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Now Booking Sept. 2018 – Feb. 2019 Due Dates | Stay in the Know

Scheduling Your Baby Bump or Newborn's Session with Sarah Borchgrevink Photography. September 2018 - February 2019 Due Dates are Currently Being Accepted.

Hey gang! Good morning! Today (7-12) I woke up to about 15 inquiries for posed newborn photography, maternity sessions, family photos, and even membership plans such as belly and baby, or baby's first year. My hands are actually cramping from typing so much, ha! This in mind: the September 2018 - February 2019 calendar is open and booming! 

I am stoked to have such loyal clients and so much interest in my professional portrait services. Thank you so much! Complete transparency here: I am a full-time small business owner in Houston, Texas. I specialize in the custom art of posed newborn photography, but also take a handful of other sessions, such as pregnancy portraits for expecting couples, and outdoor, natural light updated family photos for my returning clients. Photography is my career and has been a huge blessing to my family! Thank you, thank you, thank you for keeping me so busy!

Stay in the know! Check out when to book, pricing, what's included, session turnaround time, and nifty details such as your print release!

When to Book:

The ideal time to book a session with Sarah Borchgrevink Photography is when you're in the second trimester and have seen baby's anatomy scan. The calendar does fill weeks (and often months!) in advance. If you're interested in a maternity session, please consider booking when you're around 20 weeks along. Maternity photos are outdoors in a natural light setting during sunrise/sunset. These take places specifically between 31 and 36 weeks. Booking in advance ensures you have a spot on the calendar, particularly if the weekend is your preference. I feel so sad when I have to turn away someone, but there is only so much of me that can go around, even when taking clients 7 days/week, year around. For family photos, the fall/winter dates are super packed already, so if you are interested in an updated family session, there are 3-weekend slots left for the rest of 2018.

Pricing: Completely Transparent 

There are several packages for you to consider on the fully transparent pricing guide. If you visit www.sarahborchgrevinkphotography.com and click the 'pricing' tab this is available to you. I believe in offering upfront and clear pricing so you immediately know if we're a good fit for one another! This helps alleviate any confusion and ensures you have a clear understanding of what I offer and what's included. There are several affordable options for all session types, too, such as newborn minis. You'll find four packages specifically catering to new arrivals such as:

There are also options, too, such as a baby plan or baby + belly portrait memberships!

These offerings are great because they feature different price points, all of which are classic, dreamy, timeless newborn baby images. Part of being one of the Best Houston Newborn Photographers (2016, 2017, 2018) is proving options, amazing images, and a great experience. It is my goal to have variety so you receive the perfect package with the right look. 

What's included in the session fee?

Sessions at Sarah Borchgrevink Photography are fully inclusive meaning clients select a portrait package based on the number of digital files they would like. Final images are full resolution and may be printed as large as you would like. You're given a list of reputable labs to consider. There are no hidden fees, minimum print orders, or in person sales appointments. These images are yours to treasure forever. A $100 non-refundable retainer + portraiture contract reserves your appointment. The retainer is applied to any session of your choice.

Your session fee covers the following:

  • Time, talent, and session design
  • Full access to huge array of props, accessories, custom items
  • Retouching of your gallery
  • Full-resolution digital gallery you may immediately download, print, share, etc.
  • List of amazing and reputable consumer grade labs you can utilize along with a list of ideas on how to print and display your images
  • Professional grade prints & products are available via your private gallery if you would like a luxury grade heirloom. This means the prints are meant to be passed down to your children and displayed for generations. There is no minimum print order or requirement to purchase these, however, and they are just a perk to clients.

Session Turnaround time

Sessions at Sarah Borchgrevink are completed in 2 weeks from when your appointment takes place. You receive a private, password protected digital gallery you may immediately download and share with your loved ones. For instance, grandparents who do not live in Houston may enjoy seeing the images, too!

How to book your appointment:

All bookings are simple: just send me an inquiry below, through the contact form, and let me know what session type you're interested in. I'll send over availability, a contract, and a retainer invoice. Then your session is designed with your color preferences in mind. It's easy, simple, and straight forward. 

