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See the cutest newborn, family, parent, and sibling images from last week!

Newborn Family Photography in Houston Texas

Of all the photos you’ll ever have taken of your new arrival, the family, parent, or sibling images will resonate timelessly throughout baby’s life. These images reflect the love and bond between a brand new baby and their parents. This is when little one has just began to be part of this world and they truly fit in the palm of your hand. Never will they be this small; smell this way, or touch your heart as sweetly. As one of Houston’s Top Newborn Photographers, I delight in offering packages that reflecting classic and stunning studio portraiture work. Family, parent, and sibling setups are wonderful to document. Here’s who visited last week!

Baby Boy Quinn

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Congratulations to Jessica and Matt! Quinn is such a handsome little fella; weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces he is truly a bundle of joy. He is their first baby and was an absolute joy to photograph as his session reflected a Woodlands Creatures Theme with furry, sweet animal friends. Mom and Dad booked the popular ‘petite’ newborn package, which is ideal for first time parents. This newborn family pose is one of my favorites as hands are on baby and show how sweet, little, and precious they are. Congrats to the L Family! All my joy to you on this new adventure with your beautiful son!

Sweet Sisters | Amal & Mia

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The wrapped newborn mini with family add on (an additional $150) is the perfect session for babies who have missed the traditional 14 days or less for scheduling. Amal visited my Houston Baby Portrait Studio at a little over 3 weeks old. Mia, three years old, is the best big sister! Sibling and newborn photography can sometimes be a little spirited, but Mia was a rock star and one of the best big sisters I’ve ever had in studio! For their sibling portion we did two different set ups: one of Amal holding Mia on a white, fluffy flokati rug and another where Mia was in the bucket and she gently kisses and hugs sister.

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As you can see, Amal is snugly and posed perfectly in one of the many buckets you’ll find in my studio! Her head full of gorgeous dark hair is adorned with a precious headband. Sibling images will make their mother’s heart soar! What a sweet pair of little girls. I am honored to have worked with them.

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The Garcia Family

The Garcia family visited with their brand new little girl, who weighs 9 pounds, such a squish! They chose the full newborn session, which is an amazing option for parents seeking a large variety of images for our time together. Your baby is only small for a few short weeks so sometimes parents will book the largest package to ensure they have as many photos as they could possibly need.

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Working with new parents and their earth side babies is an absolute dream! When posing Mom and newborn baby, or dad and their little one, we we use two different backdrops: one is the custom wood wall that is a complete show stopper! The other is the classic white background in my studio featuring gorgeous light that is effortlessly beautiful. Both make for an incredible gallery!

The Wolf Family | Returning Clients

About two years ago I had the honor of visiting their beautiful home for an in home lifestyle newborn session; at the time I was still offering family sessions in my clients’ homes. However, I have since moved to where I specialize in posed newborn photography within a studio setting; this in mind, the Wolf family came to me this time for their images of their second little one, Abby! Big Brother Benjamin is even more precious than the last time I saw him! He was all smiles and full of pride as we photographed the entire family with little sister. Many thanks to the Wolf’s for choosing me a second time. I loved working with you again!

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Father and Newborn Son | Favorite Angle

Colt is the a miracle baby (see more of their post here with Love Story of Ashley and Justin). During our full newborn session, Baby Boy is posed in many different setups such as Dad and Baby. I love this angle because it shows all of Baby’s beautiful features as well as the chest of Dad protecting his little one. Colt is also a baby plan client so I worked with Ashley & Justin on their maternity session, newborn session, too, and will also be seeing them for their 6 month sitter and 12 month cake smash and splash session. Thank you to the R family for choosing me!

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Thanks for visiting to see the sweetest parent, family, and sibling images from last week! While you’re here you may enjoy reading about the following:

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Sarah Borchgrevink Photography is a Houston Newborn Photographer specializing in gorgeous posed newborn sessions. Her studio is located in Northwest Harris County. In addition to breathtaking baby portraiture, Sarah also offers stylish natural light family photography as well as dynamic outdoor maternity sessions for expecting mothers and couples. Sarah joyfully serves the entire Harris and Montgomery county areas including Houston, Cypress, Tomball, Spring, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Memorial & West Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, Pearland, Richmond, West University and Rice Village.

Cassondra's the Second Winner of Pay It Forward Plus See Why She's Awesome!

Following up on the March 2018 ‘Pay It Forward’ Session Giveaway | Meet the Second Winner!

Hey, gang! Wow, I am so happy you’re visiting this blog post today! If you’re a regular follower, you may know that in March 2018 I did a session giveaway in which the premise was simple: share an act of kindness in hopes of inspiring other people to do nice things just because. In turn, when someone does something kind for you, you ‘pay it forward’ by doing something nice for other people, too. This creates a movement, even if small, of actions that better the world.

