Portraits of newborn babies, usually 10 days old or less.

Thursday Aug 28, 2014

Now Offering Fresh 48 Sessions | Orange County Newborn Photographer

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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 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.


Thursday Dec 23, 2010

Enter to win “North America’s Cutest Kid” Contest | Des Moines Childen’s Photographer

By | 2017-02-09T16:33:53+00:00 December 23rd, 2010|Babies, Bellies, Kids, Newborns, News, Promos, Teens/Seniors|0 Comments

I am SO excited to be a participating photographer in the 2011 International Charity Model Search to select North America’s Cutest Kid and to raise funds for the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation. (NILMDTS.org)

Is your child North America’s Cutest Kid?  I’ll give you the opportunity to prove it! The grand prize winner will win a $2500 savings bond, a $2500 travel package, and a $100 Target gift card.  The second and third place runners up each will win a $500 savings bond and a $100 Target gift card.

Model Search Special starts January 1, 2011 and ends March 31, 2011:

$75 entrance fee includes a 20-minute model session, an 8×10 print, and one image submitted to the international gallery.

Finalists will be determined by online votes. Each vote is $1 (no limit on the amount of votes you can cast), and all proceeds from votes benefit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS.org).  Every family member who registers their information on the Charity Model Search Website will also receive 1 complimentary vote.  The top 5 paid votes, and the top 5 complimentary votes in each region will move on to the final judging round for a total of 50 finalists.

Grand prize international winner and runners up will be determined from the 50 regional finalists. The winner and runners up are selected by photography experts.

Contact me now at 888-280-4414, or by email, to enter your “Cutest Kid” in this exciting contest.    Sessions must be completed between January 1st and March 31st 2011.

*Contest open to residents of the US and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.charitymodelsearch.org.

Monday Dec 20, 2010

Baby T | Des Moines Newborn Photographer

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These are some images I captured of one week old baby T before we moved to Des Moines. I realized recently that I’d never had a chance to blog these. She was so tiny, and so sweet.  She is also a very lucky little girl who was born to amazing parents,  a big brother and sister who will love on her unconditionally.

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