Book Now | Get in touch with Sarah

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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.

 

FAQ From Clients: What to Wear to Baby's Newborn Photo Session

In Studio Family Photos during Newborn Session: What Should Parents Wear?

Booking your baby's first professional portraits is truly exciting! You've waited months to meet the baby and have dreamed of holding them in your arms! Now that you've selected your photographer and are gearing up for a great session, you may be a little unsure what to wear to your newborn session. Have no fear! As a professional newborn photographer plus mom (I mean, I DO have four kiddos!) I know how important these images are to you. You'll treasure them forever. You would like to look and feel your best. I'm here to guide you.

 what to wear to baby's newborn photo shoot 

Creams, Beige, and White + Top Colors that Photograph Best

 what to wear to your newborn pictures

When your baby arrives, you'll receive a newborn prep guide from me. This is a detailed guide that tells you everything to expect, such as how to prepare your new arrival for the spotlight, but also covers when your family images will take place and how to dress for those. In my studio, I use a large wood wall for the photos. Because it's rustic, I prefer neutrals and lighter tones against the dark wood. My least favorite options are black and prints; my favorite is always beige, cream, taupe, ecru, white, etc. These tones are natural, classic, and will not detract for your little one during the session.

The V-Neck for Dad | Simple, Clean,  Timeless

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One of my favorite poses of Dad and Newborn Baby is when Dad is holding the baby against his chest; I love how Dad is the protector here. Baby is so small and new they literally fit in the palm of Dad's hand. During this portion, a v-neck that's fitted is a great outfit choice because it will forever be classic. There are no distracting prints or colors; Dad's arms are also showcased in comparison to the tiny newborn so it makes for a beautiful image! Any brand of these v-neck t-shirts is totally fine. Some parents buy them at Target or you can also find them at stores such as JCrew. Most men already have these in their closet, so it's one less thing to worry about on the morning of baby's photography session. For all of my family and parent posing, the baby is wrapped in a simple style so they're the perfect little bundle of joy you can hold. I always pull a wrap that looks nice against the cream or lighter tones I prefer you wear.

Simple Top or Maxi Dress for Mom

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Moms are usually most nervous about the family photos because they worry about how they'll look. All photos, however, at my studio are hip up so baby is the star. I pose baby so you they act as a prop. I typically don't do a lot of images in which Mom is staring into the camera and smiling; it's more about connecting with your baby. A great idea for Mom to wear is a maxi dress or even the maternity gown from the baby shower, or, if you had pregnancy portraits with me, you probably purchased a dress for those images. You can definitely wear the same dress again. Not only will this makes thing easier for you, the dresses are usually jersey knit, which is a breathable textile. It's stretchy, soft, and you'll be able to move easily.

 

Sibling: Dark Jeans and Light Cotton Top

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The sibling portion always makes mom's heart soar! This is a very popular request for sessions and we set aside an additional 30 minutes for these setups. I like to pose the older sibling on their back while the eldest child holds the new baby. This is a safe way for them to interact without worrying if the baby will be dropped. A neutral colored flokati, such as cream or white, is a really pretty option here. Little ones look super precious in classic, natural attire such as dark wash blue jeans, perhaps even khaki pants, and then a simple top in a lighter color, such as beige, cream, white, or tan. 

Thanks for stopping by to see my favorite colors in studio, plus some tips on what to wear for our time together in studio! 

Let's recap this post:

  • Avoid bright colors, such as neon or even dark tones, such as black
  • Maxi dresses or light, airy tops are great for Mom
  • V-neck t-shirts are fabulous for Dad
  • Sibling looks adorable in simple top and dark wash jeans
  • Target, Kohls, J-Crew, or even Amazon are great resources for shipping. Your own closet is full of inspiration I bet, too! 

If you are pregnant and are thinking about booking a professional newborn portrait artist in the Houston area, I would love to be considered for your photo needs! Let's chat! I look forward to hearing more about your family.

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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.