One morning, I woke up feeling very grateful, my heart wanting to give. I firmly believe each and every person has their own gifts and talents they can use to benefit others. I’m a professional newborn photographer in Houston; I am able to create lasting images that stand the test of time. These photos will be passed down from generation to generation; treasured heirlooms that are sure to preserve a precious new life. This in mind, I created a Facebook post with the following information:

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This morning I awoke with a happy, joyful heart feeling inspired to pay it forward. There are few feelings as awesome as doing something kind for someone without expectations in return.

This in mind, I am giving away a completely free mini session to Sarah Borchgrevink Photography, LLC. I'm based in Houston, TX and specialize in posed newborn photography, but also photograph family, maternity, and studio milestone baby sessions, too, such as 6 and 12 months. :-)

If you'd like to enter for a free mini session it's simple: comment below with one (or even more!) ways you have paid it forward. You can also share a selfless act you've done. It's a nice way to put a little bit of goodness into this world and to inspire others, too.

I'll pick my favorite comment and I will follow up with a blog post featuring your session as well as showcasing other ways to pay it forward. This post is open until 3/28 at 3:30 PM. :-)

No strings are attached, just share an experience and I will look forward to reading them.

Mini Sessions at Sarah Borchgrevink Photography include the following: (8) full resolution, retouched digital files as well as a professional grade 4x6" print of each image. This session may be applied to newborn, baby milestone, family, or maternity.

I've never done this before so hopefully, it's not a complete failure, yikes!

Wishing you all a fantastic Tuesday with your loved ones! I'm out of the office for the rest of the day so I may spend time with my little ones, but I'll be back bright and early tomorrow morning.

27 people entered the giveaway! I chose my favorites based on reactions from followers, too, but also considered the act as well. For instance, Jamie, the first winner, donated a year of breast milk! You can read more about Jamie’s Act of Kindness, too!

Meet Cassondra

Please allow me to introduce you to one of the nicest parents I’ve ever had in my studio! I am awe of her! Not only is she an amazing person, inspiration to me, and also a fantastic Mom, when she visited my studio, I felt like she was a buddy and really connected with her. She is full of joy, positive energy, and is totally awesome! Wow!

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In case the photo above does not load, here is her act of kindness.

“Before becoming a mother, I was a special education teacher. I taught the most beautiful population of students, kiddos with a range of severe and profound disabilities. 
During my time at a specific middle school, my student were majority low income. It didn’t take me long to realize their needs were far and beyond academic. Luckily for me, my husband had been volunteering in special Olympics for years, one of the reasons I fell in love with him, and supported (still does) my burning desire to do good in this special community. So, I set out. 
We purchased every single student hair brush, tooth brush, deodorant, floss, etc. I began arriving at school early and opening my doors to my students so before school started, I could wash their hair, braid it, teach them to brush and be ready for their day. 
One of our sweet girls was in desperate need of a bra and age appropriate clothing that fit her; so we slowly but surely bought her a wardrobe that matched her royal personality and her age. 
Another of our strapping young men desired to be a part of sports. With the encouragement from our class, conversations with our sports coaches, and his dedication, he made not only the track team but basket ball team. 
The assistants in my classroom, who became my family, jumped right in along side me. We worked together to drive him to and from practices, purchase his shoes, pack him snacks for practice days and game days. We stepped in when his parents weren’t able. 

I wasn’t alone in this endeavor. Myself, my husband, and two of the aids in my classroom jumped in. In fact, my male assistant learned to braid in order to help. My aids, who weren’t paid enough to begin with, gave additional time they absolutely didn’t have to give. 

That group of kids will keep a special place in my heart no matter where I go or what I do. They taught me more than I can express. They deserved every single opportunity to be age appropriate and included. Throughout the year, no matter how much academic success we saw, the most joy was their social success. Learning to care for their own bodies, learning to be confident, learning to give to one another, teaching us what it means to be a good human. I keep in touch with most of these kids and their parents to this day, most of them are about to graduate high school.

This experience, giving from the deepest parts of my soul, extending my school day, attending their events and watching them bloom, has been one of the absolute highlights of my life “

Paying it forward with a wrapped newborn mini session

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For her session type, Cassondra chose a wrapped newborn mini session for her impossibly handsome little guy named Summit! The 'wrapped newborn mini' is a newborn session only and baby is wrapped for the entire session. There are three setups for Baby featuring (3) styles of gorgeous newborn wrapping with a different vintage-inspired floor prop for each style. See highlights of our setups, the colors she chose, and how much fun we had together!

