Fresh 48 Model Call

We are looking for 4 families due in November or December to serve as models for our Fresh 48 photography sessions. These sessions will include the whole family and also individual photos of the baby. The session will take place in the hospital.

It can be hard to predict when a baby will be born. You can apply for the model call as long as your baby is due during November or December 2017.

You must sign a model release for us to use these images on our website, social media and marketing materials.

We will take submissions through November 15, 2017.

What you receive:
A complimentary 30-90 minute lifestyle fresh 48 session with Blodgett Family Photography.

You will receive 3 high-resolution images of your choice from the session and an option to purchase the rest of your gallery. You are NOT obligated to make any purchases from the gallery.

To be considered for a complimentary Fresh 48 Photography Session, fill out our questionnaire below.


Notification of Selection: Entries will be selected based upon the needs of Blodgett Family Photography’s artistic vision. The selected individual/family will be notified via email to the email address they entered on the questionnaire by November 17, 2017. Blodgett Family Photography shall have no liability for an applicant’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail, or other security settings. If the selected individuals/families cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim their complimentary session within 2 days from the time notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed agreement and model release as required, session may be forfeited and an alternate individual/family selected.

Fresh 48 – Ayden | Knoxville Newborn Photography

Before we get to these Fresh 48 photos, I want to tell you a little story.

We met the Thompson’s on a rainy day back in the Spring of 2016. We walked outside and were about to hop in the car to go shopping when we saw them trying to pull their moving truck in next door. Instead of going shopping, we stayed to help them move in. Our boys and Addy played together, me and Jessica chatted, and Steve & Brad moved all their stuff in. And that was the start of our friendship.

About 1 year later, I got to photograph their pregnancy announcement. We did a princess session for Addy’s birthday. Then we did their maternity photos. And there have been countless photos of our kids playing together.

And now we get to add another to the photos because baby Ayden is here! His Fresh 48 photos didn’t quite go as planned though. I planned on doing the photo session and then staying and hanging out for a bit with them at the hospital, so I brought my 2 month old along. When I arrived the staff wouldn’t let me come back with McKellen; it was hospital policy to not let any children (except siblings) into the Maternity wing. None of us had any idea about this policy!

So Brad came out and held McKellen while I went in and did a quick little mini Fresh 48 session of Jessica, Addy & Ayden. I so wish that Brad could have been in these photos too, but we’ll get plenty of photos of the whole family during the newborn session later this week.

Ayden’s Fresh 48 Photos

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Ayden is so cute and has some especially adorable chubby cheeks! He slept the whole time I was there and never made a peep! Jessica says he looks so much like Addy did as a newborn.

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Knoxville, TN hospital fresh 48 photography session for newborn boy

Addy stayed with us while her baby brother was being born. She was so excited and just couldn’t wait to see him and hold him! She is definitely a great big sister already. Addy also loves the camera and was excited for this fresh 48 session!

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Sweet little newborn toes are one of my favorite things!

I loved getting to do this Fresh 48 Session! I can’t wait to see this boy grow and photograph him more over the next year!

Newborn Photography Session Knoxville, TN | Lucy

This beautiful newborn photography session took place at this family’s home on the lake in Andersonville, TN, which is just outside of Knoxville, TN and the location of the Museum of Appalachia.

This sweet baby girl has been wanted for a very long time. Years of infertility, miscarriages, and the pursuit of adoption all came before her. Little Lucy has a unique story; she was conceived through embryo adoption. She is definitely adored by her parents and even her older brother Christian seems to like her alright.

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A sweet moment between mother and daughter. You can see the love these parents have for their little Lucy.

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Christian ran up and put his arms around his parents and it turned out to be one of our favorite family photos of all of them!

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Of course we had to also do a few individual photos of the new big brother!

Photo of big brother at the newborn photography session

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The photo below was a special request that Randi made, it’s her new daughter Lucy and the necklace that holds the names of their other children, some who they can’t bring home.

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We ended the newborn photography session with some individual photos of sweet little Lucy. These precious newborn photos will always be treasured and will be so fun to look back on as she grows! I wonder what she’ll think about the giant flower headband mommy picked for her?

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Our lifestyle newborn photography sessions can take place outside or indoors in your home. We capture the special connections and sweet moments of this fleeting time of life. Each family and newborn is unique, and we will work with you to create a custom newborn photography session that will perfectly fit your needs and wishes. For booking inquiries, visit our Contact Us page and fill out a short form. This is the first step to allow us to capture these precious memories that you will cherish for life.

Lifestyle Family Photography Session | The Vandagriffs

This lifestyle family photography session was extra special. It was a gift from a friend for this sweet family who had just learned that Jessica, the beautiful wife and mother you see in the photos below, has breast cancer. She started chemo only a few days after we did these photos. We had a fun session, exploring and playing.

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The location we used had this awesome stump with this scripture on it, and it was perfect for this battle against cancer that they’re facing.

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They got to run around, explore, throw rocks in the creek, find a giant stick to play with and just had a really great time together as a family!

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Knoxville, TN family lifestyle session at sunset

We’ve found that the most enjoyable approach to family sessions with children is to let them have fun and even lead the way sometimes. We choose locations where they can explore and play. This way we capture their personalities, natural smiles, and the relationships in the family.

We know these are photos that this family will always cherish. Capturing many sweet moments before a difficult journey. Jessica has been doing really well with her cancer treatments. If you would like to help this family during this difficult time, you can donate to their GoFundMe account here.

Mommy and Me Session – Patricia & McCarron

This mommy and me session was like a dream! These two are so in tune with each other and have such a sweet, fun relationship! We had the most beautiful blue skies that day.

Mother and daughter walking through a field in beautiful dresses under a blue sky in the Spring.

Sweet kisses, tickles, and beautiful smiles defined this session!

Mommy and Me lifestyle session in Knoxville, TN

Mommy and Me lifestyle photo session in Knoxville, TN

Dancing with mommy in the field.

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There were so many flowers and dandelions in the fields this day!

Mother and daughter sitting on bench and making wishes while blowing dandelions in Knoxville, TN.

This session has the feel of a fairy tale, with their beautiful flowing dresses, the woods and their sweet smiles.

Mommy and Daughter walking through the woods in Knoxville, TN

Mommy and Me sessions are so special! Often times, moms are the ones behind the camera, documenting their children’s lives. But it’s important for mommy to be in the photos too! You can book a mommy and me session for you and your kids by visiting our Contact Us page, and filling out a short form. Then we’ll create a custom session that will perfectly fit your needs and wishes!