See What’s New: Updated Pricing & Packages + 2 Wood Walls

Here's everything you need to know about studio updates at Sarah Borchgrevink Photography! Featuring two new wood walls as well as an updated, curated pricing guide for babies.

Happy Thursday, gang! Thanks for clicking over to my blog to see what's new with my studio! If this is your first time visting, welcome! I'm Sarah Borchgrevink (Bork-Grey-Veenk). I specialize in posed newborn photography, though also work with babies during their first year of life, too! My studio is located in NW Houston, specifically near Barker Cypress & 290. I am constantly looking at ways to update my space, offer more options, better customer service, and to create even better images you're sure to love for a lifetime and beyond.

This blog post focuses on some super cool topics:

  • Two new backdrop options - completely customized
  • Updated pricing and packages for both newborns and baby milestone photography

Farmhouse Cream & Soft Grey Custom Wood Backdrops

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I am completely smitten with my new wall, oh my goodness! For the last year, I've had a gorgeous dark wood wall that is 8'x10' and clients have received it super well. However, I started noticing that sometimes a newborn setup may look better on a grey or cream option. This in mind, my handy dandy hubby, Kevin, built these for me. He is my biggest supporter and always up for new projects. For these wood walls, he visited our local lumber supplier. Then he helped me select paint colors. To build these, the process is lengthy but well worth the effort! For example, you have to sand the wood, followed by burning it so it looks distressed. Your next step is to pain the wood, distress it again with sandpaper, and then do another coat of paint so they fit my rustic, dreamy, and timeless newborn brand. The floors will be perfect for both new arrivals, such as babies 14 days or newer, and my milestone clients, who are typically sitting up, so little sitter sessions. Big thanks to my husband, Kevin! You're a gem and I am stoked you're always willing to work on my projects, ha!

New Flooring | Family Effort

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When I first converted my studio space, I thought I wanted an all-white floor.  Before the tile, it was just stained concrete, but it kept getting scuffed up because I move so many lights around and have a lot of traffic from clients. Instead of painting the floors yearly, my husband asked if I would like him to lay new tile. He sent me to Floor & Decor, and then I picked out the tile I liked best. This project was a ton of work, however, ha! It was a lot more work than what HGTV shows. For instance, you have to strip the floors, scrape the paint, add sealers, etc. After this, all of the tile has to be cut to fit the room. It took 5 days to lay this and the whole family was involved! My in-laws came over and we had an assembly line going. We would pass the tile down person to person. We worked until about 1 AM, oh my gosh. My hands and fingers were very sore, but I am also happy with how everything turned out. 

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Updated Pricing: Affordable Options with Budget in Mind

As a full time, professional portrait photographer, I do my very best to offer affordable pricing that reflects the perfect style of newborn and baby photography. Professional photography is an investment, though there are a few new options catered to parents seeking a smaller set of images. The 'full' and 'petite' options are still the same but these are new just for you!

I am super excited to announce there are two new packages catering to newborn photography. You can read more about these by clicking the links provided below.

These sessions are for baby only, with the option to add parent/family images, and include full stylings, such as props and accessories. They're a short mini session with one option being three styles of wrapping, hence the wrapped mini newborn, and then the bean bag mini being all things squishy, naked bean bag images. Both sessions are under $500.

Moreover, there are now (3) options for baby milestone sessions.

  • Mini baby session
  • Standard baby session
  • Deluxe baby session

These sessions are for 3-12-month-old baby and showcase the adorable milestones little ones master over the first year of their life. These are available 7 days per week between the hours of 9 AM - 12 PM. They're in the studio, with all props and styling provided by Sarah. Studio wardrobe is also included, so there are many gorgeous options on hand for your little one. 

These sessions range from $225 - $650 for full resolution digital files and a print release. They are yours to treasure forever.

Thanks for stopping by to see what's new & improved at Sarah Borchgrevink Photography! I would love to chat with you about designing a session for your little one. Wishing you a great week!

Warmly,

Sarah

Questions? Let's chat! 

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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.