Welcome to the World, Olivia! A Heartwarming Fresh 48 Session in Columbus, GA

A couple of weeks ago, I had the absolute joy of joining Elise and Jon in celebrating the arrival of their precious little one, sweet baby Olivia. Witnessing the sheer love and adoration overflowing from these new parents was simply heartwarming. It's moments like these that truly remind us of the magic of life.

Now, let's talk about Southern summers – they're known for their scorching heat and that infamous humidity that seems to make everything feel even hotter. And this year, Georgia turned up the humidity dial even more! Imagine poor Elise, navigating her third trimester in the midst of all that Georgia heat. But despite the challenges, she remained resilient and strong as she awaited her little one's arrival. When Olivia's due date came and went, Elise was induced a week later, adding another layer of anticipation to the mix.

As a photographer in Columbus, GA, capturing Fresh 48 sessions has quickly become one of my absolute favorite must have sessions. There's something so special about witnessing those first raw and pure emotions from new parents as they marvel at the tiny miracle they've brought into the world. And yes, amidst all the awe and wonder, there's also a hint of exhaustion – understandable after the incredible journey of bringing new life into this world.

Now, without further ado, I'm thrilled to share some of my favorite moments from Olivia's Fresh 48 session. The love and joy in these photos truly speak volumes, encapsulating the pure magic of those first precious hours together as a family.

And speaking of those first hours, if you're currently preparing for your own little one's arrival, don't forget to check out my list of 4 Must-Have Items for Your Hospital Bag! Trust me, a little preparation can go a long way in ensuring you have everything you need for those early moments with your newborn.

Finally, if you're in Columbus, GA, and on the lookout for a Fresh 48 photographer to capture those unforgettable moments, I would absolutely love to chat with you. Let's capture the magic of those first few hours together!

Mom sitting in hospital bed kissing her newborn baby at her Fresh 48 session in Columbus, GA
Portrait of a newborn baby girl laying on top of her hospital blankets at Fresh 48 session in Columbus, GA
Portrait of a new father sitting in hospital arm chair cradling his new baby girl in Fresh 48 photos in Columbus, GA.
New parents sitting on hospital bed cradling their newborn baby girl for their Fresh 48 photos in Columbus, GA.
Portrait of new parents standing over hospital bassinet looking down at their new baby girl for Fresh 48 photos.

4 Must Have Items For Your Hospital Bag

Comfy Clothes

After giving birth to my two little boys I had no desire to stay in my hospital gown afterwards! I wanted something that was comfortable and familiar. I made sure the top was button up so I could do skin to skin and nurse easily. I chose a soft, stretchy pair of loose leg yoga pants, that I still wear around the house today.


I was starving after giving birth and all I was able to get from the hospital afterwards was Jell-O until room service came around. Also, check with your hospital if room service covers your husband. Some hospitals, like the one I gave birth at only covered me and my husband had to share with me or leave and go get food.

Shower Shoes

That first shower after having a baby is magical, but make sure to bring a good pair of shower shoes. As well as your common toiletry items such as toothpaste and toothbrush, shampoo and conditioner and maybe a little make-up to help you feel a little more put together and if you plan on taking any Fresh-48 photos.

Little Fan

Labor and Delivery is a lot of work and it can get hot! Having a small, portable fan that you can attach to the bed rails or have your husband hold will make a world of difference.