Potato Sack Pose | Perfect Bundle of Joy

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Baby in a bucket | Classic Newborn Boy Set Up

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Sage Green Set Up with Rustic Floor Props

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Macro Photography | Those Tiny Details of Your Cherub

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Macro images are absolutely breathtaking and set your gallery apart! These images, called macros, are up close, precious details of your baby’s stunning features. This can include, but is not limited to, baby’s profile, lips, nose, hands, toes, chubby cheeks, gorgeous eyelashes, feet, etc. I adore these and spend ample time photographing these in each and every newborn session I have.

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See the full gallery below!

Thank you, friends, for stopping by to see why Cassondra is awesome and the winner of the giveaway! I hope this post inspires you and also puts a smile on your face! Wishing you a great Tuesday, friends!

Warmly,

Sarah

Sarah Borchgrevink Photography is a Houston Newborn Photographer specializing in gorgeous posed newborn sessions. Her studio is located in Northwest Harris County. In addition to breathtaking baby portraiture, Sarah also offers stylish natural light family photography as well as dynamic outdoor maternity sessions for expecting mothers and couples. Sarah joyfully serves the entire Harris and Montgomery county areas including Houston, Cypress, Tomball, Spring, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Memorial & West Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, Pearland, Richmond, West University and Rice Village.

I Love Your “Beary” Much | Teddy Bear Bonnet is Most Requested Prop

Sweet, vintage, and adorable teddy bear hats make for a precious newborn session! 

Hi, friends! When designing custom newborn sessions for the cutest babies in Houston, I send a curated styling questionnaire to all of my Moms and Dads who are going to be visiting! There are a set of questions that ensure we have a fantastic session together; on one portion, nevertheless, there's a spot in which you may request a prop you've seen in my portfolio.

Newborn Baby Hats | The Must Have

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Oh, my goodness! The bear hats, by far, are the most requested prop by parents! I have several adorable colors: grey, beige, blue, purple, and white. I also have a pink one but I have not yet photographed it, ha! This is the cutest prop because what is more precious than a baby animal?! Every newborn photographer needs to have these hats on hands. Not only do they have a classic, timeless, and vintage feel to them, but they perfectly frame your baby's face and showcase all of their darling features such as a button nose, full lips, perfectly plump cheeks, lashes for days, soft tufts of hair, oh my gosh! Too adorable for words! 

Beige | For the love of neutrals

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This beige bear hat bonnet is absolutely adorable on Colt William! His parents requested earth tones and neutrals; for instance, beige and tan look wonderful with khaki, grey, white, light brown, ecru, etc. If you're a fan of all  things natural and muted, this bear bonnet would be the perfect addition for your new arrival. In this particlar set up, I paired a precious vintage bed, hand made by my favorite prop vendor, with organic textiles and the rustic wood floors. All of these textures work together to create the best Houston newborn photography.

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Light Blue | Little Gentlemen's Cap

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Dylan Jacob visited my Houston Newborn Portrait Studio at just 15 days old for a wrapped newborn mini session. This is an affordable newborn package featuring stunning macro images, three rustic and vintage-inspired floor props such as buckets, crates, bowls, etc., as well as three cozy styles of newborn wrapping that will forever preserve trhis incredibly special time in your life. This package is perfect because full styling is provided, such as this adorable set up seen below, in which Dylan's sweet parents requested blue hues, such as periwnkle for their little gentlemen. This bear bonnet is stunning against his skin!

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White | Gender Neutral for either little ladies and handsome fellas!

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Of all the newborn color schemes, white may be the easiest to add to a girl or a boy newborn session simply because it pairs well with any color, light or dark, vibrant or muted, girl or boy. In this case, beautiful Isabella is rocking a white teddy bear hat during her full newborn session at 7 days fresh and new. She is wrapped in the darling potato sack pose, in which baby is perfectly round and oh so adorable! 

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Purple | Lovely for Little Girls

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Ella is showcasing all things all things purple such as orchid, mulberry, mauve, and plum. Purple is a great color to consider for your newborn session because it's different than pink. While pink is totally classic and darling, purple is a little more vibrant and may I say unique. Purple looks much better against newborn skin, too, and creates dewy skin tones whereas pink often washes out a newborn girl, since babies are typically very rosy. This purple bear hat is adorable with all things in the purple family and any hue from lilac to violet. 

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As always, friends, thanks for visting to see a fun topic such as what props are most requested by parents! If you are expecintg your own little bundle of joy, please contact me so we may discuss what type of props you'd like to have in your session!

warmly,

Sarah

Sarah Borchgrevink Photography is a Houston Newborn Photographer specializing in gorgeous posed newborn sessions. Her studio is located in Northwest Harris County. In addition to breathtaking baby portraiture, Sarah also offers stylish natural light family photography as well as dynamic outdoor maternity sessions for expecting mothers and couples. Sarah joyfully serves the entire Harris and Montgomery county areas including Houston, Cypress, Tomball, Spring, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Memorial & West Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, Pearland, Richmond, West University and Rice Village.