Houston Newborn Photographer - Sarah Borchgrevink Photography
Sarah Borchgrevink Photography is a Maternity, Newborn and Family Photographer serving the Greater Houston Region including Cypress, The Woodlands, Tomball, The Heights, West Houston, Memorial and Humble TX.
Greetings and good morning to you! As usual, I'm excited to see you're here and preview one of my latest sessions for you. I'm also looking forward to sharing a little bit of information about booking your newborn portraits. Many mamas have questions, so this post is intended to share details.
I recommend booking your newborn session typically in the 2nd trimester. Your session will take place when baby is typically 6-12 days old, though I do make exceptions for older newborns, such as 3 weeks. However, booking in the second trimester secures your appointment on my calendar and ensures I do not book too many babies around your own due date. We plan for baby to arrive around 2-3 weeks before your due date, though maybe even a week or so afterwards. A signed contract and non-refundable retainer are required to book. This is when a new client PDF and newborn prep guide are sent to you. You also have the oppurtunity to ask any questions. My e-mail is always open, too!
Moreover, this gives us plenty of time to plan your session around your color preferences and home; I generally pull inspiration from your baby's nursery. I provide everything you need for your session. I encourage you to look through my vast array of props from posing fabric, blankets, vintage and antique buckets, bowls, baskets, head bands, floral crowns, dainty tie backs and halos, bonnets and hats, etc. All of my newborn sessions are custom designed and I take pride in ensuring you love every piece we use. While family heirlooms are welcome, let me style your session. It'll be classic, vintage, rustic and showcase all the beautiful things about your precious baby.
In the beginning of your session, we begin with family photos. I include these in each collection I offer. It's extremely important for you to be part of the images. You will treasure these forever! I offer a handful of parental shots meaning we do the entire family, sibling (if applicable), and then of course Mom with Baby and Dad with Baby. I provide wardrobe advice and will wrap baby beautifully so she looks like a cute little jelly bean package.
After the family photos, we immediately move into baby's individual portraits Your baby's portion includes flokati rug set ups (shown here) as well as two floor props of your choice; these are the baskets, bowls, vintage cradles, beds, etc. Your session also includes two bean bag colors with different poses on each color and of course macro images. Macro images are the up close details of your baby's eyelashes, tiny toes, tufts of hair, ears, lips, profile, etc.
During your newborn session, relax. Have a snack. Take a nap. Think of me as your baby sitter. I delight in working with your cherub. Also feel free to bring your laptop so you may catch up on work or e-mails. The session is truly laid back; I want you to enjoy your session and not feel any stress. Furthermore, I am formally trained in the custom art of posed newborn photography and am mentoring under one of the nation's leading newborn photographers. I handle your baby with the utmost care and respect; safety is absolutely top priority and plenty of time is provided to ensure she is fed, rocked, kept nice and warm and sleepy, and that she is gently guided into each pose. Parents often marvel at how the babies simply curl up.
I also incorporate a variety of wrapping for your baby, but we do also ensure there are some naked shots, too, in order to showcase the curly nature of baby. Both styles ensure a gallery full of variety, reflecting the womb-like posing of your precious baby.
Poses such as froggy, seen above, are done with the utmost respect for safety and care. These are actually called a "composite", which means they're several images merged together in processing. Hands are never removed from baby, and instead, when editing your session, I combine several photos so the final products looks like baby is holding her head in her hands. I cannot stress safety enough. Babies are fragile and while they are "moldable", they are not gravity defying.
After your session, within 10 days, you receive your final retouched images and then I order your professional prints and products.
Thanks for stopping by! I am currently booking 2017 posed (and lifestyle) newborn sessions. If you'd like to get in touch and discuss investment or styling please feel free to do so. All of my collections come with high resolution digital files as well as boutique professional prints and products.
Connect With Sarah
Are you, a friend, or perhaps loved one looking for a Houston area portrait photographer who specializes in beautiful, modern newborn, child, maternity or family photography? If you're looking for a laid back and custom service driven experience, I am definitely the photographer for you! I'd be honored to chat with you about customizing your own session. I cannot wait to serve you and provide you with an amazing experience. Check out the contact form to connect with me.
Located in Cypress TX, a suburb of Northwest Houston, Sarah Borchgrevink Photography is a Houston Newborn Photographer specializing in custom newborn baby portraits, outdoor family photography, and maternity sessions for expecting mothers and couples. Sarah proudly serves the Houston metro area including, but not limited to, Cypress, Tomball, Spring, The Woodlands, Magnolia, Rice Village, Waller, Memorial & West Houston, Jersey Village, Hempstead, Katy, Richmond and Humble TX. Sarah Borchgrevink Photography has also been named as one of the Top 20 Houston Newborn Photographers on the criteria of reputation, credibility, experience, availability, professionalism and engagement.