It can! In cases where photographers are not allowed in the room, a Fresh 48 session is a great alternative to birth photography. That said, it is also be a great compliment to birth sessions and I do offer a special rate for my birth clients who would like to add a Fresh 48 session to their collection.
Fresh 48 sessions are reserved for hospitals as they are very documentary style. I do offer lifestyle newborn sessions which are perfect for those who delivered at home or in a birth center. You can find more details about lifestyle newborn sessions here.
I have photographed almost 2 dozen births and several dozen more Fresh 48s and haven't missed one yet! When you book with me, I clear my schedule surrounding your due date to make sure I am as available as possible. Communication as you approach your due date approaches to ensure that I am there.
Does a Fresh 48 session take the place of birth photography?
What if you are not available after my baby is born?
I am delivering at a birth center or at home. Do you offer in home Fresh 48 sessions?