• Irina Duane

"First 48"

Having a baby is one of the most important days in a new parent’s life. Known as a “First 48” or a “Fresh 48” session, this is a perfect way to capture the first two days of your newborn baby’s life. Photographed entirely at the hospital, the session captures family members meeting your new baby for a very first time, the baby's soft and wrinkly skin, and of course lots of hugs and kisses. These are the moments in life that can never be recreated again so it is important to capture them. Your little one will change so quickly - minute to minute, day to day. So freeze these memories forever.


You need to book your session before your baby arrives. I will be on call the days and weeks surrounding your baby’s due date, and we will coordinate a time during the day within those first 48 hours for me to come and photograph your baby.


The "First 48" is a candid and natural photo session aiming to document the first hours of your baby's life. Below you will find just a few photos from one example of a "First 48" session.


  • 1 hour professional photo session at the hospital - I will be on call for the arrival of your baby, so we can arrange a time within the first 48 hours after birth.

  • Post-processing of 25–30 images

  • High-resolution Images on a USB Memory Stick in a special presentation box.

  • Resized digital image files that you may share with family and friends.

  • 5x7 high quality prints of all your photographs.

  • Travel expenses to Waterford Regional Hospital or Cork University Maternity Hospital.

  • Parking fees.

  • Total Cost: € 200

If you are interested in booking/scheduling your own "First 48" session please drop me a line and we can chat about it.

Irina xx


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