birth of your baby.  If you deliver in the hospital, the session will be the day after a natural delivery and two days after a c-section delivery.   “But don’t most hospitals include a newborn portrait?” well, yes and no.  Most of them have contracted with a company to provide the photography service, but it does not include any products.  They are usually taken by people who have never touched a camera before working for that company.  They usually have a few poses that they’re taught to do, and just point and shoot their camera for those poses.  I say “usually” and “most” because in addition to my own business, I also work for an in-hospital newborn photography company.  They are currently only in one hospital in Orange County, and they only work with established professional photographers who know how to use their cameras, and know lighting and composition.  Working for this company has given me the opportunity to photograph over 650 newborns and their families within a few years time.  A Fresh 48 Session is a session that is meant to tell the story of the beginning of the new family.  It is photojournalistic in style, and captures the setting as well as the people that are there.  This may include the parents and siblings, or even friends and extended family visitors.   These sessions aren’t meant to replace the posed newborn session that is usually done at 7-10 business days, but instead it is meant to compliment it.  Newborns change so much from those first few hours to the first few weeks.   Fresh 48 sessions require less flexibility on my part than a posed newborn session.  Once you deliver, I need to be at the hospital within 48 hours.  With a posed session, if you deliver on a Tuesday, and I’m not available the following Tuesday, I can photograph your baby on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.   For this reason, I don’t book as many Fresh 48 sessions as I do posed sessions, so it is important to check on my availability as soon as you think you might be interested.  I offer both a mini-Fresh 48 and a full-Fresh 48.  The mini is 15-20 minutes shooting time, and include a minimum of 15 digital images for download from an online gallery.  The full session is 60-90 minutes of shooting with a minimum of 40 digital images for download from an online gallery.   The images will be a mixture of both color and black and white.   Don’t forget to contact me now for my availability around the time of your due date!

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#Fresh48 bassinet in front of window | Christina Kennedy Photography

#Fresh 48 Mama and Baby | Christina Kennedy Photography

#Fresh48 | Christina Kennedy Photography

#Fresh48 backlit mama and baby | Christina Kennedy Photography

Twins #Fresh48 | Christina Kennedy Photography

#Fresh48 Itty Bitty Fingernails | Christina Kennedy Photography

Baby on Bili Bed #Fresh48 | Christina Kennedy Photography
New Parents #Fresh48 | Christina Kennedy Photography

#Fresh48 Itty Bitty Toe nails | Christina Kennedy Photography

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Sunday Feb 23, 2014

Mia is One | Orange County Kids Photographer

By | 2017-02-09T16:33:51+00:00 February 23rd, 2014|Babies|0 Comments

I can’t believe it has been over a year since I first photographed little Mia.  Typically, cake smash sessions are booked before the first birthday, so that photos may be used for birthday cards, and/or a signature board at baby’s first birthday.  But Mia had moved away since I first started photographing her, and she was back for a visit when we had the session.  She was 14 months old when we did her Cake Smash session.  This worked well because we were able to get some great shots of her standing and walking, and showing off her little legs.  She loved the balloons!  She did not love the cake!  🙂

Cake Smash

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Thursday May 31, 2012

Beautiful Baby | Des Moines Newborn Photographer

By | 2017-02-09T16:33:52+00:00 May 31st, 2012|Babies|0 Comments

Can I tell you how much I love the community of photographers that I’ve found right here in Des Moines?  Thank goodness for Facebook, which allows us to connect and talk shop virtually, day or night.  But sometimes we even like to get together and photograph people.   Recently, we gathered together at a local studio to photograph moms and their babies.  We had babies from newborn through to one year old.  Because of the shear volume of us that showed up, around 80 I’m told, it was very difficult to photograph all of the babies that we had, as they were all available individually for brief periods of time.   I was able to capture a few photos, but I thought I would share one of my favorites.

I would love to capture images of you and your newborn.  I can come to the hospital or your home, or both!  Please feel free to contact me.

Sunday Nov 13, 2011

11-11-11 Babies | Des Moines Newborn Photographer

By | 2017-02-09T16:33:52+00:00 November 13th, 2011|Babies, Newborns, Portraits|0 Comments

Yesterday I had the honor and privilege of photographing six newborns who all shared the birthday of November 11, 2011.  I love photographing newborns, and the best time to capture their newness is within the first week of their birth.  Yes, I can even come to the hospital to capture this precious memory for you!

If you’re interested in having me capture images of your newborn, please call me at 515-650-3369, or here prior to giving birth so I can pencil you in on my schedule.  Then just keep me posted on your progress so I can make sure I’m available.




Sunday Feb 6, 2011

A few of my favorite images | Des Moines Photographer

By | 2017-02-09T16:33:52+00:00 February 6th, 2011|Babies, Bellies, Families, Kids, Newborns, Portraits|0 Comments

One of my photographer friends posed a challenge to me and some other photographer friends to put some of our photos into a slide show and post it on YouTube.   This is what I put together, and you can find it on YouTube, but I also wanted to share it here.


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