When you book a photography session with me, whether a Fresh 48 or a Newborn session, I do not want you to worry about the “what ifs” that may come up.

There are many reasons a baby may need to spend some time in the NICU. The baby girl featured in this post had a little trouble regulating her own blood sugars the first couple of days, so she spent a few days in the NICU.

So what happens if your baby is in the NICU and you’ve booked a photo session?

Baby in NICU for Photo Session, Neyssa Lee Photography, Issaquah Fresh 48 photographer, Photo of NICU nurse checking baby

If you’ve booked a Newborn Session and your baby has to spend time in the NICU, nothing changes.

As soon as your entire family is home and settled we can do your newborn session. Whether that is 1-2 weeks after birth or a few more weeks, your session will capture that beautiful baby in the newborn stage. Another benefit of lifestyle photography is that there is no “deadline” for when baby needs to be photographed by. Just like with any newborn session, you simply keep me up to date once you’re heading home and ready for your session.

Baby in NICU for Photo Session, Neyssa Lee Photography, Issaquah Fresh 48 photographer, Photo of newborn baby girl in grandmas arms

If you’ve booked a Fresh 48 session and the hospital allows, we will move forward with your session in the NICU.

Your session may look a little different than you had expected or planned. Most hospitals have stipulations about how many and who can visit baby at one time. However, I encourage you to move forward with your session as these will be images you will cherish. You will be able to look back and see how far your child has come from the NICU days. Think about being able to show your son or daughter how they were fighters right from the start.

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